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Tribal leaders demand parents kill their child – The State, Abortion, and Human Rights

Amazonian Boys
In the Amazon (and elsewhere in the world) tribes of people will often kill children that suffer from birth defects and sometimes consider twins to be bad luck (so one of them has to go). In one case brought up in this article the tribal leaders decided a girl had to be killed due to her small size and inability to speak. The parents were ordered to do it. They could not so killed themselves in st...
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To Leftists You Are A Baby that Needs Cared For

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The answer to this author's question, "Why don't Americans realize how poor their lives are?" is quite a simple answer. They don't realize it, because it's not true. There are cultural differences at play as well as individual choice. We don't all want what the author of this piece wants. He starts the article with his idea of the blissful day, "In London, Paris, Berlin, I hop on the train, head ...
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Is your Culture Worth Defending?

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I wrote earlier in "Racism is a Quest for the Unearned" how racism is simply a form of collectivism; perhaps, as Ayn Rand says, the lowest, most brute form of it. Racism seeks to kill off the individual by lumping him into a group based simply on a few superficial biological characteristics like skin, eyes, and hair. Racism is never worth defending. Culture is one of the most difficult subjects...
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Food and Culture Go Hand in Hand: Appropriate some today!

Pan Dulce
Pastries are wonderful and I love to visit local German bakeries, French pâtisserie, or a Mexican panadería. It's interesting how many of the wonderful things we eat from around the world are actually products of cultural appropriation. That act much maligned by the left has given rise to popular dishes quite associated with a particular country, from which they did not originate. Food is the best...
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Photographer who altered shot of Lupita Nyong’o apologises

Just a couple of observations on this one. Actress, Lupita Nyong'o was photographed for a magazine cover. They edited out her pony tail. This has people upset and the magazine apologizing. Black people have kinky hair, as you likely know, and it sometimes does just whatever it wants to do. Over the years lots of ways of dealing with this have cropped up. Some use corn rows, some straiten, some fla...
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Why The Word ‘Woke’ Encapsulates An Evil, Self-Defeating Ideology

My eye was drawn to this article by the headline. I really dislike the word "woke". Personal thing you know. I find it kind of queer. Not in the new homosexual use of the word, but the old-fashioned, actual meaning. Then I continued with the article because I found its topic of Gnosticism to be interesting. Somewhere along the way I got an odd feeling in my gut as I read. For those of you who h...
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Racism and the Tower of Babel

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I recently posted a link on Facebook to an article explaining how there are over 7,000 languages spoken on earth. This brought up the bible story of the Tower of Babel in the comments. I got to thinking about that story and thought I would share a couple of thoughts on it. It's a very interesting story in that God's reasoning is clearly stated. Basically, he wanted us not to get along with each...
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A Paradoxical Alliance by Jack Buckby and Matt Palumbo

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Normally my book recommendations are short and sweet with just enough explanation of the book to get you going. This post differs from those in that it not only is a recommendation but is a commentary partly on the book itself and partly on the subject the book covers. I apologize to the authors of the book in advance for a review that is not entirely focused on their book. However, since I feel t...
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Does Knowing Yourself Ruin Tattoos?

Know Thyself
I found this article on tattoos to be quite interesting and it got me thinking. It's not that it makes some great point about liberty or anything like that. It was just interesting and got me thinking. We live in a day and age where getting tattoos, that which was once quite taboo (see what I did there) is now very common place. Estimates are that 29% of people in America have at least one tatt...
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Millennials Want to Fix the Holes in their Heads

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Well, who ever could have predicted they would someday regret giant lobes and tattoos? The article goes on to say: Call it a strange sign of the times. Some doctors, like Sterman, say they are noticing more and more millennials coming in because their ears have become deformed from overpiercing and need reconstructive surgery. And it's not just ear piercing. Many are seeking to reverse the impul...
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