I'm tired of pretending to be being tolerant while our civilization is destroyed. I want civilization back. I want Brahms, Rembrandt, and intricate French Gothic cathedrals. I want beautiful music, art, architecture, culture, and real science back. I want basic human decency and kindness. To get it back, we have to reject modernity and have... Continue Reading →
Disability & Marriage Equality
On the day we met, I knew that my boyfriend was the man I would spend my life with. As tried and cliched as the line is, I still feel that way nearly nine years later. We would love to be married and start a family, and would have taken that step years ago but,... Continue Reading →
Fellow Americans, You Should Know About the Smith-Mundt Act
A year ago, I saw the video Kenosha protests footage but I didn't form an opinion. I have watched the entire Kyle Rittenhouse trial, and I'm appalled at the media's mischaracterization of events. Much to my surprise, each of the prosecution's witnesses has corroborated the self-defense argument, including the media's "lone survivor," Gaige Grosskreutz. The... Continue Reading →
White Poverty Is Now A Privilege
The other day, I excitedly sent my boyfriend to my favorite bookstore to pick up some early Christmas gifts. I haven't been in years, so I was looking forward to pictures and a rundown of all things books. Upon entering the store, a green-haired employee gave my boyfriend a dirty look. Two twenty-something men behind... Continue Reading →
It’s 2059, And The Rich Kids are Still Winning
It's 2059, And The Rich Kids are Still Winning, a short story in which award-winning science fiction author Ted Chiang introduces us to the Gene Equity Project, a program that provides genetic enhancement of intelligence for people of color. Despite an IQ around 130, low-income recipients of the cognitive-enhancement protocol fared no better than their... Continue Reading →
Am I Evil?
My boyfriend drives an older car with a 2008 Ron Paul presidential campaign bumper sticker and, over the last few months, someone has been repeatably peeling away the edges of the sticker and keying his car, especially around the sticker. The bumper sticker was meant to convey a message of peace and hope 13 years... Continue Reading →
Psilocybin, Cannabis, Opiods, and The Future of Illegal Substances
Psilocybin As a nerdy Psychology undergrad, I spent a significant amount of time sifting through research studies, learning all the I could about up-and-coming topics. The only studies I still vividly recall to this day are those surrounding psilocybin as a treatment for existential angst in terminal cancer patients. Seven years after the treatment was... Continue Reading →
Progress vs. Ethics
Humans have an innate drive to create, to use their hands, and to bring new ideas to fruition. In the past, this desire was easily satisfied through craft: carpentry, knitting, painting, and novels. Industrialism has reduced the demand for handcrafted products, and the advance of technology has changed the avenues for satisfying the human initiative... Continue Reading →
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