Category: Politics

Revelations From a Year of a Pandemic

dystopian future

The last year has been a very educational one.
People hang on to fear.
The truth will sound unavoidably selfish.
No dialogue will abridge current social divides.

The News – You Didn’t Choose to Think That.

The News

The News Media is Biased This point has become painfully clear since the 2016 that put Donald Trump into office, and the #resistance movement that followed it in all major news outlets. I hope that nobody reading this is surprised to hear this. You should clearly recognize that even the most highly regarded news sources […]

Online Shaming Will Not Accomplish Your Goals

Online Shaming - A Montage

I’ve recently called out Social Media and News outlets for the proliferation of online shaming to convey a message to it’s readers and consumers. I ask – no, I implore – anyone who reads this to evaluate the way in which you convey what’s important to you online in the same manner you would in […]

Social Media, News Cycles, and False Dichotomies

SxSW 2009 Recap

You are either with us or against us George W. Bush I watched a podcast with Joe Rogan and Alan Levinovitz yesterday. Joe Rogan’s podcasts are a great way to hear a good conversation about a variety of topics. The aforementioned episode was no different. One of the quotes from Alan that really struck me […]

Mask Mandates – The Problem With Enforcement

I am a diehard libertarian. I firmly believe that people have a right to do what they want, as long as that doesn’t infringe on the rights of others. The mask mandate creates a unique situation. The Mask Dilemma Do I have a right to not wear a mask? What if I get other people […]

Open Letter to Local, State, and Federal Representatives

A Call to Fight, but fight what?

After a lot of reflection, and against the advice of great friends, I’ve written a letter to all of my local, state, and federal representatives. The discourse in national politics has become untenable. I hope you will consider writing your representatives as well. I’m just one guy, and my influence is very little. Letter To […]

Happy 244th Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Independence Day is the day this rad country celebrates it’s independence from colonial rule. Independence day signifies the day that we began to decide our own destiny. Many of those decisions were regrettable. I can definitely relate. The world certainly seems crazy lately. Social Media and news barrage us with confusion, anger, and reason to […]

Humility – The Medicine The World Needs in 2020

Humility is what we need

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. Socrates I’ve written and rewritten this post more than once. This is tough to write. On one hand, I’m writing about the need for humility in discussion in public forums. I’m writing about the need to acknowledge fault and imperfection in beliefs and thoughts. On the […]

State of Blogging in 2020

The state of blogging in 2020 is not good. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to get off of social media. I’ve been pretty frustrated with the direction of social media and people at large. I’ve been keen on the idea of decentralization of the web for a while. Trying to get back into […]

Why I Removed My Social Media Apps

“Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, and ages, it is the rule.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche The whole world seems to have gone crazy. That’s the impression that I have from what I see on social media apps. So, I deleted all of the apps. I didn’t delete accounts. I […]