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 

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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

Meditations on Futility (Elections)

A couple months ago I was sitting in a coffee shop in Palo Alto reading and in the booth next to me was congressional candidate Ro Khanna. He was there with a woman, of whom I do not know, and it seemed as though he was trying to convince her that his campaign was the … Continue reading Meditations on Futility (Elections)

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To Ideologically Reject Ideology

While debating political topics on Facebook I have a ‘friend’ that accused me of being ‘ideological about rejecting ideology’ and I decided to write on this topic and argue that this posited proposition is invalid. For the purpose of clarity I have drafted up the following definition of ideology, which is loosely based on the … Continue reading To Ideologically Reject Ideology