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The alt-right order amid the chaos

From the article:

For all his unpredictable outbursts, Trump’s objective isn’t merely egotism and self-promotion — and still less servitude to Putin — but to advance a right-wing agenda of nationalism, xenophobia and class war against workers and the poor.
If the opposition to Trump is confined to outrage at how he upsets diplomatic protocols and the old ruling order, the right wing will gain more ground — because the right thrives on discontent with this discredited status quo.
The millions of people who hate Trump need to come together in a resistance that confronts all the reactionary atrocities of the right — not so we can go back to the old days before Trump blundered into power, but to work toward an alternative to the system that spawned him.


To read more:

https://socialistworker.org/2018/07/18/the-alt-right-order-amid-the-chaos

Good news/bad news: Christians are calling for better family leave policies.

From the somewhat long article:

A prominent Christian think tank has come out fiercely in favor of better family leave policies, defending federally mandated family leave policies on theological grounds.
“Christian families can form themselves along a divine vision of work and family as holistic complements,” a report released Tuesday reads. “As citizens and culture-shapers, Christians should advocate for and develop policies and practices that protect, rather than fragment, family time.”
The report, authored by Katelyn Beaty and Rachael Anderson of the Center for Public Justice, advocates for changes on a federal scale, calling for an expansion of the Family Medical Leave Act. Pushing beyond public policy, though, the report also specifically targets gender imbalances within families.


To read more:

https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/7/19/17576310/christian-family-leave-child-care-ivanka-gillibrand-senate

Denouncing GOP's "Worthless" Post-Helsinki Rhetoric, Sanders Outlines Steps to Rein in Trump...

From the article:

In an attempt to force Republicans to move beyond "worthless" tweets and speeches in response to President Donald Trump's sycophantic behavior at the Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday outlined a series of steps that can immediately be taken by Congress to shore up the American electoral system and rein in the unhinged commander in chief.


To read more:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/07/19/denouncing-gops-worthless-post-helsinki-rhetoric-sanders-outlines-steps-rein-trump?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=Denouncing%20GOP%27s%20%22Worthless%22%20Post-

Dear Trump voter affected by Trump's policies:

Trump does not care at all about you, or your family, or your problems.

He does not care if you lose your job, or your health care, or your house.


He cares only about his own financial affairs.

To be brutal, Trump does not care about his family either because he is a sociopath.

Sincerely,

Guillaume,

(A Democratic voter who hopes many of you learn that the GOP cares nothing about the 99%.)

Inspired by this post dealing with a Trump voter:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100210894106

Researchers find link between Trump tweets and spike in anti-Muslim hate

From the article:

It may be a law of nature: President Trump tweets something about Islam. Anti-Muslim hate crimes follow.
That’s according to a working paper by University of Warwick researchers Karsten Müller and Carlo Schwarz.
Their conclusions correspond with anecdotal reports collected by Muslim civil rights and advocacy groups, too.


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2018/07/17/researchers-find-link-between-trump-tweets-and-spike-in-anti-muslim-hate/

(Bernie) Sanders Rips Trump Attempt to Walk Back Helsinki Remarks:

From the article:

Sanders Rips Trump Attempt to Walk Back Helsinki Remarks: "Too Bad Trump Didn't Have the Guts to Say That" With Putin There...

"I'm glad that Trump has repudiated his absurd statement in Helsinki and now agrees with what our intelligence community has said for over a year," Sanders wrote on Twitter. "Too bad Trump didn’t have the guts to say that yesterday while with his authoritarian friend, Vladimir Putin."


To read more:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/07/17/sanders-rips-trump-attempt-walk-back-helsinki-remarks-too-bad-trump-didnt-have-guts?cd-

When Prophets Come Alive

From the article:

One of the lessons that resonated with me was the idea that we can relate to prophets and saints like Muhammad, Jesus, Mary, Buddha or Rumi not merely as historical figures, but as sacred personalities who belong to all humanity, rather than a particular religion, ideology or nationality. They represent transcendent qualities accessible through the collective human consciousness...…

and

Our body is like Mary.
Each of us has a Jesus inside.
If a pain and yearning shows up inside us,
the Jesus of our soul is born.
If there is no pain, no yearning,
the Jesus of our soul will return to its origin from
the same secret passageway he came from…
If there is no pain, no yearning,
we will remain deprived
not benefiting from that Jesus of the soul.


To read more:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/livingtradition/2018/07/when-prophets-come-alive/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Muslim&utm_content=49

"transcendent qualities accessible through the collective human consciousness...…"

Add that to Rumi's idea that each of us has a Jesus inside, or, as the Americans Friends might express it, each of us has a spark of the divine.

When Prophets Come Alive

From the article:

One of the lessons that resonated with me was the idea that we can relate to prophets and saints like Muhammad, Jesus, Mary, Buddha or Rumi not merely as historical figures, but as sacred personalities who belong to all humanity, rather than a particular religion, ideology or nationality. They represent transcendent qualities accessible through the collective human consciousness...…

and

Our body is like Mary.
Each of us has a Jesus inside.
If a pain and yearning shows up inside us,
the Jesus of our soul is born.
If there is no pain, no yearning,
the Jesus of our soul will return to its origin from
the same secret passageway he came from…
If there is no pain, no yearning,
we will remain deprived
not benefiting from that Jesus of the soul.


To read more:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/livingtradition/2018/07/when-prophets-come-alive/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Muslim&utm_content=49

"transcendent qualities accessible through the collective human consciousness...…"

Add that to Rumi's idea that each of us has a Jesus inside, or, as the Americans Friends might express it, each of us has a spark of the divine.

Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

From the article:

From Congress to state legislatures and school boards, Muslim Americans spurred to action by the anti-Muslim policies and rhetoric of President Donald Trump and his supporters are running for elected offices in numbers not seen since before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, say Muslim groups and political observers...…

Still, the path to victory can be tougher for a Muslim American. Some promising campaigns already have fizzled out while many more face strong anti-Muslim backlash.


To read more:

https://religionnews.com/2018/07/15/muslim-candidates-running-in-record-numbers-face-backlash/

Islamophobia is a persistent hatred.

Watch Live: Sanders Hosts "CEOs vs. Workers" Town Hall to Take on "Extravagant" Executive Pay...

From the article:

Watch Live: Sanders Hosts "CEOs vs. Workers" Town Hall to Take on "Extravagant" Executive Pay and Poverty Wages...

"How does it happen that there are major corporations in America where CEOs receive extravagant compensation packages, who pay their workers wages so low that many of them are forced to rely on food stamps, Medicaid, and public housing—subsidized by taxpayers—to survive?"


To read more:

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/07/16/sanders-hosts-ceos-vs-workers-town-hall-take-extravagant-executive-pay-and-poverty?cd-
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