Is our language becoming corrupted to the point of being meaningless? Consider how many seemingly innocent things people now arbitrarily label as “racist” or “sexist” and you’ll have your answer. Jeff Minnick says we’re well on our way to creating our own Tower of Babel.
What is your privacy worth? Most of us probably say it matters but we don’t want to put in the time and effort to protect ourselves–particularly online. John Stossell has a great article about how NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden makes the case for taking our privacy more seriously.
A common dilemma for people who have begun thinking for themselves is how to manage the desire to share what we know with others. Is it a good idea to chase them down and rhetorically wrassle them into acceptance? Kent McManigal has some great ideas on how to share what you think is important without becoming an ideologue.
I’ve beat the drum for personal preparedness for a long time now. As much as I’ve tried to persuade others to take their self-reliance seriously, there’s nothing like a good object lesson to demonstrate why such things matter. As the Bionic Mosquito reports, what’s happening in Texas right now is a huge object lesson for anyone who’s paying attention.