How many years has it been since a madman, under the guise of ridding the world of “undesirables” created a war that destroyed large portions of our civilization? Was it centuries ago that a fascist dictator caused the death of over six million Jews? Was it many pages back in our history books that
I agree that hate speech has no place in civil discourse, but when people are afraid to communicate at all about entire subjects because they’re afraid of being labeled as something they aren’t, that climate of fear has its own far-reaching consequences on civil discourse that also tear at the fabric of what it means to live in an open, free society.
An actress wins not one, but two Emmys: one for her performance as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and one as a producer for Outstanding Drama Series. Her exuberant acceptance speech brings down the house.
When I was a kid in the 70’s, I went to Sunday school at my synagogue. We did arts, crafts, sang songs and learned about Judaism. But the lessons weren’t always fun and games. We studied Jewish history, which was often wrought with persecution.
The other day, I read an online article that spoke of how an animation studio’s approach to storytelling was repurposed and being used to sell products, ideas, and even political candidates. It reminded me that we humans are not as logical in our decision-making process as we would like to believe.
I’ve heard many people say that something like WWII or the Holocaust could never happen again. I beg to differ. If we aren’t all vigilant in protecting our own freedoms and everyone’s human rights, it very well could happen again.