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Sanders is Right

Today, Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders was asked to describe his view of socialism. Sanders stated “[t]o me, democratic socialism means democracy…” “When you go to your public library, when you call your Fire Department or the Police Department . . .[t]hese are socialist institutions.” I think sanders is right, these are all examples of socialism. And that […]

Radicals and Resistance

On Tuesday night, we watched the first of several Democratic debates, and wherever you may fall on the political spectrum, the Internet was rather clear: Bernie Sanders had won. Yet, just as many of us web trolls were confused and disgusted to see the television coverage the following morning: Hillary takes a clear victory! Really? […]

Musings on a Presidential Debate

Let’s just get this out of the way: Donald Trump! . Next. . . . The moderators in that “happy hour” debate made me giggle, but I honestly wonder who was in charge of some of those questions; “I need a two word answers: Describe Hillary Clinton.” The best part of this question was NOT A […]

All Candidates Considered

As we get ready for the first of the many debates that we will see over the next 14 months, I want to encourage anyone watching to seriously consider what is being said. Some (such as my Democratic friends) will be making an elaborate drinking or Bingo game out of it, not really expecting anything […]

Hypnos and Thanatos

I fall asleep, not in pure nihilism, but trusting the native doubt that comes with a natural death, trusting the rush of cessation, having a faith that whatever comes after is true, regardless; I’m ready to pass through death, but not ready to let go of the inclination that nothing comes after, regardless of any […]

Rights, Discrimination, and Law

I really hate what some people have to say, I think they are flat out wrong, and I will do my best to show the inconsistencies of what they are saying, so that if they are being reasonable enough to step back and question some of their premises, they may change their mind. Some people […]

Getting Laid in the Shade

Fifty shades of grey comes out in less than 3 days and so much has already been said about it. I don’t think any ghouls will infest your soul if you make the choice to go see it this weekend, but I would opt for the purposefully vanilla Old Fashioned. There really isn’t much to […]

Strange Roots or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Riots

I am probably one of the only people not condemning the riots. I think they are misguided, but I support riots, and even the destruction of monopolistic property. So, while I think the people of Ferguson, Missouri are raging without guidance, the rage is real and should not be condemned. I have probably lost most […]

Goodbye!

This blog has had a few issues, so I’m utilizing the opportunity to shut this old boy down and will be starting a blog that deals more specifically with philosophical questions and will attempt to be more scholarly in nature.  I may transfer some post from here if time allows.

The Problem With Problems Is…

…they usually develop more problems. Once a question has been answered, typically the answer reveals additional questions or additional problems. That is what seems to be so with the problem of evil. In my last post, I pointed out how POE hinges on certain attributes, and when closely examined, appear to be flawed themselves. What […]

Inconsistent Triads & Philosophical Incontinence

If God exist, it isn’t hard to imagine that he has self-control. But does he have trouble going to the bathroom? I do not know the answer to either of these questions, but I can view the historical lens of God’s attributes and perhaps consider certain assumptions for sake of argument. When did God become […]

In memoriam (Ronda Peasner: 11/09/1955 – 06/23/2014)

Today, my aunt Ronda Peasner passed away after a nine-year battle with leukemia. She was surrounded by her loved ones, singing her into the next stage of her existence, just as she had done for so many others that had their time before her. She was a singer (and I say ‘was’ not because of […]

Philosophy Talk: Metaphysical Uncertainty Towards a More Contextual Existence

One of the most horrific mistakes a philosopher can make, although it seems all too hereditary and commonplace to the profession, is to assume certain metaphysical proclivities. An example of what I am talking about might be easily found in the study of evolution. If one already has a metaphysical belief in anti-supernaturalism (which is […]

Short Satire #1

God so loved the world that he created Man and Woman, unequal and unfit for self-control. He gave them a garden with a tree that he knew would lead to death if eaten of. He gave Man dominion over Woman, with his strength, and Woman power over Man, with her sexual prowess. Man did not […]

A Tragic Misstep in Philosophical Belief

I have recently been watching True Detectives on the Internet (where else would one go to watch such things). It is a show that tackles the question of human nature and the battle for good and evil despite an anxious possibility of meaninglessness. Rustin Cohle, interpreted by Matthew McConaughey, starts off the show with a […]

A construction of a basic liberal society.

Men are not islands, but their thoughts are isolated, their feelings are separated from each other’s by a wall of skin, an eternal gap that cannot be crossed. It is in the fact of Man’s subjectivity that we build all other ideas from. Objective truths, although never fully actualized in this lifetime, are come to […]

Superbowls and Super Ideas

It is always important for a writer to set his biases on the table. I am a Seahawks fan. Although my girlfriend doesn’t believe that I have any idea about football (and she may be right), last night was my night. I loved watching my hometown team (to be fair, I’m actually from Buckley, Washington) […]

Not being a servant is gay

I got tired of reading stuff about being gay, straight, and in between. So, I’m going to write something about being gay. Jesus said: “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.” The context is even better (The Billy Talty Remix): Jesus is approached by some torah […]

What is Social?

I am a voluntaryist. I believe all trade should be free of coercion and free from intervention. I also believe that all trade is social. Any action or exchange of property for another action or property is a Social Contract, whether written or not. For example, I may have acquired a bucket of apples from […]

Two Roads Diverge…

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth…   This little stanza seems to fully encompass the whole of the Philosophy of Individual Will. […]

Reflection on social settings

It’s as if having an alter ego, some sort of inner animal rage,  that wishes to surface in socially altered settings, is not abnormal. For me, the abnormal, the outlier, who does not need to surface, but am fully naked and exposed, I alone am a stand-alone in the masquerade ball, the ball game, and […]