I don't believe in gods or guns. Why this offends the sensibilities of a large portion of America I'll never understand. But, rest assured, in times of trouble, I don't suddenly start praying for a .45.
This is the post that will change everything. After this post goes viral, nothing will be the same.
Already, the conversations I've had or been party to have illuminated my reasons for doing this project. I'm surrounded by people in their late teens to early twenties, that age when uncertainty about and anticipation for the future are measured in equal doses. Plans are being made, most of which will be abandoned within the next 4 years, if not the next 4 weeks.
As the debate over the economy rages, one common dichotomy keeps resurfacing to frame the whole topic in drastic shades of good vs. evil. The opposing forces are Capitalism (good) and Socialism (evil). Complex narratives often get reduced to such simplistic terms, and we prefer it that way. "Economics is complicated," we say, "just give … Continue reading Faith in Capitalism
What is going on in New York and many of the major cities of the country (and some of the smaller ones, too) is, I believe, momentous. I hope so, at least. Labor and Corporations: A (Ludicrously) Brief Synopsis As a student of history (specifically, 20th century history), I am worried by the recent trend … Continue reading The Occupation of Wall Street
This will be quick and to the point, because while a lot could be said on this momentous occassion, it doesn't need to be. Progress has been made and New York has joined the (small) rank of states that have begun the intelligent and, frankly, inevitable march to the future. I believe even people who … Continue reading New York Gay Marriage
That was some big news for a Sunday night. It's the kind of news event where you'll always remember where you were when you heard it. Like, of course, September 11th. I was at home, checking out NYTimes.com when I saw the Breaking News alert. I turned on my TV and waited for Obama's speech. … Continue reading Osama Bin Laden: Fatality
Hey, you know they're all the same. You know you're doing better on your own, so don't buy in. Live right now, yeah, just be yourself. It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else. ~ Jimmy Eat World Be Yourself Damn good advice. I guess. Sure, you should be yourself, I should be … Continue reading Individualism