Reporting Fees: An Idea for Police Reform

As a member of Black Lives Matter, one of the greatest problems faced are nonviolent, nonsexual, incidents being handled by the police. While I ultimately support replacing the institution of the police with a form of social work, that is far off. Let it be granted that nonviolent and nonsexual incidents should often be reportedContinue reading “Reporting Fees: An Idea for Police Reform”

The Apollonian & Dionysian: Abbie Hoffman versus James Dean

The two ultimate American rebels represent the Apollonian and Dionysian. Both men were into sex, drugs, and rock and roll yet that difference is superficial. Ultimately, Abbie Hoffman advocated a life of altruism and self-denial while James Dean represented hedonistic rednecks who held no such belliefs. The ideologies to which Abbie Hoffman subscribed were thoseContinue reading “The Apollonian & Dionysian: Abbie Hoffman versus James Dean”

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)”

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”

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”