One of the many issues that lie beneath the surface of our political discourses, not to mention our everyday lives is the idea of the banality of evil. What do we mean by that? Often in our rhetoric and conversations is the idea of the big bad capitalist, the evil polluter, or power-hungry politician. These […]Read more "The Banality of Evil OR “I’m just doin’ my job.”"
May 1st is May Day AKA International Workers’ Day. This day is not widely celebrated in the US, even though the day came about because of events that took place here. Or rather, maybe, that is why it is not recognized here. The Haymarket Affair was an event that took place in the context of […]Read more "The Story of Labor Day and May Day"
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 […]Read more "Thoughts on Woman and the Social Controls they exist under"
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.” […]Read more "The Poor"
The first thing I thought of when I saw today’s daily prompt about “play time” is how do we define “play?” It seems that we think of work and play as being opposed to each other. Which would mean you cannot do one while doing the other. Of course there are people who have jobs […]Read more "Work and Play"