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the greatest enemy…

For all the Trump worshippers losing their damn minds when anyone dares criticize their orange god-emperor. What you're supporting is authoritarianism.:

Question everything…especially authority.

We now live in an age of fake news, consistent and uncontrollable lying from the highest office in the nation and supposedly intelligent political leaders opening denying the scientific claims and clear evidence of climate change. Blind belief in anything has become more dangerous than ever before.

We need to question everything, and that includes our own beliefs.  But, Einstein is absolutely correct. Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of the truth.

 

“Ray Buchanan founded Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) and retired in 2015. Comments made on this site are the sole expression of the author, are not made on behalf of the organization, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.”

get informed. get angry. get involved.

How can anyone support America paying tax subsidies or giving hand-outs to oil companies that pay ZERO taxes and NOT support  subsidizing the poor, hungry people in America.:

How is it that we do not have the financial resources to provide relief for the most vulnerable among us, but we always have the means to subsidize our largest and most profitable corporations? The answer is not that difficult. In fact, it is fairly straightforward.

It’s about wealth and greed. It’s about what we value, and it’s about our political leaders feathering their own nests. It’s about not caring enough to get involved.

And when we continue to elect leaders who vote for allowing millions of our citizens to be stalked by hunger, we need to be honest with ourselves. We are complicit.

acknowledging reality

Much has been made of President Obama’s recent statements  delivered in Florida. I am in the camp that believes the statements should have come much sooner, been far more forceful, and followed with stronger action.

It’s past time to acknowledge reality, accept the scientific data, and come to the realization that we are destroying this beautiful planet we call home. Ignoring the truth before our eyes cannot be excused, especially by those in leadership.

Many of our political leaders live inside a bubble of wealth and privilege, completely out of touch with reality. They are too blinded by greed and partisan politics to acknowledge the truth of climate change.

Shame on them. And shame on those who vote to keep them in office.

We need to openly address climate change and be honest enough to call a spade a spade.  The words “global warming” are not obscene. The real obscenity ignoring them and not acknowledging reality.

I applaud the President’s statements. Now, let’s see something more than just words.

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