Cover Photo: JD Hancock/flickr
JD Hancock/flickr

Situational Ethics for Toddlers: Explaining ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Hamilton,’ and Stonewall Jackson to My Rebel-Obsessed Daughter

What makes one rebellion just and the next unjust?


Star Wars


Why them fighting them rebels? Aren’t rebels good? Whiskey like mama’s? Isn’t Alexander Hamilton a rebel?

Star Wars Hamilton

Daily WorkerThe Communist ManifestoDas Kapital

and you have nothing to lose but your chains


I hope Stonewall is burning in Hell

Star Wars

Star Wars


Star Wars

Scott Weaver’s book of poems, Home & Ghost is part of the Crossroads Poetry Series by Urban Farmhouse Press. His poems have appeared in Rattle, The New York Quarterly, DIAGRAM, UCity Review, and other journals. His nonfiction has appeared in Barrelhouse and numerous alt-weeklies.

Scott earned his MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University, where he was a Heritage Fellow. He lives with his wife, Kelli Jo Ford, and their daughter Cypress in Richmond, Virginia, and teaches English at Reynolds Community College. You can find him on Twitter @scottweaver and on the web at