Harvey Rifkin

22 Jan 2019

Living in a Liberal Area, is a Privilege in Itself

These days there is a lot said and written about White Privilege and White Male Privilege which many times turns on the lighted sign that says “Ugly Conservative”. On the other hand how much is said about well educated, urban Liberals who live in large cities such as San Francisco,

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08 Jan 2019

Conservatives Generally Do Not Favor Democracy

There are far more liberal leaning Americans than conservatives, which is why voter suppression is very important to Republicans.

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03 Jan 2019

Trump Is A Skilled Communicator to a Select Audience

I never hear Trump say to his audience, “You need to be
more tolerant, compassionate, benevolent, kinder, act with integrity, better educated, and improve yourself”.

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06 Dec 2018

Why Trumpers Don’t Want to See His Moral Failings

Trump supporters see him as the messenger for White Male Privilege Patriarchal control. These oppressive Trump values are more important to his supporters than the rule of law, professional competence, or upholding of moral character. Until there is a culture shift in those who have little issues with racism, misogyny,

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04 Sep 2018

‘No” to Drug Injection Sites Akin to Outlawing Abortion, Prostitution, and Alcohol

Through the millennia prohibition on drinking of alcoholic beverages, outlawing prostitution, and banning legal abortions has proven to be a failure. Prohibitions do not stop the use, but only drive these activities underground, increase crime, cause death and suffering, and put an unnecessary financial drain on the criminal justice system.

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22 Jul 2018

Why America’s Healthcare Model Is So Inferior

America spends 17% of its GDP on healthcare, which is over 50% higher than the next two developed nations Taiwan and Switzerland which are 11% of GDP. The financial metrics are only one part of looking at the input and outcomes of the health-care system, one must factor in availability,

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26 Jun 2018

Whiteness, Maleness, and Americanism Have No Intrinsic Value

Through the history that is handed down to us in schools, the media, and through oral tradition, Whiteness, Maleness, and Americanism have been duplicitously elevated as having superior actual intrinsic value. These iconic characteristics are no match for the real values of integrity, intellect, creativity, focus, discipline, talent or skills,

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19 Jun 2018

Why I don’t Stand for the “Anthem”

By Harvey Rifkin The reason I would stand for the “Anthem” or any other institution or icon would be out of reverence and major respect for the institution out of its foundational integrity and moral behavior. Unfortunately, due to my read of America’s racist, barbaric, imperialistic, sexist, misogynistic, and greedy

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