Many people live under the capitalist idea that doing good for themselves will, as a side-effect, do good for others. The more I live the more I am amazed how wrapped up people are in their own lives. That is, how all they really think about is their own world. This of course is from […]
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Before the advent of representative democracy there was a clear line between the rulers and the ruled. Although this is still the case it is harder to discern. The issue is, that back then “we” fought “them” or negotiated with “them.” Whereas now this is not the case. This is evidenced when someone in the […]
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Oh, Venice. Venice California that is. What a crazy place. An awesome place but crazy. We got here two night ago. Down from Santa Monica, which is a mile away along the coast. Santa Monica is super ritzy. There is the Third Street Promenade, with Nordstrom and Louis Vuitton. There is the Santa Monica Pier […]
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There is a lot of lip service paid to the idea that women and men are equal. This is clearly untrue. Part of the ideology that we exist under however can make it difficult to point this out. This is because if one was to say that woman are unequal they might take it as […]
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This is another installment of “Social Controls.” That is, an attempt to uncover how ideology works in our day to day lives. “Their lazy, they are a drag on society, due to their access to welfare and unwillingness to work. They just want to abuse the system and therefore their access should be severely limited.” […]
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I recently graduated from Virginia Tech. You may know it because of its football program. Or, a little less likely, you may know it for engineering or architecture. However, believe it or not we do learn other things there. Not that most of the student body would not agree with the view that all one […]
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