Effective Dehumanization

Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing others, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment. This can lead to increased violence, human rights violations, war crimes, and genocide.This is the basic strategy of the devil. In the Scriptures, we...

One Way to Educate

One of the ways anyone can educate the public and those in positions of power is to write a letter exposing the facts, mingling them with real people’s stories and putting out very specific actions that you want the educated to take.  This can take...

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Treating Symptoms vs Curing Disease

My doctor wants to treat the disease, I just want to address the symptoms.I have  written before about the struggles I have with chronic fatigue and pain.  I have been told by doctors for years that there isn’t anything wrong with me physically.  It’s emotional...

Backbiting is for Dogs

I have three Labrador Retrievers living in my home. They are not normal, rambunctious, sport-dogs though.  These are unusually docile, preferring to gently nudge each other for affection. In some homes, having three large breed dogs would be chaos.  Most sport dogs have so much...

Let’s Have a Conversation

I really hate politics.  The whole idea of manipulating people to achieve a goal is nauseating to me.  Playing people like chess, politicians use misinformation and disinformation far too often.Lest you think ProLife advocates are pure and undiluted, let’s look at HR36.Congress put forth a...

There’s a Person in There

In my experience as a nurse, there have been so many times that others in the medical field ignore the dignity of the person to whom care is delivered.  For a supervisor, walking in on a bed bath or other personal procedure is no deterrent...

Legislative Season Begins

This week, the New Hampshire legislative season begins in earnest.  There will be caucuses, committee meetings, and public hearings and Committees of Conference very soon.  The LSRs will become RSAs in short order.  Well, not too short.A Legislative Service Request has a bit of a...

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Worst Christmas Ever

At the beginning of November, I’d been really run down and took some time to look over my commitments and plans for immediate future, as I frequently do.  It was quickly apparent that I had taken on way too many responsibilities.  Further, in assessing the...

Narcissism 

Last week, I posted a story about a stretch of time in my life.  My purpose was to emphasize the fact that bad beginnings do not necessitate bad endings.I think that too many people feel that the trouble they are in is so bad, even...