Category politics

We Are Villains All

Villainy somewhere! Whose? One says we are villains all. Lord Alfred Tennyson Justice, freedom, rights, choice, liberty, happiness, love…these are powerful words, and we hear them often. We read them in thousands of contexts, used both carelessly or carefully. Words matter. Words give birth to ideas, and if Joseph Stalin was right, ” ideas are […]

Love Your Neighbor?

“The purpose of Newspeak was […] to make all other modes of thought impossible”George Orwell, 1984 The rise of hashtag cliches has led us to self-inflicted Newspeak, wherein we latch on to simple phrases without putting in the effort to parse out their meaning. We tend to launch these phrases as a sort of “gotcha” […]

Leaky Pipe: A Poem on Tyranny

It began as a drip drip drip A nuisance but subtle enough to ignore I set down a few towels and forgot Days later I stepped and sank a wide circle of soft floor it grew unnoticed Still, tearing out the source would cost me more so I shut the door Until it burst. “at […]

There’s Something to Living Dangerously

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?Tell me, what is it you plan to dowith your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver We are living in uncertain times. As I posited in my last post, I believe we have always been living in uncertain times, but the mask of our false hopes has […]

A Golden Globe and the Bloodshed of Autonomy

Michelle Williams’ recent Golden Globes acceptance speech has gained a great deal of attention (likely her aim). Pro-abortion advocates are lauding her, Pro-life advocates are criticizing her. Rightly so, as she argued that it was her abortion that led to her success. Her speech caught my attention not only because she claimed that the life […]