Tagged: hate

Under the volcano by Anthony Bourdain (Why we hate Mexico)

Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We love Mexican beverages, happily knocking back huge amounts of tequila, mezcal and Mexican beer every year. We love Mexican people—as we sure employ a lot of them. Despite our ridiculously hypocritical attitudes towards immigration, we demand that Mexicans cook a large percentage of the food we eat, grow the ingredients we need to make that food, clean our houses, mow our lawns, wash our dishes, look after our children. As any chef will tell you, our entire service economy—the...

Stop sharing the hate

I just posted this on FB   Stop. Just stop. Stop sharing the hate. Ya know.. for the past 8 years.. I unfriended haters.. of Obama.. unless they were friends with me in real life.. and them, I unfollowed.. or just followed less…   And I thought.. stupidly.. that my liberal friends were above the hate. I was wrong. So stop with the sharing of hate. If I know you in RL, I PROBABLY won’t unfriend you, but I will certainly unfollow you. Start sharing ideas that will FIX things.. in your community, in your corner of the world....

Compassion in the Midst of Madness

BY LEO BABAUTA Whether you’re in the U.S. or not, the results of the election can bring up some strong feelings — maybe outrage or depression, maybe elation and shock, maybe contempt for others. In this crazy emotional time, I urge you to try a compassion practice. Perhaps, like some people I know, you are angry about the outcome, and can’t believe your fellow Americans would elect the person they elected. Perhaps you’re feeling vindicated, and are unhappy with the way your fellow Americans have steered this country for the last eight years. Perhaps you’re not from the U.S.,...

Making OUR America great again — OUR way

I had what may have been an Epiphany. I could be wrong. I don’t know.. but.. here it is Social Media has grown a LOT in the last 8 years. For 8 years, we saw Republicans / Conservatives spout hate. Democrats / Liberals thought that they were above all that. (yes.. I’m dogging both.. Keep in mind that I am quite liberal, although I voted for neither party.. it’s time to get rid of parties) Now, we are seeing Dems / Liberals spouting similar hate.. for different reasons. But the basic reasons are still there. Fear. Hurt. Anger. Disappointment....