I’ve come to the conclusion, that, while equality is a noble and necessary pursuit, it is also one that is fraught with danger and susceptible to the temptations of despotism. Because activism is as much a faith as it is a political activity or social movement. It has its own dogmatics, its own evangelists, and … More Equity Without Liberty
A few thoughts that ran through my mind last night… We never adjust for the humiliating reality that the money spent on military actions on foreign soil neglect and starve the needs of those in our own country. Because we don’t like to think about “those” people, the homeless, the poor, the mentally ill, the downtrodden … More Fair-Trade Humanity
Another year slips away…they’re not really anything after a while, you know. Nothing more than a notch on the hilt while we slip further into a voyeuristic embrace of bestial instinct. We are the watchers, gathering ourselves around a glowing cube to satiate our hunger for meaning with fictionalized realities designed for our consumption and … More Happy New Year
This song is very cathartic for me, hopefully it can provide a bit of a respite for you as well.
The bread which you withhold belongs to the hungry; the clothing you shut away, to the naked: and the money you bury in the earth is the redemption and freedom of the penniless. ― Decretum Gratiani 12th Century If we suppose, that in the realm of rights that are inalienable to humanity, there stands at … More The Larceny of Wealth
The difference between representation and personification is the difference between realism and artistic license. The reproduction of events in visual and aural mediums denigrate the significance of the event if the pursuit a repristinated representation. If instead, personification is the goal, the accusation of historical distortion falls to pieces. Yet the critique remains, that the commodification of historical and artistic … More The Irony of the Critique
In 1961, on September the 25th President John F. Kennedy addressed the United Nations General Assembly. There is no doubt in my mind, that if ever was required a day to celebrate the dignity of a United States President, as we do for Presidents Washington and Lincoln, it should be President Kennedy. Here is a small selection of my favorite parts, … More A Real Leader, Maybe The Last
I hate those moments when once again I’m confronted with cowardice and ignorance that masquerades as humility and wisdom. It utterly diminishes me. I just swell up with a surging maelstrom of anger, sadness, defeat, despair and shame for my fellow man who lives by facsimiles of virtues. A life filled with nothing but moral circumspection without any cognitive direction. … More Blindness As Virtue
Neutrality is merely the silent assent, silent collaboration to whatever and whomever you oppose.