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
While engaging in casual, albeit political, conversations that draws out some of my deeper and developed thoughts, I often end up getting one of at least two responses. First, is in agreement followed by where I read about such and such idea, but then amazed that it didn’t come from the new media. Second, disagreement … Continue reading Why Pragmatism?
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”
In recent days state legislatures in the South and Midwest of the United States have passed statutes that highly restrict the ability of women to seek abortions. These laws are little more then religions attacks on personal freedoms and must be met head on by those who support a women's right to control her own … Continue reading Congressional Communications, 15 May 2019
What is the necessary and proper roll of a nations body politic? Moreover, do the people have an obligation to rise up against a governmental power that no longer represents it? To the latter, Yes. A simple answer, but one that must be more deliberately answered nonetheless. To begin then let us start in the … Continue reading On a Call for Social Revolution
What we say matters. It has weight, and that weight grows exponentially as social influence grows. Due to this, it is all the more important that what is spoken is uttered with the greatest care. If what one says is a lie, or just generally bullshits, then what has been said is of little use … Continue reading On Truth in Speech
What is the role of a non-individual body in society? Rather, what should be the end of a non-individual body in society? In working on my next major sub-topic it occurred me that I must codify and answer the above question. So here is that answer: The role of any non-individual, that is any body … Continue reading The Role of non-Individual Bodies in Society
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
As anyone who reads my philosophical posts can tell I try not to address, too overtly anyway, any current event. I stated early on that I believe that it is far more important to discuss wider topics that may, by happenstance, be related to current events. To that end, it has been difficult in recent … Continue reading The Distraction of the Great Now
Is a law moral? Rather, does a law have a moral value? It has become vexing to me in my work in “Denial of Moral Responsibly”, and in conversations of late, that there is a notion that a right is given by law. This is, of course, completely incorrect. If a law gave rights then … Continue reading Is a Law Moral?