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, Advertisements

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On The Efficacy of Education Reform

1— Introduction The majority of political discourse on the national stage — with varying degrees of philosophical and rhetorical decorum — is evident that the question of public education is a matter of contention and debate.

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Je Suis Martin Shkreli

  1— “And that’s the way it is.” A totally emo hedge-fund manager, a dead Syrian boy and the Pope walk into a bar… Advertisements

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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 […]

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I Could Have Been a Nazi…

When I think about my life and what I am, I can’t say with any certainty or rationality that I had any input in being who I am.  I did not choose my parents, place and time of birth, race, gender, class and any opportunities or lack thereof.  My life, my birth and, subsequently, my […]

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A Theory of Violence

1— Introduction If we wanted to successfully advance practices that serve the means of reducing violence, it would be prudent to first understand what violence is and, a fortiori, what causes it to be.  Advertisements

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So, as it seems, our life can be metaphorically extended into individual, and neatly packed, units of time.  Each new day we start over and our potentiality gets reset — we shower and cleanse ourselves for a new day and hope that, as Annie says, that the sun will come out (tomorrow).  Our optimism is […]


A Police Badge is a Hollow Void of Nothingness

The recent media attention has centered around incidents of perceived law enforcement abuse that have become a catalyst for riots stretching across three continents. Incidents, such as these, have been a constant reality and potentiality in poor urban areas for a long time and the recent attention is the product of switching the collective focus […]

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I Want My Fucking Cocaine!

As I walk my dog around my neighborhood the only thing I see are signs advertising food, soda, snacks and, in all reality, basically crap.  Sugar laced crap.   Although, in some deep and dark place I think I am really just envious.   Everybody is walking around hyped up on sugar— it’s just unfair!  […]

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Drug Free(dom)

Hey there, yes you— the kid in the back. With your constant clatter and chatter. Do not talk back Hey there, yes you— the kid in the room. With your deliberate defiance. Do not assume. Hey there, yes you— the kid in the hall. With your nagging and non-compliance Do not befall. Hey Kid, do […]

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