Archive for category Ignorance

I Want to Kill You: And other Online Overreactions

I recently wrote a post about the hyper-critical nature of online debate and conversation. Connecting to the hyper-critical nature of the Internet dialouge is the egregious overreactions people have on message board, social media, and comment sections. I will give you two examples of what I am talking about. The first example is Lorraine MacDuff, […]

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Who’s To Blame?

Now that the initial shock is starting to wear off we now enter into the blame game. We want answers to why a 20-year-old man would walk into a school and killed 6-7 year old children and 6 teachers. What drove him to it? One answer being given by those on the far right politically […]

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Where Are The “Good” Christians?

This question, posed by Muslim American comedian and writer Dean Obeidallah, on CNN’s opinion page caught my attention this afternoon. Dean gives examples of extreme “Christians” speaking out against Islam, homosexuality, and other hot button topics. These include an incident where “Christians” went to an Arab festival in Dearborn, Michigan with a pig’s head on […]

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Fear, Hate, and Ignorance are a Dangerous Combination

On May 9, 2012, a day after voters in North Carolina passed a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman, President Obama publicly endorsed same-sex marriage. Although he went on to say that the matter should be left up to the states, it was a historical moment and a victory for […]

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We Keep Failing Our Kids

Two events in the last few days lead me to write this post. Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry released a campaign video on YouTube. <iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/0PAJNntoRgA&#8221; frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> The second event was the suicide of a teenage boy named Jacob Rogers in Ashland City, TN, about 30-45 minutes north of Nashville. Perry’s video […]

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>My Heart Aches for My Nation.

>One of the bigger controversies of 2010 is the proposed building of a Islamic community center, including a mosque, two blocks from the World Trade Center site also known as Ground Zero. The anger from victim’s families and others show that 9/11 is still an open wound in the American psyche. One of the disgusting […]

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>Stupid is as Stupid Does

>*Note: I am using some information I read online earlier this week in this blog post. I searched for the original to no avail. If any of this information or opinion seems familiar then let me know and I will give proper credit. I turned 30 a few weeks ago and so I missed the […]

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