One of the small historical details that I have an increasing amount of admiration for is Dr. King's use of the flag as a part of his movement. At a time when Black people were segregated, discriminated against, spat on, and hosed down by police, Dr. King marched with the flag. He understood that the … Continue reading A Symbol to Unite
Starving a Nation
These conflicts oceans away have implications for us in the US. Echoes of what could become are warnings to us as deep wounds are reopened, spilling forth resentment and guttoral calls for social justice and affirmative action. Race and politics do not mix. Race and law do not mix. When race and law become intertangled with in one another, the only result is resentment. Every law that is passed with race in mind is another stepping stone down a very divisive path. One that no nation should pursue.
All Ideas Are Not Created Equal
Thoughts, feelings, and beliefs alone are unsubstantiated. They are truth to you and you alone through the schemas and perceptions that your inherently flawed mind creates. Nobody cares what you think, feel, or believe because not all ideas are created equal. And your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs alone are at the bottom of the "weight of an argument totem pole".
The 3 Degrees of Purchase
Understanding the Third Person Transaction is paramount to understanding government spending. The idea of your taxes being used to make responsible transactions that will benefit you is diametrically opposed to the nature of the third person transaction. There is no necessity for efficiency or quality. And responsibility is so diffused that any legitimate call to accountability will yield you a a low-level scapegoat if you're lucky and a self-righteous speech on the importance of transparency.
“My Mom is Dead” – The Misuse and Abuse of the Personal Account
Over the course of a boy's middle school free time, he will inevitably hear or participate in the male contest of "yo mama" jokes. In case you're unfamiliar, "yo mama" jokes are generally framed as "Yo mama is so (adjective, usually 'fat') she (some sort of thing that she does that describes the previous adjective)". This usually went around for awhile, with no one really getting that offended, until you had the wise guy in the group decide he was going to shut down the party. He waited patiently for someone to make fun of his mother, or he initiated the attack by making fun of their's first, and when their quip was finished he responded with these silencing words:
A Lawmaker’s Litmus Test
Ours is a country of laws. Every problem, every grieving mother, every offended 20-something year old results in some statute or another. Every public shooting, every racial incident, and every sex offense seems to spawn an extra measure of legal ink. And why is this? Because it feels good.
Protected: American Tribes and Why Your Friends Are Probably the Same Skin Color As You
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