Category Archives: America

Immigration and Reason

So we’re in for another day of craziness, of hysteria. Of a certain segment of society using every moniker, insult, and hyperbolic logical fallacy (read my post about that here, for it is important that we know how to use … Continue reading

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The Limitlessness of our Discontent

We have at long last arrived at the limitlessness of our discontent. That peculiar period of empire when the expansion knows no bounds and the shape of our resolve acquires a formlessness for never having to retrench and a softness … Continue reading

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On Student Debt, the Albatross and the Year of Jubilee

Ah! well a-day! what evil looks Had I from old and young! Instead of the cross, the Albatross About my neck was hung So goes a stanza from the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”. The albatross, that grand … Continue reading

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What Causes Poverty? — (Hint, nothing)

What causes poverty? Nothing. Nothing causes poverty; poverty is the natural state of man. Naked and in the dark – that is how nature birthed us. But just as we figured out how to take the fibers from banana plant … Continue reading

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For Facebook & Twitter – Hate Is the Whole Point!

I recently finished “Black Earth Rising”; the series on Netflix which is about the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. Twenty-five years on, the stories are still about trauma and restoration and justice. Of how a nation heals, what is society’s … Continue reading

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On What Progress Might Look Like

I take my tiny dog out in the early African mornings, they are my favorite times on the continent. The little early-birds are chirping around, seated on the razor wire atop the walls which protect us from ‘the anarchy that … Continue reading

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A Green New Deal? – Part IV

Well this has been fun, distilling the “Green New Deal” into bite-size chunks (sorry for oversimplifying things, for which I will be routinely pilloried – as it is, this has been too long and I have risked becoming a bore). … Continue reading

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