July 22, 2019

Not all is as it seems at a surface level.  Part of being an adult is having a projected sense of time.  Of thinking about things more abstractly and weighing short-term costs versus long-term benefits measured out over repeated trial and error to arrive at a consistent...

July 15, 2019

We all understand this implicitly, that it makes no sense to reorder society to such an extent to cater to the needs of so few.  Minority rights should be protected, for they're the same rights as all other humans; but minority interests ought to be dealt with in th...

June 23, 2019

She's an incredibly driven woman with tremendous skill and much to offer the world.  She may not always get it right, but she is out there pushing new frontiers that history will look kindly on her for.  In this, or any other endeavor, she will return and continue t...

October 25, 2018

I don’t condone violence as a solution, regardless of which side does it; but such irresponsible rhetoric comes with consequences and cannot go unchecked for long before someone eventually responds in kind. When you call for violence and incivility, be prepared to recei...

October 1, 2018

Human beings tend to decide things based on emotion and then use facts and reason to rationalize their decision after the fact.  Even being trained in the art of persuasion doesn’t make you immune to its effects.  Being hyper-rational doesn’t save you either unless you...

August 15, 2018

Much like certain other socialists in my Portraits of Inspiration gallery, I like her in spite of her economic policies because I'm not a partisan ideologue.  I can see past that one dimension to her other admirable qualities.  I may disagree with her, but I'm n...

August 11, 2018

In such a divided world, people are quick to dehumanize, deperson, and otherize their opposition, cutting off all ties.  They create insular bubbles for fear of being cast out into the cold by their own allies.  This is how Orwellian States are formed, with people bandi...

August 4, 2018

Scott is fond of saying he doesn't just observe reality, he actively creates it.  While those of us on the outside can't really know for sure what he and Donald Trump talked about, one thing is certain.  Scott Adams is helping steer the world towards a brighter...

July 22, 2018

Being a free speech absolutist doesn't mean you have to like what someone says.  It doesn't mean you can't oppose them or use your own free speech against them.  It doesn't mean you have to continue supporting the opposition.  It means, short of committi...

July 21, 2018

Whether we care to admit it or not, attractiveness (of either gender) affects our perception of people in terms of their honesty, trustworthiness, and competence.  It's just how we're wired.  It has nothing to do with actual reality, it's all about perceptio...

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