On the Structural Racism of Conservative Politics

The topic of this post will, and probably should, raise a number of eyebrows. Some will be raised due to the boldness of it, others due to anger at the accusation. To both those I will first state this: not all that belong to a conservative wing of politics are explicitly racist. That fact does … Continue reading On the Structural Racism of Conservative Politics

CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country (A news reaction)

From “CDC says U.S. has 'way too much virus' to control pandemic as cases surge across country” CNBC In the below link we are given yet another reminder of the dangerous position the Nation is in with this virus. It must be made clear, though I would like to think that it goes without saying, … Continue reading CDC says U.S. has ‘way too much virus’ to control pandemic as cases surge across country (A news reaction)

Top US health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge (A reaction)

The only thing disturbing is the cavalier way in which large swaths of Americans, and their elected officials, are disregarding the danger of this virus. The only reason we are seeing an increase in new cases is due to the immoral behavior of the President, and the political weakness of state governors. Compounding the immoral … Continue reading Top US health official Fauci warns of ‘disturbing’ new US surge (A reaction)

The Sickness of Reason (A reaction)

There was a sickness out there. And it struck us down with silence. Even when people were in close proximity, their voices were notably quieter. It …The Sickness of Reason Reading Brad Evans account of our current state of affairs reminds me deeply of Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian”. I first read Bradbury’s short story in … Continue reading The Sickness of Reason (A reaction)

On a Nations Foundational Truth

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, … Continue reading On a Nations Foundational Truth

On a Marxist Understanding

Those that have read my earlier posts, those that began my work toward developing a pragmatic approach, will likely know the root of my motivation and philosophy (that being my genuine end goal) is Marxist in nature. I do not call upon his popular works as a source of inspiration. Rather it is those earlier … Continue reading On a Marxist Understanding

On the Silencing of the Body Politic

In very recent days the President of the United States (POTUS) was fact checked by his favorite social media platform, Twitter. In doing so the company, and other social media platforms, have been threatened by the POTUS with new regulations, or Presidential orders, that would limit their ability to fact check the POTUS, or outright … Continue reading On the Silencing of the Body Politic

Revisiting “On a Call for Social Revolution”

On November 27 2018 I wrote “On a Call for Social Revolution." At the time I knew that it was likely a vain call for Americans to take a stand against what was, and since then has escalated into, one of the most dangerous Presidencies of this Nation. Vain in that I am but one … Continue reading Revisiting “On a Call for Social Revolution”

Of the Passing of a Public Figure

Of course everyone, or at least most people, will know that Sen John McCain passed today. It is safe to say that I did not always agree with his policies or political views, but he was a decent man. During the 2008 election he gained a great deal of respect from me when he shot … Continue reading Of the Passing of a Public Figure

Tacit Consent

In my last post, "The Moral Vote", I discussed briefly voting along moral lines. This post is, in a sense, a continuation of the same idea, albeit from a different point of view. The topic of tacit consent is not a new one. Among others, Locke claims that one who continues to reside in a … Continue reading Tacit Consent