It’s Friday. It’s nearly vacation. It’s going to be a beautiful day. I want to stay with positive. So, I’m just going to put this Facebook “memory” from one year ago here and let it simmer. I wrote it and I meant it and, unfortunately, it still holds true. Worth the battle??? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Here is the article that produced the reaction: Wie niet integreert … (van deMorgen)
This is one of the best articles I’ve ever read. 80% sounds like a lot until you have to live with it.
What 80% comprehension feels like
“The silent minority”
I stumbled across this article this morning. Interesting. It’s also scary and sad and frustrating, but interesting all the same. Really we could just use this paragraph as a template:
“During the _________ war, parts of America grew hysterically anti-__________. Some __________ were spat at in the street. The teaching of their language was banned in schools. ____ (insert heritage food) ____ was renamed “liberty _______”. _________ books were burned, ___ (insert heritage animal) ___ kicked and _________-Americans forced to buy war bonds to prove their patriotism.”
Will we ever learn? Patriotism … if you’re denying anyone the rights and privileges granted in our constitution, a document that defines our very existence as a country, then you know not why patriotism is. America was built on freedom and justice for all. Of course it remains a work in progress but still. It is for all or for none.