Politics

The Eyes of a Patriot

The Eyes of a Patriot

When dictatorship is a fact, revolution is a duty. ~Armadeu de Prado I abhor a dictator. Be it the petty bureaucrat hiding behind rules or the Pinochet tyrant flaunting all rules. Be it the Repricklican tRump or the Dickocrat Shillary. They are the antithesis of all I believe in with regards to the human race. […]

When Principles Become Law

When Principles Become Law

And there it was again. Another religion turned against itself. Another edifice constructed by the human mind, decimated by human nature. ~Arundhati Roy When principles and guidelines become systematized and governed by laws, they lose the essence that made them worthwhile at the outset and through early adoption. Faith then must carry the burden of […]

The Consequences of Facts

The Consequences of Facts

You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. ~Ayn Rand Fake news has come to be news we don’t want to believe irrespective of facts. It is inconvenient truth claws we attempt to ignore into retraction pretending the scratches in our flesh don’t exist. It is a way to cast […]

Little Hands Pushing Little Buttons

Little Hands Pushing Little Buttons

And sometimes ignorance is even harder to deal with than deliberate evil. ~Ryu Murakami Evil knows it is evil and does not care. It’s a known quantity leaving us with expectations easily managed though still painful. Ignorance is unaware of its own stupidity. Decisions made are based on wrong knowledge, half-knowledge, or evil knowledge because […]

Hiding the Lies Behind Nationalism

Hiding the Lies Behind Nationalism

Wars are never fought for altruistic reasons. They’re usually fought for hegemony, for business. And then, of course, there’s the business of war. ~Arundhati Roy What is the best way to hide a lie perpetrated and perpetuated by the government? Wrap it in a patriotic flag, add generous helpings of jingoistic rhetoric, top it with […]

Whispering Earthquakes

Whispering Earthquakes

There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard. ~Arundhati Roy When the deliberately silenced find voice and emit a whisper the foundations of society rock and sway, flowers sprout in previously barren plots. Rather than celebrate, those in power decry the flower as a weed […]

Slimy Bastards Build Walls

Slimy Bastards Build Walls

Western science, following Roger Bacon, believed a man could force nature to reveal its secrets; the Sioux simply petitioned nature for friendship. ~Vine Deloria, Jr. To compel compliance or request assistance? One breeds resentment, the other friendship. Walls or bridges. Isolation or connection. Master or servant. Viewing a person, an animal, or nature as an […]

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