Imagine that you are in a boat. There are other people in your boat. There is also one person in the water. Allowing this person to get onto your boat will not sink the boat. Everyone could easily fit comfortably. But still, there is a person in the water.
Now, if this person was only in the water for a short time, then yes, saying, "Hey, guys, lend me a hand onto your boat?" is probably exactly what she would do. But imagine this person has been in the water for hours. And imagine that it was other people in the boat that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. You...
I believe in debate, discussion, and discourse. I believe in listening. I believe in multiple sides to every issue. I believe everyone is worth listening to. I believe there can be fault on "all sides," and that we can all be guilty of misunderstanding each other.
I do not extend these courtesies to racists.
Ideas are dangerous. They are wonderful and they are disastrous. They can be used and misused as weapons or agents of peace. But when you are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get you and...
I love the constitution so much that if they were selling shirts that said "I <3 The US Constitution" I would buy it in a heartbeat. I was that girl who walked around campus with a pocket-sized US Constitution in her purse, because, well, you never know when you'll need to quote a two hundred year old document at someone, right?
But there was another document in my purse, too, a more recent one. This one was based on the US Declaration of Independence, and influenced by Thomas Jefferson's contemporaries like Thomas Paine, who themselves were influenced by older documents like...
Idk if anyone’s noticed (lol) but I’m filthy mad about this election. Not just because of Trump himself, but because the whole thing represents, better than anything, one of the world’s most significant problem in recent years. We are moving away from our Enlightenment ideals - tolerance, progress, and liberty - with fanfare. Under the guise of saving western culture, we are threatening its core principles. We are neglecting the lessons of history that millions fought and died for: authoritarianism is a dangerous (yet insidious) thing, vilification of minority groups is wrong...
On July 11th, Fox News' Kelly File featured a focus group to talk about the Dallas Shootings, Protests, Black Lives Matter, Obama, Race and more. This was in direct response to increasing tensions between the police and specifically the Black US population. If you know anything about me, you probably know how important I believe [b]it is that people keep talking in a constructive manner in order to come to real solutions. [i]This is why I do not like hypocrisy when it comes to tolerance. I just happen to believe in beating fire with water, not with more fire as I believe it only fuels...
There's been a lot of debate in this spot on the general idea of progressive "softies" who need "safe spaces" to avoid being "triggered."
The talk of these kinds of people generally devolves into hyperbolized stereotypes of wimpy college students using it as an excuse not to do their homework, for example. Acronyms like "SJWs" get thrown around, and people express their frustration about feeling like they're walking on egg shells, or censored, or having to cater to other people's over-sensitivity in order to avoid being accused of an "ism" of some sort or another. People feel...
So being as math is the bane of my existence right now and I've finally snapped and nothing is left of my motivation in regards to math but a manifestation of pure rage and anger I am going to rant more about how much I hate math. I have grown to hate it so much that I am now putting effort and energy into my hatred of it. So I will now continue my venting and raging about why students shouldn't have to suffer like so.That said parts of this are going to be taken from my comment over on my 'is math necessary' poll.
I bet those conservatives out there were thinking that I'd forgotten all about them! Not true! In fact, I have been doing extra research over the last few days to fully get the feel for each candidate still in the running.
If you missed my article on the link, I assure you it's a good, solid, and fair assessment of each candidate
In the last article, I joked about Donald Trump, and said that I would probably not be very respectful when discussing...
Americans have developed a nasty habit of inviting the state into people's lives for tiny offenses. Here are three ways to turn back the tide. (Hint: It starts with minding your own damn business.) Mike Riggs for Reason, May 2018.
London's homicide is now higher than New York's. Nope, not guns, the UK has some of the strictest gun laws in the world. Knives. So the gov't is coming for the knives. Hide ya sporks, bet they're next. A. Barton Hinkle for Reason, 11 APR 2018.