The Nature of High School and Prison

Imagine a building filled with people who are forced to be there, under constant supervision by the authorities, with limited freedom.  The building is secured, patrolled by guards, and life is heavily structured and scheduled.  People who are forced to be there must adhere to a specific dress code, require permission to do almost anything, […]

Taiwan’s Child Culture

Something that always fascinates me (and also often frustrates me) is something I like to refer to as “Taiwan’s Child Culture.” The most important thing to understand about any culture is the way they raise their children.  Without question, the key to any culture is education.  Education is indoctrination: it’s where we learn what society […]

Gangs: An Explanation – Written October 24, 2000

Many people have speculated why youth join gangs. The definition of “gang” is, “1. A group of people, usually young, who associate regularly on a social basis. 2. A group of criminals who band together for mutual protection and profit.” Strangely enough, the gangs in the cities are usually a combination of the two definitions. […]

An Explanation of Feminism – Written December 17, 2004

Recently, I began noticing an extraordinary amount of students expressing dissatisfaction at the systems that are in place without taking into regard how the systems worked, just what they desired the systems to be. Without a real understanding of exactly how things work, it is difficult to change them; ergo I was motivated to write […]

The Application of Guerrilla Warfare in an Academic Setting – Written January 5, 2005

It is ironic that Che Guevara’s most famous words, “Hasta la victoria siempre,”1 would be contrary to his ideas about guerrilla warfare. While his cause was Communist economic and social equality his methods of achieving this were based in deception and strategic offense, rarely relying on unity except within the ideals. Guerrilla warfare, a revamp […]

Student Appalled at Assembly – Written January 18, 2005

“I want to walk out right now; you can write that down as a quote, if you want,” the perplexed senior Zeta whispered as the Reverend Mr. Robert Williams proclaimed that now, almost two decades after the Martin Luther King holiday was conceived, “sophisticated segregation” was inflicted on the African-American population. There were more than […]

I Heart Violence – Written April 23, 2003

I hate beginning an essay by tearing apart another work, but in this case it is necessary based upon my required assignment. John and Nana Naisbitt, along with Douglass Phillips, have a totally misconstrued idea about American culture and the age of electronics. Their argument starts out with a quote from the memoirs of the […]

Change Is Not Always Progress – Written February 21, 2003

Sometimes, in the course of a nation’s events, it becomes necessary to re-structure the government. Most revolutions in Earth’s recorded history can pinpoint their catalyst in a dynamic realization about the ways things are and the way they ought to be. Humanity is long overdue for an Enlightenment, but before each revolution there must be […]