Is Kanye Black?

In light of the sympathetic pleasantries that Kanye West has been tweeting about Donald Trump and the tacit racist dog-whistles of the Trump administration political agenda, it seems counterintuitive that a black man would openly support Donald Trump.  So the question I will attempt to ask is:  Is Kanye black?   The prima facie account … Continue reading Is Kanye Black?

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Queer People Do Not Exist: The Advent of a Political Aporia

1 — Introduction It is understood that the provocative nature of the title of this essay may paint the perception that this work is an affront to uphold a political bias. And, in that regard, I hope to borrow the curiosity and attention of the readers sympathies as we slowly unpack this essay. The purpose … Continue reading Queer People Do Not Exist: The Advent of a Political Aporia

On the Violence of Social Media 

In the 1960’s, the French social critic Guy Debord inscribed his magnum opus The Society of the Spectacle, where he argued in Wittgenstein fashion that capitalism — as it was in the 1960’s — impressed upon the world a shift from a society that seeks to ‘have’ to a society that seeks to ‘appear to … Continue reading On the Violence of Social Media 

Truth & Profanity

To the Slack-Jaw Art Critics of all political slants, There seems to be two distinct categories of adverse political resistance to this provocative photo by Kathy Griffin: A) the political left argues that it is in poor taste and side-rails conduits of reasoned political discourse and B) the political right also argues that it is … Continue reading Truth & Profanity

A Philosophical Examination into the Existence of Unicorns

1 — Introduction  Putting forth the question of analyzing the efficacious existence of Unicorns may seem from the onset as a futile exercise in sophistry and as reasonable as this concern is, the quick to the hip counter-argument would be if it does not exist, then how on earth do you even know what I am … Continue reading A Philosophical Examination into the Existence of Unicorns

Hegel’s Streetcar Named Desire 

It could be simply remarked that as we all transverse through life as “emerging subjects” (Butler 30) we acquiesce to the simple directive formulation of “taking a street-car named desire, then [we] transfer to one called cemeteries and [then arrive in finitude] at  — Elysian Fields!” (Williams 6).  Not to say that our desires will … Continue reading Hegel’s Streetcar Named Desire 

Historical ¿truths? and The (doxa) Second Amendment

In the bitter aftermath of a very turbulent and emotionally unhinging presidential election it is easy to become distracted by the spectacle of the Real as it unfolds with both the surrealistic philosophic predilections of Jean Baudrillard and the realistic soothsayings of George Orwell without much distinction.  But, nonetheless, I will try to converge my … Continue reading Historical ¿truths? and The (doxa) Second Amendment

Trump in the Shadow of the Hegelian Ego

On September 15th, 2016, less than two months until the U.S. presidential election, the New York Times posted an opinion editorial titled When a Crackpot Runs for President, which asked — or, rather, fervently challenged — if the media is failing in their duties to honestly frame the narrative of Donald Trump relative to Hillary … Continue reading Trump in the Shadow of the Hegelian Ego

The Confederate Flag Waves in Utopia  

1. Despite Stephen Hawking's claim that philosophy is dead, every single human action made by every human in Western culture, is, first and foremost, an action with ethical implications and secondly they all contains metaphysical assumptions— alas, philosophy exists in everything we do. Something as simple as buying coffee in a consumable, non-recyclable cup from … Continue reading The Confederate Flag Waves in Utopia  

Wile E. Coyote & the Pursuance of Scientific Progression

Carnivorous Vulgaris[i] — Omnis Determinatio est Negatio[ii] 1— the Coyote             In 1949 the LooneyTunes animation studio released the first episode of a long series that is casually referred to as, The Coyote and the Road Runner. This cartoon series had a formulaic plot that was repeated throughout every episode and … Continue reading Wile E. Coyote & the Pursuance of Scientific Progression