Image: Anti-Fascists in Charlottesville protect clergy Recently I came across a news article on Facebook about Richard Spencer’s proposed visit to my own university and hometown: The University of Cincinnati. All of the top comments in this public forum were people defending Richard Spencer’s right to “free speech”: “Now why would you make freedom of […]Read More Giving Platforms to Nazi’s is Not “Free Speech” and “Tolerance”. It’s The Grave Digger of Tolerance and Free Speech!
I had to explain this blog to some seemingly angry people recently. How would I describe The Thought Foundry? Unconventional, controversial, revisionist, likely to start a fire with both Christians and Marxists alike? Sure sure. To me, I am not a Marxist because I am a Christian. But to me any true Christian should feel […]Read More The Thought Foundry Blog promotes… Marxism AND Progressive Christianity?
A people’s state, when truly democratic and utilized correctly, is like an iron rod. The vestiges of capitalism, imperialism, oppression and exploitation are like clay pots. While fierce and mighty, eventually, when all the clay pots are smashed, the iron rod rusts and withers away into dust. That is the purpose of the people’s republic, […]Read More A People’s State is Like an Iron Rod
In the wake of the NFL movement started by Colin Kaepernick, the question has been asked, especially among conservatives: What is the cause of this lack of patriotism? To this I answer with a tinge of sarcasm: Surely it cannot be the awakening of the tens of millions of Americans to the horrific reality of black […]Read More “What is the cause of the lack of patriotism today?”
I hold an apple in my hand realizing that the apple in my hand which I am perceiving is not the apple that exists outside of me, but rather exists as an internal abstraction of the apple itself. Therein begins the terrifying realization that everything I know or think I know is only that […]Read More I know nothing! All I know is but a part of myself even though it exists outside of myself!
I once said that “one cannot fight injustice with injustice”. But I realize now that this only touches the tip of the iceberg. More specifically, it can be said that “one cannot fight objective injustice with objective injustice”, or that “one cannot fight merely subjective injustice with any form of injustice”. First of all, what […]Read More The Foundation of the Idea of Objective and Subjective injustice and its Relation to Mercy
During an in class discussion earlier today, the phenomenon of fascism was brought up. Eventually, as often happens in these sorts of discussions, communism came up as well. In agreement with a large section of the populous, it was mentioned that “communism and fascism are two sides of the same coin”, that coin being totalitarianism. […]Read More A Letter to My Professor About Equating Communism With Fascism