The source matters. Other things the source produces matters. They influence the credibility of that source. In the current Coronavirus …
We’re proud of our past instead of our progress. We stake our identity in the past and cling to it, rather than forging it in the future and shaping who we can become. We make the Constitution into an impermeable truth that holds us back, rather than engage with it as a living document intended to be changed as we move forward.
There’s a growing trend to scour each other’s past to pull from the shadows an old statement or action that was offensive, that runs contradictory to who that person claims to be now. For high profile individuals, this often means public shaming and a loss of their career over something they said a decade ago.
These past few days, our family has taken evening strolls around our new neighborhood. As we approach people on the sidewalk, most are wearing masks (even the runners) and will step into the street to distance themselves as we pass. We give each other a quick nod, and though our mouths are covered, we can see the smile in each other’s eyes. Then we go on our way.
In recent years, America’s timeline has woven back and forth between shootings and protests. Closeup, it just looks like a series of unfortunate events… until you take a step back and you see they’re all connected in a fabric of willful ignorance and denial, cloaking the enduring danger and evil of systemic racism and white supremacy. Are we responsible for racism, and what’s our role in all of it?
The Coronavirus quarantine has been in place for over a month in the US now to varying degrees. While some places reopen, others are extending their quarantines. Understandably, people are upset and tired of the quarantine. Is it necessary for public safety, or is it an overstep of government limiting freedoms?
The Coronavirus quarantine removes all the excuses we used to have, even for people who are busier now. Many talk …