Daily Archives: January 28, 2016

Aftermath of the Cologne New Years Eve Attacks…

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Date: January 28, 2016

01) Aftermath of the Cologne New Years Eve Attacks


“Examining the events following the initial reports of the Cologne New Years Eve attacks.”

I understand the distinction, that “this” is not Islam…

…What is undeniably so damning, however…is that this kind of thing is so prevalent…often seen as “justified backlash”, against people not seen as “modest enough”…in cultures which are ruled over by heavily Islamic regimes…

…What does that say, about the fitness of Islamists to rule a state?

Islam’s social legacy, has a tremendous amount to answer for…to be held accountable for.

How is it, they produce people who think and act this way?…Who even believe it is their “right”, to come to foreign lands and do that to the native citizens?

I know there are decent Muslims out there…So, don’t take me wrong…

…It’s just that there are some very deep, dark problems, within the cultures which produced, fostered and refined Islam…

…And Islam, itself, has been powerless to bring that to an end…Heck, it’s more a product of those cultures, than they are of it.

How much faith in Islam, is this expected to create?

The cultures behind Islam, would do well to reform…Islam would do well to accept guidance, and model itself, from the perspectives, practices and ethics of modern, tolerant cultures and modern, tolerant beliefs…

…Islam would do well, to step down from it’s soapbox…to realize and identify it’s own deep, deep problems…and to pursue addressing those personal problems.

Islam has plenty enough on it’s own plate, regarding it’s own shortcomings, to take up Muslims time and resources for the foreseeable future…

…There is no justification in finger wagging, or standing in judgment of people and cultures, who are not Islamic.

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Our Love Frontier’s 3rd Year Anniversary on WordPress.com!…


Date: January 28, 2016

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WordPress.com has proven to be a worthy, humane and decent host…with a lot of integrity and principle. For that, I humbly thank the wonderful people behind this service. You’ve now officially given me the most stable home I have ever had, in the blogosphere.

In many ways…that’s a very sad and sobering point of fact, given that I’ve been blogging since 2006…It underscores just how bad prejudice, fascism, intolerance, hate and censorship has become.

…But…we’ve persevered, haven’t we?…

…We have overcome, what has been placed in front of us.

Truth cannot be stopped.

That should be core in our message…today, and into the future.

To my readers…Thank you for sticking around.

Now…Let’s go charge into year four!

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Are We All Sex Offenders?…


Date: January 28, 2016

01) Are We All Sex Offenders? | Galen Baughman | TEDxCUNY


“Published on Jan 25, 2016

Galen works alongside many others in reforming the criminal justice system, but his angle might surprise you. Join him as he shares his crusade for equal justice, which has led him to the courtroom, advocacy, and beyond.

Galen Baughman is an Open Society Foundations Soros Justice Fellow working to end the practice of civilly committing youth as sexually violent predators. Incarcerated for nine years, including four-and-a-half years in solitary confinement, Galen is now a campaign strategist on issues related to sex offender policy and public and trains advocates around the country to build movements against mass incarceration. He is a JustLeadershipUSA 2015 Leading with Conviction cohort member, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Sexual Justice.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx


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