London Breed’s qualifications

I recently visited the disaster that is San Francisco. I went for a walk around the city and noticed that random streets were closed from vehicle access. It’s called the “Slow Streets Program,” and the purpose is to create more space for socially distanced walking and biking. I asked my friend if London Breed is qualified to be Mayor. “Of course,” he said. “She’s black, and she’s a woman.” Let that list of qualifications sink in a minute. Sure, anyone could, in good faith, list her resume of experience. But how many times do we hear politicians and activists…

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The perfect life

Living the perfect life means you were never in anyone’s way. You didn’t impede others from pursuing their own dreams and happiness. You didn’t block anyone else. You didn’t knowingly or unknowingly gum up the works for another. You didn’t prevent someone else from doing something they were trying to do. Likewise, it means no one ever got in your way, either.

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Opportunity vs excuses

By telling an entire generation of American children that they’re either all racist or oppressed by racists, we are destroying their futures, right along with our own. Most people understand that it is up to adults to teach children and help them make sense of the things life will teach them on its own. But few actively understand that children don’t know anything other than what they experience growing up. Children have no frame of reference. Kids in the Middle East who are taught that America wants to destroy them and keeps them oppressed will undoubtedly grown up with…

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They don’t show streakers anymore

It used to be that when a fan or streaker ran onto the field during a televised sporting event, the action was captured by the cameras for all to see. That has changed. Now, the on-air broadcasters make a point of telling you that someone has gone on the field and they will not show it because they don’t want to encourage that sort of behavior. Why is it any different with racism? Liberals are constantly talking about racism. They see racism behind every door. Everything that goes wrong in a black person’s life is due to racism. We…

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Thinking in generalities leads to racism

Leftists think in generalities. Conservatives think in specifics. Leftists see people as groups. Conservatives see people as individuals. This is, quite simply, why leftists are fixated on race and see racism everywhere. They mistakenly believe that all whites, all blacks, all gays, all Asians, and all other groups are the same. They assume they think the same, act the same, want the same things, have the same capabilities, and are all interchangeable. Ironically, this way of thinking is, in fact, a brilliant example of racism – or how a racist would think. Conservatives see people as individuals, and likewise,…

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Hate: the appeal of Democrats

What is it that unifies Democrats? What draws people to the Democrat Party? Why do people vote for them? Sometimes I wonder if the biggest draw to the Democrat Party isn’t stopping conservatives. Democrats spend so much time demonizing conservatives as being evil, racist, bigoted, sexist, domestic terrorist conspiracy theorists, that I can’t help but wonder just how deliberate of a strategy is it really? Do the party leaders truly see this as the path to growing the base and voting out conservatives? How many people who identify as a Democrat or vote for Democrat candidates are motivated by…

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If everyone were like me

Someone recently yelled at me, “You just want everyone to be like you.” The first pass, natural reaction is to conclude that’s a bit unreasonable. No one wants a world full of people who are all the same. But then I thought about it a bit more and considered the concept. If everyone were like me, they wouldn’t care how much money others had. They wouldn’t care what celebrities do with their free time or money. They wouldn’t watch or listen to corporate media. People would be nice to everyone and try to be helpful when and where possible….

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The steep price of experience

The first time you do anything is always the hardest. You don’t know what to expect. You don’t know what the experience will be. There are things you won’t anticipate. Once you have experience, you can start anticipating and navigating a bit better. You’ll be more effective. It’s a better place to be when you’re handling something big. Or is it? When someone you love is going through something horrible, it’s very difficult for friends and family to handle or navigate. Second-guessing is at an all time high. You’re always searching for the right thing, but rarely do you…

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Ignorance is not hate

While channel-surfing recently, I came across a story on ESPN about the Nebraska women’s golf team. A Muslim woman had recently made the team, and that was the first exposure for many of the team’s women to a Muslim. In the brief time I was watching, the coach was talking about how many of the women on the team were from Nebraska or neighboring states and had never met a Muslim before. She mentioned there were many questions, and the team was learning a lot about their new teammate. I noticed that the coach didn’t mention the team all…

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