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Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr

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philosophy

Capitalism & The Toll on the Human Soul

Since it is #MentalHealthAwareness Month, I want to explore Karl Marx's theory of human alienation under capitalism. When we delve into the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts (1844), we learn that there are at least 4 inter-related reasons people become disenchanted:... Continue Reading →

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Stand Your Ground: Anti-blackness and the Claim of Self-Defense

We need to transcend the narrow dichotomy that we are being fed by the corporate media and other agents of power about Stand Your Ground laws. The longer we are exposed to these narratives, the more it becomes apparent that dialogue... Continue Reading →

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself: The Authoritarian View of Christ

I want to speak briefly about Jesus Christ's summary of the commandments and description of love in Matthew 22:37-40. He states: [37] Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with... Continue Reading →

God is the Ultimate Police Officer

A serious discussion about abolishing the police and prison requires an understanding of the way power operates. NWA recorded their infamous "Fuck the Police" anthem - a song we should all have as our ringtones. But policing involves more than... Continue Reading →

Why Are Black People Always Late?

A pervasive stereotype is the idea that black people are always late. I am not interested in whether or not this is true - I am interested in why this idea arose and why it remains dominant. Animals do not... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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