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But I Have A Right To Be An Old Kingdom Egyptian

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Jesse Harris | 0 comments

But I Have A Right To Be An Old Kingdom Egyptian

  Hello, my name is Jesse. I am a white (British descent), heterosexual (nothing complex here), male gendered (the pieces and the mindset agree), American citizen (tacitly) of the 21st century (accident of history).  I am fairly comfortable with all of these identifying characteristics, and feel no particular alienation from myself. There are those however who choose to emphasize certain facets of their identity above other aspects of their identity. Road tripping through Oklahoma this summer I was naively surprised that “Native...

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Independence versus the Rights of Man

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Gerber, Political Theory | 0 comments

Independence versus the Rights of Man

Over the course of my studies, I have had the opportunity to study both the Declaration of Independence produced by the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man produced by the French Revolution.  Comparing the two documents gives a lot of insight into the nature of these two revolutions. To begin, let us start with the Declaration of Independence (DI).  The DI has three parts, Principles, List of Grievances, and Declaration of Independence.  In the first part, the convention gives an account of the rights that all men...

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Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“The inherent vice of Capitalism is the uneven division of blessings, the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal division of misery.” -Winston Churchill

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Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism.  But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.” -Norman Thomas [Norman Thomas and Gus Hall, the Socialist Party and Communist Presidential Party Candidates, both quit American politics, agreeing that the Republican and Democratic parties had adopted every plank and they no longer had an alternate party platform on which to run.]

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Quotes from Nietzsche

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Gerber, Philosophy | 0 comments

Quotes from Nietzsche

“How could something originate in its antithesis? … The unselfish act in self-interest? … Such origination is impossible; and he who dreams of it is a fool, indeed worse than a fool;  the things of the highest value must have another origin of their own.”  -Friedrich Nietzsche Beyond Good and Evil   For a while now, I have been considering the difference between Natural Law Theory and Relativism.  In short, the basic difference between these two theories is that Natural Law believes that there are Laws to right...

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2015 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.” -Rose Kennedy

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Quote from Strauss

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Gerber, Political Theory | 0 comments

Quote from Strauss

“About a generation ago, an American diplomat could still say that ‘the natural and the divine foundation of the rights of man … us self evident to all Americans.’  At about the same time a German scholar could still describe the difference between German thought and that of Western Europe and the United states by saying that the West still attached decisive importance to natural right, while in Germany the very terms ‘natural right’ and ‘humanity’ ‘have now become almost incomprehensibly...

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Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.”  -Socrates

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Quote from Sun Tzu

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Gerber, Social, Social Theory | 0 comments

Quote from Sun Tzu

“The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for and opportunity of defeating the enemy.”  -Sun Tzu The Art of War   Now, this quote was written with an eye towards military strategy.  Often times we hear that the best defense is a good offense.  However, this is not the case according to Sun Tzu.  First and foremost, a general should be concerned with defense, then worry about destroying the enemy.  To push the attack without a position to attack from is to offer a...

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Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Inspiration of the Week | 0 comments

“Our Life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts”  -Soren Kierkegaard

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