It's my personal soapbox, a place for me to express thoughts and feelings, musings and rants, reflections and recollections; to have fun with words -- about things spiritual, environmental, social, political, economic, and, from time to time, personal. And of course about peace. Soapboxes are in public places (as London's legendary Hyde Park) on purpose, and so I invite conversations with you, for it is through civil discourse that we can gain some perspective on the seeming chaos of these changing times and learn together how to shape a positive future for ourselves, our communities, and the generations to come.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Doctrine of Discovery - I Want to Cry!

I am on the verge of tears. Just heard/read about the Doctrine of Discovery that was the legal and “moral” basis for 500 years of European and Christian subjugation of peoples and lands anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is still enshrined and enforced to this day in U.S. case law.