Social Distortion

Last week I opined on the dysfunction of Higher Ed — or rather, one particular aspect of it, since Academia is broken in so many ways. I began by trying to impress upon my readers the utter passivity of the freshmen students in my Introduction to Music (a required...

Buying Blind

Thoughts on Higher Education, Part 1 When Peter invited me to contribute to Pigs and Sheep, I asked if he would prefer that I write about anything in particular. “Write about what you know, as long as it is freedom-related” was the reply. So today I will...

Child Puppets

If you are reading this, you probably have heard, at least tangentially, of Greta Thunberg, a sixteen year old Swedish girl who has achieve international fame as a face and voice of a climate-activist youth movement. What you probably have not heard of, unless you pay...

The Politics of a Child

Karl Marx theorized that socialism was a next evolutionary step after capitalism, intended to destroy and supplant capitalism, and set the stage for the emergence of communism. This “next step” belief suggests that socialism is a more advanced form of...