All Rats Must Swim

In the 1950s, a Johns Hopkins professor named Curt Richter conducted an experiment on the power of hope: He would place rats into small pools and force them to tread water.
This experiment demonstrated the willingness for a creature to survive based on the fact that it could maintain hope.
What we can infer from this experiment beyond what was explicitly stated in the findings is how hope can be used as a tool by those in power who are capable of inspiring hope among their constituents without ever actually allowing for salvation.

Just keep swimming.

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Kids and Emergency Use Authorization Don’t Mix

When considering vaccination mandates, efficacy of the vaccine, and risk vs benefit analysis; one would assume that the safety of our young ones should be the paramount factor considered in our deliberations.
Is that how this element of mass-vaccination is being treated?
I’m not convinced that it is.

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An Ethical Evaluation of Mandates

Within bioethics, four principles of descending importance are discussed when weighing risks and benefits of a proposed intervention. These four principles are: Autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice.
How has our system kept these principles in mind with the Covid Vaccine? How have they kept these principles in mind in the past?

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Consumption is Compliance

What a strange time we find ourselves in. Where people once identified themselves by the deeds they did, or passions they held; overwhelmingly now people form identities based on what products they consume.
In this article you’ll find an examination of this strange phenomenon, and how a consumption based identity goes hand in hand with the unfortunately compliant nature of the majority our current society.

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Trust in Our System?

The Covid vaccine is a polarizing issue right now. Everywhere you turn people are either all-in for it being the only way to salvation, or dead-set against it claiming some sort of nefarious force or deadly plot is behind it.
Is there a middle ground? Should there be?
Perhaps if the advice given by so-called professionals were more honest and less bluntly partisan there would be better understanding and civility among the countless people stuck on either side of this issue.

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Conservative or Revolutionary?

The ruling elite, long apprehensive to condemn the neo-liberal thugs terrorizing working class Americans during these many months of rioting have finally found a target worthy of their unanimous condemnation. The brave White American men and women with the audacity to bring the protest to the men who march along to the tune of the elite and toward the destruction of our nation; our establishment political-elite. Like Icarus these brave men and women flew too close to the sun, and they were consequently disavowed by both their own party and the leader they followed there.

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