American freedom is, at its foundation, rooted in limited government and private property rights. That’s what makes us different. The Bill of Rights is a document which preserves this distinction between public authority and the rights of private citizens, and as such the First Amendment protects our ability to speak out against those we’ve given a monopoly on force without fear of being violently suppressed. It is not a mandate to infringe on the property of others because one feels that life isn’t fair.Read More
Is it something that can only emerge from the primordial ooze of ignorant ego? Or do some people (not me) skip that phase entirely? Is it an evolution on a timeline, or a static state?
The only way to find out, the only way at all, is for those who are curious to speak. Even if we become the example of stupidity for others. Even if the experts out there turn us into fools. Perhaps especially so.
Despite my reputation on Twitter as a cat who likes torturing mice (feminists and Islam apologists are my specialty), I do actually posses a soul.
We have technology and immense potential to create something better. We have the means through this vast, interconnected network to share genuinely good ideas with each other, to learn about those who are different than ourselves and to create conversations that matter and add value to the human experience.
We are wasting that potential in our prosperity and boredom.