Daily Archives: June 26, 2018

A Mob Mentality Helps No One

It seems to me that American politics these days has taken on a mob mentality. We are so busy yelling at and over each other that no one is really listening to the other side of the conversation.

In response to the treatment of Central American migrants and asylum seekers at our Southern border, Representative Maxine Waters has encouraged to publicly confront members of the Trump administration en masse about the “zero tolerance” policy.

While public protest is a guaranteed right of every American, the mob mentality helps no on, especially in this political climate.

While I agree that we need to confront you know who about what he is doing to this country, this is not the way go about it. We need our elected officials to do what is right for the country as a pose for what is right for their party or their political careers. We also need to vote and make sure that those in our government are reminded who is in charge of this country.

I hate to say it, but I almost agree with the right on this topic.

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Robin Book Review

Robin Williams was one of the most remarkable performers of our time. When he took his life in 2014, his passing created a hole in our culture that will never be filled.

Earlier this year, Dave Itzkoff published Robin, a biography of the late star.

Robin Williams was a walking contradiction. He was a performer who could make audiences laugh and cry at the same time. He played iconic characters in Mork and Mindy, Aladdin, Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs. Doubtfire. But not even those remarkable performances could mask years of dealing with the triple demons of addiction, self-esteem and mental illness.

I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed because when put Hollywood celebrities on a pedestal, we forget that they are still human beings who deal with the same issues that all human beings deal with.

I absolutely recommend it.

 

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