Children and Teenagers

#207: Inflammatory Rhetoric

How do we react when leaders or potential leaders espouse violence? Is this really the example that we want to set for our children? How do we explain it to them as they watch wide-eyed while the rhetoric rages on?  I believe that we are faced with that problem in the current political climate. But our Second Amendment rights do not give us license to assassinate rivals or eliminate races or groups that are in...
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Children and Teenagers

#206: The Shadow Knows

How can we explain the current upheaval in our society and indeed around the world? There are far more good people on the earth than bad so why does it seem like the forces of evil are winning? Why are bigotry, racism, misogyny and xenophobia apparently gaining ground? Why do potential leaders who espouse these values attract so many followers?

It is as though something in our collective psyche has broken loose. From the depths...
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