Things We “Shouldn’t Talk About” – Immigration, Media & Politics

“It would be irresponsible to avoid the issue just because it’s uncomfortable to talk about.” — Al Franken Last week Trump confused a lot of people, myself included, by insinuating that something awful had happened in Sweden the day before. Was it a terrorist attack? Nope, nothing really remarkable happened. Later he clarified that his statement was referring […]

Best Books Of 2016 – Recommended Reading To Make 2017 Better

“It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.” — Victor Hugo With only a few days left of 2016 I’m going to give you the best reads I’ve had this year. I will focus mainly on non-fiction books released in 2016. There are a couple of older ones that can help explain […]

No *Insert Label* On Our Streets! – Racism, Alt-Right & Synthwave

“Self-righteous people can talk themselves into forgetting they are part of a civilization.” — David Brin I’m going to tell you what seems like 3 disjointed stories at first, but it’ll make sense in the end. The first one happened a month ago when a friend of mine wrote about a rally in Stockholm by NMR (a Swedish […]

How Trump Won – By Using 2000 Year Old Principles

“It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero Hindsight is always 20/20 and I honestly didn’t think that Trump would win. However, a blog post written last year by Scott Adams (yes, the guy behind the “Dilbert” cartoons) got me thinking that Trump […]

The Write-In Candidate – Anything That’s Not On The Menu?

Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least.” — Robert Byrne As with so many other “great ideas”, this one came to me on the toilet. In about 48 hours we will, if everything goes according to plan, know who’s moving into the White House on January 20th. However, more than half of the […]

We Need The Big Bad Wolf – A.K.A “The Fault In Our Systems”

“If you don’t have a villain, the good guy can stay home.” — Christoph Waltz In stories the villain is often a more interesting character than the hero. It’s easy to condemn the villain’s actions, but what compels them to do what they do? The past week I’ve watched movies and documentaries about Jack Abramoff and Bernie […]