Rape Really Isn’t a Big Deal

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority. -1st Baron John Dalberg-Acton My favorite scientist might be a rapist, and a cheat. I say “might”…

Crucifying Christianity: the Lie of Christian America

A young man was killed last week. 26-year-old John Allen Chau, an American adventurer and Christian Missionary, died in service to his God. In an ill-informed and ill-fated attempt at spreading the Gospel to uncontacted natives of the Sentinel Islands, off the coast of India, Chau was riddled with arrows then buried in the sand….

Adulting II – I Won’t Mourn Stan Lee

I won’t mourn Stan Lee. I’m looking at my bookshelf.  On that shelf, there are fantasy novels.  There is a volume of literary classics allegedly penned by William Shakespeare.  There are a couple of science books (though the majority of those are in my Audible Library). There is also a graphic novel called Watchmen.  That…

19112018: Water Dream

Date: 19 November 2018Bed time: 1241hrsWaking: 0238hrs Dream(s): I was in some kind of mall, higher than the first level (could’ve been second or third). I saw an escalator… There was someone who I thought was a friend, another black man. He dressed well, a garb I’d call thug-chic. I remember camouflage patterns, possibly elaborated…

Thanksgiving in Trump’s America

The state of politics is a state of decay. The capital, Ignorance. You toil, daily, your hands wrist deep in sewage. The cleanup is nigh impossible. Those you expect to render the stark, devastatingly beautiful truth of reality stop short at paying lip service to the status quo. Rhetorical devices are clichés. “Orwellian” is a…