A Friend on FaceBook has asked this question several times in recent weeks. I am writing this specifically for that person. Mainly, I will merely reiterate things I’ve said before on this blog; whereas that person doesn’t normally read this blog.
This could get quite long, and I’ve given myself a deadline, so I’m striving to put the most important information first.
If I try to take seriously all the conflicting claims made by different sides in different debates, I wind up being so confused I question my own sanity. What to do?
Ambivalence about The William Tell Show.
Is The William Tell Show a great thing I can do?
Continue reading What great thing, part 2
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Blogging experts tell us to give our posts dramatic titles. I might not tell the story at all, but on the one hand there is an expectation that (though I seldom do) a homeless blogger will tell about the difficulties homeless people face. On the other hand, it provides occasion for me to set forth William Tell’s current approach to injustice.
It will also let me model the principles of Free Speech Handbook.
This concerns an incident of October 7, 2014.
Continue reading Does McDonald’s discriminate against the homeless?
This begins with an e-mail exchange between follower Vikkilyn and myself, back in May.
Wednesday, 05/21/14: Me: Recent events suggest it’s time for me to get more serious about “becoming” William Tell. There are some emotional obstacles there, so it’s going to take some work, and seeing this, it’s easy for me to grasp why William Tell hasn’t “happened” yet. I’ll get through it.
Tuesday, 05/27/14: Vikkilyn: Not sure what you mean by “becoming” William Tell? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tell What part of William Tell do you want to be? (I realize that is your “stage name” but you must have picked it for some reason, after all you have written a lot about the power in a name.)
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9-year-old kills gun instructor • Russian aggression in Ukraine • Third world elections: the loser cries foul • A bullied child hails his rescuer • Iraq War Vet Was Warned Waffle House Wasn’t ‘Safe For Whites,’ Gets Beaten, Needs Brain Surgery
Continue reading Firing-range instructor hands 9-year-old an Uzi. Now he’s dead.
“Let me be very clear, that I want Donald Trump to be both impeached and removed from office. That does not give anybody license to misrepresent his words.”
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 month off-track brought me back
to what I want to do in life, and why.