Today's date is also Setting Orange, Discord 32, 3184 YOLD
(for you Discordians out there)
World History this day
Not another sermon! I don't mind a lie if it's interesting.
The movie, "Rashomon" (1950) has generated some interesting quotes. Like 'Commoner's' line in the above blockquote. And I suppose we are meant to identify with the Commoner.
But that is so 1950's.
YouGov has published a new survey about the conditions in which transgender people live.
Twenty-four percent of American adults think being transgender is a mental disease. Fort-seven percent think being transgender is a choice.
The human mind is not as flexible as we might like to think. The most obvious place to see this is in the political sphere. Knee jerk responses to frames are the norm, not the exception. The most common place to see this is in the mass media. Political propagandists have known this for centuries.
Alright, time to man up, Snowflake…
What is the equivalent of Snowflake™ in terms of culture?
People who use the term snowflake are always whining about all kinds of crazy shit — starbucks hates Christmas, the WAR on Christmas, happy holidays hurts my fee-fees, protest peacefully, peaceful protest is terrorism, get your government hands off my medicare. omg, he didn't even capitalize GOD!!!
I stole this from the Writers Almanac e-mail from Garrison Keillor
As we approach a time of year which is holy for most religious for one reason or another, the Pew Research Center has taken a look at where transgender people stand in relation to them.
As we can see from Pew's handy-dandy summary image, the Episcopal church, United Church of Christ, Unitarian Universalist Church and Reform Judaism have all issued specific edicts saying that transgender people should be included in the life of the church and that they can be ordained as ministers.