Opinion pieces from the left, right, and everyone in between.
Is Hell really for children?
I just saw a headline about Child Labor laws and I thought, 'wow, it's been awhile since this topic of conversation has been brought up.' I immediately thought about Martha Stewart and her time in jail for the crime of employing "underage" workers, or so "they" said. In other countries of course the laws are different, if they even have laws, and there are many children put to work. As a huge fan of the Olympics, I spent most of my "spoiled American childhood" pondering why other countries like Russia, China, and even smaller countries than America could produce better skaters or gymnasts. America has all the equipment and wealth, so how was it possible? How did Japan come out of WW2 as the leader in technology? Sony? Well, I could ponder these things forever I suppose, but I ended my quest for answers about it when I had heard that poor Martha Stewart had to spend time in jail or prison for some kind of "child labor law" infringement. I suppose they had to beat up Martha because they were sick of fine china on the dining room table or that she was a better chef or had more money selling dishes. She should write an anthem for petty American cop wannabes titled "The Vengeance We Seek". I'm sure the experience only made her stronger and wiser, but I am ashamed of that part of American history. As if the crucifying of O.J. Simpson or Bill Cosby isn't bad enough. Some people still ask "Has it really gotten that bad?" as if they are totally unaware of how History can not be separated from the future as long as memory remains loyal. I never forgot the voice of one who said to me, "When will you believe in nothing?" or "When do you stop being a mother?" I wonder if I lacked the power of my conviction.Shanon Marie Clare Angermeyer NormanPublished 2 days ago in The Swamp
HBCUs Should Recruit Anti-Racist Faculty
The prevailing thought in the Black community is that Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are safe spaces where Black students get a perhaps once-in-a-lifetime chance to not be a marginalized minority; to experience a discrimination-free higher education; and to be treated as a human-being, as opposed to struggling through the typical “learning-while-Black” experience. This feel-good image of HBCUs was somewhat diminished following two racially-charged incidents at the end of 2022.Clare XanthosPublished 4 days ago in The Swamp
Posie Parker's Hate Tour: The Feminist Mask of Fascism
Fascists Might Fear Trans Women. But They Are Terrified of Blak Women. Yesterday the "Let Women Speak" tour arrived in Canberra. It was during this rally that the police assaulted pro-trans Senator Lydia Thorpe.Stevi-Lee AlverPublished 5 days ago in The Swamp
Queerness as a State of Mind
Today, I read a sickening piece by June Kirri. I won't reference the title, as it is quite triggering. The title needs a trigger warning. So, as you can imagine, the article requires a giant screaming trigger warning. The article discusses a violent crime and the inadequacy, and inherent discrimination, of the legislative system.Stevi-Lee AlverPublished 7 days ago in The Swamp
Just The Headlines, No Bull.
I want to start off with an apology. My first "Just the headlines" post, was done after midnight, and I had intended it to be for the days news, preceding the post. Alas, it did not come off that way, and the dates looked wonky. So, this post, hopefully, corrects that. My intention is to do a quick "review" of the news top headlines, and a brief synopsis, if I contribute anything of import at all. Thank you.Kerry WilliamsPublished 13 days ago in The Swamp
Psychotherapists Should Acknowledge the Black Experience
In 2003, the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) released a ground-breaking report entitled Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. The report demonstrated the staggering inequities in both health and mental health services, regardless of insurance coverage. Regrettably, 20 years on, it doesn’t appear that there have been any meaningful changes.Clare Xanthos
Understanding and managing codependency in relationships
Codependency is a pattern of behavior that can develop in relationships where one person is overly reliant on the other for their sense of self-worth and identity. It is often characterized by a lack of boundaries, a tendency to put others' needs before one's own, and difficulty in making decisions independently. In this article, we will explore what codependency is, how it can develop, and strategies for managing and overcoming it in relationships.
The importance of emotional intelligence in relationships
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage one's own emotions, as well as to recognize and respond effectively to the emotions of others. In relationships, emotional intelligence plays a critical role in fostering healthy communication, building trust, and maintaining strong bonds. In this article, we will explore the importance of emotional intelligence in relationships and provide strategies for developing and enhancing emotional intelligence skills.
Just The Headlines, No Bull.
The Associated Press ( AP ): Biden announces nuclear-powered submarines for Australia As China continues to expand their reach and influence, by siding with other communist oppressors and tyrants, other nations are taking steps to safeguard themselves against such entities. The United States, and its allies, have entered into agreements with Australia to solidify this safeguard and to supply through purchases, Nuclear Powered Attack Submarines.Kerry Williams
Backwash of World War 3
The first and second world wars rearranged boundaries all across the world, but nowhere more so than in Europe. And if it happened again, the situation would very certainly be just as difficult—and maybe not only in Europe. Check out today's unbelievable narrative to discover how the world will look after World War 3! 🚨🤯🥶🥵🚨Infographics ShowPublished 16 days ago in The Swamp
"30 Golden Rules for a Happy Husband: How to Build a Strong Marriage"
Marriage is an important and lifelong commitment that requires effort, patience, and dedication from both partners. A happy marriage is one where both partners feel loved, respected, and supported. In this article, we will share 30 golden rules for a happy husband that will help you build a strong and lasting marriage.Rajveer SammyPublished 18 days ago in The Swamp
My Old Lady Message for D.C.
It’s impossible to imagine a doddering, confused octogenarian screwing up — and screwing up really badly — on a public platform and still keeping her/his job. But at the Federal level of the government of The Greatest Country in The World, it happens frequently, and said dodderers are then routinely helped offstage and back to their cushy Washington DC offices.Remington WritePublished 20 days ago in The Swamp