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Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: Reverence for Life in a Washed-Up World

The fifth and final part in a series that explores whether humanity is ready for Civilization. Click these links to read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Sometimes you have to break a thing down into its simplest parts to understand it afresh. At other times, you have to be broken, or […]

Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: Enemy-Making, Resistance is Everything

Part IV in a series that explores whether humanity is ready for Civilization. Click these links to read Part I, Part II and Part III.   Enemies. Imagine a world without them. Yeah, that’s usually how most genocides start. … Have you ever noticed that humans seem to need enemies? How, even in relatively peaceful […]

Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: MLK’s Audacious Belief

Part III in a series that explores whether humanity is ready for Civilization. Click the following links to read Part I and Part II.   Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what Civilization means? Nobel Peace laureate and philosopher Albert Schweitzer did. In his book, The Philosophy of Civilization, the great thinker writes: “We […]

Hillary Clinton vs. Bernie Sanders: A Debate Between Supporters

Manny Schewitz and Allen Clifton recently sat down for a debate about the frontrunners for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Manny is an unapologetic Bernie Sanders supporter, while Allen has made his support for Hillary Clinton perfectly clear. With that said, I figure it’s best to jump right […]

Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: South Carolina, Take Down That Flag

Part II in a series that explores whether humanity is ready for Civilization. Read Part I here. The eyes of the world rest upon South Carolina. I would say the eyes of the “civilized” world, except I have a little trouble using that descriptor for any planet that has had so many global genocides in […]

Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: Part I

Despite such advancements as the particle collider and Lean Cuisines (not to mention Steak-umms), humanity, it seems, is not quite ready for Civilization. In fact, I am beginning to realize that Civilization is only now just being born. … Last summer, my young daughter and I sat on the steps of a local community pool, […]

5 Reasons Why Poor People Vote For Republicans

Have you ever wondered why so many poor people vote for Republicans, even though Republicans do very little to help them? Here in Louisiana, Republicans have taken every state-wide seat in government, and they couldn’t have done it without convincing the poorest people in the state to vote against their self interests. Over last few […]

Reading the General, or Ixnay on the “Sherman Didn’t Burn Enough” Bumper Sticker

Then sang we a song of our chieftain That echoed over river and lea; And the stars of our banner shone brighter When Sherman marched down to the sea! * One-hundred fifty years ago this week, General William Tecumseh Sherman sat on a log on the Broad River—not far from where I type this evening—and […]

Always on the Wrong Side of History: A Look at Many of the Constitutional Rights Conservatives Have Opposed

Rarely does a day go by where I don’t have some sort of interaction with a conservative proclaiming that they, and the Republican party, are the ones fighting for a Constitutional America. Unfortunately for them, that’s a claim that our nation’s history soundly disputes. When it comes to “patriotism,” conservatives seem to believe that they’re […]

These 5 Moments Show Why We’re Going To Desperately Miss Jon Stewart On ‘The Daily Show’

I’ll be honest, I’ve seen this coming for a while now. The moment Jon Stewart took time off to film his movie Rosewater I had a feeling that the end was near. Even listening to some of the comments Stewart had said in the last few months in regards to the show and his future left me […]