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The Cannibalizing Nature of Group Identity Politics

We were created to be seen, heard and understood as individuals, yet are constantly being shuffled off in to groups with predetermined character traits. Women you belong here with the victimized, white males stand over there under the racist/sexist flag and minorities you’re in with the permanently aggrieved, government is your savior crowd. 576 more words

Political

What is your story? (AusAca comp)

Recently, I’ve had the absolute pleasure to be one of the three judges for the AusAca (Australian A cappella put on by Vocal Australia) national finals. 913 more words

Acapella

Censor Me, For My Fathers Have Sinned

Are you White? Asian? Male? A stay-at-home mom? Or maybe your family earns too much? Or your parents did? If any of those are “yes”, you just might be disqualified to engage in debate with those who self-proclaim their big-heartedness. 338 more words

Bryan Caplan

LYNNE CHENEY: The End of History, Part II

Wall Street Journal: The new Advanced Placement U.S. history exam focuses on oppression, group identity and Reagan the warmonger.

If you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! 42 more words

Politics

14.02.'15 - day2 open to the public

A few images from the second day. We had 11 guests today! About half of them in Margate for the first time, but the other half living here! 55 more words

The Sin of Sanctity

Below is a video of Obama’s comments at the prayer breakfast where he compared the Crusades to the religious extremism of ISIS. It was a clumsy comparison and I probably would have counseled him to find another way to make the point. 566 more words

Communication And Conflict Resolution

My Impending Descent Into Alcoholism

(I’ll have to burn my Minor Threat shirt and Rise Against CDs at this rate)

I make quite a big deal – not really by choice, but by the fact that I’m quite obviously the only person at the party not drinking – of the fact that I don’t drink alcohol, and the last drop of the stuff I tried was three years ago, when I was fifteen at a family Christmas party. 701 more words

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