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Who is in Trump's Cabinet?

Who will Donald Trump appoint to his presidential cabinet? Will it be life long politicians? Will it be only his most loyal supporters? Will it be "white men only" as he is being accused? I will list here the existing 16 cabinet member/executive positions and the 7 cabinet level positions. All but the Vice President position must be confirmed with a simple yes or no vote by the Senate; usually after a long grilling by senators. READ Who is in Trump's Cabinet? about Who is in Trump's Cabinet?

Is USA a Democracy or a Republic?

America is a Republic

The question of whether the United States of America is a democracy or a republic is not a semantical or irrelevant question. For at least the last 20 years I have heard many politicians from all parties claiming America is a "democracy". They often advocate for "preserving or protecting our democracy". The differences between these two types of governments is stark. Any American politician calling the USA any sort of democracy should be immediately disqualified from public office. Further, the Founders themselves spoke plainly about differences between a democracy and a republic and why they chose one over the other.
REPUBLIC READ Is USA a Democracy or a Republic? about Is USA a Democracy or a Republic?

Unity vs Equality

Come Together

The American Constitution is an unique document because it was forged not by a bunch of old dead whites guys imposing their views on a new nation, but rather it is the culmination of all of humanity's best ideas. The framers of the Constitution of the United States drew upon the history of the world and what had been a reoccurring issue with previous governments; the problem of tyranny. Tyranny can and did come in the form of monarchies, dictatorships and mobs. The challenge before the Founders of the USA was how to fashion a Constitution that would be effective at keeping tyranny in check. One thing that they realized is that the rights of the individual must be paramount to everything. The individual must be more important than the State and the mob. This is the reason America is a Republic and NOT a Democracy...even though politicians such as Hillary Clinton in her "concession" speech keep calling America a "Constitutional Democracy". The Framers built the right and protection of the individual into everything; our Bill of Rights, our judicial system, even our Electoral College concept when electing our president -- otherwise the mob would always win.. READ Unity vs Equality about Unity vs Equality

Trump Elected President: Now What?

President Trump

It happened. America actually elected Donald Trump. After nearly two years of the media trying to convince us it was a joke and Trump would drop out or people wouldn't support him; Trump won the presidency. If you watched any of the network news stations on election night you would have been treated to the typical barely hidden smug disdain the "journalists" had for Trump. Worse yet, if you are an African-American or a Latino you should be insulted by what the media and Hillary Clinton did to you on November 8th. Both the media and Clinton saw you as a monolithic group that was supposed to support Clinton by default. The media didn't even give you the respect to divide you up in groups like they did with the white people. They plastered graphics of this or that percentage of white college educated versus non-college educated but when it came to black and Latino Americans, you were dumped into one basket. The media didn't care if you went to college or not. They just assumed you would vote for Hillary. How snobbishly insulting.


As the election coverage went on, most of the networks refused to call many of the key states even though it was clear there was no way Clinton was going to win. After all, as the commentators would often point out; the black or Latino vote was already counted -- again assuming you would faithfully vote Democrat simply because the color of your skin. But after it became impossible to feign that Hillary still had a chance, the media turned to discussing how it was possible Trump is actually winning. At first, they blamed it on the turn out or the Russians or even implied Trump somehow tricked people to vote for him who shouldn't; like white college educated women -- they were supposed to have been appalled by Trump's behavior from more than 20 years ago. The commentators tried to console each other by finding paths to victory for Clinton. When this failed, they speculated how even if Trump did win that he couldn't or wouldn't do all the things he promised. After all, they are accustomed to politicians from both parties simply saying stuff to get elected. But they secretly know Trump is different.

READ Trump Elected President: Now What? about Trump Elected President: Now What?

Democrat Game Plan: One Party System

There has been evidence of the Democrat Party rigging elections for decades; from dead people voting for John F. Kennedy to Lyndon Johnson claiming he only helped pass the 1964 Civil Rights Act so he could get "them niggers to vote for the Democrat Party for the next 200 years" to Obama and Hillary trying to flood the country with illegal and legal immigrants and letting them vote in our elections. (ref#1, ref#2, ref#3 minute 3:24) The Democrat Party has a game plan and that is to destroy the Republican Party. Ever since the Civil War, where the Democrat Party was soundly beaten by the new "3rd party"; the Republican Party, the Democrats have been trying to figure out how to destroy the Republican Party. At first, the Democrats thought they could intimidate and scare people not to vote Republican. To do this, the Democrats created the KKK...yes, the Democrat Party ACTUALLY started the Ku Klux Klan. (source). At first, the new Republican Party didn't scare easy. As a matter of fact, the first 21 black congressmen were ALL Republicans (source). But eventually the scare tactics began working and less and less black Americans participated in the political process. The Democrats even made it more difficult by implementing poll taxes, where a person actually had to pay to vote. This was part of the Democrats larger "Jim Crow" laws that amounted to the institutional discrimination imposed on black Americans for over 150 years. (source)

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Voting Third Party

Voting for Trump

So you want there to be a day when a 3rd party candidate wins the White House. You are tired of the two party system and believe it's the same no matter which party wins, right? You think you might vote for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein or maybe write someone in. Well, here is the time you've been waiting for. TRUMP IS THE THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE you've always wanted. So why aren't you voting for him? Ah, now your head fills with sentences like, "Trump is no different than Hillary". You know it's not true. You know that both parties want him stopped. You know the media is all in for Hillary Clinton. So, again; why aren't you finally going to vote for the candidate you've been waiting for all your life? Oh, you don't agree with his policies or you believe the bull that says he is a racist and a bigot? I mean, what else would you expect from the political system than an attempt to slander and destroy a 3rd party candidate. Donald Trump can't be allowed to disrupt the gig the Democrats and Republicans have had going all these years. Trump has to be stopped at all cost. They need you to think of him as a repulsive, bumbling idiot. Were they successful in deterring you from the third party candidate?

READ Voting Third Party about Voting Third Party

Before You Vote For Anyone...

Voting for Trump

Before you vote for Hillary Clinton or Gary Johnson, or Jill Stein, or Evan McMullin or anyone including Donald Trump you should really consider what is happening? In Trump you have for the first time in YOUR LIFE, a person who isn't giving you a bunch of political bullsh@t. He scares the media and the politicians of both parties because he isn't playing by their game rules. He is telling the truth and speaking directly to YOU, the American. Forget about what political party you think you're supposed to vote for. Trump is neither a Democrat or a Republican. Trump is the candidate you've been waiting for. The candidate that is for his fellow Americans BEFORE any political party. You owe it to YOURSELF to stop for a moment and listen to this 45 minute speech that puts it all into perspective.

"If [the government elites of both parties] can fight someone like me who has unlimited resources to fight back, just look at what they can do to you. Your jobs, your security, your education, your health care, the violation of religious liberty, the theft of your second amendment, the loss of your factories, your homes, and much more." -- Donald Trump


As you listen to or read the presentation, think about what it would mean for your life, or your children, or your grandchildren if these policies were enacted? Please don't fall for voting for the "first" XYZ for president. This is not a homecoming king or queen contest. This is our future we're voting for. THANKS. READ Before You Vote For Anyone... about Before You Vote For Anyone...

After Election Scenarios

Spiral

During almost every American presidential election, the opponent attempts to depict a doomsday scenario if the other person is elected. But in the case of the 2016 campaign some of these scare tactics may actually be close to the truth. We have the most establishment candidate in Hillary Clinton; with her 30+ years in political office to which most people would claim she always meant to culminate in becoming president. Since Clinton will probably be too old to run again, this is her last chance. She will be pulling out all stops. Then we have Donald Trump, perhaps the "anti-candidate" in that he hasn't run a traditional campaign yet has reaped record support. Some people see his unscripted speeches as the reckless rantings of a neophyte who has no business in government whereas his supporters will say this is exactly why they support him. But what will happen when one of these two people is actually elected on November 8, 2016 and sworn in on January 20, 2017? READ After Election Scenarios about After Election Scenarios

Hillary is the REAL Racist

Democrat Party Racism

While some Democrat politicians try to brush off, as old history that it was the Democrat Party that started the KKK and it was the Democrat Party that imposed the Jim Crow laws of segregation; forcing black Americans to drink from separate drinking fountains, eat at separate restaurants, and sit in designated seats on buses, the REALITY is that the Democrat Party is NOT merely racist in the distance past. The Democrat Party is racist NOW!

THINK ABOUT IT

Imagine if the Democrat Party would have been outlawed after the Civil War. The KKK would have NEVER been. The Jim Crow laws would have NEVER been imposed. Instead, the Democrat Party has oppressed and discriminated against black Americans for nearly 250 years. Not just some old Democrat Party "Dixiecrats" in the past, but even now. READ Hillary is the REAL Racist about Hillary is the REAL Racist

Does the Republican Party Care About People?

GOP care

Many people think the measure of whether someone cares is if they do something for you. But does always "helping" someone really show you care? In reality, if someone constantly jumps in and "helps" someone else, then the chance for development fails. Dependence sets in. This is what happens if you don't allow a child to learn lessons. This is what happens when you feed non-domesticated animals. The same is true of us humans. But the Democrat Party has convinced generations of people that the Republican Party doesn't care because the Republican Party isn't constantly trying to "help" people. In reality, the Republican Party (as an idea) was founded on the concepts innate to Americanism; which is RADICAL INDIVIDUALISM.

RADICAL INDIVIDUALISM

Where the Democrat Party is constantly dividing people up by skin color, economic status, gender, or nationality; Republicanism (or better yet Americanism) sees a person as an individual with self-worth as an individual. You need not belong to this or that group to be worth anything or defined. You are you. This is the embodiment of liberty and freedom. Personhood!

READ Does the Republican Party Care About People? about Does the Republican Party Care About People?

Why Hillary Won the First Debate

Full disclosure; I'm a Donald Trump supporter...even before it was Ted Cruz approved. I've always tried to be fair and objective about any topic. The reason Hillary won the first presidential debate against Trump is because Trump would not go after major points he let slide. Further, Lester Holt asked some gotcha questions like the last one about whether Hillary "looked presidential". Looks isn't simply about physical appearance but about overall presentation. Hillary, like Obama presents a weak and apologetic image; a "lead from behind" or wait for consensus before action. But the main places that Trump failed is not hammering Hillary on Benghazi. As far as I recall he never mentioned it. He certainly could have used it when Hillary claimed she wants to be a president that allies and people can trust and count on. Letting our servicemen die in Libya is not a good example of that.


While Trump did bring up the 33,000 deleted emails, he should have again used it when pressed about his tax records. He could have said, "my tax records at least are still available and will eventually be released and have not been deleted, since you are talking about hiding things Mrs. Clinton. What were you hiding?". I'm not saying Trump lost the debate but by playing it cool, he let her overshadow him. Even her toothy, smug, dismissive, elitist grin wasn't enough to bury her. She was able to make it look like she could at least take on Trump. He went softly against her...and even said so. I imagine he won't next time.


How many people will now support Hillary after this first debate? Will they so easily forget she helped rig the primary? Will they so easily forget that she is an habitual liar; whether about fake sniper fire or emails or health issues? Do they even care? Has Trump lost any supporters? We will see. READ Why Hillary Won the First Debate about Why Hillary Won the First Debate

What would a Donald Trump Presidency Be Like?

What will happen if Donald Trump is actually elected president? According to his opponents it sounds like he will become a despotic ruler intent on going to war with everyone that insults him. But in reality, Trump has been perhaps one of the most balanced and inclusive candidates in a long time. In a nation polarized by party politics, Trump has managed to rile both parties who see his presidency as an end to their elitist hold on American politics. They fear Trump because they have no way to influence or extort him into doing what they want. Further, Trump's history shows that before he got into politics no one really called him a "racist" or a "bigot". He was a friend to the Hollywood types that currently like to go on talk shows and threaten to leave the country. He is not an ideologue of either party.

BUT BUT BUT

READ What would a Donald Trump Presidency Be Like? about What would a Donald Trump Presidency Be Like?

The REAL Civil Rights Act

Civil Rights

Republican politicians must not know history very well, otherwise they would point out that the first and real civil rights act didn't happen in 1964 but rather in 1866. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 secured the rights for former African slaves and was fully titled: An Act to protect all Persons in the United States in their Civil Rights, and furnish the Means of their vindication. The act read in part:

All persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every State and Territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of persons and property as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, penalties, taxes, licenses, and exactions of every kind, and to no other.

At first black Americans understood the significance of this act; so much so that the first 21 black congressmen were ALL Republicans. READ The REAL Civil Rights Act about The REAL Civil Rights Act

The Last Day: The Sequel?

Last Day

What if Mel Gibson made a sequel to his movie "The Passion of Christ"? What if there was a movie that told us the rest of the story AFTER Jesus came out of the grave and AFTER He ascended to Heaven in the clouds. What happened between the time He left and the last disciple was martyred? Have you ever heard that story? As Christians, we've all heard of Paul's traveling around setting up various churches. We might have even read of the apostles' deaths in books like Foxes' Book of Martyrs. But Jesus ascended about 30-33AD. What happened to the Temple where He taught and spent so much time with His followers?


In 2002, I wrote movie script about the time between the years 68-70AD; the years leading up to the destruction of the Herodian Temple where Jesus and the disciples gathered. The account is told through the eyes of Ittai, the son of a temple priest. So, if you've never read movie script, get some popcorn, turn down the lights and all the other distractions and try to envision the story as it unfolds. Watch in horror as a desperate mother eats her own child to survive (true account) to how Titus, the Roman general begs the Jews to surrender so he won't have to destroy their beautiful temple.

READ The Last Day: The Sequel? about The Last Day: The Sequel?

ONE: Exploration of Individualism

Finally published my first microbook via Amazon on Kindle. Please consider reviewing it for me.

Explore the history and development of individualism and why it is such an oddity among cultures. Learn how individualism has impacted everything from religion to government. Understand why individualism often manifests as rebellion or even psychosis.
A perfect introduction for a person from a collective or socialistic country.
Building the case why individualism is the ultimate evolution of human societies, this book will take the reader from tribal construct to the State and finally to the singular persona.
Every page is packed with thought provoking insights into the mental, emotional, and cultural processes required to develop into a truly individualistic expression. READ ONE: Exploration of Individualism about ONE: Exploration of Individualism

Morals Without Religion

Moral Compass

Morals; the things we consider good or bad and right or wrong are typically determined by a person's religion or at least by their culture which is usually impacted by religious heritage. Even in virtual atheistic countries, where morals might more aptly be called social ethics the determination is based on long held traditions that are at least partly based in the country's religious past. For example, the ethics and virtues of China draw greatly from Confucianism, Daoism and other pre-Communist religions. While no one would specifically cite that they are following the moral teachings of Confucius, the path leads directly back to these religious roots. But what if a person purposely set out to live a life not determined by the moral underpinnings of the society's main religious traditions? What if for example a person in America decided to figure out what is moral without referencing America's Christian traditions? Would such a person become an immoral bane on civilization? In fact. many people in America do not consciously consider Christianity in determining their morals even though most of human cultures around the world tend to hold to at least 6 of the 10 Commandments: READ Morals Without Religion about Morals Without Religion

Change Versus Improvement

Processes

For the last 25 years I have been involved one way or another in process improvement. This means I have been tasked to look at an existing way something is done and figure out how to do it "better". But what does it mean to make something better? By what standard or measure is it better than before? In this regard, I get a bit annoyed when I hear people, especially politicians talking about "change and how it's needed or desirable. Who says? We rarely ask if the change is making things better and what better means. So, drawing on my years of process improvement experience I have come to a realization how we should answer this question. First, change is not necessarily improvement. An exploded bomb certainly can change a landscape but does it improve it?


Another realization I came to a few years ago was that the concepts of "good" and "bad" are too subjective. Instead, something is either positive or negative; binary. This fits perfectly with the fact I have been programming in various programming languages for 30 years. But further, how do we determine if something is positive or negative? I have reasoned that whatever is most positive for the most people for the most time is positive and what is most negative for the most people for the most time is negative. READ Change Versus Improvement about Change Versus Improvement

Eternal Conscious Life; What will we remember in Heaven?

Spark of memory

So many articles are written about hell and whether a person will be conscious or aware of any potential torment. This is often defined as eternal conscious torment or ECT. Other people make the case for annihilationism; where the soul or spirit (depending who you ask) is destroyed in an instant and the person will have no memory or awareness of what occurred. But what happens to a "saved" person after death? Will they remember their earthly life when in Heaven? If they can remember their earthly life, doesn't that mean they will remember sinning and how to sin? How could this be if there isn't supposed to be sin in Heaven? (Rev 21:27)


Does the Bible speak to what happens in Heaven to our earthly awareness? READ Eternal Conscious Life; What will we remember in Heaven? about Eternal Conscious Life; What will we remember in Heaven?

Why A Conservative Constitutionalist Can't Get Elected

America

People like Mark Levin, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz have been urging for a "conservative" and a "constitutionalist" candidate to become president. What they mean by these terms is that they want someone who conserves, or preserves the traditional American principles and upholds the U.S. Constitution. Many, many Americans agree with these goals but there is a major problem; there aren't enough people in America that understand what traditional American principles are. There aren't enough people in America that understand that the Constitution isn't merely a bunch of outdated rules written by dead white guys that need fundamentally transformed. Perhaps, Levin and his colleagues would say this is more the reason we need to elect a conservative, constitutional president; so that he or she can begin to teach Americans what it means to be American. But that's not how it works. These things happen in phases. READ Why A Conservative Constitutionalist Can't Get Elected about Why A Conservative Constitutionalist Can't Get Elected

Why Democrats Should Vote for Trump

Democrats For Trump

There has been speculation that Bernie Sanders voters might vote for Donald Trump. But why would very far left, even socialists consider voting for Trump? After all we are told the Republican Party is the party of bigots and racists that only want to keep white rich people in power and advancing. Historically we know that is not true, since the GOP was started specifically to oppose slavery. We know that the first black politicians were ALL Republicans; all the way until the 1930s before some leftist professor tries to claim there was a party role reversal after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Democrats should vote for Trump because Trump in some ways is the 3rd party candidate that usurped an existing party. Sanders attempted it within the Democrat Party but he was unwilling to take down Hillary, which he could have easily done. Trump may have changed the dynamic for both party's, especially if he wins in November. This is the reason even Democrats should support him. His election will validate the grass-roots movement of both parties.

READ Why Democrats Should Vote for Trump about Why Democrats Should Vote for Trump

Lock Her Up: Hillary Clinton for Prison

Hillary Clinton for Prison

She lied, people died
Benghazi guys...bleed..ed
Deleted emails classified
‪#‎lockherup‬ #lockherup
Wrinkly old white liar
Fleeing from fake sniper fire
Sycophants serve her
FBI? hide secret server
‪#‎lockherup‬ #lockherup
Vincent Foster didn't cost her
An election nor oval office erection
Yes she can, hate Americans
Yet they vote, rote automatons
‪#‎lockherup‬ #lockherup
Cat scratch voice is
The Democrat choice
Pantsuit orange fake
"What difference does it make?"
‪#‎lockherup‬ #lockherup READ Lock Her Up: Hillary Clinton for Prison about Lock Her Up: Hillary Clinton for Prison

RNC vs DNC Conventions 2016

Convention Review

How do you judge between the Republican and Democratic Presidential Conventions? By what standards? Is it how many times the crowd breaks out in chants of "USA! USA! USA!" Is it based on how many zingers are brought against the opposing party's candidate? I will watch both conventions minute by minute and give a review and comparison of each. While it may be difficult to use crowd response as a measure, since we expect the supporters to hoop and cheer for their choice; if the crowd is clearly subdued compared to the opposite party convention, we can use it. But I suspect aspects that will be obvious are things like; pro-American statements, citation of actual experience that will assist the next president, citation of actual policies that will be put forward in the next administration, and general classiness.

READ RNC vs DNC Conventions 2016 about RNC vs DNC Conventions 2016

Excel as a Database

Excel as database

So you want to use Excel to act like a database, after all a database is mainly a list of lists right? Well, most databases such as SQL databases are very complex and almost convoluted in how they relate to data via primary keys and such. Did I lose you? Okay, then back to Excel, something you and I both can understand right? I've been using Excel for over 20 years and have now designed an easy to use process to make Excel behave like a simple database. Granted, this wasn't really feasible in the past as not until Excel version 2007 could you store more than 65,536 rows of data on each tab. Now you can store 1,048,576 rows. Now we're talking!!! READ Excel as a Database about Excel as a Database

Are You Next? Police Shootings

All lives matter

The idea that police officers all across America are targeting black people (African-Americans if you prefer) is a false narrative. Although Barack Obama said on July 7, 2016 that "The data shows black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents" He went on to cite figures of how black Americans are more likely to be arrested for this or that crime. What he didn't point out is that for whatever reason, black Americans commit a higher ratio of crimes. For instance, the recent instance of black man Alton Sterling apparently being shot point blank while two officers were trying to detain him. The narrative that is put forth by the media is that Sterling was an innocent man, minding his own business as he was targeted by police simply because he was black. But the reality is that just like in the cases of Michael Brown and others, these men are not innocent. Sterling was a registered sex offender. "He was previously arrested for aggravated battery, criminal damage to property, unauthorized entry and domestic abuse battery, records show. In 2009, he was sentenced to five years in prison for marijuana possession and for carrying an illegal weapon with a controlled dangerous substance." -- source While this isn't justification for his killing, it demonstrates that "innocent" black men AREN'T being gunned down by police. Many of these case are inevitable either by police or other criminals. The lives of these people are on a path of destruction despite the color of their skin.


So, when someone acts like they could easily be "next" to be shot by police; we must ask them why? Are you a criminal with a long criminal past? Did you just recently rob a store like Mike Brown? Will you fight back and resist arrest if the police are called out because of reports that you (a career criminal) have a gun? Yeah, you WILL BE NEXT if you do these kind of things. READ Are You Next? Police Shootings about Are You Next? Police Shootings

Trump Game

America Great Again

It's January 20th 2017, Donald J. Trump overcame odds and vicious opposition from outside and inside the Republican Party and is being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. But what would a Trump presidency be like? Now you can play this fun little Excel based game as Trump himself. Make the hard choices that are needed to "Make America Great Again!" or fail as miserably as your critics think you will. This game is based in an Excel spreadsheet because I program in VBA; Excel's programming language and because it makes it more accessible to average Americans...not just elites in Washington :-). You are free to redistribute it to anyone. I suggest you ALWAYS download copies from rodericke.com/trumpgame just in case some vile Hillary supporter tries to make a fake that deletes 30,000 emails from your computer.

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Download the small Excel file. It is in the .xls format so even people with older versions of Excel can play
  2. Open the file and enable content/macros if prompted
  3. Simply read the situation box and click on the options links to act on the situation.

THE GOAL

Besides "Making America Great Again" is to see how many turns your Trump Administration can last. Each click of the options links is a turn.
Enjoy and share the game with friends...and Democrats too. Someone send a copy to Hillary and Obama!!!
P.S. As this Excel spreadsheet works on macros, it most likely will NOT work on a mobile device but you can try.

RODERICK EDWARDS

I am available for contract Excel work OR...interviews and media appearances hahahaha -- roderick.com/contact READ Trump Game about Trump Game

American Stereotype

Americanism

Whether it is accurate or not, most countries have stereotypes of its culture. Mexico may be of sombreros and tacos. France may be of berets and wine. Russia may be of ushankas and vodka. Most of these stereotypes were solidified before the 20th century. So, what is the American stereotype? It cannot be merely of the cowboy hat and beer since that Western culture was only one later societal tradition. In Eastern America, men would often be known to wear top hats or powdered wigs and drink cider, beer, and whiskey. At some point, Americans were associated with "mom and apple pie" as a symbol of wholesomeness. In more recent times, perhaps Americans are stereotyped as fat, lazy, hamburger and pizza eating gun fanatics.


Maybe this is part of the problem Americans face. We have no real cultural identity. What does it mean to dress like an American? While Europe is made up of many distinct little countries, America is a large melting pot or salad bowl of cultures until there is no distinct stereotypical fashion, food, or drink associated with Americans. People from other cultures therefore often look down on Americans for not understanding their own identity-culture; such as how Hispanics may feel a camaraderie that non-Hispanics don't have. But is this really a flaw in Americanism? Culture identities based on race or region are often archaic and limiting, if not actually insulting. Why should someone of Spanish or Portuguese descent automatically be saddled with all the concerns and actions of every other person of the same descent? Further, it is ironic when many of the people advocating Hispanic this or that are actually descendants of aboriginal cultures that were victimized and raped by the Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors. So, in effect, these "Hispanics" are lauding and championing the very Spanish and Portuguese cultures that destroyed and enslaved their ancestors. READ American Stereotype about American Stereotype

Why I Call Some People Leftist And Why It Matters

Left wing or Right wing

Labels and classifications are used in life as shorthand. Are they 100% accurate? Not always but they do capture the basic concept. For example, sometimes a group of people are classified as "people with disabilities". What is a disability? How limiting must it be to be classified as a disability? What if the person doesn't think they are disabled? Further, the word Christian. Who does that encompass? The Roman Catholic Church once considered all non-Roman Catholics to be non-Christians. READ Why I Call Some People Leftist And Why It Matters about Why I Call Some People Leftist And Why It Matters

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