Two Dots Offers an Important Lesson in Civics and Being Inclusive

Raina and I love the game Two Dots. It is one of the best time-sucks out there with new levels appearing on a regular basis. Today, though, Two Dots stood tall for fairness and equality and celebrated the American ideals represented by the Statue of Liberty. Too many have forgotten that we are a nation of immigrants;  Two Dots reminds us  

Two Dots Offers an Important Lesson in Civics and Being Inclusive

Launching the game is always fun, since you don’t know which new levels will have arrived. But today, two days after a decree from D.C. shut the gate on refugees arriving in the US and banned travelers from a series of different countries with Muslim majorities (except, it seems, several key countries with business ties), Two Dots took a stand.

First, it made a bold statement about who Two Dots creators are and where they stand with regard to civil rights.

Two Dots Offers an Important Lesson in Civics and Being Inclusive

But then they made the point even more profoundly. Because, when you click through on the link it brings you to this …
Two Dots Offers an Important Lesson in Civics and Being Inclusive  As the grandson of immigrants, I have not forgotten the importance of our nation being one of welcome and opportunity. As the rabbi of a synagogue that, along with two other synagogues welcomed a family of Syrian refugees just days before the new administration took office and is actively looking to help other detained refugees, I am proud to stand with members of my community and be part of the resistance through direct action. And as someone who is heading to a detention center where refugees are currently being held to demonstrate later today, I appreciate the small act of civil disobedience Two Dots offered today. But first, I think I’ll donate to the ACLU.

 

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.
  • I used to donate infrequently to the ACLU; recent events have made me decide to commit to an automatic monthly donation. Amounts as low as $5/month add up; if you can afford to give, please do! <3