Saturday Evening Owls: A Well-liked Agenda for a Higher Economic system and a Higher Nation

The Seven Point Platform is both a basic and an ambitious list, ranging from specific guidelines to broad, ambitious goals:

COVID-19 aid that is “the scale of the crisis” and directly addresses the disproportionate harm the pandemic is causing to blacks, indigenous people, coloreds and “other vulnerable communities”; Programs to get people back to work, with an emphasis on converting the economy to clean, renewable energies – but also on restoring and expanding workers’ rights, including trade union rights; Ensuring health care for all; Defending and extending voting rights – including proposals to end wandering and contain corporate money in election campaigns; Attack on institutional racism and white supremacy; Turning away from militarism and “endless wars” in favor of a commitment to peaceful diplomacy; Reject corporate greed and end corporate monopoly. […]




“The crash didn’t cause the depression: it was part of a far greater discomfort. It exposed the weaknesses that underpinned the confidence and optimism of the 1920s – poor income distribution, weak banking structure and inadequate regulations, the economy’s reliance on new consumer goods, excessive industrial expansion, and the government’s blind belief that promoting business interests would Make America consistently successful. “
~~ Lucy Moore, Anything goes: A biography of the twenties, 2010



Any dystopian fiction that ends with the terrible truth emerging and people rising in an uproar now seems incredibly naive.

– Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) December 26, 2020

Blast from the past

That day at Daily Kos in 2008– Rick Warren doubles up, accusing critics of Christophobia:

Rick Warren is double and accused its critics of “hate speech” and “christophobia”.

Rachel Maddow has the video and confronts Warren on the hypocrisy that it is unfair to describe his views as hateful while accusing his critics of hate speech. As Rachel notes, Warren also lies about his comments comparing gay marriage to pedophilia and incest.

Aside from Warren’s role as the keynote speaker (for a brief moment), I don’t think there is any way to defend what he’s saying now. I accept the suggestion that it is possible to disagree on the issue of gay marriage without naming anyone.

But there really is no comparison between gay marriage and incest or pedophilia, and if Warren thinks they are equals, he’s either a fan of incest and pedophilia or he has serious problems with gays. And calling your critics “Christophobes” only makes matters worse.

A simple apology from Warren for the comparison would likely have made this whole controversy go away. But now it is doubling and it only makes things worse.

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