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A Nation Divided by Turmoil: Biden's Victory is America's Failure

Another long-winded, incoherent speech fraught with inaccuracies and false accusations.  As the polls have closed and ballots are meticulously being counted across key states, many deign to criminalize Trump for his boisterous proclamations and unorthodox leadership. However, the truth of the matter may be far more sinister than you care to imagine...Biden asserts that he and his party maintain the moral high ground in this tumultuous race for presidency. But do they really? In fact, the vast majority of Southern Democrats vehemently opposed a ban on slavery while the Republican party sought to win their freedom. Indeed, it may appear that times have changed... unless you bother to read the many defamatory statements made throughout Biden's long and storied political career -- statements targeting both women and African Americans. Although to be safe, let's assume his bigotry extended far beyond that which we've covered. So as it now seems more certain than ever that we'

The Unending Need for Philosophy

We've accomplished a great number of intellectual feats throughout our storied existence as a species. With the aid of modern science, we've managed to eradicate devastating viruses which have plagued mankind and have set foot on the path to perfecting such complex technologies as quantum computers and time crystals. And yet, of all our achievements, one most often overlooked as insignificant and subsequently brushed aside in our drive for material success is one of the most essential components of Western civilization which cannot afford to be so readily dismissed off-hand. I'm referring, of course, to the discipline of philosophy... 

One of the founding fathers of Western philosophy, Socrates.

When Socrates uttered "The unexamined life is not worth living," at his trial (not literally, of course, as the man spoke Ancient Greek), he left behind a profound statement that would transcend his death and inspire countless generations to follow. Sadly, the capitalistic society we live in disregards any profundity that does not lead to economic wealth. This is part and parcel of materialism and counterintuitive to the moralistic development of mankind. 

Those who adhere to mainstream religions espouse the moral perspectives contained within. However, this is typically an inadequate measure if one is concerned with the pursuit of objective truth and a moral code which coincides with intrinsic logic and reasoning. If through experience, you happen to find certain religious teachings to be true, then by all means, devote yourself to their study and leading a life which embodies its values.

But this is in direct opposition to the desires of most men. Far too often in society, people blindly accept something without inner-reflection and direct scrutiny. This is why philosophy will forever remain relevant in the minds of men who strive to better understand the complicated nature of reality. For it is through meditation and rumination that we discover the illusion of self and the vacuity of our most shallow pursuits.

But what do you think of philosophy? Have you given it any serious contemplation? Have you ever meditated upon the nature of reality? How did it hold up to your pre-existing views? Did it lead to any personal breakthroughs? Comment below!

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