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Friday, September 7, 2018

Missouri Christian College Endorses Police Violence

Missouri Christian College Endorses Police Violence

In a move reminiscent of the legal battle over whether processing marriage license applications for same-sex couples by a Christian county clerk being tantamount to her violating her deeply held Christian faith, a Christian college in Missouri declared they will terminate their relationship with Nike for including the persona of Colin Kaepernick in their "Just do It" campaigns. You will recall that he is the NFL player who protests police brutality especially of minority people.

The College of the Ozarks sends its message of tacit approval of police brutality and excessive killing of citizens whom they suspect are "a danger to them" for the mere appearance of dark skin even when they are handcuffed and knelt upon face down on the pavement or while running away from the threat of being killed by a violent police officer.

"College of the Ozarks plans to remove all athletic uniforms purchased from Nike or that contain the Nike emblem. Student athletes will no longer wear the brand in response to the company's new ad campaign," the private, Christian college said in a statement Wednesday. Certainly any student who chooses to continue to wear their Nike logoware can expect to be shunned, persecuted and possibly brutalized for acting contrary to the divine declarations of the "academic" leadership.

This move reinforces the college's position and perpetuates the stereotype that all Christian colleges are fundamentally racist and in favor of police brutality just because they are white and Christian.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Would You buy a Used Car From Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh is imminently qualified to be Donald Trump's man on the bench. He certainly has the judicial chops to do the job. The only question is... what job is that? By the same token Paul Joseph Goebbels was highly qualified to be the Minister of Propaganda for the Third Reich. The biggest difference between then and now is that back then Germany openly referred to propaganda AS propaganda. There was no covert agenda at play.

In our contemporary times, the Trump Administration denied that anything they say is in fact propaganda and conversely everything anyone else says is. The simple fact that the Trump Administration (read Trump, the man) is attempting to keep hidden a huge amount of Kavanaugh's history of judicial opinion, executive advice and personal positions that was created two Administrations ago during the George W. Bush Presidency. Apparently what Kavanaugh said and did weighs heavily on this administration and its agenda for America in the next 2 or 3 decades.

Not having access to and being able to evaluate those documents is probably equally detrimental to Kavanaugh's confirmation as HAVING access to the content of those documents. That which we do know about the Brett Kavanaugh position on several topics is in itself troublesome.

His opinion that Presidents cannot be guilty of crimes committed while in office is the greatest of those positions. His position on other extremely important topics such as marriage equality, women's reproductive rights, corporate financial support of Senators and Congresspersons, the ability of the Federal government to protect the environment (people's health) and the entire Constitution are also topics to be weighed against his obvious academic credentials.

Confirming Kavanaugh for a lifetime job which will impact the lives of millions of Americans and billions of global citizens without a compete process of vetting is like buying a car without looking under the hood.