Libertarianism is a controversial political philosophy with many different perceptions and interpretations. Overall, the objective of Libertarianism, as an ethos, is to combat authoritarianism and minimize the state's involvement in arenas, like markets, that it wasn't designed to be involved with. In other words 'more individual liberty, less government'. Libertarianism itself was not constructed to … Continue reading Libertarianism is Not a Racist Philosophy
There is often a reaction of disdain or hostility when you suggest, to people, to read books with opposing viewpoints to their own. Reading books that do not align with your political, religious, or philosophical views is extremely important. But why? Gaining the knowledge and perspective of your opposition is beneficial in a couple of … Continue reading Read Books With Opposing Viewpoints
Atheists and Agnostics, like Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher, are routinely scrutinized by both the left and the right. We all know that the religious right-wing have always targeted atheists, agnostics and freethinkers in theological debate/critique. Atheism/Agnosticism has a new enemy it seems; one that seems almost contradictory. I speak, of course, of the "social … Continue reading Atheists Accused of Islamophobia
What the hell is Anarcho-Primitivism? Anarcho-Primitivism is an anarchist critique and philosophy that emphasizes environmentalism, rewilding, primitivism, and criticizes technological advancement. There were, arguably, two main colossal shifts in human evolution that led us to the modern age. Early humans began cooking food which allowed for rapid brain evolution The birth of agriculture The Neolithic … Continue reading What the Hell is Anarcho-Primitivism?
We hear a lot about "political correctness" these days. Antagonists of political correctness are usually thought to be ignorant, right-wing, slack-jawed yokels. (I'm sorry, the PC term is "academically challenged rural Americans.") Those who are hell bent on preserving their brand of "good old fashioned bigotry." Intellectuals, on the other hand, are generally viewed as … Continue reading Intellectuals Against Political Correctness
The idea of extraterrestrial life has always sparked controversy and debate. In the 16th Century, Giordano Bruno was arrested and executed during the Roman Inquisition, essentially for claiming the existence of an infinite Universe and other worlds. The Roman Catholic Church considered the mere idea of worlds existing, with life, outside of our planet to … Continue reading Are We Alone In The Universe?