Where's the Justice...?I certainly don't understand the exact details of the matter and I can't absolutely say that this is a miscarriage of justice, but someone died needlessly. On the surface it certainly feels like a miscarriage of justice...Where's the Justice...? in Personal More Like This
*WASHINGTON POST: Ferguson police officer won’t be charged in fatal shooting
*USA TODAY: No indictment for Ferguson officer
If police are here to protect and serve, why are they in need of military grade hardware to do the job...? For that matter, why is there not more research done in the area of non-lethal implements that can be used for pacification of potentially hostile individuals...? And, lastly, why is there not a better effort on the part of law enforcement to better endear them
Political BSIt's very telling during an election cycle, ethically speaking, where the negative attack ads originate. Recently, I've been getting a handful of mailings directed against candidates on the political left by organizations affiliated with the political right, both nationally and locally. Frankly, I'm sick of this shit so I drafted this letter today which informs the Republican Party of Iowa of my displeasure -Political BS in Personal More Like This
"To Whom it May Concern,
In regard to your recent mailing about “corrupt liberal” Jack [censored], I am writing to express my displeasure at your blatently obvious attempt at under-handed partisan politicking - IT TURNS MY STOMACH! Political corruption is rampant on the right as well as the left and I will never consider a conservative Republican for office so long as bullshit such as this is employed during election cycles, that being the tendency of the politcal right to bemoan corruption on the left while ignoring the same within its own ranks.
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The Racism of the LeftThe Racism of the Left: The Soft Bigotry of Low ExpectationsThe Racism of the Left in Personal More Like This
The need to criticize ideas is obvious; it weeds out poor ideas, and refines better ones, strengthening them, and alerts people to flaws and problems they may not have considered, etc. Generally, the competition or marketplace of ideas creates an intellectual environment for positive societal evolution and progress.
An area of human thought that requires specific critical attention - as you may have noticed if you've seen my gallery - are dogmas: sets of ideas posited without evidence and taught as unquestionably true. Dogmas are commonly to be found in the form of religions. Dogmatism stifles free thought and inquiry, closing down avenues of knowledge and exploration. Dogmas are divisive, and oftentimes backwards and even dangerous. They put forth and glorify older, more archaic and less sophisticated moral and philosophical systems, hindering in a very real way the ethics and functionali