Define Your Terms

When philosophizing about the world, it is very important to define your terms. One term that is constantly misused is “capitalism.” Michael Moore, for example, in Capitalism: A Love Story, rants for an entire movie against the banking industry and profit motive in general, all under the broad term “capitalism.” The problem is that Moore…

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Whoa There.

Mychal Massey celebrates the politician-esque ways of The One, noting the qualities that make a “leader” in modern America: Mr. Nixon and Clinton lied to save their backsides. Although, I would argue there are no plausible explanations for doing what they did, I could entertain arguments pursuant to understanding their rationales for lying. But in…

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A Fiasco of Truth

Lupe Fiasco might be the only truly controversial rapper out there who is heterodox from the usual rhyme-the-same-word-together-and-throw-in-a-“bitch”-or-two-and-call-it-music idiocy that they call rap: After calling The One a terrorist, Lupe was called onto Bill-O’Smiley’s show. He didn’t do perfectly against old Bill, but he definitely wrote the song well. One thing to note from that…

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9/11

Ten years ago, thousands of Americans were killed in the name of some still-unknown ideal. Ten years later, the effects have been the death of millions of foreigners, failing wars and military interventions worldwide, a complete overhaul and maximization of the police state, and no visible progress on any front that was begun after the…

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