It’s a strange transition to watch, people losing their objectivity, becoming so oblivious to the outside world as their lives inevitably collapse into the tiny, situational microcosms of their existence. You can view it happening to others, but you can never truly grasp when it is happening to you, and, of course, it is, to [...]
When we are forced to recognize the boundaries of our rights in order to protect other people’s rights the way we’ve always forced others to compromise for our overreach, we begin to see how ugly our behavior has always been. Some of us accept the fault, change, and move forward, some cannot and cling to [...]
Hey guys, go ahead and hang the toilet paper any way you want, buy it all up, order a steak well done and put ketchup on it, double-dip your chips, use than and then like they are interchangeable, your & you’re, & there, their, & they’re too or to if you prefer, and leave your [...]
The whole is less than the sum of its parts. We’ve got the guns, but our days are numbered.
The worst of humanity require the anonymity of belonging to a large group of like-minded others. In most any type of group, once our individuality can be masked, the true nature of man shouts its ignorances into the sea of muted but understood collective voice. Riots, rallies, religions, the raucous and witless “repartee”; if you want to know what people are in the sunken hells of their being, how we yearn deep in our sickened rage to be, watch how we behave in these collections, what atrocities of which we are capable, and how confidently validated we feel in our opinions. The huddled and herded masses, less human than the pack animals before us, trudge along, million footed and led by the empty mouthed.
Hypothetically, imagine that you are wrong about everything, and that those who disagree with you are correct. In your estimation, what would be the worst-case scenario in this particular reality? For a moment, imagine that scenario is actually possible. If everyone could do this for every anger inciting personal opinion, we wouldn’t be where we [...]