Monday, April 12
Shadow

Tag: conformity

Time, Tide, and Terror

Time, Tide, and Terror

Albert Camus, Atheism, autonomy, Change, conflict, conservatism, Consitution, critical judgment, culture, Education, Guns, Ideology, immigration, Minorities, Politics, racism, Second Amendment, Spirituality, terrorism, Tolerance
Hard as it is to believe – hard as it is for even me to believe – there was once a time when I was a conservative. I was quite conservative all the way through my undergraduate years, during the time when I was writing a weekly column “Looking Forward” for the Wichita Eagle and Beacon newspaper in Wichita, KS, all through graduate school, and for a brief time even after my wife Diane and I moved to Seattle from Boston. I even voted for Ronald Reagan … twice. No more. In fact, for most of the Seattle years – we moved here in 1989 – I have been moving to the left with vertiginous speed. You can now locate me, ideologically, somewhere to the left of Elizabeth Warren, most likely in Bernie Sanders / Kshama Sawant territory. Obvious question … Why? The short answer is Fear … or, rather, not...