We are compelled to talk about this subject, in the wake of mayhem across the US. We discuss the racial injustice protests, the official responses, and the motives behind both. Warning: strong language was felt to be necessary, yet somehow remains inadequate.
A prime exemplar of Chivalry and the Virtues is William the Marshall, Earl of Pembroke. From relatively humble birth, he rose by his deeds and reputation to become a respected knight and trusted Royal Advisor to five kings. All during a dangerous and contentious era. He is the first of many historic exemplars we plan to present.
In general, the discussions we have here at The Everyday Knight are about abstract concepts. In this episode we depart from that and take aim at a current phenomenon and its implications regarding the virtues. This is a bit more emotional for us than our usual subjects because this isn’t an abstract idea. It is life and death for our communities, friends and families. Caution: you may encounter some less than polite language in this episode.
In Heinlein’s book “Time Enough for Love” there is an inset called “The Notebooks of Lazarus Long” (the main character) in which he puts forward a list of things any human being should be capable of. We review this list and interpret it in light of the Virtues. Part 1 of 2
The second part of our examination of Heinlein’s “Time Enough For Love” and his list in “The Notebooks of Lazarus Long” of the things every human being should be capable of. We review this list and interpret it in light of the Virtues. Part 2 of 2
Where is the line between funny and offensive? Is there a line at all? Is there a “tipping point” where observation becomes offensive stereotyping and what do the Virtues require us to do about it when we encounter it? We examine these questions and take a look at some modern and classic tropes of humor.