The Advancing Retreat

With each passing age, the shift in life’s necessities prompt the specialization of strength in different areas, different muscle groups, different ways. First, it was the legs, then, the back. The hands and mind followed shortly thereafter. The latter, the ever-evolving intellect, it would prove to be sufficient enough to change the world a way [...]

The Future, Speaking of the Past

(The Fourth Industrial Revolution) Everything was automatic, so efficient that people were forced by an excess of spare time and the resulting boredom to interact with one another. This should have been the best possible outcome, but it seemed to them a most torturous situation. The were terminally advanced, inexorably detached. They went on about [...]

Believe No Evil

When a decision made by leadership affects certain people negatively, the hope is that the decision has been made with the consequences of that decision in mind and that those unfortunate effects have been thoughtfully overruled by the needs of the greater good. Without being allowed any confidence in that hope, in the faith that [...]

The Problematic Diplomatic

Diplomacy can be a fun house mirror refection of dishonesty. Ideally, it appeases hostility, allows for every individual to be okay with our differences in opinion. It can also be the disguise of steering us into oblivion. This is the line between a leader and a conqueror. How and when it’s used can be a [...]

The Darwinian Dissension

Age is not indicative of intelligence. At previous points in history, the duration of a human’s life would have been a sign of cunning, outwitting the harsh elements, succeeding according to Darwin, but now it only means you’ve been inundated with the absurdity of society's failing intellect for longer than those who come after you. [...]