Bullet in the Echo Chamber

In case you were wondering why you’re feeling angry or attacked, or why you feel the need to attack someone else’s character or body, or why you think people unlike you are dangerous and you feel your way of life is being threatened, it is because we are in the process of being radicalized as [...]

Hate-Track Tapes

Did you know that cassette tapes came out before 8-track tapes? I feel like that’s what’s happening with racism, homophobia, and sexism today. Like, everyone knows there’s a better way, but there are still a bunch assholes cruising around in old, beat-up, rusted-out, shitty Trans Ams, and they’re jamming matchbooks into the deck, so their [...]

The Deception of Desperation

Seeing anything as absolute keeps you from understanding anything beyond what you’ve limited yourself to understanding. It’s not knowledge that would lead a person to this end, it is desperation. Desperation begs for an ultimate answer when an ultimate answer is an unknowable impossibility. You simply cannot know. You can believe. That will need to [...]

Mercenaries On Vacation

Our own understanding of our importance is one of our most defining tragic flaws because it first gives us a false sense of overarching accountability. What we feel we are accountable or responsible for is our source of pride. This pride has a tendency to grow, allowing us to believe that our initial importance is [...]

Vonnegut and the Mistake Machines

Vonnegut probably would have said that people are Mistake Machines. We all make mistakes, and we are as prolific and proficient at making them as we are at making anything else we have ever made. He also may have said that the best Mistake Machines of all are also fantastic Apology Machines because, while we [...]