Trying to Making Rawls Work

They lost community and cleaned up the mess with mass incerceration. If the late 20th century proved anything, it was that the decline in community and character led to social decay. This decay was not, as Pat Buchannan or Ronald Reagan would put it, the fault of the New Left and the hippies. At least,Continue reading “Trying to Making Rawls Work”

Robert Moses’ Promised Land: Morals, Ethics, and Empathy in the Geography of Nowhere

I was born in Charleston but was raised, mostly, in its affluent suburb of Mount Pleasant. It was a libertarian dystopia of rich Republicans living an overt life of family-oriented suburbanites and covertly a hypocritical Las Vegas of “what Baptists do when Jesus is too drunk to notice” It was not a place where oneContinue reading “Robert Moses’ Promised Land: Morals, Ethics, and Empathy in the Geography of Nowhere”

Kindness & Politics

Does kindness require politics? I have known many people, especially religious people, who are personally kind but politically the opposite. They will do charity work and help the less fortunate but ulitmately support policies that screw them over. Earlier, I wrote about how people would offer me friendship in my more desperate times but wouldn’tContinue reading “Kindness & Politics”

How I Write Fiction: Creativity on the Spectrum

The front page of this website has a frame from Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” but it does something with the song that Taylor Swift would never have done. That is because unlike Taylor Swift, my interpretation of Romeo & Juliet focusses more on the ugliness of the secarian conflict as opposed to the romance ofContinue reading “How I Write Fiction: Creativity on the Spectrum”

Prosecuting Justice for Mistreatment of the Disabled

Firstly, let us talk about the aim of “prosecuting” mistreatment of the disabled. It is not to exact revenge on the “bullies” and if that were the aim a lot less justice would be done for the reason they need to cooperate with the process as opposed to fighting it. It is impossible to resolveContinue reading “Prosecuting Justice for Mistreatment of the Disabled”

Martyrdom, Love, and Fear

In my recent article “Flirting on the Spectrum”, I write about how awkwardness can lead to false red flags and how the world being at DEFCON ONE prevents romance. I have never had that type of fear and it isn’t just because I’m male but because I am not that afraid of death or harmContinue reading “Martyrdom, Love, and Fear”

Purveying Morality in the Public Sphere

How does the public sphere purvey a moral system? The government funds art and it could grant subsidies to artists with positive messages. The obvious, and stupid, Rawlsian retort would be “who chooses what is moral?” Traditional virtues of love, kindness, honesty, humility, grace, mercy, love, education, etc… are not controversial between the major religionsContinue reading “Purveying Morality in the Public Sphere”

Flirting on the Spectrum

My approach to flirting is… I don’t, I just talk to people near me about whatever I think will interest them enough to talk to me. The world of romance, sex, and dating is something adults who adult do and getting anywhere close to it in conversation elicits a nervousness in me that the otherContinue reading “Flirting on the Spectrum”

The World According to True Crime

A while back, I believe 2015, I was at a town council meeting and the town council was voting on whether to approve the construction of a new playground. In what should have been a resounding approval, a NIMBY rose her voice. Now, her reasons for not wanting the playground likely had to do withContinue reading “The World According to True Crime”

The World According to True Crime

A while back, I believe 2015, I was at a town council meeting and the town council was voting on whether to approve the construction of a new playground. In what should have been a resounding approval, a NIMBY rose her voice. Now, her reasons for not wanting the playground likely had to do withContinue reading “The World According to True Crime”