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No Nudes Is Good Nudes — Lipophobia and the Nurturing of Prejudice

No Nudes Is Good Nudes — Lipophobia and the Nurturing of Prejudice

Archetypes, Art, awareness, bigotry, body, Compassion, conservatism, Consitution, critical judgment, culture, disability, disabled, election year, Equality, fables, Fourteenth Amendment, hate, humor, injustice, justice, kindness, Lipophobia, racism, Rationality, Speak out, Tolerance, Trump, Uncategorized, Xenophobia
Does anyone besides me remember the kerfuffle about all the Donald Trump statues cropping up all over the place a few weeks ago? I don’t think the matter has yet quite outlived Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame. But Donald Trump is like one of his eponymous wines (Chateau Tres Belle Mar-A-Lago Drumpf):  it turns to vinegar in about 15 minutes, so I can’t afford to wait too long to discuss it. So let the games begin! Anyone who has read even one of my columns knows that I revile Donald Trump, the Trump brand, and everything both he and it stand for. Regardless of whatever god may exist, Donald Trump is one of that god’s more egregious mistakes. So what follows is not a defense of Donald Trump. Rather, it is a defense of decency even in the face of extreme provocation, because trying t...

Ricochet

A River of Stones, aros, Poetry, Politics
shots ricochet at the grocery store.  fear wins. ~Terri Stewart January, 2011 A Small Stone     I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent. ~Gandhi       It's not the bullet with my name on it that worries me.  It's the one that says "To whom it may concern."  ~Anonymous Belfast resident, quoted in London Guardian, 1991    Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn't merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti       One hates wh...