Essays & Articles

Review of the Witnesses Being Used to Allegedly “Prove” Darren Wilson’s Guilt

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, MO, 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson, MO police officer, Darren Wilson. On that tragic Saturday afternoon, reports began to come in that a young unarmed black man had been shot to death by a white police officer, while innocently walking from a […]

Is There A Heroin Crisis? A Response to Nick Gillespie

According to libertarian political pundit and editor in chief of Reason.com, Nick Gillespie, the recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has triggered, what he characterizes as “[a] massive outpouring of patently false and exaggerated stories about the increase in heroin use.” Gillespie then continues by citing sources which show that there has indeed been […]

On the legalization of Heroin and Other Hard Drugs

On the legalization of Heroin and Other Hard Drugs Chicago is currently suffering through a horrific Heroin crisis. For the past six months I’ve been working on a documentary photo project which focuses on Heroin addiction. During this time, I have come to know several Heroin addicts on a deep and personal level. We have […]

Art and the Fall of Man

I took a few captures while at the Art Institute today in order to help illustrate the importance of philosophy. These first two captures are closeups of an Oil on Panel by Pieter Claesz from 1625. The detail and realistic style are incredible. I want to eat the bread! This was created prior to Subjectivism […]

Was Lincoln A Socialist?

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” -Abraham Lincoln, State of the Union Address: December 3, 1861 These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in […]

Test of Faith: Were Our Founding Fathers Christians?

Could Our Founding Fathers Pass A Christian Religious Test? Is it is true that our founders were Christians who constructed our system of government based upon the Bible? Have you ever wondered why Christian Nationalists are continually publishing and circulating fake quote and documents purported to be from a founding father?

Tea Party Heroes: Mistakenly Conservative

Popular Mistakenly Conservative Tea Party Heroes “Conservatism is an ideology of reaction – originally against the French Revolution, more recently against the liberation movements of the sixties and seventies.” -Corey Robin, The Reactionary Mind, p.42 Contrary to popular mythology, “conservatism” is NOT a political philosophy per say.”Conservatism” is a counter-revolution in response to any liberation […]

The Political Spectrum of Historical Revisionism

One of the benefits of political and social crisis is the rise in the interest in history within the general population. During ordinary, less disturbed periods of history, far less attention is focused on the political events that occur outside one’s local social field of vision.