Some thoughts on the racist bigotry being waged against Muslim Americans by Donald Trump as well as Ted Cruz and the religious right. The discussions of closing borders to all Islamic citizens of the world and creating databases is dangerous, and reminiscent of Nazi policies of dehumanization and eventual genocide. We cannot allow this rhetoric to become part of our national fiber.
I’ve been thing about writing and commenting online lately. Probably more than most, I have a history of mixing it up and leaving a comment or three that left heads spinning. In the past year, I’ve made a move to practice more loving (or benevolent) speech online.
Choosing to invest in kinder speech, and to not leave a path of strife on the interwebs requires mindfulness and acceptance of my character defects. I don’t pull punches. When it comes to tough discussions, I fight to win. That means someone’s going to be upset most of the time.