Category Archives: Controversy

Our Inner Curmudgeons

Jonathan noticed my copy of Mark Twain’s collected works parked on the sofa. My friend stated that he was only familiar with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, but not much else about the writer’s other stories. I asked Jonathan whether … Continue reading

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Is Privacy Dead?

My late friend Doug was extremely possessive of his privacy, so much so that his siblings knew very little about him. One of the last times we discussed the subject of privacy, Doug mentioned that he still did not have … Continue reading

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Have Respect

Placing people onto mental pedestals is a common habit amongst us human beings. It comes about, in part, due to society’s hierarchical structure. In a better world, every person would be respected as an individual and nobody would be idolized. … Continue reading

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To Seek Common Ground

The paradox of patriot culture is the love of America coupled with hating over half of its inhabitants. This was the gist of a radio commentator’s remarks I overheard on a customer’s phone speaker, while I waited in a queue … Continue reading

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On Rectitude

There has been a social refocusing upon inequality of socio-economic groups. The income gaps between the mega-wealthy, the middle class, and the working poor are the most obvious examples. There is also an apparent legal/justice gap between privileged individuals and … Continue reading

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Pondering Neutrality

Neutrality is one of those concepts that reflects different implications according to circumstances. Neutrality short-circuits the efforts of citizens who advocate in favor of people who have no public voice, no power, and few rights. Yet, neutrality is of utmost … Continue reading

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On Human Rights Day 2022

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”–William Pitt the Younger The abridgement of civil and human rights is an ages-old problem. History notes its presence … Continue reading

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