Posing kids—many of whom who have a simplified understanding of the stakes of their protest—next to the imminent end of the world made the climate strikes last weekend grotesque.
In recent years, the conversation around climate change has progressed substantially. At first, climate denial was the primary justification for those who resisted action. Then, the focus moved to questioning the extent to which humans are the cause. As the Global Climate Strike has made clear, the crisis of climate change demands action.
Does a living group have the right to exclude others from using “their door?” Is there any such thing as “their door” and “our door?” Is there some unwritten rule that you can’t cut through another dormitory?
“These findings are remarkable,” the principal investigator of the study wrote in a Facebook message. “They show that students have always been somewhat unreasonable.”
I have to think twice, three times about the things I do and how I do them. I have to be a little more vigilant, a little more observant. Ready to come change at a moment’s notice so I do not put myself in a troubling situation.
Putting names, personalities, and lives to theories that are often presented as lifeless graphs and equations can prove to encourage typically uninterested students to pick up economics.
It is high time that Christians take a strong response on violent Christianism and white supremacy in America. A strong response would emphatically state why these violent ideals do not align with the faith.
Given the violent contestations over land and economic power endemic to the post-Civil War United States, Hamer’s efforts were nothing short of radical.
Only then can we bridge the disconnect between those who make policy and those whom the policy affects.
A hard-left swing will not only dissuade moderate voters who are otherwise fed up with Trump, but will also rally the Republican base around fears of socialism and draconian wealth redistribution.