Category Archives: Politics

Conceptual Inaccuracy Rollup: “White Privilege,” “Microaggression,” “Cultural Appropriation,” “Rape Culture,” and “Socially Constructed” Edition (whew!)

Just thought I’d link to this, since it’s a good representation of a reasonably lengthy series of discussions and points made over at the illustrious philosoraptor’s digs.  I’ll cross-post my comment for a good summary of the point on this … Continue reading

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Adding the Brain as Digital Attack Surface

This is approximately the worst idea ever. Yeah, yeah, everyone knew it was going to happen.  Everyone knows that someone, somewhere is going to push the cyborg thing, but you’ll find me forever au naturale.  I won’t even buy a … Continue reading

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Skillful Means

As I have written, I remember being trapped in my own ignorant, emotional hell in all its embarrassing details.  Given that, I am reminded often to view those who are themselves similarly gripped with compassion and empathy.  This must, of course, be … Continue reading

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The Neo-PC Begins Using Physical Assault

At the command of professors aligned with the movement, no less.  How they shall avoid immediate termination for directly requesting that students physically assault other students is beyond me.  That this is being done on behalf of a movement ostensibly … Continue reading

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A Diamond in the Internet Clickbait Rough

My God, if my daughter ever handled such a situation and expressed herself so proficiently, I would consider my fatherhood a stunning success. The details of the incident are hidden from public view, but someone so coherent and so clearly … Continue reading

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Transgenderism: Dominating Reason with Political Correctness

I really, really balk at getting into these issues because honestly, I worry that they’ll die out on their own and that attention paid to them is counter-productive.  But I can’t sit idly by while our society appears to be … Continue reading

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Sexism and Other Common Obstructions

So Jennifer Lawrence recently penned a short essay being hailed about the Interwebs.  Being a user of Google News (silly me), I thought I might take a look.  Though I really don’t know much about her, Ms. Lawrence has struck … Continue reading

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A Confession from an Injustice Collector

Update:  I just ran across this interesting article which basically states the obvious (i.e. these sad perpetrators of violence need human beings who care for them to save them) in a more policy-oriented fashion.  The concept of “interrupters,” for example, is described in part in … Continue reading

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The Republican M.O. of the Past Two Decades

Not content to quietly fade away after eluding punishment for a horrid life, cheney has emerged into the light yet again to say: “I think it was sloppy and unprofessional, that it reflects a lack of understanding about how easy … Continue reading

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Violence and the American Dream

In response to a post by the illustrious philosoraptor regarding the latest documented murders making their rounds on the Interwebs, I expressed the following which I thought I would cross-post (with some modification) on account of its effective conveyance of … Continue reading

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