Vendetta and Nothing Else

Before on this blog, I have discussed how when I have discussed my history being bullied the general response of people is that I should have resorted to physical violence, either directly or through a proxy, or contacted the police. It is quite curious that they never mention anything about fixing the cultural and psychologicalContinue reading “Vendetta and Nothing Else”

The Theology of Pigasus the Immortal

My favorite song is Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”, as mentioned at the front page of this website. It is how I do politics. Now, in the context of religion and nonprofits I work with lots of Republicans. I should extoll what my political theology is. I became a liberal as a child and the contextContinue reading “The Theology of Pigasus the Immortal”

Murder Victims and Cancer Patients

Recently, I was reading an article by The Marshal Project which spoke of the evolution of sentiments about the death penalty. They said something in a way that wasn’t worded well. They claimed that in the 1990s, capital punlishment became about restitution to the victims. That’s not true. Revenge on the part of the victimsContinue reading “Murder Victims and Cancer Patients”

The War for a Bourgeois Utopia

I am against catcalling but with regards to the wave of new laws against it, I’m against those too. What frustrates me about the anti-catcalling laws is this. To reduce mass incarceration, we need a united left that doesn’t advocate for criminalizing minor anti-social behavior. If a hobo calls you “sugar-tits” then just roll yourContinue reading “The War for a Bourgeois Utopia”

Why Loving the Baddies?

I am not the only one to be critical of our culture’s love of pirates. Even as a child, I was against playing them because even as a prepubescent the idea that I would have fun pretending to murder people and steal stuff was contrary to my morals. When I played pretend, I was moreContinue reading “Why Loving the Baddies?”

The Culture Shock They Never Mention

On September 7, 2021, I was working as a legal asistant and legislative aide for state legislator and in this capacity I recieved texts and a call from someone who was supposedly his client. He claimed to be a schizophrenic bipolar person in the Al Canon jail on a contraband phone. It soon devolved intoContinue reading “The Culture Shock They Never Mention”

How Society Reacted to the Death of my Mother

Oxytocin is a curious chemical and a fickle one, too. Are empathetic people empathetic? Well, no. Not without a lot of cognitive empathy in addition to their emotional empathy. Absent cognitive empathy, the only endangered species, and I mean this metaphorically and literally, people care about are charismatic megafauna. Whether or not and to whatContinue reading “How Society Reacted to the Death of my Mother”

Moral Courage in the Media

In the philosophical and social analyses of pop culture, the eggheads of my fellows on the left in academia who I vote the same way and attend the same protests as but afford almost zero intellectual respect to because they, typically, deserve zero intellectual respect, they will focus on things like feminism. That’s most ofContinue reading “Moral Courage in the Media”

Tactical Empathy: The First Rule in Diplomacy

John Oliver recently did a piece on the Law & Order franchise and how wrong it got everything. The biggest thing it got wrong was how you deal with humans when you need them to cooperate with an investigation. He showed many scenes of, especially on SVU, how the prosecutors and the police would righteouslyContinue reading “Tactical Empathy: The First Rule in Diplomacy”

The Rise of Melodrama: Worthy & Unworthy Victims in the Contemporary Discourse

The Ofxord dictonary’s 2018 word of the year was “toxic” and in an age where the term “red flag” is becoming almost as common as the word “the”, the question needs to be put to people the degree to which they’re version of whatever story it is is accurate and to what degree it isContinue reading “The Rise of Melodrama: Worthy & Unworthy Victims in the Contemporary Discourse”