Category: My Point Being

Essays and miscellaneous writings. They could cover anything: art, politics, society, sports and more.

Crisis of Faith

Have you been reading some of the news items I’ve been seeing? Politics in the United States have deteriorated to the point where a large and growing proportion of partisans actually hate people who don’t share their views. A large part (though not all) of the population in the United States, and the West more […]

My Point Being: Some Kinda New Year

It’s the morning of New Year’s Eve. Tomorrow, the date changes to January 1, 2019. Sure, this is all arbitrary. We could call it August 10, or April Fools’ Day or Cinco de Mayo. It’s just another day, except that this one is loaded with our emotional baggage around the passage of time. Birthdays and […]

My Point Being: Those Who Censor History

I woke up early this morning, and was scanning news stories when I came across this: “‘Lord of the Rings” Slammed for Perpetuating Racism through Depiction of Orcs According to the story in National Review, sci-fi author Andrew Duncan opined on a podcast that the treatment of orcs in J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novels […]