Is Kanye Black?

In light of the sympathetic pleasantries that Kanye West has been tweeting about Donald Trump and the tacit racist dog-whistles of the Trump administration political agenda, it seems counterintuitive that a black man would openly support Donald Trump.  So the question I will attempt to ask is:  Is Kanye black?   The prima facie account … Continue reading Is Kanye Black?

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Reflecting in (and on) the Age of Trump

It has been over six months since I posted any blog post and considering that I previously posted at a frequency of every 1-2 weeks, this marks a drastic decline in my blogging frequency.  There has been no decline in my capacity, willingness nor availability to justify such a radical decline and the world has … Continue reading Reflecting in (and on) the Age of Trump

Queer People Do Not Exist: The Advent of a Political Aporia

1 — Introduction It is understood that the provocative nature of the title of this essay may paint the perception that this work is an affront to uphold a political bias. And, in that regard, I hope to borrow the curiosity and attention of the readers sympathies as we slowly unpack this essay. The purpose … Continue reading Queer People Do Not Exist: The Advent of a Political Aporia

Who’s Afraid to Bake A Cake

For whom do we mourn when we weep to the witness of death? ’Tis the deathly departed… Our own death imparted… The desire wholehearted… . . . . to be born when we weep to the witness of sobbing breath. For whom do we plant our purpose beyond pure fated futility? ’Tis the beloved, ’tis … Continue reading Who’s Afraid to Bake A Cake

An Economy of Violence

My culture tells me that we are beings who act from rational self interest.  Ahem, my irrational self interest is, clearly, unworthy of discourse.  If I am given conflict — to which I must be resolute — I must be logical and reasonable.  My emotional disposition is irrelevant, irrational and, if showcased, counterproductive.  I am … Continue reading An Economy of Violence

On the Violence of Social Media 

In the 1960’s, the French social critic Guy Debord inscribed his magnum opus The Society of the Spectacle, where he argued in Wittgenstein fashion that capitalism — as it was in the 1960’s — impressed upon the world a shift from a society that seeks to ‘have’ to a society that seeks to ‘appear to … Continue reading On the Violence of Social Media 

Truth & Profanity

To the Slack-Jaw Art Critics of all political slants, There seems to be two distinct categories of adverse political resistance to this provocative photo by Kathy Griffin: A) the political left argues that it is in poor taste and side-rails conduits of reasoned political discourse and B) the political right also argues that it is … Continue reading Truth & Profanity

Trump, the Mobster, Will not be Impeached (easily) 

The purpose of this article is not to argue for or against any of the potential accusations against Trump (collusion or obstruction), nor is it to support/oppose the idea of his impeachment.   The purpose, rather, is to make the argument that Trump is — in simplest terms — a gangster and the reason he … Continue reading Trump, the Mobster, Will not be Impeached (easily) 

A Hopeful Memorial

Today is Memorial Day and we are bombarded with Facebook posts that ask us to take time to honor the men and women who have served our country and to not passively and disingenuously dismiss Monday as being only instrumental in allowing for a three-day weekend and an excuse to drink in excess with social … Continue reading A Hopeful Memorial

Hegel’s Streetcar Named Desire 

It could be simply remarked that as we all transverse through life as “emerging subjects” (Butler 30) we acquiesce to the simple directive formulation of “taking a street-car named desire, then [we] transfer to one called cemeteries and [then arrive in finitude] at  — Elysian Fields!” (Williams 6).  Not to say that our desires will … Continue reading Hegel’s Streetcar Named Desire