Excellent answers from a family who went through their son becoming active in the alt-right. The mother and her son (who joined and then left the alt-right) both answer questions.
If you’re interested in the Incel movement, it’s worth reading this surprisingly thorough coverage of a surprising (to me) aspect of the Incel movement. The author also covers the virulent misogyny inherent in this movement and helps the reader gain insight into the origins of this hatred.
Mary Oliver died Thursday, 17 January 2019. It’s worth knowing her. The New Yorker piece below will introduce you to her world and the YouTube video features her reading one of her most popular poems.
From the New Yorker story:
“One of the things Helen’s story really showed us is that the Trump Administration never stopped separating children from their families,” Morales Rocketto said. “In fact, they’ve doubled down, but it’s even more insidious now, because they are doing it in the cover of night.”
This is what Republicans have created, a nation that willfully destroys the lives of families with young children. The GOP stands profoundly against life.
Roxane Gay writes thoughtfully about what justice would look like for cases of sexual abuse in Louis C.K. and Men Who Think Justice Takes as Long as They Want It To.
We need to have a continuing public debate about what justice looks like for victims of sexual abuse. It does not look like whatever the offenders think it does.
I found this lesson fun, clever and thoughtful. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it too.
Humans at their best. Thank you to these women for bringing some much needed beauty into the world.
Refusing to help refugees or treat immigrants well is a declaration that your life matters and the lives of the vulnerable don’t, solely because you had the fortune to be born in the US and they did not. It’s an absurdly lazy and unjustifiable reason for hating or excluding someone, so you’ll see evil people justify it by declaring the entire group of people to be morally corrupt and a threat to our way of life while those who want to think of themselves as good people will do all manner of mental gymnastics to convince themselves and others in their tribe that there are good reasons for not helping the vulnerable.