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 [...]

Humanity Graded on a Curve

At our absolute worst, we consistently allow our need for personal satisfaction and comfort to precede those same needs in others, from the nameless and faceless, to those with whom we are personally invested. At our best, we do the same, just a little less often, and, in some cases, we feel the regret for our [...]

The Plague Undoctored

When we forgo our own values to support something which belies that which we value, we cannot be trusted to be honest even with ourselves. This is mercenary. This is the decomposition wherein the parasite suffocates after eviscerating its host of all subsistence which initially allowed the parasite to thrive. When we concern ourselves entirely [...]

The Vote of No Confidence

Nothing is more repulsive or demeaning than what a human must do to get another human to hear them out or to afford them an opportunity. How absurd, the belief that we should force others to struggle in every aspect we, ourselves have, pay their proverbial dues, succumb to the lifting of their tails and [...]

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 [...]