Teresa Roberts's Blog – November 2017 Archive (3)

Off With Their Heads!

Have we merely become a wealthier version of the banana republics we use to laugh about?

Typically, a banana republic consists of social classes that include a huge but poor working class and a smaller ruling-class plutocracy, composed of the business, political and military elites.

Christopher Hitchens wrote:…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on November 30, 2017 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Sexual Rules in the Power Game

Why are there so many cases of sexual misconduct? What is causing this surge of revelations? Why is everyone so shocked and surprised?

Those were always the rules to the game.

You knew it. I knew it. Our parents knew it. The presidents down through the ages knew it. The preachers and priests knew it. By the time we were twelve years old, maybe younger, we…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on November 17, 2017 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

America Doesn't Fix Things Any More

Mass shootings can happen anywhere, but they are only a matter of routine in the United States. 

Oddly, I've encountered many Americans who seem resigned to this fact of life in our country. They have no suggestions to remedy the situation except the occasional call for more guns. Americans, however, already have more guns than any other nation.

So if that were…

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Added by Teresa Roberts on November 7, 2017 at 12:30pm — 14 Comments

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