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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 →

Democratic Socialism: Institutionalized Violence

I’m a political moderate. As a direct result of studying Philosophy and working blue collar jobs, I’ve developed the unfortunate capability of recognizing bad arguments while simultaneously avoiding the elitist attitudes to which many of my old college friends have... Continue Reading →

A Word of Comfort and Caution

I haven’t posted in a while, because I don’t feel that I could add anything to the unadulterated stew of rage that is the Internet. Inauguration Day was markedly less violent then I had feared, which was encouraging. There are... Continue Reading →

Everybody’s a Nazi!

Godwin’s law: I hear this all the time – “anyone I don’t like is Hitler.” The highly reputable Urban Dictionary says, “Godwin's Law states that as an online argument grows longer and more heated, it becomes increasingly likely that somebody... Continue Reading →

Yes, Black Lives Matter.

People have asked me how I feel about the Black Lives Matter movement. Invariably, the question is only asked when someone wants to reinforce their own perspective. My liberal friends ask the question in order to accuse the police, and... Continue Reading →

Millennials

Recently, two mutual friends began to bicker of over a meme. The meme compared 18-year-olds in the 1944 and 2016 – the former storming the beaches to save the world from Nazism, and the latter requiring safe spaces on college campus. The objection to the meme was that it unfairly labeled the Millennial generation as overly sensitive, thin-skinned, and weak. As one may expect, there was no truly reasonable discourse over this, because there was - as often happens online - no attempt to hear and comprehend the position of the opposition. But it got me thinking: why is my generation, the so-called “Millennials”, so distasteful, particularly to warfighters such as me and my closest friends?

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