And All Hate is Local


Former House Speaker, “Tip” O’Neil, once said, “that all politics is local”. This was true back in the ’70s and even more true now. Over the past 4 years, we have seen a drastic increase in the number of hate crimes in our country. In the past year, since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a 150% increase in violent crimes against Asians. This can be primarily attributed to former President Trump, who insisted on referring to the disease as “the China virus”’ in an attempt to blame Asians for his incompetency and negligence that killed half…

To all of our friends and family in Malaysia and here in The US.

It’s not. They’ll try again.

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Like millions of people all over the world, I watched in horror, sadness, and disgust as the United States Capitol building was taken over by insurrectionists goaded on by the President of the United States. For the first time since the War of 1812 Capitol Hill was captured, not by a foreign enemy, but by domestic terrorists. For the first time since the Civil War, the confederate flag, a symbol of racism, hate, and insurrection was present in the Capitol, where the bodies of patriots like John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, John McCain, and John Lewis have lain in state.

I’m writing about Medium

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I don’t believe it, but here I am writing about Medium again. When checking my stats I have, like many writers here, noticed a drastic drop in views. That is except for the articles I have written about Medium.

I am so sick of sitting down and writing my fat little heart out about something that I have a very strong passion for or sharing a story of my beautiful beloved dogs only to have it treated like a piece of shit along the Medium path to irrelevance. My stories about Medium, like every other story written on Medium about…

Merry Christmas to all of our dad’s Medium friends.

Well, finally our wait was over. We woke up this morning, Christmas morning, to find out Santa Claus had been to our house during the night. Our dads opened their presents first and then it was our turn. Here are some of the photos my dad, Kevin took. I hope you had as much fun as we did.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or whatever you want to hear!

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Christmas is only a couple of days away and for some reason, I feel obligated to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, even if I don’t really know them. I have already sent my Christmas salutations to my family and close friends, so now I must do the same for my followers and anyone else who cares to receive my wishes.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not being a scrooge, but I always feel the same way during the holiday season. Christmas is a special time, with all of the decorations and holiday trappings surrounding almost every…

But without proper treatment, it may still kill us.

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For four years our nation has been infected by a potentially fatal form of cancer, caused by Donald Trump and spread by his cult-like followers. He may not have directly caused the disease, but he has caused the racism and hate that has been festering in the shadows of our country for years, waiting to infect our society. With his election, he began to destroy the immune system, the safeguards of our democracy, by allowing white supremacists, racists, and the most deplorable reprobates of our society to gain not only a voice but a movement. …

But I see a Silver Lining

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The year 2020 has mainly been overshadowed by the Covid-19 pandemic and most people have trouble finding any bright spots. I, for one, however, have found a few positives amongst all of the negativity.

Probably the most obvious change in our lives that was a result of the Coronavirus was wearing a face mask. After living for many years in Asia, where wearing a mask to protect yourself and others from colds and the flu is quite common, wearing a mask was no big deal. …

Stephen Sovie

A liberal retiree who loves writing about politics, social issues, my pets and my life experiences.

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