The political framework of liberalism, which promises equality and universal protection for “all,” depends on people to believe those promises, so that racial discrimination, brutality, violence, dehumanization, can be written off as accidental, incidental, a problem with the application of liberal theory rather than part of the deep structure of liberalism.
The thwarting of an alleged Valentine’s Day massacre in Halifax underlines the fundamental absurdity of Canada’s anti-terror laws. According to police, three alleged plotters planned to shoot and kill dozens Saturday at a Halifax shopping mall. Had such a plan succeeded, the effect would have almost certainly been mass terror in the Nova Scotia capital. […]
The Tyranny of the Forced Smile By PAUL JASKUNASFEB. 14, 2015 Photo Credit Kevin Whipple Continue reading the main story Share This Page Email Share Tweet Save more I am a Libra of Libras, an inveterate balancer of opinions. My scales rarely tip to one side; my cons stack up against my pros. Count on […]
This plays out in field after field, from journalism to nursing, physical therapy to foreign policy consulting. Endeavors that used to be considered an art, best learned through doing, like writing or painting, now require formal professional training and certification. While these measures are touted— like all bureaucratic measures—as a way of creating fair, impersonal […]