Category Archives: Violence

School Shooting #18 on Day #45

school shooting Florida 2-2018

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This Entire Fucking Country is Mentally Ill!

So there was yet another school shooting. The eighteenth this year, I believe, and the year is only 45 days old.

Again we hear the nightmare stories of children hearing and watching and feeling their friends get murdered in the next classroom, in front of them, on top of them… Continue reading

The Zwarte Piet Debacle From the Outside, Again

zwarte clownOkay, it’s the end of November and that means that Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) is arriving in the Netherlands, with his helpers, who have traditionally been all called Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). The Zwarte Pieten are traditionally white people with blackface. People of color in the Netherlands have gradually become vocal about not liking that and the Dutch reaction is incredibly embarrassing to me. Continue reading

Fascism in America 9: From Toxic Masculinity to Annihilation?

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It has emigrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No: An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“Toxic Masculinity: Male Aggression, Anti-intellectualism, Dictators, War”

Fascism in America 8: Violence and Intimidation

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It has emigrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No: An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“Government Violence, Militias and Intimidation in American History”

Fascism in America 6: Authoritarianism

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It has emigrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No: An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“Authoritarianism: Respect for Authority — the President, Teachers, Police”

Fascism in America 2: Exceptionalism

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It has emigrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No: An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“American Exceptionalism Is a Dangerously Naive Form of Nationalism”

To Respect Symbols Or To Respect Ideals

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It has emigrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No: An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“Patriotism: NFL Players Kneeling for National Anthem Have American Values”.