The Met Council on Jewish Poverty

The Met Council on Jewish Poverty.

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Women, Pendulums and Curtain Rods

Women, Pendulums and Curtain Rods.

 

We have little idea what we are talking about when the issue of abortion rights is raised in the media. Our emotionalism is grotesque. Intelligence leaves the platform because we are actually too semi-literate to discuss this intelligently, which is always a way to think and feel symbiotically. And when I say we are too semi-literate, I am referring to the mass of college educated who with their bachelor degrees assume they have received a higher education. But with what passes for High School in this country–and we’re not talking facts, facts and more facts, but literacy–undergraduate education spends an inordinate amount of time patching up the holes. I don’t want to play the rhetorical ping pong most Americans are in love with playing; nor do I wish to engage in the intellectual hopscotch we like to play. We imagine we cannot be taught how to think; we imagine that not teaching our students how to think will make us freer. Mistakes.

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Bought and Paid For [Flash Fiction]

He remembers what a friend told him word for word which some of you may find very hard ton believe considering what we are talking about that was said was said so long ago, no one should be able to recollect it word for word, except that some have said, after he has said what he says, as he has said it before, also word for word, that the particular way in which the words were said by the friend he remembers could conceivably be remembered a long time afterwards, as it is the way he recollects what the friend told him word for word, the words:

Charisma is charisma. Truth is truth. Demagoguery is demagoguery. Presidents are presidential. All Presidents swear an oath to protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and  domestic. The People are domestic; all people are potential enemies in the minds and the actions of every President..