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Do not accept or reject and be yourself..this is a brainstorming to help choose, develop an approach, or deepen your understanding,

Islam scholar Bernard Lewis’ legacy of disdain for Muslims

This blindness can be seen in his later academic work, which commonly conflated Muslims with Arabs, and religion with politics. The book that made Lewis’ popular reputation, “What Went Wrong?,” was originally subtitled “Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response.” This was later changed, significantly, to “The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East.” Suddenly a book about geopolitics became a book about a religion. Lewis treated the two interchangeably, as if the Middle East were synonymous with Islam, and vice versa…more:  /religionnews

Useless Eaters Disability as Genocidal Marker in Nazi Germany

SAGE JournalsThe methods used for mass extermination in the Nazi death camps originated and were perfected in earlier use against people with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. This article describes the historical context of attitudes toward people with disabilities in Germany and how this context produced mass murder of people with disabilities prior to and….more:  journals.sagepub

World War III (Middle East)

World War III (Middle East) world mapThe war began as a regional conflict, but, in a similar fashion to the first two world wars, entangling military alliances dragged the world’s most powerful, and most destructive, countries into the battle…..more:  future.wikia

WHY ARE NEW YORK TAXI DRIVERS KILLING THEMSELVES?

IT WAS A somber scene outside New York’s City Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Four coffins sat at the foot of the steps; one by one, taxi drivers covered them with white flowers, before assembling on the steps and shouting for the city to “stop Uber’s greed” and “stop making us slaves.”….more: wired.

What if we paid for Facebook — instead of letting it spy on us for free?

So what if we flipped that on its head? As Zuckerberg prepares for his date with Congress next week, I’ve been taking a fresh look at a modest proposal shared among techies for years: Maybe we’d be better off paying for Facebook like a subscription than we are paying with our personal data — which, let’s be honest, seems free but isn’t. Might that restore our trust?…MORE: .washingtonpost

Seven Social Processes that grease the slippery slope of evil

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• Dehumanization of Others
• De-individuation of Self (anonymity)
• Diffusion of Personal Responsibility
• Blind Obedience to Authority
• Uncritical conformity to group Norms
• Passive tolerance of evil through inaction or indifference..MORE: /blog.ted