Author: Hipolito

Perpetrated Against a Person Without Consent.

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration perpetrated against a person without that person’s consent. So how is it that a well-educated man decides that it is not to the benefit of the rapist to make him accountable for his violence so as to make sure this does not destroy his future? Where was the question of the well-being of the unconscious woman considered? Why are there so many men making a case for the rapist, and in some cases by women? We can...

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Creating Self-Directed Learners – A Fearful Transition

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher “Have a sit quietly, open your books and read the next several pages. Any one has any questions? Please raise your hands and do not talk out of turn.” This is what our children hear every day when they go to class. This may seem like an opening salvo to our schools, but its not. Go ahead and gather 30 children from the ages of 5 years old or 18 year olds in a room and try to teach them anything. If you are not properly prepared, this will be a momentous task. With...

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The Danger of Being An Outsider

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher Most folks say they like kindness and intelligence, and psychological research evidences that there is a truth to that because at the end of the day, people must feel safe with those around them. The other side is that, outsiders are always in danger of being hurt just because they are defined as different. The challenge that we all face, is that in order to make a difference and make progress in a changing world, we must step out of that safe space and face those that will look at efforts to create a...

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Our “Whatever” Society

Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher There are tremendous injustices that seem to be continuously excused or justified through dismissiveness or our lack of understanding of how we understand and see each other. As the demographic changes in the United States and the world advance, there are more claims of “reverse racism.” Some folks open their conversations with, “well if a (person of color) would say what I just said to me, that would be okay?” We have a tremendous lack of understanding on how we work and how we develop compassion. We also seem to have developed national amnesia of...

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What If There Was No Government?

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher Pol·i·tics; noun: the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power. There is a deceptive movement that has been dogging the world since the development of the political class which has led to the despise of those that prepare themselves for the governance of a position created to manage a position that focuses on public service. “Politics as usual,” has become a go to phrase to refocus the population’s attention away from their social responsibility. When...

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