Tribalism Watch

by baldilocks Today, a friend of mine posted this Facebook exchange. (I edited the names because I’m not interested in getting any of these people trolled – even the one who deserves it.) Maneesh, as many may have surmised, is an American of Indian descent. Sadly, this kind of response is common to those of … Continue reading Tribalism Watch

Global Pandemic: Crazy Elections

by baldilocks It looks like our country isn’t the only one which is experiencing election insanity. From Philip Ochieng: An ideology is any systematic set of religious or political ideals. Ideally, then, every political party should be identifiable by distinct ideological thought. But, if so, what is the ideological difference between Kenya’s ruling and opposition … Continue reading Global Pandemic: Crazy Elections

Tribalism Replaces Truth

by baldilocks Do you ever feel as though the world has become like the movie The Invasion of the Body Snatchers and that you are one of the few remaining unsnatched? Just wondering. Everything has become a litmus test for labelling. Everyone knows, just knows what you think about a topic because of their notions … Continue reading Tribalism Replaces Truth

It Used to Be Called Stating the Obvious

by baldilocks The bare bones of what you need to know about the topic of Ilya Somin's op-ed at the Volokh Conspiracy are in the title. Somin goes on, however, to state what makes both crimes against police and crimes by police worse than those which don't have police officer as perpetrator or victim. There is a … Continue reading It Used to Be Called Stating the Obvious

Real Prophets Always Tell You Stuff You Don’t Want to Hear

by baldilocks 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man … Continue reading Real Prophets Always Tell You Stuff You Don’t Want to Hear