When my blood runs freely in the streets, I wonder if it will have been worth protecting the ideals of things like free speech. I wonder what it means when someone who knows me, who sees me, takes the time to say, "I sympathize, but...." when I tell them I don't feel that Nazis shouldn't … Continue reading Death By Logic
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God. -- Exodus 20:8-10a
I cannot fathom being so far removed from my actions that I could believe who I am as a person is in any way detached from my political choices or that it should be. Yet here I am, on social media, reading people decrying the the evils and dangers of identity politics. Where did we … Continue reading Identity Politics
Doing nothing means being just as present and mindful in our rest as we are in our activity
Why are our systems able to so easily allow someone to be awful, but require multiple layers in order to be kind in a specific way to a person or group of people most of the time?
Here it is. This image is the result of spite. You know what else was the result of spite? As I mentioned, I've been put into a (relatively) focused space just out of the pure will to do things just because I want them conquered in front of people that pray I don't. This journey … Continue reading Doing the Thing
While I generally prefer the pure and positive types of motivations for my tasks, I am finding that 2017 is presenting more than a few strong cases for doing good things purely out of spite. That website my friend needs but his project partners abandoned him on? Watch me build that out of spite. Those … Continue reading Spite