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The internet is this weird space where supposedly a person with a certain degree of authority (i.e. "a pilot's wife" -- how nice!) can write in the first person and likely make "convincing" arguments about a news event. It was in this vein that I wrote on April Fool's day about how I had supposedly become a grandfather at the age of 35. To me the story is about how out of fear, we created a policy and enforcement apparatus that is completely out of proportion to the "threat" with which we live. It's N times more dangerous to drive on my commute than to get on a plane -- even if there was no TSA at all. The story is that we've ceded power to our government and this is the ugly underbelly of that decision. Arbitrary violence, not unlike what BLM movement points out.

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Trump Article

http://southsidepride.com/a-liberal-apology-for-donald-trump-many-on-the-left-say-that-trumps-election-calls-for-resistance-instead-we-should-look-inward/

 
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Comment re: Baylor football and sexual assault

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/sports/baylor-football-sexual-assault.html?_r=0

 

The article doesn't come out and say it, but the problem at Baylor is the intersection of Baptist Christianity and big-money college sports. The Christianity part causes a naive understanding of male sexuality, female sexuality, and a denial that young people could do bad things -- even that football coaches and players carry profound social power, the kind that freezes otherwise well-intentioned people (like the nurses who say "there's nothing we can do" ). The big-money sports, of course, draw young men prone to violence and entirely indifferent to education, while the coaches are greedy for wins and money and entirely indifferent to education and practice selective ignorance in order to serve themselves. Truly a toxic stew.

 
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