Tag: rebellion

Justifying the “Attack” on Portland

The writers of this article in The Atlantic claim, “Last night in Portland, as happened last month in Washington, D.C., peaceful protests only grew in response to the federal show of force.” The article’s title: “Nothing Can Justify the Attack on Portland: The question of whether these arrests are appropriate has a clear answer—at least […]

Reality vs. Idealism

I’ve had some interesting conversations with my oldest cousin, lately. He’s struggling with the fact that his idealism keeps running smack into the wall of reality. Here’s my latest response to him: Reality only knows one truth, hence my watch phrase: Truth is. Idealism involves picking a position, cherry-picking facts which tend to support it, […]