Conservative Snowflakes

Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.Frank Wilhoit Urban Dictionary defines a snowflake as "a very sensitive person. Someone who is easily hurt or offended by the statements or actions of others". Urban Dictionary … Continue reading Conservative Snowflakes

My Political, Economic and Religious Self-Education

"The general population doesn't know what's happening. And it doesn't even know that it doesn't know." -Noam Chomsky Unknown Unknowns My politicization began roughly a decade ago and has steadily developed since then. When I moved from rural Alberta to Edmonton, I knew little to nothing about the world and how it operated. I didn't have a political … Continue reading My Political, Economic and Religious Self-Education

Racism is a Matter of Whiteness

In recent years, I've thought about race and racial discrimination in our world. I've written about racism in the American criminal justice system and how it continues the legacy of slavery; how movies vilify characters of color; the indifference towards refugees of color and growing Islamophobia within Europe and the United States; and hostility of white society towards racial justices … Continue reading Racism is a Matter of Whiteness

The Seven Deadly Sins of Powerful Institutions: Films by Alex Gibney

"Power tends to corrupt. Absolute power corrupts absolutely." From the unquestionable belief in Catholicism, Scientology and other religions, to the idolatry of Lance Armstrong and other sports stars, to the trust we place in government and business, we thrust a lot of power to the institutions that surround us. The documentary films of Alex Gibney examine … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Powerful Institutions: Films by Alex Gibney