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My nice and nephew's grandfather Al Goldman at Hitler's "Eagle's Nest" in 1945

Assumptions

Here’s an email I got the other day: Here’s what some American Buddhists and their families are experiencing these days: – I get repeated messages from my kids’ school.  Violence against students of color has increased since the election and more and more children are skipping classes out of pure terror.  The school hired more […]

Buddhists for Trump Part 2

Buddhists for Trump Part 2

In a recent interview, Ian Mackaye, formerly of the bands Minor Threat and Fugazi said, “I was trying to think of an illustration of how I’ve thought about this election. I had this vision of being on a boat that you have no control over – you’re just a passenger. There’s this vicious fistfight up […]

Buddhists for Trump

Buddhists for Trump

If you voted for Donald Trump or otherwise support or are enthusiastic about his presidency, please send me an email at bw@hardcorezen.info. I promise I will not shame you or try to convince you that you’re wrong. I just want to understand you. Here’s why I am asking. When Donald Trump said he was, “calling […]

Fear of Hate

Fear of Hate

There are folks all over the Interwebs right now telling us that we must freak out and we must keep on freaking out. If you express any sort of calm on social media lately, someone will call you out for tacitly supporting racism, xenophobia, and grabbing her by the pussy through your refusal to join […]

Facebook is Brain Poison

Facebook is Brain Poison

I’ve barely been off Facebook for 24 hours and it feels wonderful. I first got a Facebook account maybe eight years ago when my book Sit Down and Shut Up came out. Up till then I’d resisted but my publicist said authors needed to be on Facebook to promote their work. So I bit the […]