The quintessential problem of our day: playgrounds are too safe

It is hard to imagine a more contrarian statement than, "playground safety is bad," but that is the case I will make. Children deserve the right get hurt on playground equipment. You may assume that my title is being facetious, using hyperbole for effect. I am not being hyperbolic. I am dead serious. There is … Continue reading The quintessential problem of our day: playgrounds are too safe

The appeals of art: final summary

In the past, I have defined art as, "non-utilitarian." I subsequently contradicted that by defining various utilitarian benefits of art. So what did I mean by, "non utilitarian?" I suppose art can be defined as things without utility - with the exception of specific, surrogate-like benefits. To fully define art, we must enumerate those categories of … Continue reading The appeals of art: final summary

Semantic Activism: the most important thing that isn’t acknowledged

If you control the language, you control people’s minds. There is a type of political, social, and cultural activism that has no popular name. It is controlled in the background by nefarious forces. It is a form of mind control. It can be used for censorship, but a more pernicious form. Rather than banning undesired … Continue reading Semantic Activism: the most important thing that isn’t acknowledged