Have you noticed that the primary conflict in our society is that we all have different views of what America is and should be? This is a result of what philosophers call the postmodern era which brought about the advent of moral relativism. In layperson’s terms, we no longer live in a society that has… Continue reading What Should America Be?
Last week I wrote about how “Woke” and “Jihad” are erroneously interpreted by those folks who claim to be in both conditions. This week, I’m taking a deeper look at how this affects society with another author’s help. Author Nassim Nicolas Taleb, in his book Antifragile, makes the point that for systems to grow, they… Continue reading Are the “Woke Social Justice Warriors” Jihadists?
The Republican Party is no more. It has become a radical insurgency (in Noam Chomsky’s words). From the advent of neoliberalism (free market trickle-down economic voodoo) during the Reagan years to Mitch McConnell’s oath to make sure the Democrats get nothing done, the Republican Party has done everything in its power to destroy democracy in… Continue reading The Grand Old Party is Not!
Susan Sontag, American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, and teacher said, “10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and the remaining 80 percent can be moved in either direction.” As I turned 82 this week, I did the examination of conscience I was taught so many… Continue reading Do Good Guys Finish Last?
In his book Mein Kompf, Hitler laid out the secret to creating a simulated reality with a Big Lie. I.e., when you tell a lie once, it’s just a lie. But for the Big Lie to develop into the “truth” requires two key variables: 1. A lie with one or two simple principles and 2.… Continue reading How lies become the truth.
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