In 1951— while in deep introspection to the grotesque horrors of the Holocaust — Theordor Adorno stated that “there can no longer be poetry after Auschwitz” (Adorno 1952) and I cannot state or make any assertions to the efficacy of such a proclamation, but the sentiment in both its time-locked historicity and through presentism should … Continue reading Democracy after Trump
4 July 2015 Dear America (circa 1786), Today is your 239th birthday and in all honesty, you don't look a day over 10. Things here in 2015 for the most part look very similar to the nice bright-eyed childhood you remember. There are still some folks who are all up in arms over taxes being used … Continue reading A Letter to America
I recently read an article about the how Virgin Atlantic is going to start offering unlimited vacations to their employees. Following the trend started by Netflix and many other high tech companies. This seems like a pretty good deal— on the surface. But we will explore this more later. First I want to explain how … Continue reading The Long Con
For some time now Erectile Dysfunction has become the butt of jokes in pop culture, and for many men between the ages of 40-65, quite an embarrassing problem. The rise in this problem in the last couple decades could be the product of more reporting than prior, as now men may be at ease with … Continue reading Penis Envy & Capitalism
A lifetime ago or so I was a film student and a freshman in college, excited to earn my chops behind a camera and become a modern day story teller. Although, I later rerouted my GPS and changed my studies to my first true love: philosophy, I did end up learning some interesting things about … Continue reading Can Happy Movies Lead to Violence?
When you see the militant-like images of Ferguson Missouri and think to yourself that they could easily be images from a distant war— well, you are right, and to be blunt— welcome to modern America. The home of the free and the land of the complacent. After the civil war and the 13th and 14th amendments … Continue reading Ferguson and the Modern American Slave
Dear Rush Limbaugh, In regard to your radio program that aired on August 12th, 2014. You received a question from a listener asking if the motivation by the media to put a lot of attention on Robin Williams was political. The caller asks why they are lingering on such a topic, while other issues like “Iraq, … Continue reading From a Human to a Human
Between 1939 and 1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt received stacks of letters from Jewish refugees pleading to open up the US border to Jews displaced by the rise of the Nazi party. The majority of these letters were rejected, as it was not US policy to accept refugee’s, especially after the economic collapse of the great … Continue reading America: the Passive Terrorist