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Gun Control: The Paralyzing Price of American Freedom

May 13, 2013 Leave a comment

America’s biggest problem is that it fatally overvalues its freedom.

Xenocrates

Guns. Guns! Everywhere. The news feed coming out of the freest country in the world is starting to read like a play by play for the war in Afghanistan. Why is there so much gun violence in America? At this point, there is no point arguing against the right for law abiding citizens to own guns. Doing so would be pointless. Rather, this post seeks to highlight that America’s biggest problem is not its guns. Guns are only a symptom of the actual problem.

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The Problem with Online Social Networking

March 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Give humanity anonymity and see the true potential of its depravity.

Xenocrates

We are repeatedly trying to simulate human behaviour online, with dramatic results.

Social networking has changed humanity forever. I began to realize this when I discovered a frightening trend in the news about how kids were killing themselves over things done online. Why would someone do that? I thought. That is when I decided to embark upon an ambitious social experiment two years ago to see the true depth of how social networking has changed the human animal. This post documents my findings in grave detail. Note well: you may find the contents of this post either deeply upsetting or deeply disturbing. You have been warned.

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10 Stupid Things You Do Everyday

May 31, 2012 Leave a comment

Common sense is an oxymoron

Xenocrates

Feeling Stupid

How smart do you think you really are? If I asked you if you had common sense, how would you answer? Some of you might think that you’re pretty intelligent. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are even some of you who think that you have above average intelligence. If you ever thought this to yourself, then I’m going to prove to you that this is probably not accurate.

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Debunking Conspiracy Theories

April 15, 2012 3 comments

For conspiracy theorists, truth is less about fact and more about what they want to believe.

Xenocrates

Conspiracy theories are bad for you

I believe that extra terrestrials probably exist. I just don’t believe any of them have ever been here. I believe that 9/11 was an inside job — inside Al Quaeda, that is. I believe the global warming hoax is… well… a hoax. I believe J.F.K. was assassinated by an American — just not one working for the CIA. I believe NASA’s moon landings were faked for the HBO specials in 2001, but not in 1969. I believe that the world will end in 2012 for somebody, but the rest of us will be fine. Conspiracy Theories are utter nonsense, and I am about to demonstrate why.

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The Anatomy of Racism (Part 4 of 4)

March 31, 2012 1 comment

While every racist is a fool, not every fool is racist.

Xenocrates

The Million Hoodie MarchWe must learn to differentiate between actual acts of racism and otherwise acts of ignorance. They are not the same. Otherwise, cries for justice like this can be successfully undermined by racists as race baiting.

If you back track some 60 years into American history, it would be fair to say that most white folks were at the very least, racially prejudiced, if not outright racist. As the decades rolled by, their ignorance waned as all their collective consciousnesses were raised. As a result, the average white adult today does not think the same way. But because the hurt has penetrated several generations of American minorities, it has created a hypersensitive society that has forgotten what racism really is, spawning an endless generation of boys crying wolf.

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The Anatomy of Racism (Part 3 of 4)

March 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Racism isn’t dead — it is hiding in the open.

Xenocrates

Barack Obama’s presidency has exposed just how racist white America really is.

In 2008, a black man was finally elected president of the most powerful country in the world. At the time, many people (myself included) naively asserted that this will finally put a nail in the coffin of all the negative stereotypes that have been held about black people for good. Boy, were we wrong. It’s not for fault in Obama. No. Rather, his presence has exposed the raw, visceral, racist underbelly of white America that had been lurking in silence for so long. In this post, I will potently demonstrate the unpleasant reality that racism is by no means dead.

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The Anatomy of Racism (Part 2 of 4)

February 27, 2012 1 comment

The history of Africa is the story of God’s most cruel joke on mankind.

Xenocrates

Blood Diamond Workers

Workers on a diamond field in Africa. These diamonds will go onto the fingers and around the necks of rich white Caucasians. So how exactly did the home of black people become the treasure vault of white people?

Racism affects everyone. However, there is probably no group that knows the sting of racism better than black Africans and their descendants living in the first world diaspora. Why does it seem that black people are targeted by other races? They have been enslaved at least five times in world history (more than any other human phenotype) and have been victims of the longest running human violation in history. Why is this the case? I discuss the answer to this rather tantalizing question in this post. It seems that nature is far more cruel than we know.

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