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A Couple of Recommendations

First, this, thanks to 
[personal profile] supergee  - a calm, reasoned, articulate, well-researched commentary that Howard Shutlz should read, one that I think effectively dissolves the "both sides" argument diverting too many peoples' attentions right now. 

And this is a reminder that "tribalism," as it's being used right now, is a racist mistake. I'm glad I read it, because I'd been saying the same wrong thing. 




Date: Sunday, 3 February 2019 03:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beccadg
Not sure what it says about me that I just nodded along because the articles say things I already understood. I mean I'm less surprised by my understanding of how much the Republican party is The Problem in this country. I only quit it in 2016 when I couldn't stand how much absolutely and utterly it has become The Problem. My car still has my Bernie 2016 bumper sticker on it, I continue to be that level of disgusted. The "tribalism" one surprises me more, but I guess maybe it has to do with my awareness of the Native American tribes in this state. From the Ancestry DNA test that I did a while ago, the only indigenous people group I might have some blood from is Sami, but I still feel annoyed hearing people use "tribal" like that. Course I have a lot of Scottish in me to feel offended with when people use "clannish" in a similar fashion.

Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2019 03:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beccadg
Thanks! I try to make our states Highland Games every year, though I haven't done so well the last few. My last name isn't Scottish. It's so English that Arthur Conan Doyle used it repeatedly for one of his Inspectors in his Sherlock Holmes stories. However, I have a lot of Scottish from my mother's side. I've spent time at the Highland Games explaining to people that the Clan Cumming is one people don't always hear so much about because they were on the losing side of a battle with Robert the Bruce to claim the Scottish crown. Winners write the history.

Date: Sunday, 3 February 2019 10:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] supergee
Thanx for passing it along.

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