I am a pacifist. I believe that when Jesus said “turn the other cheek”, He meant it; that when Jesus said “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”, He meant it; that when Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount, He meant every word he said. If you choose to look at the teachings of Jesus from this perspective, it’s clear that … Continue reading On Privilege and Pacifism
There are lots of ways for us to help our friends, neighbors, and communities during the difficult challenges that for many have already begun and will likely persist for the next several weeks, or even months. In our Getting Through COVID-19, Together series, we will look at specific ways to do just that. Continue reading Getting Through COVID-19, Together | pt.1
I always look forward to hearing commentary from Beau of the Fifth Column. One of his recent videos was especially interesting, and deals with what really lifts people out of poverty. Continue reading What Lifts People Out of Poverty?
Other than “they should pull themselves up by their bootstraps”, a supreme belief in the power and virtue of charity is the typical conservative response when confronted with socioeconomic problems that the state is attempting to solve. Continue reading The Problem with Charity
Let’s not mince words here: America, as well as every country on earth, is far closer to being socialist than capitalist. It’s not particularly close. The real question capitalists should ask themselves is how it got to be this way. And the answer does not lie with the tenacity of the socialists, but the anger from themselves. The evidence of government-run socialism’s harm to the … Continue reading It’s Time to Bring Compassion to Capitalism