Rants and ruminations by a classical liberal with radical Chicano tendencies
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another. Marcus Tullius Cicero You may remember an earlier post (The Mystery of Corruption II) highlighting the work of Interfaith Leadership Project (ILP) in pushing the town to get rid of it’s ridiculous [...]
***UPDATE: details of CPS Board Presdent Michaels Scott’s subpoena have been released. He will at the very least have to produce a “list of students [that] principals admitted and rejected to Chicago Public Schools elite selective enrollment schools.” Listen to the NPR audio here.*** It seems as if there is a new scandal every day in [...]
While some people look at cockroaches as disgusting pests, We view them as resilient organisms that predate humans and will likely outlive us as well. People of color, the poor, the downtrodden, and the oppressed, much like cockroaches, are often despised, feared and in some cases have been the objects of extermination.
We started this blog as an attempt to understand the complicated world we live in. Things have changed since the old days of conquest, colonization, and slavery. Anonymous living, consumerism, and mass media have made it difficult to identify the forces that make modern-day oppression possible. Thus, posts here tend to focus on corruption, media, bureaucracy, ethics, economics, law, human rights, etc...in short, We try to take a second-order inquiry into assumptions and systems that some of us take for granted. We also take time to challenge stereotypes that function to place us in a box. Occasionally, We just rant.
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