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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”