The Wages of Fallacy

It’s been awhile since I last spouted off about political philosophy, but something recently reminded me and I remembered a Radical Moderate topic I wanted to bring up some time: the evils of fallacies. A quick recap of my Radical Moderate philosophy revolving around recognizing what I call The Syllogism when I see it at … More The Wages of Fallacy

Here We Are Again.

It’s happened again, and will happen again. And we mourn, and then we fight over what to do about it. On one side, many voices call for gun bans and confiscations of specific classes of guns. They read from the Gospel of the New York Times: “America’s elected leaders offer prayers for gun victims and … More Here We Are Again.

Imagine. Please.

So this is it. The end of another year. And I’ve got to admit, I can’t remember one when we have been more divided as a community (I’m speaking of my American readers here). The 2016 Election was the most rancorous election cycle in living memory. The two major parties and their electorates increasingly view … More Imagine. Please.

The Radical Moderate 5: “Choose! Choose the form of the Destructor!”

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”  (H. L. Mencken) I promised myself I was going to let this election season go by without putting my political opinion out there. Because it really doesn’t matter what I think. Alas, I find it … More The Radical Moderate 5: “Choose! Choose the form of the Destructor!”

Fake Hate.

“The whole world is festering with unhappy souls. The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles. Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch, and I don’t like anybody very much!” (The Merry Minuet, by The Kingston Trio) I remember hearing The Merry Minuet on the radio as a teen, and laughing about … More Fake Hate.