Tag: Culture
Never Look Away: A Cinematic Masterpiece for Our Times

A deep theme of the film is the rebellion of the individual against all forms of oppressive ideology and political control.

No One Owns a Culture

The idea that one culture would need to defend itself from another is a fallacy.

Identity Groups: Am I Eligible for This Award?

Diversity of ideas should be considered when discussing “diversity”.

Political Tribalism

Easing tribalism giving way to political division.

Wishful Thinking on Fake News

Bryan W. Van Norden argues that the ignorant do not have a right to an audience.

Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Imperialism

Cultural appropriation and cultural imperialism, valid issues or the result of a “victim mentality”?

Black Lives Matter?

Last year I put up a blog post on the Black Lives Matter movement, saying that the movement had a valid complaint about the excessive and too often fatal use of force against unarmed and too often innocent blacks. I believe I received more comments on that post, both positive and negative, both on...
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Black Lives Matter

My initial reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement, like many old white guys, was that All Lives Matter. But recent events have changed my thinking on this. My old thinking: Racial discrimination is a reality, but race is just one of many personal characteristics on which people discriminate. Good-looking people tend to be...
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Warren Buffet’s Non Sequitur on Taxes

Here’s an article about Warren Buffet’s well-known view that the rich should pay more in taxes. His bottom-line argument is, “If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%.” I don’t disagree. My disagreement with Buffet is the implication that being...
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Big Government Creates Political Polarization

We’ve heard it said that politics is more polarized today than in the past. If that’s true (and I’m not sure it is), big government is likely to blame. I recently noted that politics creates conflict. Bigger government creates more conflict. Smaller government tends to focus on activities that meet with widespread agreement. Most...
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