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One catch to the outcome of the recent mid-term elections here in the U.S. is this: How do we carry any and all the goodness forward? Where do we go from here?

I think this is perhaps the most important inquiry, and I hope you too have, or will soon, give it some serious, loving consideration.

First, I’m making the case that the mid-term results are good; that is, many Democrats won their races, and the main story is the House of Representatives now has a Democrat majority. The benefit in my view is the re-balancing of power that thus…


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The problem with “History” and symbols is that they are interpretive. “History” is a narrative about the past, made up and told by people. It is not the past itself, but a representation/interpretation of it. Thus, “history” is a narrative that is generally as flawed as the humans writing it, or telling it. And all humans are deeply flawed (me first and foremost from where I stand).

Symbols — including statues/monuments and flags — it’s true, inherently have a meaning about which there is a consensus of some degree. But as well, on the personal level, any symbol that is…


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If you’re skeptical about metaphysics, that’s fair. Yet, here are a few who practiced it, who you might recognize: Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Sartre.

Defined: Metaphysics is concerned with examining the nature of reality /or/ the essence of a thing.

Well, what does that have to do with August 11 & 12, 2017 and August 11 & 12, 2018 in Charlottesville? Pretty much everything, if we allow for this additional ‘window’ into what has happened here, why, and how.

In other words, the metaphysical perspective informs us in a way that none other can. Other perspectives are invaluable in…

Greta von Kirchmann

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