I think the West Wing television show had such a long and successful run because it gave people a constructed reality about politics that showed what it could be like. I’ve only seen snippets of episodes, but I generally like what I see. This clip for instance is a wonderful tweak on the nose of […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Complexity is not a Vice
Reading though threads on abortion always raises my blood pressure, but it is worth it for gems like this: Dianne: “Either it is okay to abort, or it is okay to rape” Occasionally I shock people by saying that all anti-choice men are, on some level, rapists. Many never complete the act of rape personally*, […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Abortion Quote of the Week – Dianne
On Objectivism –
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Ah, my favorite Ayn Rand Quote
This is the conclusion to a great article found on Practical Doubt.
“Hidden beneath the inclusive guise of Christianity exists the absurd notion that people are capable of understanding the depth of humanity through the eyes of faith. They engage this masturbatory exercise without the slightest comprehension of words like love, mercy, justice, and . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Quote of the Week – Jarod from Practical Doubt on Christianity.