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Leadership Without Responsibility

Watching the 2007 documentary film Taxi to the Dark Side, a review of the maltreatment, torture and murder of prisoners during the first half of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, I was struck not only by the human tragedy of war but also by the Hegelian tragedy in the confrontation of two rights: the … Continue reading

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Media Coverage of Suicide Caused by Bullying

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/7-year-old-detroit-boy-dies-in-apparent-suicide I found this story on Drudge Report this morning. I just cannot believe that a 7 year old could truly want to die; his mind is too undeveloped to appreciate the finality of death and I can’t help but think the idea was implanted in his mind somehow. Take the Spotlight Off of the … Continue reading

Socialism: Democratized Education and Home-Based Manufacturing

We are beginning to see the emergence of a paradigm shift in society; the seeds of socialism are continuing to take root. The germination is nourished by technology as Marx predicted and further still as the demands of competitive markets dictate. Yet the capitalist motivation for technological innovation and adoption will lead to further alienation … Continue reading

Rejection of Free Will: A Secular Foundation for Equality

“We do not know what we intend to do until the intention itself arises.” – Sam Harris. Free Will. What is free will exactly? If free will is the ability to make choices and decisions of one’s own accord, that is, free from outside interference then I contend that the concept is illogical. How does … Continue reading

Meritocracy: A New Class, With the Old Breed

The cultural and intellectual philosophy that ushered in the campaign of deregulation America has experienced in the last several decades is a set of beliefs that I refer to, and quite accurately so, as libertarian capitalism (marketism, is perhaps a better moniker). This new mysticism has a basic set of tenets that its adherents, though … Continue reading

Modern Globalization or New World 2.0

When the lands of the Western Hemisphere were discovered by the Europeans more than 500 years ago it unleashed a wave of imperialism the likes of which the world had not known since antiquity. Fueled by dreams of avarice and riches beyond compare the European imagination was lit aflame and the New World was set … Continue reading

Introduction

This blog is no more than a forum for me to express, and hopefully one day discuss with others, my ideas about philosophy, politics, economics, etc. In addition it will also serve as a chronological record of my intellectual wanderings, which later in my life, it is planned at least, will materialize into a journey. … Continue reading

"The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks." - Christopher Hitchens

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