why the heart of libertarianism is pro-life

I am pro-life. I am also, by definition, a liberal.  (Okay, I’m a moderate slightly erring to the side of liberalism.  Whatever.) Have I caught your attention yet? Being a raging Libertarian, it is my belief that people deserve rights.  They deserve the rights to sprout up and be the best kids that they can…

nothing

I cried out in my darkest hour, Yet I felt nothing.  You are true, you are love, you are power; Yet I feel nothing.  I stare at the clock It passes Hour by hour, Here I am, And I feel nothing.  My soul darkening, it’s turning sour, And I feel nothing.  Don’t you hear my…

why the travels of gulliver described my middle school years

edit:  old school post, man, i’m sorry       Discrimination; it is something that we all have faced. Whether it is for our gender, race, clothing choices, behavior, or musical tastes, we will all face it at some point or another.             No literary character knows this better than Gulliver.  He is literally judged for…

dear seniors, college won’t make your life better

Dear Seniors, College won’t make your life better. There’s this pet peeve of mine.  It’s the hype of I’m-graduating-soon-life-will-be-great-once-i-get-to-x-and-x. No.  That’s not how any of this works. College won’t make your life better. I, as a senior, wholeheartedly understand it.  I really do.  In fact, there are exactly 35 Mondays until I get to college. …

what should i write about?

You, my dearest followers, are for whom I write.  I’ve tried to keep up with the likes and views and which posts seemed to gauge the most interest, but as I see no trends, I may as well ask you guys.  What is it that you would like to read? I love politics.  Are there…

{guest post} the future of africa

                                                               The Future of Africa                           Can the world’s poorest continent soon become self-sufficient?                                                                By:  David McDonald                                                                     Introduction I firmly believe that in the coming years, humanity will make the largest strives in history in terms of cutting down on poverty. The resources we encompass as a society provide us with more than…

{news} 30 killed in kabul

In yesterday’s tragedy, at least thirty are confirmed dead and at least seventy confirmed injured in the bombing of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The bombings were caused by Middle Eastern terrorist group, the Taliban.  At about 4:00pm, a suicide bomber was witnessed by local construction workers.   I wasn’t there.  I haven’t had the pleasure of interviewing…

the start of a semester

Not long ago, I wrote about the death of a semester.  The end of things.  The loss of friendships. However, today begins a new semester.  I met four new professors, started four new classes, and spoke to people in all four classes.  As is turns out, in two of them, I had friends. For my…

what makes a book a classic?

    Edit:  Yet again, here is my obligatory this-is-an-old-paper.   What makes a book a classic?  While there is no literary cannon committee, there are some notable authorities on the subject; politicians, professors, and well-off publishing companies seem to have more power over which works of literature are distributed in a broader range, but, who is…

the controversy of conspiracy theories

I’m a conspiracy theorist. I have the strong belief that things aren’t always as they seem.  This may be a bit ironic – given my adoration for politics. Even if I’m not right on my theories, they’re fun to come up with, right? My finding entertainment in conspiracy theories could be labelled as disbelief in…

why we love horror

  Edit:  Here’s an old paper that I enjoyed and thought that you would, too.  I plan on posting a lot of these.  🙂             We are not immaculate, nor are we immutable.  We are not indispensable; and we are most certainly not forever.  What are we?  We are humans, lest we forget that.            …