The Oscars and the Culture of Narcissism
This is what is at the bottom of Hollywood’s culture. A culture where everyone wants to be lied to about their importance. Everyone wants to ascertain prestige because prestige is the only thing anyone else cares about. It’s how people get funding, or attract talent to their films, or accomplish anything with powerbrokers in the…
All Federal Holidays are Bad
Holidays are meant to commemorate a cultural value or note an event of historical importance. Most American holidays do not do this. Sure, they intend to. Maybe at one point in time they did, but I believe most people relate to holidays as a way to get off from work or school.
Drop Outs 2020: Who will drop out first in the Democratic primary?
Over 70 percent of voters care about selecting a candidate who is “electable,” but the party is divided on what that means.
Book Log: The Coddling of the American Mind
The Coddling of the American Mind is a book that attempts to resolve some of the mysteries of how we got here
Crisis 2020: What Our Next President Needs to Acknowledge
Each generation thought this was the end, but it wasn’t. That’s true, but I believe it is because they believed it was the end that they got through it.
Democrats’ rhetoric on immigration reveals lack of policy alternatives
Collating all the criticism directed both outside and inside the party, it would seem the most popular position would be no immigration policy at all.
Indoctrination through enlightenment
There is a deep allure to knowing things that others don’t. Being informed is a virtue of modern society but being more informed than most people is even more desirable. Americans are filled with skepticism of the status quo and any fact that reveals everything is not as it seems is immensely satisfying to possess.…
Losing a war by winning it
Politics in America is now dominated by extremism. Every issue is made out to be the difference between protecting the disadvantaged and normalizing fascism. Your actions get conflated to ten times what they actually were so that people can easily categorize you into one side or the other. I don’t believe many people have such…
The Janitor President: What If A Clinton Administration Was Terrifically Boring?
EDIT (05/08/2018): I was reminded that I wrote this article today and I’d like to publicly acknowledge how well it has aged. Long before we knew what this election was going to become someone on my twitter feed remarked that if Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton won it’d be the day that “politics became boring…