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The world will not be without joy…unless we let it choose to go there.

It’s a handful of white guys+folks talking about political theory & climate change and being snarky, I know. That’s a lot of the language I was raised and came of age in though, and, despite not…


“Please do not forget to spay or neuter your Democrat!” reads a bumper sticker photographed by the author in Charlottesville, Virginia in January, 2021. This is an incitement to sterilize political opponents, which is considered a crime against humanity (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_sterilization#International_law).

It happened here. It’s been a real struggle for me to reckon with, and despite apparently being a ‘wake-up call’ to many friends, family, and other Americans generally, the sting of warnings going unheeded remains. It’s been a real challenge to feel like a Cassandra for so many years, and…


“TRUMP IS POTUS BRING ON THE LIBTARDS,” a meme image posted by Zachary Asch to the Facebook group “Joe Biden Is Not My President.” It features the popular animated movie character Minion smoking a cigarette, wearing a red headband, and wielding an automatic machine gun and ammunition bandolier (and possibly a machete on its back).

I’m having a very hard time processing the election-fraud narrative and upcoming invasive rallies in Washington, D.C. It’s no exaggeration to say it’s damaging my relationships, along with my mental & physical health. …


Even before the national presidential election contest was called for Joseph Robinette Biden Junior, there were rumblings of something of which I’ve been wary for years now. After the news networks made the call, it appeared in earnest: the calls to ‘go back to brunch,’ to relax, to not “have…


Sourced from Know Your Meme; origin otherwise unknown.

There is a lot going on in the world today, and though nearly tautological, it’s exactly the heart of this truism that needs to be considered: many interconnected things are playing out, simultaneously or in a cascading and fractal-izing manner, and that’s just inherently hard to track.

I’ve been thinking…


This is an image I recently saved from a neo-Confederate FB group, and cropped. It is otherwise unmodified.

This update is for a number of reasons more brief and less comprehensive than I was hoping my next post here would be. However, I feel a distinct sense of urgency at the moment, and felt it was better to get something out rather than wait.

Part of my distress…


As many of you know, yesterday, August 12th, 2019 marked two years since the Unite the Right rally and counter-protest, and the ensuing terror attack and murder in Charlottesville, Virginia. …


So I’ll keep this brief in the hope that this will be more widely read: I’m going to be cutting my Facebook use to a minimum, and would like to make it clear what that entails.

tl;dr please text or e-mail me to keep in touch!

At risk of sounding…


As a man who will never bear a child, nor face personally the choice of whether or not to maintain a developing life within my body, I know my perspective on these issues is of limited value. At a time when women’s rights are under obvious and cynical attack, however…


Just a quick note here to recognize May Day, and the struggle of workers in the U.S. and around the world.

I also want to state unequivocally that our shared future on this planet depends on a more compassionate, more democratic, and more equitable society. …

BS

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