Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dynamic Pluralism is coming soon!...

After more than a decade of work, I am pleased this morning to finally be able to share this...

In the history of philosophy, there have been many theories about ethics but none have been straightforward enough to understand and use in everyday life. That ends now with Dynamic Pluralism.

Dynamic Pluralism presents a system of ethics that is not only easy to understand and easy to use but beneficial to the lives of those who do so. Dynamic Pluralism filters out the philosophical jargon so popular in academic circles and structures ethics so it is accessible to everyone. Not only does it present and understandable system of ethics but it also shows the reader how they can use ethics to create a better world.

Dynamic Pluralism casts a clear and defining light on the challenges of our century – war, overpopulation, climate change, energy dependence, equality, and much more – and illuminates our path into a brighter future.

We live in a world without a working system of ethics available to all people and this explains how and why the United States has ended up with a President-Elect like Donald Trump, a man bereft of ethical clarity, a moral compass, or any sense of justice. Dynamic Pluralism defines ethics, morals, and justice so that we may all understand them, what happens when we live without them, and how they should be used to create a better world.

Dynamic Pluralism is not just a book of philosophy. It is a Revolution in Ethics. It is a system for creating a new world based on ethical treatment, fair and fulfilling relationships, and a future in which we can finally live in peace.

Dynamic Pluralism is coming very soon in ebook, paperback, and audiobook!

Friday, April 15, 2016

What can we learn about someone who refers to children as "super predators?"...

There's been some talk online recently (or, at least, since last night) of Hillary's use of the term "super predator." Was it a racial slur or wasn't it?

 Tell you what. Let's take race out of the equation and just focus on what we know. We know she was referring to "gangs of kids." So, let's assume that, instead of black kids, Hillary was referring to all kids. That all kids/any kids/any child/your child was a "super predator." Seen in this light, I believe that race is not the biggest issue here. I don't believe any child should be referred to as a predator of any kind.

 But hey, that's just me. I don't have kids so I probably have no idea what I'm talking about. But I'm not voting for someone who had the poor judgment and shortsightedness to say something like that to begin with.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The question of Hillary...

I've spent a lot of time considering the question of Hillary Clinton and if I would vote for her if that became an issue. And, of course, I can think of a lot of reasons why I wouldn't: how she's taken money from big banks and private prisons, how her message of "leave everything as it is and don't hope for anything better" is about as cynical as anything I've recently heard, how she has supported just about every use of our military no matter the cost, and on and on.

But if you were to ask me today why I simply cannot support Hillary, I would have to say that Hillary strikes me too much like the kind of candidate the Republicans used to run: one who pays lips service to the needs of the many while protecting the interests of the few.

The choice in any election is never between the two most popular candidates. Telling me it's either her or Drumpf just tells me you've misunderstood the choice. The choice is between what your conscious, along with any system of ethics or morality you choose to follow, will allow. Mine just simply will not allow me to vote for this candidate.

Monday, January 04, 2016

First thing in the morning thought...

(This is one of those "first thing in the morning" thoughts. So, I apologize if it is not fully formed.)

We're all basically the same. White. Black. Muslim. Jew. Republican (kinda). Whovian. We all have, basically, the same wants and needs. Many of us fear that we won't be able to satisfy those wants and needs, that someone will take away that which satisfies those wants and needs.

  And I can't help but wonder how much of that fear is just selfishness with a slightly more acceptable costume. I wonder how much misery and death and pain and suffering might simply go away if we stopped justifying our selfishness by calling it fear.

 Probably a great deal.