Archive for March, 2016

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, March 3, 2016 A main cause of the rise of extremism in the world of Islam has been the cowardice of Muslim moderates, who for decades chose not to condemn bad ideas and …

There have always been radicals on both sides of the political spectrum. But what is different about the conservative movement is that, since the 1990s, some of its most distinguished mainstream members have embraced the rhetoric and tactics of the extremes. A memo put out by Newt Gingrich’s political action committee that decade urged Republican candidates to use savage rhetoric against their Democratic opponents. Some of the recommended words were “failure,” “pathetic,” “disgrace” and “incompetent.”

Source: Where were Republican moderates 20 years ago?


Good and Loud

Where’d all the good people go? I’ve been changing channels I don’t see them on the TV shows. —Jack Johnson At times like these it can seem like the darkness is winning.

Whenever our world has lost its way and lost its humanity and succumbed to terror, it has happened when people of decency and compassion refused to raise their voices, when they believed the lie that their silence was of no consequence, when they became saddened but complicit spectators.

These are such days, friend.

In these days it is not enough to be good. You must be good and loud.

Source: Good and Loud

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