Category Archives: zeitgeist

Should we tolerate the intolerant, the racist, or the violent?

Humans are social animals and it’s our natural instinct to be emphatic with others. It’s natural for us to bond by kinship. Unfortunately the same tribal instinct hampers our ability to recognize the essential and vital global brotherhood of man. We cling to nationality, religion, and many artificial walls we build around us that compromise our chances for long term survival . Continue reading

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Why some think guns are a gift from God

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants: Thomas Jefferson. Some years ago, I was going to graduate school in Baylor. At that time, there was a terrible wave of … Continue reading

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THE RABBIT HOLE

   Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory Going “down the rabbit hole” has become a common metaphor in popular culture, symbolizing everything from exploring a new world, taking drugs, or delving into … Continue reading

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The Grokking Eagle podcast -02 Tribialism

Nowadays, the following question is trending in Quora with hundred plus answers;
When you watch a stadium filled with white people chanting “Send her back!” about a US Congresswoman and our President silently endorses it, what comes up for you?
Despite being many answers, I have not looked at all of them, only a handful, it seems that there are a few themes that most entries just regurgitate. An obvious and common theme is the reference to Nazi Germany. I found the Nazi link hyperbolic, in fact, most people, qualify themselves as exaggerated and point out that, of course, US America 2019 is not Nazi Germany 1935. In this reference fascism is just used as synonym of “evil” and not real tough is given to the meaning of fascism, and thus, the reference is just meant as an insult.
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Solar cells in Monterrey

Mexico is a country that rarely distinguishes itself as the leader, however, it likes to be an early adopter of trending fads and technology. Solar panels might be a case in point. One of my borthers has just put solar … Continue reading

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The Power of the Powerless

“The Power of the Powerless” (http://www.vaclavhavel.cz/index.php?sec=6&id=2&kat&from=6&setln=2) is an essay written in October 1978 by Vaclav Havel about the political situation of Czechoslovak. It is written in terms of the cold war rhetoric and compares the realities of soviet-style central controlled … Continue reading

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March for Our Lives

we survived the shooting at our school, but too many of our classmates did not. And since then, Members of Congress have done NOTHING to ensure that gun violence like this never happens again. That’s why we’re marching to demand … Continue reading

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The war on Syria

The Syrian conflict has created the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee their homes. I just watched the documentary Salam neighbor … Continue reading

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A conversation about gun control

More firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. One of the trauma surgeons opened a young victim in the operating room, and found only shreds of the organ that had been hit by a bullet from an AR-15, … Continue reading

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what to do?

I am a 60-years-old middle-class Mexican. My extended family has lived in northern Mexico and Texas for more than a century. I do not think that myself or my relatives, parents, uncles, aunts, etc, have specific awareness of climate change, … Continue reading

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