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Stop Acting Like A Freedom Toddler

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You’re a freedom toddler. Yeah – you. Someone sent you the link to this post because you’re acting like a crybaby or a bully, with little or no critical thought, and using “mah rights” as an excuse to be selfish, hurt, or intimidate others – and you don’t actually understand the so-called rights you’re using as a bludgeon or shield. A toddler has...

Only the Godless

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The best men and women
in this life are not the
holy
or the righteous. They
are not
found in the
church or temple.
We live in a world
where religious
virtue
is conflated with
bigotry, racism,
and hatred.
Only the godless are truly
good.

It’s Not Me; It’s You

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I ghosted you. Cut off communications. Blocked you on Facebook. Or maybe unfriended you. I deleted your comments on my threads. I cut you off of Twitter. I don’t return your calls or your texts. And you wonder why. Don’t worry; it’s not me. It’s you. You voted for, and continue to support, a racist. A man who calls people of color “dogs.” A man who praises other racists and bigots. A man who has...

Truth Lives in the Asteriks

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Someone put an asterisk in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence when we weren't looking. They added terms and conditions, the ones nobody bothers to read until they're fucked by them. We live in the 'Land of the Free', asterisk. We have the right to free speech, asterisk. We can practice any religion, or none, asterisk. We have the right of Life and Liberty, asterisk. Rich, white...

Tortured Calculus

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l stand in awe and disgust as l watch evangelical Christians subject themselves to moral gymnastics trying to reconcile their faith with their fear and hatred. They place the teachings of Christ on a virtuous scale alongside the words, the actions, and the deeds of the politician they elected and somehow they find a way to proclaim balance. That kind of tortured calculus is as impressive as it is...

Patriotism Does Not Belong To Veterans

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(copy from my Facebook post) Note to everyone up in arms about #takeAKnee: I come from a ~strong~ military family with a strong military tradition. My brother is a Marine veteranMy brother-in-law is a Navy veteranMy father is a Navy veteranMy grandfather (father’s side) was a WWII Army veteran and POW who fought in the European TheaterMy grandfather (mother’s side) was a WWII Army veteran...

Pseudoscience And Racism

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Racism Today No one admits to being a racist, but racism is alive and well today. Unless you’re a real piece of work you don’t walk around making racist remarks, you don’t disparage another race intentionally, and you don’t go out of your way to antagonize, belittle, or marginalize someone of another race. We don’t have lynchings as a regular thing nowadays and we don’t see the pointy white hats...

Open Letter to Those Who Support a Muslim Ban

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To those argue that we should track Muslims in the United States, treat them differently, or otherwise discriminate against a Muslim, be they citizens or other – because you want to “protect our way of life:” I have news for you; the Constitution is our way of life, not whatever mistaken impression of America you hold dear. The First Amendment guarantees the government won’t discriminate based on...

Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism

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I’ve turned my Facebook feed into a battleground recently. I’m angry at America right now. Trump is the answer to that question – did the terrorists win?  Yes, they did, and I cannot remain silent.  When Trump and his isolationist, war-mongering, fear-mongering, white supremacist, misogynistic ways become the norm across the land – the terrorists have won.  Since 2001, under...

Blind Patriotism is Rampant

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Patriotism is defined, by dictionary.com, as  “devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty.” That’s it; that’s all there is to the definition of patriotism.  There is no sub-clause in that definition stating that a patriot must support the troops in the exact same fashion as the vocal majority or minority.  There is no clause that demands a patriot must be...

Ron Sparks Solution Architect, Author, Poet

Ron Sparks

Ron Sparks is a technology professional, science fiction and fantasy author and poet living in Muncih, Bavaria. His latest book "ONI: Satellite Earth Series Book 1" is available on Amazon.com.

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