Should Today’s Generation Make Amends for Slavery

There are a few things about slavery trades over the last few centuries we can agree on: they are another blot on Western history’s rather questionable moral history, perhaps being the most obvious. That it was bad is rarely questioned. Sure, there are historical moral relativists who question whether we should hold old cultures to… Continue reading Should Today’s Generation Make Amends for Slavery

A brief thought on that taboo racial slur and a more racist term

There exists a word, an anagram of ‘Ginger’, that is still taboo. I even hesitated to use it in the title of this post. Although (oh my, does this count as a trigger warning?) I am going to use that word in the rest of this post, as soon as I’m reasonably confident I have… Continue reading A brief thought on that taboo racial slur and a more racist term

A “Safe Space” for Everything but Intellectual Freedom: free speech, the regressive left and the cry baby privilege-knights

The acid test for whether you support free speech is whether you still support it when someone is tipping over your sacred cow. This, if anything, is the point. If you don’t support free speech in contradiction to you, you don’t support free speech. It is exactly that simple. And using this exact test is… Continue reading A “Safe Space” for Everything but Intellectual Freedom: free speech, the regressive left and the cry baby privilege-knights

Extremism and Terrorism

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings, people form within the Muslim community have come out against the acts. This includes Imams as well as normal Muslims. I applaud this. It is about time! But some of what they have said is a little weird. Are these shooters and extremist really not Muslims? Because the… Continue reading Extremism and Terrorism