Socialism for Proletariats

Let’s start with a hunter-gatherer situation.  Everyone is born and receives nourishment from their family/society until they are old enough to fend for themselves.  At this time, they go out and either hunt or gather for sustenance for at least themselves, possibly for their families (already micro-socialism).  Now, perhaps they are very good at hunting, or they… Continue reading Socialism for Proletariats

Categorized as Philosophy

Americanization of Film

The two largest film industries in the world (number of films produced and gross profit) are Hollywood (USA) and “Bollywood” (India). English is also the most widely-spoken language (it is also one of the three official languages of India), so it make sense that anyone producing a film to be released worldwide would want to… Continue reading Americanization of Film

[Insert Buzzword Here] – Racial/Gender Equality

It seems like the last year or so my newsfeeds have been cluttered with buzzwords about the latest racial or gender inequality “scandals”. I don’t need to name them; you all know them. I would like to address the phenomenon and offer my take on how to (in my opinion) learn from it and move… Continue reading [Insert Buzzword Here] – Racial/Gender Equality

Too Little, Too Late – or, Why You Shouldn’t Care About Companies Having Your Private Data

Every time facebook or Google or Apple updates their terms and conditions, the collective internet blows up with articles about how our privacy is slowly being lost and warning us to turn on privacy settings or cancel our memberships altogether. Without getting into the technical details, I will attempt to show you why you have… Continue reading Too Little, Too Late – or, Why You Shouldn’t Care About Companies Having Your Private Data

Confessions of a Former Christian

So, I read this article: Gay Couples in Church: A Third Option? and started writing a reply in the comments, but it ended up turning into something else.  It’s worth the read – especially if you’re a self-professed Christian.  Enjoy! I grew up in a conservative, Pentecostal mega church, and then in college attended a more… Continue reading Confessions of a Former Christian

On Religion and Science

I saw this video today and had some thoughts about it I wanted to share with the world.  So first, here’s the video: You can tell Dr. Dawkins is more of a theologist and less of a scientist.  While I believe his campaign to rid humanity of traditional religious belief in a god or gods… Continue reading On Religion and Science

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DJs, Drum Circles and Dubstep

I read this article and then came up with this rant.  Enjoy… well, that is indeed disc jockeys have been doing since their inception during the radio boom. Of course personality played a huge role until radio’s decline in recent years (they still try, of course – god bless ’em). And of course these… Continue reading DJs, Drum Circles and Dubstep

The Politics of War

I just had a three-hour lesson about all the different wars that have been happening around the world since WWII. I was always under the impression that most of the wars and genocidal struggles were between extremist groups. However, there are many cases where one country’s military simply invades another country and simply says, “hey,… Continue reading The Politics of War