The Right believes humankind is sorted naturally upon a ladder. The Left believes we walk together upon a bridge. Aparthood, enforced hierarchy and separation, is the goal of the Right.
It’s character that matters in our political narratives. It’s through character that others judge us, and it’s through character our values are expressed.
It may seem like a gift that a notorious health care crook, Rick Scott, is leading the attack on health care reform. But like the old swift boaters, his attacks will work if we don’t take them on loudly and persistently.
Today in America, people die who could be saved because of the political power of big insurance. Lies are used to justify the status quo. It’s time to tell the truth.
Talk of states’ rights. Castro and Cuba in the news. Warnings about deadly attacks from afar. Racial fears getting stoked. It all happened before. It led to an alienated South and a dominant GOP which rode the success of it’s Southern Strategy. Don’t let it happen again.
We can’t be democratic citizens and torturers, too. That is not a preference, it is an empirical fact. Democracy is based upon recognition of the unique individual. Torture is the denial of that recognition.
Talk of secession is so morally repugnant it’s hard to adequately condemn. Secession is a racist code word being used by some Republicans to improve their 2010 chances. They should repudiate it.
This is Easter Sunday, a good spring day to consider a resurrection movement of the truth.
We’ll turn to the oldest human story of all, the Epic of Gilgamesh, to understand what links the evangelical right to free market extremists. Until we understand them, we can’t beat them.