All posts for the day July 9th, 2009

Alphabet Soup Youth

Published July 9, 2009 by Michael C Leeson

Rainbow Alley: a trans-friendly resource for youth in Denver

The article speaks to the increased number of younger Alphabet soup people who are outing themselves. It discusses a resouce for young people  in Denver Col USA, where young people who identify can readily access support and resources in helping them make some sense of their experiences. The article highlights the shock often experienced by parents (even those progressive thinking ones), when their child comes out to them.

It cites to a post byPeggy Drexler

titled “When Gay Comes Home”Posted: July 7, 2009 05:26 PM

that discuses this topic further on.

If your child came out how would you react?

Concentration of Politcal Power

Published July 9, 2009 by Michael C Leeson


What the Right can’t get is that tyranny doesn’t come from government; it comes from the concentration of power. It makes no real difference whether the concentration is public or private. When power is concentrated in government, private interests become its puppet. When power is concentrated in private hands, government becomes its puppet. Either way, the people lose. The U.S. federal government was set up so that power would be diffused through the three branches and among Washington and the states, and in this way power in government wouldn’t concentrate in any one place and become too strong for citizens to control. But in their monomaniacal quest to destroy government in the name of “liberty,” the Right left government vulnerable to takeover by non-governmental powers that are not answerable to citizens at all. By fighting a phantom tyranny they have gone a long way toward creating a real one. The Mahablog