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The Hidden Mundanity of Mass Murder

Every time there’s a mass shooting, I hear two voices. One screams, “Gun control!” The other screams, “Criminals don’t follow laws!” They go back and forth, debating endlessly and uselessly, and I have begun to doubt that either side is... Continue Reading →

Lost Integrity

I am tired of being lied to, and I am tired of being preached at. Unfortunately we are not an evidence based society. The media understands this. Control someone's emotions, and you can control their loyalties. They buried the truth... Continue Reading →

The Fear of Freedom

I want to delve a little deeper into a concept that’s been stewing in my brain for a while now. I mentioned briefing in a previous post that the gun control debate, like so many other debates, is really more... Continue Reading →

Part 2: Conservatives, Liberals and the Problem of Agency

In my previous post, I discussed briefly how conservatives often misconstrue the right to bear arms for the right to pointlessly expend ammunition, even in unsafe and childish ways. Now I must confess, on behalf of the Right, that the... Continue Reading →

Part 1 : When Liberals are (Partially) Right About Gun Control

UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF ARTICLE In the wake of Las Vegas, the political debate shifted rapidly and predictably back to the Second Amendment. As usual, there are those on the Left demand the “common sense” disarming of the public, and... Continue Reading →

21st Century Pharisees

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard... Continue Reading →

Sweet Mother Russia: Putin’s “Gangster Rules”

(A Note from Timaeus: This article was originally published in The Havok Journal on 08 APRIL 2015. It is bizarrely prophetic. As you read it, consider the world's overwhelming support for the Shayrat strike, and the role that strong foreign policy... Continue Reading →

Prejudice plus Power: Analysis

As America and the Western world struggles with the sordid elements of our heritage, the study of racism (and other “–isms”) has become a staple topic of debate. It is by no means a flyweight issue. Now, there are those... Continue Reading →

Reason, Chaos, and Humility

I don’t pretend to understand everything. I try not to speak much on the Affordable Care Act because I don’t fully understand the nuances of the law or of the issues surrounding healthcare in general. I try not to speak... Continue Reading →

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