Background: You Don’t Owe Past Generations Anything

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

The past has no rights that the future is bound to respect. They had their time, and now it’s gone. Every year, new people are born and old people die. And when you die, your rights die with you. And…

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Background: Privilege Discourse Is Incoherent

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

“Privilege” could be a useful concept, but with the way it’s used in modern discourse it’s just not. At its base, “privilege” is a really simple concept. It just means “stuff that one group has which another group doesn’t”. Simple.…

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Background: “Systemic Racism” Is A Distraction

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

This post follows Background: You Are Responsible For Your Own Actions. They’re part of a series trying to set down some background philosophical stances that come into play when I think about America’s culture war issues. First let’s define a…

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Background: You Are Responsible For Your Own Actions

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

I want to write about a few things like the slavery reparations movement, “critical race theory”, and USDA grants being prioritized for racial minority farmers all of which I think are wrong, but it can get complicated and there are…

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