Tag: Culture
Unplanned Searches for a Broad Audience but Gets Lost in Its Advocacy

Unplanned follows an advocacy narrative that limits its ability to reach a broad audience. Those in favor of reproductive rights will find little in the movie or its story that will sway them.

Yesterday, the Beatles, and the Value of Earned Success

Yesterday is a tribute to the enduring legacy of popular music and its ability to bring joy to the human heart.

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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