It's fascinating to see that the idea of empire is so prevalent within present day society in the smallest ways that I had never even considered. I always thought of empires in a different sense, only thinking of the Roman empire and Latin American empires like the Inca, Aztec, and Mayan empire; pretty much historic … Continue reading Reflection: Abstract ways of thinking about Empire and its Ruins
The last months of the year are usually all about being festive and celebrating with family, it’s quite exciting, I know. But what are we even celebrating at this point? What has become of America that we longer know what it means to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas? How far have we gone that we now … Continue reading Rigid Mental Boundaries: What has become of the Holiday Season?
Latinos, an ethnic group who makes up a large proportion of the minorities living here in the U.S. are a very important part of America. Mexicans, who are a subgroup of Latinos have actually been present since the early creation of this country. For the most part Mexican Americans, and even straight out Mexicans can be … Continue reading “We didn’t Cross the Border, the Border Crossed us!”
Regardless of how we believe Earth came to be, either through the Big Bang explosion or through the creation of God, one thing is for sure and it is that humans have clearly made Earthly land their own doing whatever they please with it. We all know that living organisms who have inhabited the Earth … Continue reading Political Borders: What We Consider to be Ours and Only Ours
Humans, are we born inherently good or inherently evil? In my opinion it is a very profound question that needs to be explored, considered, and looked at thoroughly before taking a side; and really, it’s not like as if there is a right or wrong answer to this question. If we think about it, as … Continue reading The Boundaries Between Good and Evil
Progress is something that we have talked about and has been brought up recently regarding the study of philosophers like Rousseau and Kant. It's quite interesting because even though the word has a definition, the idea of progress is subjective. We like the idea of progress; we want to progress but in reality it is something … Continue reading The Limits Placed Within Progress
For quite a while now 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump has brought up our neighbor to the south, Mexico into the conversation about potentially building a massive wall between the both of us. Most of us acknowledge (or at least I would hope so) that the United States was built on the foundation of immigration … Continue reading Walls Everywhere