We have just participated in furthering the stupidity of our culture.
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 [...]
We came along with our big ideas and all-encompassing statements and allowed for every person to imagine the best of what those broad, beautiful words could mean. We failed to consider our nature. Now, those beautiful, grand imaginings are perverted to protect even those who would destroy us under the sanctuary of those very same [...]
“You do you,” is a fitting cliché for an apathetic era of humans without the wherewithal to understand how we affect each other. But it does sound a lot more polite than “Go fuck yourself.” Though the latter does seem more accurate. When the truth defied our opinions, we allowed our opinions to define the [...]