Archive for September, 2015
“We have a problem in this country. It’s called Muslims. That’s my question: When can we get rid of them?” “We’re going to be looking at that and many other things.”
This article calls into question the “liberal consensus” that we are moving, slowly but surely, toward a future of greater democracy, prosperity, and freedom around the world. The consequence, the author says, is a return to tribalization (extreme nationalism) whether in Europe, Asia, or the Middle East.
I believe in God but not in divine intervention. God doesn’t send prophets or holy books (these are the creations of humans trying to understand God). God doesn’t answer prayers — in fact, God may not be paying attention at all.
Here in East Hollywood, California, we traditionally celebrate the first day of September by passing around images of starving cows…fortunately I just happened to have this photo already handy from my travels in Morocco.