Heritage of slavery
2023-09-24 19:35 Chattel slavery was abolished in the US in 1865.  This might sound long ago but has significant influence on current American society.  When early socialists presented the idea of conflicting goals ch...
What chattel slavery meant in practice
2023-09-22 12:13 There seem to be some confusion between indentured servitude and chattel slavery.  Slaves are called “indentured servants” and indentured servants are called “slaves”.  In reality, there were consider...
Experiences they could not have made
2023-09-20 10:43 It has been pointed out that different countries have different cultural heritages.  This can explain Christian Fundamentalists condemning the inevitable.  Yet it can’t explain them expressing themsel...
Why treat sexuality an evil option?
2023-09-18 10:51 Christian Fundamentalists have a tendency to label normal human sex drive evil.  I think this idea was originally made up by individuals seeing no possibility of ever getting sex themselves.  These in...
Unwarranted assumptions of sameness
2023-09-16 16:29 The ideas listed below have actually been used as arguments for Creationism, particularly Young Earth Creationism.  The trouble is they are formulated as if everyone’s mind could be presupposed to wor...
The sameness myth
2023-09-14 11:25 When one’s own mental characteristics are as treated as universal.  Everyone can occasionally commit this error.  When I once did this error and got it pointed out to me, I accepted my error it immedi...
People appearing as live anachronisms
2023-09-13 12:07 What I am talking about are Christian Fundamentalists, particularly in the US.  These are expressing views of and attitudes towards their fellow beings so outdated, their newest ideas seem to be 19th ...
Progress is possible
2023-07-14 13:09 The countries I see as Western are mostly found in Europe.  This means Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norw...
How things got worse for some during industrialisation
2023-07-07 12:54 I have previously explained the upbringing conditions applying to many agrarian state societies.  One would think it got better when the Western world started to industrialize.  Certainly, the average...
Seeds of progress
2023-07-05 13:05 Apart from its peninsula and island rich coast Europe also has an unusually fractured terrain.  This makes it virtually impossible to politically unify this part of the world.  Even the Romans only ma...