Why Democrats Fail

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
You may get tired of me talking about framing, but poor framing largely led to the mess we’re in. I’m a baby boomer whose political consciousness first bloomed in opposition to the war in Viet Nam.  We had a song back then that encapsulates liberals’ current framing problem, particularly the line,…

Survive and Resist

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
I had a rather long post planned for tonight, but I’m going to save it for later.  Given Trump’s firing of the head of the FBI just when the head of the FBI was asking for more resources to investigate the Trump campaign’s & administration’s ties with Russia, I’m simply going…

Who’s Really In A Bubble?

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
It’s a trick question. Answer: every single one of us. The better question is: what sort of bubble are you in? It is nearly impossible to climb outside of our own experiences. That’s why, nearly 20 years later, Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack remains to relevant. That’s why…

Quand Meme

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
Do you have a personal motto?  I stole mine from Sarah Bernhardt:  Quand Meme.  NPR says that: You can translate quand meme in a number of (unsatisfactory) ways: “Even so.” “All the same.” “Despite everything.” “Nevertheless.” “Against all odds.” “No matter what.” If you’ve ever lived with an abuser, you know that…