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The Science of Credulity

Malcolm Gladwell’s most recent book was Talking to Strangers. Given the content, I disagree with the title. So long as it’s daylight and there is no fear of danger, strangers should be talked to as that makes people more multicultural, worldly, and empathetic to people of diverse backgrounds. Without question, as long as it’s safe,Continue reading “The Science of Credulity”

Is The Zoomer Mind Coddled?: Answering the Gen-Z Bashers Most Common Critique

It has often been argued that the Zoomer generation has been spoiled and demand everything be their way and this has attributed to helicopter parents, safety guidelines, the campaigns against bullying, and the abolition of corporal punishment. While there is truth to the idea that the modern world has been coddled overly, it isn’t becauseContinue reading “Is The Zoomer Mind Coddled?: Answering the Gen-Z Bashers Most Common Critique”

Will Sex Return?

                One of the great less broadcast questions infecting the minds of sociologists is whether the decline in romantic relationships and sexuality is temporary or not. It seems that the decline will never fully reverse and human sexuality will seldom return to late-twentieth century levels. Some of the reasons are more physical than sociological, theContinue reading “Will Sex Return?”

The Universal Boogieman: Autism, Pseudoscience, and Why They Go Together

It has been a while since I last wrote an article pertaining to autism and life on the spectrum. I prefer to not reduce my class of people to their conditions and nothing more. Yet, in a pandemic of increasing conspiracy theories one Aspie experience becomes creepingly obtrusive. That is being the universal boogieman. MostContinue reading “The Universal Boogieman: Autism, Pseudoscience, and Why They Go Together”

The Encroaching Green Angel: How to Make Super-Blocks and Pedestrian Malls Politically Feasible

The greatest challenge to creating a psychologically and environmentally healthier land for people to live in are NIMBYs and their tendency to oppose density and physically and socially interconnected and interdependent communities. As a political scientist and worker, I count the result of political challenges to be as much on the shortcomings of my ownContinue reading “The Encroaching Green Angel: How to Make Super-Blocks and Pedestrian Malls Politically Feasible”

Kanye’s Presidential Run: The Precedent for Crazy is Fully Set

As Taylor Swift is in the front picture of this website, it is incumbent upon me to comment on the presidential campaign of Kanye West. A part of me absolutely finds his presidential ambitions to be thoroughly pleasurable on the level of Fentanyl. For the same reason, in 2013, John Oliver begged Donald Trump toContinue reading “Kanye’s Presidential Run: The Precedent for Crazy is Fully Set”

John Smith Hits Rock Bottom: The World of Universal Celebrity

I have a relative disdain for celebrity culture but, in recent years, as celebrities have not only become political but Hollywood has become another branch of government. Selena Gomez is effectively a US senator along with ever other A-list celebrity. While the nature if celebrity has changed in the recent cultural shift, the condition ofContinue reading “John Smith Hits Rock Bottom: The World of Universal Celebrity”

The Religious Left: Christian versus Buddhist Socialism

                Religion and politics are inseparable because religion is the underlying foundation behind everyone’s ethical philosophy and within the definition of religion I include secular religions like secular humanism which is often practiced through Unitarian or Quaker services. For this piece, I will focus on two religions as they are the two theistic religions withContinue reading “The Religious Left: Christian versus Buddhist Socialism”

Death by Holistic Medicine: My Mother’s Losing Battle With Paltrow Disease

How the Illuminati Killed My Mother (Fake Title)                 Jokingly, I sometimes refer to the Illuminati as a Satanic organization since its purpose was to promote Enlightenment Deism to the detriment of Christianity. My Christianity is liberal but I like pretending it’s paleoconservative. However, that regards the actual Illuminati of the 18th century which wasContinue reading “Death by Holistic Medicine: My Mother’s Losing Battle With Paltrow Disease”

Myths Versus Men: Options for Replacing Statues

            Recently, there has been controversy about statues remaining up. Not only confederate statues but also statues like Winston Churchill, Cecil Rhodes, and many others. These statues have had their strident defenders, as well. Yet, from my perspective the purpose of statues is aesthetic more than commemorative. Instead of focusing the bulk of our statuesContinue reading “Myths Versus Men: Options for Replacing Statues”

Survival on the Spectrum: The Long, Uncertain, Road to Adulthood

                So far, I’ve written a lot about all of the obstacles an autistic person must endure. You’re coming from Syria and the xenophobes and racists do not want you. The obstacles they put in place to keep you from succeeding are too many to count. There is no affirmative action, few accommodations, and fewContinue reading “Survival on the Spectrum: The Long, Uncertain, Road to Adulthood”

A Lamentation of Art: An Old Romantic’s Longing for Depth

As I say elsewhere on this website, I’m an old-timey romantic. I dearly miss the old anthems and as a youth who drinks the pop culture, as I must, I miss the haunting spirituality, ethereal eternalism, and stalking timelessness of the fables and folktales of the older genres. The dubstep, mainstream hip-hop, and electronic popContinue reading “A Lamentation of Art: An Old Romantic’s Longing for Depth”

Novel Uses of Comedy: A Means of Dousing Flame Wars, Online Vigilantism, and Stopping Cyberbullying

As I have written elsewhere on this website, humor and comedy are one of best and most effective means of reducing hatred, increasing civility, and facilitating forgiveness of opponents. My last blog, the one of the Daily Kos, was banned for having a joke account and having a joke account was one of the biggestContinue reading “Novel Uses of Comedy: A Means of Dousing Flame Wars, Online Vigilantism, and Stopping Cyberbullying”

The Passions and the Prefrontal Cortex in Politics

                Antagonism in politics is an issue that has plagued the discipline since it first arose. Throughout history, to what degree we should empathize with our opponents has been controversial. Furthermore, to what degree emotion should be balanced with science is also. These are very related issues since without the balance of science, the humanContinue reading “The Passions and the Prefrontal Cortex in Politics”

My City: A Charlestonian on the 5th Anniversary of the Emmanuel Nine

                As a Charlestonian, I consider the Emmanuel Nine to be unfair to my fair city since Dylann Roof was not from Charleston, he was from Columbia. It sends the message that Charleston is a right-leaning city when Charleston is a left-leaning city. It combined with Southern Charm and Reckless and other items of mediaContinue reading “My City: A Charlestonian on the 5th Anniversary of the Emmanuel Nine”

The Values We Celebrate: A Treatise of Monuments and the Collective Psyche

Recently, there has been a resurgence in interest in taking down racist monuments and other racist things. A sentiment, I generally agree with. Especially, Confederate monuments should be demolished or moved to a museum. Although, a few monuments need be erected to Confederate people like privates William Finklea, William Boyd, Jimmy Pratt, and others whoContinue reading “The Values We Celebrate: A Treatise of Monuments and the Collective Psyche”

Making Heaven the Next Nirvana: Theories on Apologetics and Aesthetics

For many decades, the Christian religion has attempted, with some but not enough success, to make themselves appealing through modes such as becoming contemporary, adopting the garb and music of the cool kids, and the like. Yet, they fail to address the principal reason younger generations are leaving religion. Simply, they don’t believe in it.Continue reading “Making Heaven the Next Nirvana: Theories on Apologetics and Aesthetics”

The Subjectivity of Kindness: Hermeneutics of what Should be Objective

Kindness. While most would agree with the concept, as an ethicist, a psychologist, and a social scientist, the word’s ambiguity is problematic. In practice, anything that can be lawyered to be ultimately, even indirectly, altruistic is argued to be “kind”. When pressed, people will exploit the word’s vagueness to paint themselves in a much betterContinue reading “The Subjectivity of Kindness: Hermeneutics of what Should be Objective”

Rawls’ Liberalism: Logos, Pathos, their Divorce, and their Marriage

It has been a long debate within society on whether emotions or reason should influence more greatly our choices. This is stupid. The imagined conflict is based on the idea that the rational mind has no heart. It is a stereotype that is dangerously influential. It leads to the populist idea that experts are coldContinue reading “Rawls’ Liberalism: Logos, Pathos, their Divorce, and their Marriage”

Nuclear Clique Breaking: The Second Installment on Oxytocin (Oxytocin Blockers)

As I’ve noted in earlier articles, punitive anti-bullying policies have serious limitations since counter-tattling is an available tactic, especially in vigilante bullying, and some forms of bullying are consensual (e.g. circus monkey bullying) and tied to social inclusion and stopping it would have collateral damage. My suggestions were using peer allies to intervene in incidentsContinue reading “Nuclear Clique Breaking: The Second Installment on Oxytocin (Oxytocin Blockers)”

Should You Get a Face Tattoo? Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Nature of Beauty

                Aesthetics has been a long debated sector of philosophy, yet, it is a difficult one to debate. For one, there is a common belief that beauty is subjective. How can one establish normative rules for something so fluid? Partially, this is a problem about philosophers not doing science. The contemporary philosopher Derek Parfit arguedContinue reading “Should You Get a Face Tattoo? Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Nature of Beauty”

Civil Liberties and Populism: A Reflection on Some of the Protests

                There has been much ado about the third-degree murder charge against the officer who killed George Floyd with protesters demanding it be increased to first-degree. While I am a veteran of Black Lives Matter protests and support the peaceful parts of the protests, I do not support a first-degree murder charge and for importantContinue reading “Civil Liberties and Populism: A Reflection on Some of the Protests”

The Oxytocin Deficit: One of My Best Autistic Traits

One of the primary specific neurochemical symptoms of my Asperger’s seems to be a deficit of oxytocin. Ironically, it is the presence of oxytocin that has caused significant problems for my people. As I study cognitive biases and social psychology, oxytocin is one of the primary neurochemicals responsible for social conformity. When it comes toContinue reading “The Oxytocin Deficit: One of My Best Autistic Traits”

The Literati: They Fought Happy Endings, Won, and Got Retardation

If there is any group on the left I disdain, it would be the elites of the avant—garde. The pseudo-intellectuals whose membership on the political left is a source of snobbish pride over the less educated and less culturally literate. A snobbish pride is merited on deeper ethical issues, members of the left should laudContinue reading “The Literati: They Fought Happy Endings, Won, and Got Retardation”

Extroverted on the Spectrum: A Long Saga of Cosmopolitan Friendliness

So far, I’ve written a lot about being Asperger’s and being among the various neurological minorities that claim me as a member.  For this article, I will write about what it feels like to be interested in humans when one is unlike them. Most people are interested in their kin group, their friends, and fewContinue reading “Extroverted on the Spectrum: A Long Saga of Cosmopolitan Friendliness”

The Miracle of Birth: How Abusers Can Literally Make Victims Anytime They Want

The place where people without degrees in education, psychology, or anything like that are entrusted with the care of children is in parenting. Understandably, criticizing parenting, itself, will come as offensive to many parents. Yet, there are pandemic levels of mental conditions resulting from various types and degrees of abuse and one of the mostContinue reading “The Miracle of Birth: How Abusers Can Literally Make Victims Anytime They Want”

Subgenders within Genders: Tomboys, Tomgirls, Betas, and Alphas

In recent years, the transgendered have become a major recognized identity but they are a tiny fraction of the population. As far as gender differences are concerned, subgenders are much more important because people belong to subgenders within their cisgender genders much more than are fully transgender. I am a male so I will mostlyContinue reading “Subgenders within Genders: Tomboys, Tomgirls, Betas, and Alphas”

Being Seen as Retarded: The Problems of the Conflation of Both Ends of the Spectrum

There is an entire political movement on the high end of the spectrum and the primary aim of that movement, more than anything, is to delineate us from the low end of the spectrum. If Autism Speaks, renamed itself, Low Autism Speaks, then they wouldn’t offend the large number of autistic people who currently loatheContinue reading “Being Seen as Retarded: The Problems of the Conflation of Both Ends of the Spectrum”

The Almighty NIMBY: The Micro-Populists That Destroy Life

                As a political activist, I have to recognize that people’s lives are most affected by their immediate surroundings and that means local politics. Yet, local politics is a very difficult arena to make a change in primarily due to a single factor, NIMBYs. The term NIMBY means not-in-my-backyard. Effectively, they oppose any change toContinue reading “The Almighty NIMBY: The Micro-Populists That Destroy Life”

The Los Angeles of Politics: Become an Intern and You Might Get Discovered by a Politician

Unlike Los Angeles, Washington DC is a city of angels. As cynical as the public is of people who enter politics, a lot of the people who go into the profession are in it for the right reasons and a lot of them remain for the right reasons. Undoubtedly, they’ll compromise because they have to,Continue reading “The Los Angeles of Politics: Become an Intern and You Might Get Discovered by a Politician”

Fukuyama’s Dystopia: The Needless History at the End of History

We live in a world where unprecedented volumes of information exist yet where that information is stove-piped and most people, including people with power, aren’t educated enough to use that information to increase human welfare or reduce human suffering in the maximum possible way. This means physical science but also means psychological and social science,Continue reading “Fukuyama’s Dystopia: The Needless History at the End of History”

Dethroning Regina George: How to Redistribute Social Capital

Before on this website, I have written articles about the realities of being bullied for a disability, many of which people wouldn’t guess. Within those, I wrote about how anti-bullying policies tend to not be effective for various reasons. First, in Circus Monkey bullying that the bullying is consensual and to separate the victim andContinue reading “Dethroning Regina George: How to Redistribute Social Capital”

Nursing Anxiety: How to and Not to Treat Acute Attacks

After everything that went wrong in handling my autism came the consequences of such poor conditions. That would be the PTSD, anxiety, and depression that emerged from the inferno that was my childhood and adolescence. As I’ve said in earlier articles, I have no interest in feeling sorry for myself and I am scientifically describingContinue reading “Nursing Anxiety: How to and Not to Treat Acute Attacks”

Liberty or Death: My Rebel Days at Wando High School

                As I say in the introduction to my comedy page, there are two equal and opposite approaches to politics: comedy and tragedy. If the homepage to this website is an indication, I’m childish enough to rewrite tragedies. I usually write happy endings and I conduct my life with a defiant silliness. It’s not justContinue reading “Liberty or Death: My Rebel Days at Wando High School”

Why Are Autistic People So Unemployed? An Aspie Explains the Reasons.

An issue that often comes up living on the spectrum is jobs, how to get them, and how we manage at them. Like with everything else, I describe the reality of the spectrum experience is different than what one might expect. Jobs have their own subcultures and those subcultures often don’t include you. When someoneContinue reading “Why Are Autistic People So Unemployed? An Aspie Explains the Reasons.”

Platonic Friendships: The Asperger’s Guide to Fraternal Love

While dating on the spectrum may be a juicier topic, the issue of platonic friendships is probably more important. Maslow was wrong about the degree to which sex is important to mental health but friendship is very important. Yet, sadly, friendship is more complex than just making friends. Friendship is the most important type ofContinue reading “Platonic Friendships: The Asperger’s Guide to Fraternal Love”

Cocaine, Authority, and Alcohol: The Stupidity and Cowardice of Bureaucrats

The institutions in Charleston, facing major substance abuse epidemics, are stuck in the 1980’s and 90’s in terms of how sophisticated they are in trying to reduce the social ills. Witnessing them, it is amazing how anachronistically lame it is. It, ironically, follows the general trend of coolness which has generally gotten retarded. (I canContinue reading “Cocaine, Authority, and Alcohol: The Stupidity and Cowardice of Bureaucrats”

Charleston is Burning: The Student Council is Organizing the Response

                Charleston, my beloved city, is in transition between the South and Globalism. Yet, while its costumes are becoming more liberal. While the streets don coffee shops, spinning classes, and a variety of ethnic foods that the South has never been known for. It still manages to lack competence in astounding ways. The institutions faceContinue reading “Charleston is Burning: The Student Council is Organizing the Response”

What You Didn’t Know About Asexuality: The Testament of an Asexual

                As my bio on this website states, I am an asexual. For most of my life, I identified as a heterosexual. Since I subscribed to the falsehood that boys who like girls are heterosexual. Yet, there was a culture around me obsessed with things I had no interest in. I thought girls were prettyContinue reading “What You Didn’t Know About Asexuality: The Testament of an Asexual”

The Death of Humanity: Lessons From the Mice of Universe 25

In the 1960’s, a psychologist in Chicago did an experiment in population density. It was to determine how populations react to increasing density with no material stresses and under ideal living conditions. Famously, within two years, the mice in the study abandoned their young, fought each other regularly, and stopped procreating. Eventually, all of theContinue reading “The Death of Humanity: Lessons From the Mice of Universe 25”

Cutting and Suicide in the Deep South

                For all of Charleston’s faults, it has become more politically liberal and socially progressive and with that came a greater sympathy for those enduring personal traumas. While it has been far from perfect, the northern transplants that have made this city more progressive have not taken what may be considered the boys-will-be-boys approach toContinue reading “Cutting and Suicide in the Deep South”

The Spectrum Card: Dalliances of Pity and Dishonor

                One of the phenomenon that one experiences being an extrovert on the spectrum is having the juicier details of the horror story that is my life told and people having an immediate and visceral emotional reaction. Given my worst bullying stories are physical and involve penises and projectiles, it is not uncommon that theContinue reading “The Spectrum Card: Dalliances of Pity and Dishonor”

An Angel in Hell: Keeping Innocence in the Vegas that is Charleston

                For all my life, I have completely abstained from alcohol, recreational drugs, tobacco, sex, pornography, and anything like it. This in one of the most vice-ridden cities that lacks the reputation for being one: Charleston, South Carolina. In a society whose statistics show ever less vice, Charleston seems to maintain a very high level.Continue reading “An Angel in Hell: Keeping Innocence in the Vegas that is Charleston”

The Unsaid Partisanship: Identity Groups versus One Humanity in Politics

One of the great divides in politics is between those who focus on identity issues and those who focus on perineal issues. It is also a philosophical difference regarding whether they see all issues as separate issues or all issues as different branches of the same issue. That is to say, for example, whether oneContinue reading “The Unsaid Partisanship: Identity Groups versus One Humanity in Politics”

Why I Don’t Date: An Answer to a Common Question of Asperger’s Folk

Typically, I write political articles but I know a lot of people who probably would like insights into my experience on the spectrum in less fiery and polemic ways. Such as dating and why I’m not doing it. One of the main things I notice, being on the spectrum, is what people think things areContinue reading “Why I Don’t Date: An Answer to a Common Question of Asperger’s Folk”

Life in a Criminal Class: The Autistic Existence in the Institutional Ghetto

Growing up on the spectrum, there was a facet of life ever degrading that neurotypical society played out that circumvented their conscious minds. If they recognized this, then they possibly would act in a more humane manner toward the more deviant neurologies of their human siblings. That would be the double standard of behavior theContinue reading “Life in a Criminal Class: The Autistic Existence in the Institutional Ghetto”

The Isolation Crisis

One of the great ironies of the 2010’s decade was that the media got much dirtier while the reality got much cleaner. The media doesn’t reflect the reality in the least. While True Crime is very popular, truthfully crime is going down. While porn is more hardcore than ever, sex and strip clubs are losingContinue reading “The Isolation Crisis”

Worse than Deadly Disease: Lessons from an Aspie in the face of Medical Pseudoscience

               Being on the spectrum, one has to contend with many problems that neurotypicals can’t begin to imagine and one of the consistent foes of my people becomes a glaring threat to humanity in times of pandemic. Being on the high-functioning end of the spectrum, it is yet moreContinue reading “Worse than Deadly Disease: Lessons from an Aspie in the face of Medical Pseudoscience”

Sociology of the Apocalypse: A Story of Politics, Bullying, and Autism

Jackson Hamilton Community (This content is not subject to review by Daily Kos staff prior to publication.) Monday December 23, 2019 · 3:18 PM EST By Jackson Hamilton          Bullying is a hot topic but it is too often treated as the monolith that it isn’t. There are multiple forms of bullying with different psychologicalContinue reading “Sociology of the Apocalypse: A Story of Politics, Bullying, and Autism”

The Unsaid Struggle of a Disability: Vigilantism in Politics and Society

               Being autistic can be terror because when one violates social mores, even minor ones, people get offended and the vigilantes come out. If one commits a social misdemeanor, in an age of rampant vigilantism, hundreds and perhaps thousands of pitchforks may come to pierce the horizon. It’s theContinue reading “The Unsaid Struggle of a Disability: Vigilantism in Politics and Society”

Trolls and the Human Spirit: Keeping the Love in the this Cycle

It took the Emmanuel Nine survivors a week to forgive Dylann Roof, Taylor Swift still hasn’t forgiven Kanye West. It is one of the most shocking aspects of the human condition that murderers are forgiven by the families of the victims while the heartbroken of high school relationships will still burn their exes in effigyContinue reading “Trolls and the Human Spirit: Keeping the Love in the this Cycle”


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