What we accept as “truth” very much depends as to what peer groups shape our thinking and causes one not to question what is said by others. So how does one construct one’s beliefs based upon truth rather than misinformation and counterfactuals?
This has to be a unified effort — from each of us as individuals to our large and unwieldy governments and corporations — if we are to save our planet and a life for future generations.
It comes down to this. Criticism of political views and policies is one thing. Playing the race card is something else altogether.
It’s long past time to hold to account the president (and his enablers) on the rhetoric that empowers acts of violence. Such words create a climate that fosters just this kind of evil.
“Plurality of views” means including all voices in the political debate: men-women, young-old, rich-poor, minorities and indigenous peoples. The ability to listen and understand is sometimes more important than our ability to speak.