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Humanity’s Obsession with its Destruction

December 23, 2012 1 comment

Fear is the most compelling form of folly.

Xenocrates

What is it about the complete and utter destruction of mankind that causes most of us to react with such a uniform sense of paranoia? Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many people around the world were in full on, weaponized panic over the past week, because they were compelled the world was going to end on December 21, 2012. Well it didn’t happen—as I had predicted in an earlier post about a similar prophecy that failed to materialize. However, our fear of our destruction has captured our imagination for decades. Just look at the video montage above taken from no less than seven different movies. Why?

Well, it has to do with our programming.

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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 1 of 4)

February 26, 2012 Leave a comment

If racism was taught, then who taught the first child to be racist?

Xenocrates

Racial Segregation in Durham, NC

We have come a long way since the civil rights uproar in the 1960’s. Up until then, white folks were not afraid of openly and publicly denouncing black people as genetically inferior humans. It’s intriguing to consider then that since the 1960’s, the only thing that has changed is how society perceives racism. It seriously questions the notion that racism is taught. In this post, I will attempt to demonstrate that the propensity for racism is intrinsic to human nature. That is why even after society has successfully demonized this behaviour, it will never truly go away.

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The Impending Extinction of Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

January 15, 2012 Leave a comment

Everyone falls in love with wedding days, but few of us fall in love with marriage.

 

Xenocrates

Wedding Rings

Marriage is dying. Studies show that marriage is on the decline all over the world. More and more people are opting out of being married. The number of people who are married in the most developed societies around the world are at an all time low. But as you’ll note from the above linked article, this is not a cyclical trend. Marriage has been on a steady decline since the 1950’s. What gives? I explore this phenomenon in this post about the slow death of love.

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The Slippery Grip of Justice

July 13, 2011 2 comments

Justice is an ideal that sometimes sacrifices itself in the name of fairness by freeing the guilty to preserve the innocent.

Xenocrates

It’s 1:15 pm. In a tense courtroom in Orange County, Florida, Judge Belvin Perry very calmly reviews the verdict handed down by a jury. It is the case of Casey Anthony; a young woman charged with murdering her daughter. The judge dispassionately passes the verdict on to his clerk with a stern command to read it aloud. Shockingly, the verdict is that she is not guilty. How is this possible? Is this a failure of the justice system? No it is not, and I will tell you why:

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The Poisoning of The Black Diaspora

March 9, 2011 31 comments

While every act of racism is an act of prejudice, not every act of prejudice is necessarily racist.

Xenocrates

 

Black in a White Country

It's challenging being black in a white country.

February was considered black history month. However, I have since noticed a particularly disturbing trend lately and it appears to be more of a remnant of black history that still infects the present attitudes of blacks, particularly those living in many North American and European states. It appears there is still a portion of the black populace that largely hates other races and some of them have been drawn to this space — and probably for all the wrong reasons.

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