semantics

No Lives Matter

Protesters are marching under a banner that reads “Black Lives Matter”.  They do this because it seems pretty evident some folks disagree, judging only based on the number of peaceful arrests for what are usually non-crimes that turn into black people being dead.

It’s a slogan that begs (more…)

You Just Can’t Talk To Some People

“You just can’t talk to some people!”

The number of times I’ve heard this before — it’s mindblowing.  And for the most part, it’s not true.  What is true is that there are some people out there who can never persuade certain other people.

Sometimes they just don’t like each other; whether it’s a class thing, or race, or gender, or what have you.  Other times, people just (more…)

There Is No Such Thing As Racism.

OK; I’ll admit it:  That was a cheap trick to get you to read this — but there’s a good reason.  It’s because there really is no such thing as “racism”, and saying there is makes things worse.

No; I’m not some idiot Polyanna revisionist nutjob.

I may be nuts; that’s up to you to decide — but at least I’m not an idiot.  The following will sound like it’s just a simple trick of words, but stick with me to the end:  I promise it’s worth it. (more…)