The Obtuse Marcuse

“Tolerance is extended to policies, conditions, and modes of behavior which should not be tolerated because they are impeding, if not destroying, the chances of creating an existence without fear and misery. This sort of tolerance strengthens the tyranny of the majority against which authentic liberals protested… Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements…

Reject False Dichotomies

“The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.” ~ Proverbs 22:3 The incredible and incredulous non sequitur that was the James Comey statement signifying the government’s refusal to recommend prosecution of Hillary Clinton creates a familiar false dichotomy. It has become the fashion during the Age of…

The Age of Insta-Rage

We live in an age where “everything is seemingly spinning out of control” due to one thing – and it isn’t tribalism, white privilege, income inequality or a lack of “social justice.” The reason our society and culture seem so irrational is that we have reached a point where everything is about politics. Progressives have…

Yes, but He’s OUR Idiot!

I have voiced my intent to proceed with my anti-Hillary vote and cast it for Trump – but he isn’t making it easy. His speech in Cincinnati yesterday (actually more of an incoherent assemblage of rambling sound bites from the past) was embarrassing and immature on so many levels. It was filled with childish taunting…

Too Long, Did Not Read

“The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.” ~ Vaclav Havel Yesterday, I wrote that “creative destruction” inexorably ties capitalism to our representative republic – I know that sometimes (OK, often) my philosophical rants are…