Tag Archives: American values

Putting the Civil back in Civilization: Violence

If we’re going to talk about a civil society we’re going to have to have a proper discussion about violence. What do I mean by “proper”? Well, for one thing, no fucking glad-handing. None of this, “Gee, in a civilized … Continue reading

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Putting the Civil Back in Civilization: Speech

Some time ago, probably somewhere in the middle of a rant, I mentioned something about making things better. It’s one thing to opine, to criticize, to get down to some serious spittle-flecked raving, but it’s another thing altogether to suggest … Continue reading

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Thinking About Standards

It’s Monday again. So let’s start the week with something that pisses me off: When someone tells you some way you should be, but leaves out the part about how to be that way. What I’m talking about, to be … Continue reading

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Democracy or Bust

Some of you may have noticed that there is an election rapidly approaching –like a tornado with no shelter in sight. I’m not here to get hyperbolic about the impending end of civilization as we know it; I don’t think … Continue reading

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