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Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr

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philosophy

Democracy: Every Cook Can Govern

I am sick and tired of hearing that Donald Trump 'is a threat to American democracy.' The more I hear this argument, the more I am convinced that most people haven't the slightest clue of what a democracy really is.... Continue Reading →

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Jesus Christ Was a Revolutionary

Jesus Christ was a political figure with a radical message. Over the past two millennia, however, these teachings have been diluted to maintain systems of oppression. To rediscover the transformative power of Christ, keep these points in mind: Jesus Christ... Continue Reading →

Cosmic Hide & Seek: Who Are You?

Who are you?  Discussions of identity take the answer to this basic question for granted. The "I" that is invoked by the speaker is typically described as a series of characteristics or attributes. Thus, the person usually says "I am... Continue Reading →

Anti-blackness and the Wisdom of Dreamless Sleep

I begin with the premise that there are three states of consciousness: 1). being awake, 2). being asleep and dreaming, and 3). being asleep and not dreaming. It is the third state of consciousness that gives us a clue about... Continue Reading →

Social Media: Surveillance Mechanism

Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are excellent mediums for communicating with each other and broadcasting important messages. Considering the profit-driven nature of our economy, it is understandable to wonder how these sites are free of charge for... Continue Reading →

Architectural Terrorism: Parent-Child Adjoining Bedrooms

Across time and space, human beings have constructed taboos against sexual activity with close relatives. The most commonly stigmatized and legally prohibited incestuous relationships include parent-child and sibling-sibling unions. In the first part of this series, I argued that homes... Continue Reading →

Architectural Terrorism: Bathroom Near the Kitchen

The mouth of every being on the planet is located an appreciable distance from their anus. Typical floor designs for small apartments (and other houses), however, tend to overlook this fact by placing the bathroom near the kitchen. This spatial... Continue Reading →

Stop Saying You Are Independent

Since we all use language, we are automatically involved in a chain of connection. Language implies the existence of other people to communicate with. To learn a language is to become involved in a relationship.

Stop Saying Everything Happens For a Reason

When a personal setback or national tragedy takes place, many people are searching for explanations. In the understandable desire to alleviate anxiety, a popular phrase is typically offered: everything happens for a reason. While uttered in a spirit of good... Continue Reading →

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