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Diversity and False Equivalence

Diversity is a squishy concept. It’s susceptible to many meanings and values, what philosophers call polysemy and polyvalence, respectively. When we switch back and forth among a concept’s many meanings and values, we create confusion. 704 more words

False Equivalence

You may not be owned, but still may have been bought;
You may have slow speech, and yet not have slow thought

Because you are nice doesn’t mean that you’re frail; 53 more words

Original Poems

Stop Saying People "Defy" President Trump, He Has No Moral Authority Left To Defy

I am still hearing and reading that so-and-so has “defied” President Donald Trump, and I am tired of it. ¬†Wake up media people: it doesn’t make much sense anymore to speak of “defiance” unless you are convinced that Trump has moral authority¬† 87 more words

I Know You Are But What Am I? The Juvenile Right-Wing Defense of Trump's Arpaio Pardon

There’s a new word emerging in our lexicon: whataboutism. It’s an argument form that most of us abandoned some time during pre-puberty, but it infests right-wing “reasoning” and debases the whole movement. 1,273 more words

Brendan Beery

Fireside Rants: Both Sides, Now

A lot of folks lament how both sides of the political spectrum are awful…specifically, that the parties that generally represent each side are equally bad. I’m sorry…but I just don’t buy that. 283 more words


Unpopular Opinion: Cars Hitting Pedestrians are Bad, But so Are Pedestrians Hitting Cars

If you turn on the news these days, you’ll hear countless stories about pedestrians being severely injured or killed by cars. Now I don’t want to deny that these instances exist, nor do I want to diminish how uncomfortable it might be to be a pedestrian hit by a car. 183 more words