Revolutions always begin fragmented. Then, when united, real change happens . . . .
“Racism in Fashion: How To End It,” New York Times (Sunday, 28 June 2020, Sunday Styles p. 7.
Field thinks not. Here’s a bit from his article:
If the NFL really wants to contribute to the fight for equality they will stop giving lip service to the Rooney Rule*, and start taking serious steps to make sure that people of color are given a chance to be head coaches and general managers in a league that is seventy percent black. They can also do a little soul searching and come to grips with why they black balled Colin Kaepernick and ran him out of the league. The same for all these corporations who have all of sudden found a conscience.
Honestly, when it comes to all of these “gestures” of goodwill from corporations and organizations, I take the Missouri position. You have to show me. Talk is cheap, and it will get you to the next news cycle after America’s woke moment is over.
The New Secesh have embraced today’s technology.
Laurie Roberts takes a look at one Arizona’s congresscritter’s call to shoot the messenger.
At AL.com, Kyle Whitmire considers Alabama’s reluctance to order/request/ask persons to wear masks in the face of the current pandemic. In doing so, he explains the concept of the common good in simple terms:
Government exists to balance individual freedom with the collective good. There are times when government must step in and make people do things they don’t want to do. That’s why we have traffic laws, building codes and zoning ordinances.
Follow the link for the rest of his piece, in which he tries to figure out why many no longer seem to care about the common good in these viral times.
Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens — and real diseases are useful material. Epidemic diseases usually elicit a call to ban the entry of foreigners, immigrants. And xenophobic propaganda has always depicted immigrants as bearers of disease . . . .