Tag: politics

The Pursuit of Happiness...and Irrationality: A Political and Societal Query

The Pursuit of Happiness...and Irrationality: A Political and Societal Query
When one studies philosophy, one comes away with a clear definition of the concepts of rationality and irrationality: “Rationality is man’s basic virtue, the source of all his other virtues. Man’s basic vice, the source of all his evils, is the act of unfocusing his mind, the suspension of his consciousness, which is not blindness,... Read more »

The Washington Square Dance, a political song for the present

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I quickly wanted to share this humorous song that I found very poignant, as the political pundits roar. What we really need in politics is cohesiveness and unity, not separation and pointless rhetoric. We spend so much time drawing lines in the sand and dividing our lives up into neat little boxes. When it comes... Read more »

Grimace for President! (or "Trump Visits Chicago")

Grimace for President! (or "Trump Visits Chicago")
As Trump visits Chicago this fine, crisp evening, I must sit here and ruminate on his mighty sojourn to our fair little burg. Throughout my years of talking politics (and studying politics as a part of philosophy as a whole) I have found myself to be fairly even-headed and rational. But, sadly, this election have... Read more »
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Donald Trump threatens Cubs' Chairman's Mother on Twitter

Donald Trump threatens Cubs' Chairman's Mother on Twitter
This morning, as I was putting out The Sun Times at the library where I work, I came across this headline that made me stop in my tracks: “Cubs’ Chairman: ‘surreal when Donald Trump threatens your mom.” I was obviously intrigued and I decided to take a moment and read the article thoroughly, just to... Read more »

Your Philosophical Thought of the Week: Albert Einstein! (2/24/16)

Your Philosophical Thought of the Week: Albert Einstein! (2/24/16)
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein Watching political debates always makes me think of this quote. There so many genius minds in this world, capable of such brilliant thought, but held back by bureaucrats with half a brain and no imagination. So many ideas have been tossed down... Read more »