Three Simple Reasons Why Racism is Incredibly Stupid

I cannot remember a time during my 40 years of life in which racial hostilities in America have burned as hot as they do now. The title to this post says racism is incredibly stupid. I might also say racism is not only ignorant, but it is for the ignorant–people who, for a wide variety of reasons, … More Three Simple Reasons Why Racism is Incredibly Stupid

The Trumping of America: A Case of Historical Amnesia? (or a “Call to War”)

According to Rudy Giuliani, “before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack inside the United States.” Just a couple days ago, I heard the bat-shit crazy Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson tell a female Fox News correspondent she had the “luxury” of working at Fox. Such are just two of the … More The Trumping of America: A Case of Historical Amnesia? (or a “Call to War”)

Steroids as American as Apple Pie?

“Josh Bertetta’s provocative book significantly adds to the canon of anabolic steroid works started with ‘Legal Muscle’ and ‘Bigger Stronger Faster.’ This fascinating, truth-seeking journey is an antidote to the distorted perspectives presented in the mainstream media. Fasten your seatbelts. If you thought you knew the story of steroids in America, think again.” ~ Rick … More Steroids as American as Apple Pie?

Hindu Lecture 3: Upanishadic Era (Pt I)

Today’s lecture begins a two day series on the revolutionary developments in ancient Indian thought during what is sometimes called the Upanishadic Era. After discussing the challenges such thinkers posed to the Vedic concentration on ritual and priests, we begin to discuss yoga, both in its philosophy and, after watching a HYSTERICAL video, juxtaposing such … More Hindu Lecture 3: Upanishadic Era (Pt I)

Pursuit of Happ-I-ness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” So says the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Sure we all know what it’s like to be happy and sure we … More Pursuit of Happ-I-ness

Spirituality: The New Opiate of the People (Pt. IIA)

In the first of this four-post series, collectively titled “Spirituality: The New Opiate of the People,” I wrote on the history of spirituality, focusing mainly on the usage of this vague term and discussing how, in our late modern society, such vagueness made ripe the capitalist usurpation of the “spiritual.” As stated in my plan … More Spirituality: The New Opiate of the People (Pt. IIA)