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Henry A. Giroux: Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought | Rise Up Times

Rise Up Times shares a sobering essay by Henry A. Giroux. It’s a long read, but an excellent launching point to review modern political history–as truth and reality must be the foundation of today’s American resistance…


 

“…This is a time to study, engage in critical dialogues, develop new educational sites, support and expand the alternative media, and fight back collectively. It will not be easy to turn the tide, but it can happen, and there are historical precedents…

‘If we really care about the world, our country, and our future, we have no choice but to resist.’ This would also suggest building up unions again and putting their control in the hands of workers; working to build sanctuary cities and institutions that would protect those considered the enemies of white supremacy – immigrants, Muslims, Blacks, and those others considered disposable…” ~ Henry A. Giroux

READ MORE: Henry A. Giroux: Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought | Rise Up Times


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.

6 Comments

  1. tcriggs

    *sigh* I wish more people would start to learn philosophy. Well, that and history… (not the dates, just what, who, and how it happened) My distant memory of philosophy and history, like this, are why I was so upset last year…

    Dialogue, discussion, debate, and challenging assumptions is how we make it out of this… Well, that and REQUIRING FACTUAL INFORMATION, while punishing those who constantly ‘weasel word’ their way through arguments by NOT LISTENING TO THEM, or even considering their statements as valid.

    “The right to be heard, does not include the right to be taken seriously.” H. Humphrey.

    Thanks for posting this! 🙂

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, TC. Love the Humphrey quote! I’m reading a good book: “Not for Profit; Why Democracy Needs the Humanities” by Martha Nussbaum. We definitely need more knowledge and understanding in our world.

  2. On Thought

    It seems as though we have turned ‘survival of the fittest’ into ‘preservation of the feelings’. When being knowledgeable is less valuable than being absurd, the nation domesticating this mindset will no longer have a leader, they will instead, support the most ignorant of individuals.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Yes! I’ve been thinking we need to start giving Darwin Awards to some of our politicians. Thanks for adding your thoughts, Dylan.

  3. paulbern77

    Reblogged this on The 99% Blog and commented:
    the time for resistance has already arrived. fight back or die, what’s it going to be, people?

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for sharing, Pastor Paul! Have a blessed day!

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