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Petitional Protest Legitimizes Power

There are four primary directions of protest that I see enacted in American Society.  For purposes of this article, I am separating them so that they can be seen, knowing that in the real world they are often bound up together in any discrete action or moment.  Several of these Read more →

Institutions and the Voices on the Periphery of Power

I am excited that a tactic currently being used by many social justice activists appears to be having some effect, at least in the short term, and that tactic is (of all things) mass calling legislators.  I have not seen that it is causing legislators to change their minds on Read more →

Symbols, Pre-Conceptions, and the Construction of Reality

In the discussion of a recent article of mine on the growth of the myth of a post-racial America, it became clear to me that the article depends upon a particular understanding of the nature of reality as we human beings have constructed it, and that I had never articulated Read more →

Einstein’s Library and The Power of Defining Reality

Whenever I begin thinking and writing about issues relating to what we conceive of as reality, I always know that I’m going to catch “push-back”, and yet in theology, cosmology, and philosophy I do not think there is a more important topic. The issue of what constitutes reality is, at Read more →