Why the Right and the Centrists Attack Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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via Why the Right and the Centrists Attack Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by Mark Davies

Here is one big reason why Republicans and even some corporatist/centrist Democrats are obsessively criticizing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ? they know that if younger generations ever fully realize and fully embrace that Democratic Socialism as practiced in the Nordic model actually works very very well (great education, great health care, strong economies, responsible care for the environment, and superb social security), then the Republican Party and the corporatist wing of the Democratic Party are finished.

 

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The neglect (and denial) of the churches heighten the emotional toll of climate change

Re: this previously highlighted quote:  “imagine what the cultural expression of climate change denial and avoidance does to compound the depression, anxiety, and grief! ” — Margaret Swedish in New Creation News https://buff.ly/2QGWyZx (re: the grief such as that written about in https://www.nbcnews.com/health/mental-health/climate-grief-growing-emotional-toll-climate-change-n946751 Imagine what the church’s silence on this, even in so-called “Progressive” denominations and church communities, does to Continue Reading

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The emotional toll of our Ecological Crisis: where is the church?

I probably linked to this a couple weeks ago (Christmas week), but can’t remember. But just in case, here it is again: https://www.nbcnews.com/…/climate-grief-growing-emotional-t… HT to Margaret Swedish for the reminder in her post this morning ) ‘Climate grief’: The growing emotional toll of climate change Extreme weather and dire climate reports are intensifying the mental health effects of global warming: depression and resignation about Continue Reading

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The natural world self-consciously an integral part of our worshiping experience

“…our restoration/reorientation through worship has tended to leave out an important, indeed crucial, relationship. We are reoriented to God, self, and the human community, but often we have experienced that reorientation without a self-conscious reorientation of our relationship with the rest of creation, which is the matrix in which we live and move and have our being. We are a Continue Reading

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Rampant dualism

From my Facebook Memories, 2 years ago: It is just flat out gnosticism to suggest that there is ANYTHING that is off the table in the church that concerns the well-being of people, communities, or nations, or the earth. NOTHING. Gnosticism claims that we can keep our soul and body separate; that salvation is a “purely spiritual” matter (that phrase Continue Reading

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Some think this “normal and patriotic and the stance of good Christians”

Normal And Patriotic People by Mark Davies- The Oklahoma Observer https://buff.ly/2SZJpft A similar cartoon could show some WCA**   people pointing to GLBTQ people seeking full inclusion, saying “No way, they will destroy us”, while the Ecological Crisis continues to worsen. (*** Wesleyan Covenant Association within the UMC movement to encourage split over the GLBTQ Full-inclusion issue)  

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What’s this “not-yet-come-into-focus serendipitous convergence feeling”?

I’m having one of those feelings/experiences of being on the cusp of some not-yet-come-into-focus serendipitous convergences, sitting here in my air-conditioned office at home, with technology (Internet at 300 mbps, Tricaster based studio, 4k camera, a couple of older regular old HD consumer cameras) and books (Bible, theology books), and seemingly waiting for a word: Something to “lure” me through Continue Reading

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Contemplating the achievement of Earth Justice

A Southerner contemplates the “horror” of the end of “a way of life” that is now seen for the evil racism at worst, or else the moral denial of the evil of it in light of what it meant to “pull the rug out” from the southern economy. (The latter is not exactly “enlightened” either). https://www.vox.com/…/confederate-memorial-day-racism-civil… “What Southern man, be Continue Reading

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The Post

I watched the movie “The Post” last night. It gave me the idea of writing about our civilization’s lack of response to the Ecological Crisis in a similar fashion to my post yesterday about re: how our response to this crisis is very similar to the way people responded to slavery. The Washington Post faced a dilemma regarding their duty Continue Reading

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