Collectivism vs. Individualism: The New Political Paradigm

More and more it seems like the divide in politics and society isn’t so much left vs. right as it is between individualism and collectivism. Cultural issues are becoming politicized. One’s entertainment interests, sexual preferences (including kinks and such), and other personal issues are fodder for political analysis. To be sure, politics and cultural and … Continue reading Collectivism vs. Individualism: The New Political Paradigm

The New York Times: Reaction to Muhammad Cartoons Unhinged

The New York Times recently published an image of artwork of Pope Francis made out of condoms. Though it didn’t require much courage, I do praise them for the decision to publish. After all, it is wrong when newspapers censor themselves to avoid offending thin-skinned religious sensibilities (or any other sensibilities). And the message that … Continue reading The New York Times: Reaction to Muhammad Cartoons Unhinged

Child Pissing on Floor of Shanghai Natural History Museum Draws Outrage

This week new Shanghai Natural History museum was so popular that, on its opening day it had to cease ticket sales when it hit its limit of 4,000 simultaneous visitors. It also experienced its first documented case of a mother letting her child piss on the floor. The incident annoyed a few netizens who are … Continue reading Child Pissing on Floor of Shanghai Natural History Museum Draws Outrage