Archive for the 'Musings' Category

You’re Going To Die

Posted in Humor, Musings, Society on August 6th, 2017

This is a simple fact. You’re going to die. Something in this world is going to kill you, me, and everyone else currently alive. This is a fact, an incontrovertible fact, a cornerstone of our existence.

You’re Going To Die

It’s the response to this facet of reality by so damn many people in America that makes this video funny, ironic social commentary, and a useful example of why things like Obamacare were always doomed to fail.

Simply and inelegantly put, too many inside America’s borders are cowards who fear death far too much to even live. Indeed, they fear their own deaths – inevitabilities each and every one – so much that they won’t even let others live their lives.

Related Reading:

Hacking Healthcare: A Guide to Standards, Workflows, and Meaningful Use
As I Lay Dying: The Corrected Text
Beyond Obamacare: Life, Death, and Social Policy
The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
Replacing Obamacare: The Cato Institute on Health Care Reform

Batshit Crazy?

Posted in Humor, Musings on September 6th, 2016

Batshit CrazyBatshit Crazy? Who Did Decide It Was The Craziest?

Take a moment – not too long though – and think about it. Who did decide that, of all the shit in the world, bat shit was the craziest?

Related Reading:

Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology
How To Write Funny: Your Serious, Step-By-Step Blueprint For Creating Incredibly, Irresistibly, Successfully Hilarious Writing (Scott Dikkers' How To Write) (Volume 1)
Get Your Sh*t Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do (A No F*cks Given Guide)
Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem
Memes: The Ultimate Book of SpongeBob Memes (Over 100 Memes and Jokes for Kids)

Do Check Your Privilege

Posted in Musings, Philosophy, Society on May 6th, 2015

Everyone, please do check you privileges. Oh, not in the manner that the Liberals and Progressives mean for you to do so in order to delegitimize any opinion that you might have that dissents against their agenda and closely held beliefs. Instead check your privileges and, if possible, enumerate them for yourselves because the privileges you’ve earned or your ancestors earned for you will go along way towards defining the character of your culture.

I would say that, even more than rights, privileges are the fundamental metric of what any people value and hold dear.

Related Reading:

The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids
Musings: The Writer's Tool Class Collection 2018 (The Writer's Tools Class Collection) (Volume 1)
Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings
The Builders: Marvels of Engineering
Theodor Geiger on Social Order and Mass Socety - Selected Papers