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The Inhumanity of Being Animals

The intended audience of this post is Christians, and anyone else interested in aligning their viewpoints to reality.   I know it is long, but if you’re going to comment, I insist you read it all before you do.

From the transcript of the Scopes Monkey Trial, pg 208:

[Clarence Darrow quizzing one of the students in Scopes’ classroom]

Q — Now, Howard, what do you mean by classify?
A— Well, it means classify these animals we mentioned, that men were just the same as them, in other words—
Q— He didn’t say a cat was the same as a … continue reading...

So This Is What It Feels Like: Millions in Camps in China; the World Does Nothing

I study genocides.

When I say I ‘study’ them, I don’t mean I wait for the NYT or WAPO to take an interest in something before I imbibe the content of their headline as the exclusive content of my views.  I read books–lots of them.  I watch documentaries, when I think I can get something from them a book can’t get me.  I have even helped facilitate the release of previously unavailable or hard to find primary source material such as the Bahutu Manifesto [Rwandan genocide], The Memoirs of Naim Bey [Armenian genocide], and Allowing the Destruction of Life Unworthy continue reading...

Sometimes Trump Should Just Shut the Hell Up

I suppose we’ve all had the experience of standing in line at a fast food place waiting for the guy in front of us to place his order.  And waiting.  And waiting.  He seems to invent reasons to take long with his order.  In the meantime, there are 20 people stacked behind him, and he is behaving as though he were the only person in line.  He’s also the guy going 35 in a 55 MPH.

I have found myself as irritated as the next guy when this happens, but I have a personal policy:  when the person in question … continue reading...

Trump’s War on the Media Explained

It will be hard for my readers to believe, but for more than half my life, I was effectively a liberal.  Except on the issue of abortion, I more than leaned to the left.  I once seriously advocated for confiscation of all guns as well as legislative re-distribution of wealth.  I was sympathetic to unions until around 1995, and even walked a picket line in 92.  There were a variety of factors that pushed me away from liberalism:  the fall out of the strike I just referred to, the Bill Clinton experience, and 9-11.  Some others, but you get the … continue reading...