It used to be that musicians used their music to protest and unite. Now they protest by refusing to play. And they divide.
Ethan Crouch has been vilified as an example of the entitled rich kid by people who are not rich kids. By pegging him into a group, one exaggerates the douchebaggery of other groups and fails to identify the douchebaggery of one’s own.
Adam Smith’s the Theory of Moral Sentiments explains how sympathy drives a society. If one does not put oneself in the position of another, conflict will intensify
Naomi Klein is at it again. While I think that she does make some decent points at times, her points are too often those which sound great but do not withstand scrutiny once one examines the foundation for her arguments. Her latest comment that left me puzzled was provided in an article in Slate. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/11/30/paris_climate_summit_obama_xi_protests_kick_off_key_meeting.html… Continue reading On Civil Disobedience: How Naomi Klein Perverts It
There is power in victimhood. It sounds counter-intuitive, but hear me out. The dynamics of a civil courtroom, where there is an injured Plaintiff seeking redress from injuries from one who caused an injury by appeal to a third party, are being seen on college campuses. In civil courtrooms, people are claiming emotional distress from… Continue reading Victimhood is a Source of Status – In Colleges and Courtrooms