INTRODUCTION: I have avoided the topic of the Lakeland, Florida school shooting; I am not squeamish when it comes to discussing such atrocities. However, I did not want the discourse to devolve into another anti-gun control and Pro-Second Amendment rebuttal. A rebuttal defending gun ownership, which essentially is a dead horse to any of… Continue reading POLITICAL OPINIONS#49: LAKELAND OFFICER PAID PENSION AFTER EVADING DUTY
INTRODUCTION: I know that this blog post certainly has the potential to invoke a lot of conflicting responses and perceptions from my readers. I am not obtusely resistant to funding for education, because definitely understand that it is important. However, I personally feel that we need to for one make sure that whatever tax… Continue reading POLITICAL OPINIONS #48: RED FOR ED MOVEMENT IN ARIZONA
DISCUSSION: Typically I avoid celebrity news like the plague, I find little to no value in the exploits of whoever it is. I absolutely revile the cult of celebrity, not out of envy, but rather disgust for how mind rotting and intellectually base it is. Now Kanye West is textbook example of the false idols… Continue reading POLITICAL OPINIONS#47: DOESN’T KANYE HAVE RIGHT TO HIS OWN OPINION?
INTRODUCTION: The 1999 Science Fiction film The Matrix could arguably be one of the most important movies to come out in the past 30 years. For the record, I am not necessarily the biggest fan of the genre of Science Fiction. Also, it isn’t the compelling novelty of the advances in special effects, that make… Continue reading PHILOSOPHICAL RANTS#16: ESCAPING THE MATRIX.
INTRODUCTION: Several weeks ago, Sam Harris had Ezra Klein, editor of the publication VOX on his Waking Up podcast. The whole story behind the events leading up to that podcast are quite involved and I personally do not want to expound upon it. However, what I will state about the events leading to that two hour… Continue reading PHILOSOPHICAL RANTS#15: PANDORA’S BOX
INTRODUCTION: Often times we come across conundrums and other dilemmas that veer into volatile territory, where it is imperative to be nuanced and tactful in your observations. The topic of population ethics, would probably be a prime example of such a topic that we need to tread lightly with. While some my surmise that… Continue reading PHILOSOPHICAL RANTS#14: Population Ethics
INTRODUCTION: Syria in the news again and not for being superlative example of human rights. What a surprise? What is truly eerie about the recent threats by President Donald Trump to attack Syria is how much it mirrors the situation in Syria last year. For any of you who may have forgotten, in April… Continue reading POLITICAL OPINIONS#46: Could Trump Strike Again Against Syria?