Is non-conformism a virtue? When people are non-conformists, they usually refuse to go along with some (or most) of the dominant norms of a given society. Non-conformists often seem brave. After all, it often takes courage to buck widely accepted trends and to live differently. Doing so can often make you very visible to the… Continue reading Is Non-Conformism a Virtue?
What is your automatic response to the question “Is the World Getting Better or Worse?” If you are like a lot of people your answer to this question is something like, “Well, obviously, it is getting worse.” And if you are anything like me, and many folks, you could martial a lot of evidence to… Continue reading Is the World Getting Better or Worse?
Lately, I have been thinking about existentialism, cynicism, and World Anxiety. If you are anything like me, you probably often feel World Anxiety. World Anxiety feels differently to different people, but mine is the feeling that the word is both a beautiful and terrifying place. And it is the feeling that politics and the state… Continue reading Existentialism, Cynicism, and World Anxiety
People discuss wokeness a lot lately. For example, some folks urge people to “stay woke”, while others criticize the dangers of what they term “woke” politics. Either way, the word woke is an emotionally laden word. As such, it may be helpful to examine the word more carefully. Did You Know? The term woke has… Continue reading About Wokeness and Love
What is the cause of inflation? We have experienced inflation in the United States (and globally) for the last couple of years. And it is hard on people. So naturally, people frequently discuss the cause of inflation, often in hopes that we can stop inflation or decrease it. I am especially interested in conversations about… Continue reading The Cause of Inflation
Yesterday while preparing for classes, I was reviewing some historical lessons about tyranny. Once upon a time, people believed in the Divine Right of rulers. This view suggested that God had given rulers power, and so, therefore, they could just do whatever they wanted and people just had to put up with it because Deus… Continue reading About Tyranny
Morality vs. moralism: Morality and moralism are two different things, but we often confuse the two. And I understand this tendency because at one time I didn’t understand the difference between morality and moralism either. And sometimes even now, I think I understand the difference, and then I realize I don’t understand it as well… Continue reading Morality vs. Moralism
I would like to tell you a weird story about the Satanic Panic that occurred in the 80s. Believe it or not, it relates to some contemporary events. First, a sensitive content warning: This post briefly discusses rumors of satanism and pedophilia. So please be aware of that as you read. The 80s Satanic Panic… Continue reading What the 80s Satanic Panic Can Teach Today
This post shares some resources for understanding Critical Race Theory. The other day I wrote a post about Critical Race Theory. And I wanted to follow it up today with a list of some resources that have helped me better understand ideas related to this field of study. Here is my post about Critical Race… Continue reading Resources for Understanding Critical Race Theory
I have been wanting to write about Critical Race Theory because there seems to be a lot of controversy around the issue lately. You can read more about this here: What is Critical Race Theory and Why Is It Under Attack? But before I get into the specifics of Critical Race Theory, I want to… Continue reading Should We Be Scared of Critical Race Theory?