The country is not nearly as divided as the press, the politicians, the academics, and the radicals (collectively, the “Self-Interested”) would have you believe.
How can I come to the seemingly crazy conclusion? There are many things Americans can and do agree on and…
One of the most famous and inspirational Independence Day speeches comes from Frederick Douglas — “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” (July 5, 1852). It’s a long read but well worth it.
Written and no doubt elegantly and powerfully delivered by a man who deeply understood the…
Many, many inaccuracies in this piece, too many to fully address but here are a few:
“Since when did our elections, disputed or not, include death threats? … Since Trump” Sadly, violence and intimidation is part of our election history, Bobby Kennedy was assassinated on the campaign trail in 1968…
911 Operator: “911 how can I help you?”
Taxpayer: “We have a home invasion going on, please send the Police! I’m in the closet and they don’t know I’m here. They are beating up my partner, I think they have guns.”
911 Operator: “We can do that, but I see…
It’s kind of hard to keep a society together and teach tolerance, acceptance, understanding, and empathy when we can’t agree on what’s moral, just, and true.
Thank you Quincy, another thoughtful piece of writing. I really appreciate your objectivity and non self centered perspective, in part evidenced by the absence of the word "I". I hope it gets good traction here on Medium, I'm sure your are prepared for a fair amount of "how dare you" backlash.
I am certainly not telling you what to write or when it, but perhaps your piece might have been more persuasive or credible if written after the trial was completed.
Apologies for not reading your piece more thoroughly, most writers are grateful for someone at least perusing their writing rather than not reading it all. That said, your clarifications do not change my view that your hypothesis was unsupported - because it was based on incomplete testimony.
Done here, thanks for you piece and response.
"Derek Chauvin’s Lawyer Said That He Did What He Was Trained to Do. That’s The Problem."
You conveniently fail to mention that this assertion was refuted and rebutted over and over again in testimony by various members of the MPD.
Are you willing to concede it could be a bad cop doing very bad things? Itself an issue that must always be addressed?
Your statement "If Chauvin’s attorney is telling the truth, American policing is radicalizing its own abolitionists far better than any march or movement ever could" is nothing more than an unsupported hypothesis. But it feeds a narrative many are more than happy to embrace without examining facts and drilling deeper into root causes - a proven method of problem solving.
It’s not rocket science…
“Today’s public companies have many stakeholders, and the reality is the Board and Management of these companies are accountable to each one of these stakeholders in one way or another. At XYZ we take this responsibility very seriously. We have been asked by various stakeholders to…
Jeffery Toobin recently inadvertently (?) exposed himself on a Zoom call with New Yorker magazine peers. Dumb.
This serves as a great (sad) metaphor for today’s left leaning / lurching institutions, namely Democrat leadership (Fed, State, Local), the news media, the elitist Washington establishment, and of course the radical left…
Ah yes, I guess this is what radical Medium “writers” like Walter Rhein in “My Morning Fight With a Trump Supporter — Another reminder of what we’re up against” do when you don’t agree with them and post something they don’t like.
Here is my offending post in response to a sweeping generalization about conservatives — ironically enough alleging that none of them will engage in factual debate! I mean seriously, you can’t make this shit up!
“Ah yes, I can tell you are indeed a very open-minded individual who takes care not to deal in generalizations.”
Perhaps even more ironically, Mr. Rhein appears to be semi accomplished writer. Good luck in your pursuit of honest open debate and exchange of opinion, Mr. Rhein.