The riots, the burning, the looting, the screeching, the assault, the murder. The fires burning around this country are a cause for concern, if not outright fear. What we’re seeing is a normalization of violence against our political opponents alongside the desensitization of very combative terms such as enemy, criminal, German National Socialist. And yet, […]Read More The inherent problem of political violence
This election cycle is crazy. The way that it divides people has been something to behold. Friendships, online friendships, marriages, relationships all dissolving because we’ve lost our ability to tolerate our differences. And it’s not even in primary relationships. The tribalist notions have been extended to secondary groups: families, clubs, businesses, organizations, all being tied […]Read More Collateral Damage
I’ve seen, read, and heard so many people call themselves compassionate on both the left and right. I’ve also seen those same people become vicious, hateful, rage filled monsters toward people that they disagree with, that mostly happening on the left, though I see it on both sides. Compassion is an interesting virtue. Merriam-Webster defines […]Read More The Authoritarianism of Compassion
If I were to ask you what white supremacy means, can you give me an answer without Googling it? I certainly couldn’t anymore. Something to the effect of the domination of a particular racial group (in this case Whites), over all others. However, today’s definition includes the use of power structures and hierarchies in order […]Read More Atop the slippery slope of Critical Race Theory, and how we’ve already started sliding.
Featured image credit Victor Fitzpatrick, click to follow more of the artist’s work. I have a friend, who shall remain nameless, who struggled for a long time with paranoia and anxiety, would often tell me how often she would run into people who were connected to someone from her past. More than that I will […]Read More The power of projection.
Cancel culture, censorship, thought speech, implicit bias, silence is violence, my truth, disinformation, misinformation. What has been happening over the last decade, and particularly over the last 4 years in the “free press” has been both hilarious and frightening. Recently, an article was published in the New York post that has been removed on social […]Read More This is exactly why we need free speech… and why I’m voting for Trump
I have had the same conversation many times regarding the founding of the country and the 3/5ths Compromise. Many of today’s “woke” progressives, when posed with the question regarding how the then enslaved African slaves would be counted in terms of representation, would have said they should get full representation, signaling their virtue and giving […]Read More An Inconvenient fact
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard, “Well someone should make a law about that,” or “well there should be a program to deal with that.” And yet, when we look at local, state, and even the federal budgets, we are drowned in a sea of red ink, mismanagement, graft, nepotism, and […]Read More Why government isn’t the answer
For what it’s worth, I have no clue who the hell is going to win the election. The polls were wrong in 2016, but they show Trump at near a double-digit or a double-digit deficit against Biden. The pollsters have said that they fixed the issues, but who’s to say. I’ve heard and read about […]Read More Biden’s Brave New World
I scroll through my social media feeds and watch how silent everything is getting. I’m unsure whether that means I’ve finally been unfollowed or blocked by enough people to get back to seeing normal content or if people have finally grown weary of all the political hysteria that has rocked this political cycle. But either […]Read More The Death of American Civility