Showing posts from April, 2023

Pigs are smart

Okay. Pigs are smart. So are dogs, especially our own dogs, like our children theyre always smart and show lots of promise early on. We see them as finished products, and then an odd thing happens, life happens. But i still wince inside when my adult children, other adults tell me how well the children are doing- good grades, play soccer, have plans for good colleges, the whole success gambit, so why do i wince. Because i know life happens in such a way for each individual that everyone runs into obstacles, and the truth is, we can only hope those obstacles dont become dead stops. With billions of dollars thrown at the homeless problem, someone is going to look at the failure of actually resolving any part of the problem. Is it really that complicated to figure out?   Its because the actual problem, or reason, for homelessness has never been honestly evaluated. Its the same reason that many other economic disparity issues cant be resolved. Because we (sic) bel

Three ways fascism affects us

The three ways fascism influences daily lives without really realizing it. Freedom to read- libraries, one of the main providers of reading for the public, are pressured by city and local governments to cenosr materials. Textbooks, especially in pre college courses, dominated by local school boards composed of religious, nationalistic, and racist influencers. Publication standards have always been influenced by invisible standards of profit, will it sell, rather than intersectional relationships to the society at large. Education-mentioned above, education and curriculum in general, are all determined by local business, religious, and traditionally minded cultural restrictive forces. Much of the education system at the local level is so generic that it hardly relates to developing practical and critical thinking skills. Morality- though morality is an always abstract and arguable term, there is one fascististic concept that slips past most thinkers on the subj