Darkness & Philosophy in Art

When many artists try to be deep and philosophical, they aim to be creepy and/or dark. I don’t mean “creepy” in the most contemproary usage of the term which has become deployed so liberally it has lost most of its meaning or even use in describing red flags in men or anything else. It justContinue reading “Darkness & Philosophy in Art”

Asexuality & Innocence

Perhaps, unsurprisingly, the chief characteristic of asexuals is innocence. I think to the vintage sex ed videos from the 1950s and 60s where a mature narrator starts talking about “changes” during puberty and it is there where the great divorce happens because the difference between an asexual and sexual worldview is one of philosophical, ideological,Continue reading “Asexuality & Innocence”

The New Left, The Mainstream Left, and The Far Left

I am a member of the left and I write about the left on this blog very much but the left is hardly a monolith. The part of the left to which I belong is The New Left; the tradition of the SDS, the Yippies, and the political hippies. The New Left was not allContinue reading “The New Left, The Mainstream Left, and The Far Left”

The Dylann Roof Burger & Utilitarian Ethics

In 2015, when Dylann Roof was arrested, he was controversially given a Burger King burger to eat when he complained about his hunger. I saw nothing wrong with this, it seemed asinine and even slightly cruel. Burger King is not Chick-fil-a or Starbucks, it royally sucks. Yet, the world erupted in indignation. The question, however,Continue reading “The Dylann Roof Burger & Utilitarian Ethics”

Mental Illness and Reputation

The worst long-term effect of a mental illness, after recovery, is the lost reputation owing to stupid and embarassing shit you did while lacking lucidity. I have a long litany of these things. Not just from mental illness but my neurological condition, too. Asperger’s social mistakes, panic attacks, anxiety attacks, depressive episodes, and more. IContinue reading “Mental Illness and Reputation”

The Right to Humanity

Is it a tragedy if someone with a disability is denied, by social convention, the fruits of human life? I am not referring mostly to sex and romance but that is an easy example to use. The left has a contradictory relationship with sex and romance being constituent in a full life. Like with otherContinue reading “The Right to Humanity”

Euthanasia & The Left

Legally, I support euthansia. I don’t, generally, believe the coercive force of the state should be used to stop consenting adults doing things and, mostly, I despise, loathe, and hold in the most abysmal circles of contempt the coercive force of the state when used on private citizens. I don’t view what should be legalContinue reading “Euthanasia & The Left”

Maximum Positivity & Ethical Intuitionism

When determining what positions I hold, one question I ask myself is whether I look like the bad guy in history and whether my position aligns with the direction of human progress. Barack Obama supports capital punishment and I do not for many reasons but it is curious for a man as rounded as himselfContinue reading “Maximum Positivity & Ethical Intuitionism”

How Should Social Media be Reformed

While there are minor reforms that I could discuss such as forcing feeds to be integrated like happened with email in the 1990s, before which Compuserve, Prodigy, Interland, the like had seperate services and one could not recieve an email from another email service. My birth was blogged by my father on Prodigy but itContinue reading “How Should Social Media be Reformed”

Pseudocreepiness Versus Creepiness

The term “creep” has major issues. Foremost among them, a word that subjective can’t be as lethal as it is. The same adjective applied to an awkward teenager should not be used for a child molester. Many women do not consider the character of Christian Grey to be creepy but a guy talking to themContinue reading “Pseudocreepiness Versus Creepiness”