Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez takes a giant leap in the history of civilization.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s words came from her heart, and she represents the value of equality, civility, and dignity of all humans. She spoke for me and spoke for all women and all civilized Americans, how fellow humans should be treated. Rep Cortez’s speech is a giant leap in the civility of American culture. A moment of pride that we all must cherish. She made history.
On the steps of National Capitol, Congressman Ted Yoho (R -FL-3) calls Congresswoman Cortez, among other names, a “FB.” What is shameful is the accomplice Congressmen Roger Williams (R-TX-25) did not stop Yoho.
These two men represent typical chauvinistic arrogant men who do not belong in the house of representatives’, a body of civilized men and women to serve the nation. They are a contagious disease and must be quarantined.
Insecure men like Yoho and Williams seek their false notion of security by demeaning women. The ugliness of these two men and men like them is not reflective of any group of people, be it faith, race, culture, or ethnicity. I expect some civilized humans to run against these brutes, play the following video in the campaign, and give them a crushing defeat. Let’s get rid of all such men from a civil body that represents America’s collective civility.
Of course, no society is perfect; we have come a long way and a long way to go, go, we must.
Prophet Muhammad’s vision of a civilized society is encapsulated in the following narration. He envisioned the ultimate in civilization is when a single woman laden in jewelry could travel from Madina to Damascus and return safely without being harassed.
The Tribute given by Pramila Jaypal at the end of the speech was from her heart and reflected our hearts.
I applaud the wisdom of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s full response.
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I was in a group meeting of about 5 men and 2 women – every time one of the women spoke, the guys tried to cut her off or speak over her voice, as if her opinion does not count or she knows nothing. I am sick of that attitude. I have been in larger meetings, where women take a back seat, they raise their hands to speak up, but the damned moderators ignore them and they just won’t raise their hands. I am glad to have spoken and made sure whoever raises the hand, gets to speak, and others to listen without interrupting. I admire representative Occasio-Cortez speech, don’t let anyone speak you down.
Dr. Mike Ghouse is the founder and president of the Center for Pluralism. He is a speaker, thinker, author, community consultant, pluralist, activist, newsmaker, and an interfaith wedding officiant. Mike is deeply committed to Free speech, Human Rights, and Pluralism in Religion, Politics, Societies, and the workplace. His latest book, The American Muslim Agenda, is available on Amazon, Kindle, and the bookstores. He has dedicated his life to building cohesive societies and offers pluralistic solutions to the media and the policymakers. More about him at www.TheGhousediary.com.