As Ron DeSantis is running for President, he is touting Florida’s crime rate as an accomplishment. It is anything but that. Quoting DeSantis, “Claiming that Florida is unsafe is a total farce. I mean, are you kidding me? You look at cities around this country, they are awash in crime. In Florida, our crime rate is at a 50-year low.” Here is the truth DeSantis is not telling you about Florida’s crime rate.
When someone does not have supportive arguments for their ideals and plans, that leads to them implementing their very ideals and plans through force. This is exactly what I think the January 6th insurrection was all about. To me it’s down to just plain ignorance. As Issac Asimov said, “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
Isaac Asimov famously called violence “the last refuge of the incompetent.” But violence — self-defense excepted — is also the last refuge of the loser, the last gasp of those who have no more words, the tacit confession of those who know, but are loath to admit, that they got nothing’. If you can’t win the argument, win the fight. A mantra for thugs, bullies, and many Republicans. This is now normal politics. Republicans no longer talk policy or ideas; they only threaten to take away your rights or punish you if you do not bow down to their way.
Angela Watson is a National Board-Certified Teacher with 11 years’ experience in the classroom, plus over a decade of experience as an instructional coach. She wrote this article about the broken educational system.Being an ex-educator, I felt this about sums up education and truth today. —
For many years, most Americans have been asleep. We’ve not been paying attention to the systemic injustices that were building and led us to the point we’re at. The mistrust and dissatisfaction that we’re seeing from many groups of people for many different (and often opposing) reasons–this unrest didn’t come out of nowhere.