After the Trump Presidency
Continue reading What now?
From last week’s post:
|Decades ago, I conceived The William Tell Show in response to the pain I heard on the airwaves in the world of talk radio. If we can cast aside all theories, opinions, beliefs, ideologies and value judgments, and attend instead merely to What Is, we may be able to begin from a state of agreement.|
|What Is is indisputable.|
Until now, I’ve paid no attention to Trump’s tweets. It’s clear that I could spend all my time deconstructing them according to the guidelines of Free Speech Handbook. But this is not my only task in life.
Two recent ones, however, caught my eye.
He points people directly away from What Is. Continue reading Donald Trump isn’t helping.
A better life is available to you.
If you want it, and will work for it,
you can have it.
I will recite that often on The William Tell Show. It’s the sort of thing one hears from Barack Obama.
Three hundred college students, mostly white, were divided into two groups. The first group watched videos in which a white person acted cordially toward a black person, e.g. smiling. The second group watched videos in which a white person snubbed a black person. After watching the videos, students in the first group showed relatively more positive attitudes towards blacks. Students in the second group showed relatively more negative attitudes toward blacks.
All this really tells me is that some white folk adopt the attitudes other white folk model.
I’m ready to regard the study itself as racist.
Continue reading * Racism study has the wrong people smiling.