"However, one who answers that power is cumulative and is concentrated in the hands of a few groups or individuals is drawn to very different conclusions: ..."
It's A Wonderful Life season :)
https://daily.jstor.org/meet-john-doe-darkness-american-democracy/ (link to the paper halfway through that article)
US politics, abortion
"The egg in the lab doesn’t apply. It’s not in a woman. She’s not pregnant"
To no one's surprise, Alabama's abortion law isn't about abortion at all, but about punishing those who are most vulnerable due to their class and the state's lack of sex education. Disgusting, and even Dreher agrees, which I find hilarious.
Lots to digest here and in the pseudo-response by William James. http://people.brandeis.edu/~teuber/Clifford_ethics.pdf
@matt My frustration over this has been building for a while now (as a non-citizen-therefore-non-voter). Recently I've started to blame a widespread lack of abstract "literacy"/willingness to think in the country. No idea how wrong I am and less of an idea w.r.t. solutions though.
The more I listen to and learn about this album the more it grows on me. http://vishkhanna.com/2017/10/17/ep-357-protomartyrs-joe-casey/
Some good stuff in here re: today's prison strike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lIqNjC1RKU
If you can't draw a very hard line at isolating children for the crimes of their parents, without due process, with no good way to be reunited, then you have some serious introspection to do. Thank God that the Church recognizes that line. https://oca.org/news/headline-news/metropolitan-tikhon-addresses-president-trump-on-the-separation-of-families
oof ouch owie my sapir-whorf hypothesis http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/~gpullum/EskimoHoax.pdf
Been researching legal name changes recently. https://freedom.horse/media/HapCSc1IPXYeuDXXDCE
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