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 [...]

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 Moderation Defamation

(Death of the Middle) At the same time, the most terrifying and the most useful thought a person can have: “What if they’re right, and I’m wrong?” We see other people as beyond human form. They are the savior or the Antichrist, or the Devil or as praise worthy as ancient idols, they are the [...]

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 [...]