[This is part one of a series reevaluating some propositions that I perceived as crucial and important in my early thirties.] Proposition: I cannot control people or situations, only my responses and reactions to them. I have nothing to leverage for my own happiness except my own attitude. Since writing the above paragraph in 2010, …
Living in Canada is a privilege I enjoy by birthright, and which only exists as a privilege for me to the exclusion of others. How does this fact not squarely contradict my belief that all humans are equal? The more I think about it, the more the concepts of citizenship and borders seem to be …
Is violence a viable means for achieving one’s liberation? Is Killmonger’s strategy justifiable? And importantly: who gets to decide?
If your definition of liberty allows one group to restrict the freedom of another group, has your definition of ‘liberty’ become a synonym for ‘superior’?
When we weigh all the pros and cons, does social media come out as a net good or as a liability for society? …does it bring people together to mobilize for their rights? Or just give corporations and governments the ability to track our every move? …does it introduce us to new ideas and different …
A panel discussion unpacking the concept of ‘structural violence.’
Why did the chicken avoid crossing the road at the controlled intersection?
It is in everyone’s personal interest to protect the right of the dissident voice to speak.
What it we used strategic voting to our collective advantage? A thought experiment.
Could one of the most popular slogans of our time be a Trojan horse that is eroding our appreciation for real work?
There’s no guarantee that technology will be any more liberating than quelling.
On becoming slaves to our stories of freedom.