Donald R Barbera's Blog – August 2013 Archive (4)

Free Will?

Many of the basic principles that guide human behavior rest on the idea of free will, like the concept of individual responsibility and choices.

Free will is an important concept that affects a variety of serious thought. Legally it is assumed criminals have a choice in committing a crime, but science shows…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 29, 2013 at 6:40pm — 16 Comments

Compared to What?

The President, he's got his war, 

Folks don't know just what it's for,

Nobody gives us rhyme or reason,

Have one doubt, they call it treason,

We're chicken-feathers, all without one gut

Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?

When Les McCann and Eddie Harris…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 23, 2013 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments

Poor People Food

"I want grease in my gravy and fatback in my greens"--Doug McCloud



There is a class divide among some blacks in this country that if it weren't for the gravity of the split would otherwise be comical. Over a year ago I heard one of my friends speak of poor people's…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 4, 2013 at 11:00am — 27 Comments

Blasphemy Laws vs. Free Speech

To the point, blasphemy laws intrude on the right of free speech and reflect a religious affectation meant to control what others say about theologically based matters. The idea of offending religious sensibilities to the point of punishment is in and of itself disgusting and distasteful, but…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on August 2, 2013 at 6:04pm — 7 Comments

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