Two years ago, after that harrowing day when a mob violently invaded the U.S Capitol, I wrote a letter to them. There was and still is so much that was wrong with that scene and what led up to it. And yet I identified with the rioters' outrage that something was terribly unfair in our … Continue reading A Love Letter of Sorts to the January 6th Insurrectionists from a Biden Voter
By John Bell, 2022 The Beloved Community is a notion often associated with Martin Luther King, Jr. He put a strong public spotlight on an idea that has been held deep in the hearts of humans for millennia. People everywhere have had the yearning to live in a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. Indigenous people, … Continue reading Envisioning the Beloved Community
By John Bell In the U.S., we are reeling from yet another round of white people killing Black people. Hateful. Horrendous. Heartbreaking. Again. In a recent post on Medium, Corinne Shutack put together a helpful list of 75 things White People Can Do for Racial Justice. As a white man, I am grateful for her effort … Continue reading Freedom and Energy from Healing Our White Racism
What does "fighting" your political opponents mean?
Dear Candidate, I am happy that you have announced your campaign for the Presidency. I admire your long and effective public service. You talk compellingly about the middle class. However, except for two of the candidates, it is rare for you to refer to working class or low-income or poor people, and make their issues … Continue reading The Working Poor & the Middle Class: Friendly Advice for Presidential Candidates
Why economic growth, a sustainable planet, and individual happiness cannot co-exist.