I’m observing a retreat to the “facemasks!” line across the internet and some segments of the media. It’s turning into a stupid culture war. But it’s not just the pinheads who shout about the inconvenience of wearing the cloth. It’s also folks who don’t seem to understand where this stress is coming from. We are … Read moreMasks won’t save us
It’s tempting to believe that the dangers and calamity imposed by COVID-19 are unique and exogenous. But COVID is only capable of mass proliferation because it feeds on the long neglected externalities produced by our current arrangement of work and life. Where access to healthcare is limited and contingent on employment, we are dissuaded from … Read moreWhat Crisis?
The end times are nigh. World War III seems imminent because of the poor, egomaniacal foreign policy of the mad buffoon who currently occupies the Oval Office. Systemic racism and police brutality are rampant. Misogynists continue to hold the power in a war that seeks to suppress women in the workplace, the doctor’s office, and … Read moreOn Coping with Dread
This writing is a response to previously published comments from The Central Scrutinizer. Sometime in the last few days many, dare I say all who would read this blog, encountered news of a certain assassination. Some found this news at 4 am in sweatpants, hidden in pot filled basements — those secret caves where the … Read moreIn defense of the rotten Big Mac: prelude to a vindication of Joy
What follows is not an informative or informational essay, but just some unorganized thoughts I’ve had following the assassination carried out by the U.S. military on Qassem Soleimani, a leader within the Iranian military and one of the more powerful political leaders in Iran. I have plans to write something more in-depth, but I wanted … Read moreNotes on the Impending War; or, the World’s Oldest Big Mac
On November 19th, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar wrote a remarkable letter. This letter has been on my mind, as it touches on a nice swath of issues that I constantly think about through my daily life: the ease of modern communication and the poisonous effect of internet radicalization, relationships between people and groups in a diverse … Read moreA System of Compassion