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
Now that all of your friends, your family, your boss, random people you meet at the bar, and the hoi polloi you went to high school with are on your friend list, you're bound to see political posts you disagree with. Not everyone is as intelligent and sophisticated as you are. Some people are "stupid" or "bigoted" … Continue reading Don’t Block Your Friends Over Political Differences
Most of us have done it. If you frequently engage in political discourse online, there's a pretty good chance you've compared something (be it a person or political group) to Hitler or the Nazis. It's juvenile and reactionary, but many of us are guilty of doing this. In fact, there's something called 'Godwin's Law', which … Continue reading Should We Stop Using “Nazi” as a Casual Insult?
Art for me has always been about free expression. There shouldn't be any social or political prerequisites in order to be an artist. Recently I read an article in Reason Magazine that highlighted the lives of Libertarian art dealers/collectors living in New York City. They were somewhat of an outcast couple because of their economically … Continue reading Art is About Free Expression
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
Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and communications director Candace Owens were having breakfast at a cafe in Philadelphia when they were confronted by far-left protesters known as Antifa. Antifa is a militant, far-left, anti-fascist movement, comprised of anonymous participants, with the objective of confronting the threat of Nazi and Fascist uprisings. The original Antifa … Continue reading Antifa Targets Black Conservative Candace Owens
Years ago I had a friend whose main objective in life seemed to be assuring that anyone who supported women's rights would identify as, and accept the label of, 'feminist.' She was a raging leftist riotgrrrl who hung out in the punk and oi scene and didn't seem to mind the company of blatantly conservative … Continue reading I Support Women’s Rights, Just Don’t Call Me a Feminist