The responses I get to my blabberings here have rarely been a topic for me to comment concerning. But there are some constants that need to be revealed. If you have opinions, and that is what a blog is, and those opinions are seen as liberal or progressive, then most of your mail will be sadistically criticized and threatened. It seems that right-wingers are far more violent in their opinions than tree-huggers are. And through the years I have regularly experienced some violent threats to my written words or to my radio and TV words. But that's not the whole story about right-wing criticism.
There are lots of chests being pounded by the self-styled "righteous" political candidates in the U.S. Lots of holy speeches. Lots of religious egos paraded. Lots of lies, deceit, and distortions.
Blogs are resplendent in opinions, often "over the top." Blogs are usually political, social, economic, or spiritual expressions. I have chosen to comment about "love." Is that a bridge too far? Love comes in so many forms, textures, styles, depths, etc. Love is not gender-specific or even species-specific. People have love for neighbors, pets, friends, partners, spouses, divinities, and even inanimate objects. So, from an open and free place, I share with you some quotes about love. Who knows, these may even enhance your love?
Yes, it seems over the top to call the right-wing extremism in American politics today fascism. Let me tell you something. Read history very carefully. The two fascist periods are not so different, and the U.S. capitalists are AGAIN playing a lead role in its development.
It seems so easy for Americans and Europeans to find Arab and Moslem actions as reprehensible. We never seem to see our part in the mess that has been made of relations between our two cultures and our two religions. Even American foreign policy is conducted by people who know nothing about the historical back-drop to the Middle East and how things evolved between Christians and Moslems. America has stumbled badly in the Middle East. Sometimes we act as though nobody in the state department or the White House ever took a history class.