“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 [...]
I’m waiting for that record scratch moment when something so insane and horrible happens that the whole country stops and goes “OK, wait, this is not cool!” and we can all agree on a more reasonable compromise for the better. It may be too late. We may be past our ability to be affected as [...]
Any simpleton can lie. It used to require a great deal of intelligence to be convincing to much more than half of any population. There was once a required understanding, at least one would hope in society’s idealistic infancy, of several considerations which might allow lies to be so widely believed: the subtlety and nuance [...]
There is no point in distinguishing lies from the truth once it is all confined to perception. Minds made up to believe or reject without regard for evidence cannot be persuaded by even their own personal witness. Accept what we prefer, reject all else, this is the motto of our time as it was in [...]
The calculated use of short sighted mob mentality is a remarkable tool for disguising the truth. Fires ignited to shed light are wasted if we only want to watch them burn. We’ve lost our cooler heads, our morality, justice, our common sense, and any opportunity to learn when we only applaud the ashes.