Category Archives: Social Issues
In the broad scheme of things, we are all individuals, as different from each other as we can possibly be. And yet, we are all the same. No matter how far you go back in time, you can’t help but notice that we all came from the same place, the same beginning. In the core of our cells lies the same genetic code that has existed since life began. Every living thing shares its mathematical alphabet. As much as you might dislike it, it’s still a fact that you cannot change.
So why is there so much fracas over who is what?
Like so many things, it’s less about the truth and more about the perception.
Watching the Korean handshake was surreal. Frankly, I am still unsure of what to believe. Every instinct in my Cold War blood screams that it’s a trick. But… at the same time, what if it isn’t. What if I have grown so old, so inflexible, that I have outlived my usefulness? Would that constitute a joke? Read the rest of this entry →
Down in Fresno, the debate over what is and what is not “Free Speech” continues to boil over, thanks to Randa Jararr. Oddly enough, simply by putting that name into the Facebook post discussing what she said and the reactions to it, the Facebook algorithm will automatically pounce on it and limit the showing of the post to a grand ToTaL of roughly nine people.
(By the by and as a complete aside, that is why you should be following me on Twitter (@DaveBowmanShow), because Facebook assumes that anybody it has identified as “conservative” who mentions Randa Jararr is automatically going to make fun of her looks or criticize her positions and complain about her self-identification a rather controversial “Muslim-American.”)
Which, when it comes back around, is really what we are talking about – what exactly is “free speech” and who has it?
The City of Seattle has hit on the idea of a “Head Tax” to “address homelessness” which many of its City Council Members believe has been exacerbated by a growing tech boom. You see, if only these companies coming to Seattle wouldn’t pay people so much, rents (and Real Estate) wouldn’t be so expensive and there wouldn’t be as many homeless people. So their plan is to drive up the costs of businesses. That’ll show them!