Kings to Queens, Presidents and Others

If you listen to the atmosphere today it seems that women and minorities are underrepresented and undervalued more than their male and often white counterparts. However; throughout history there have been thousands of kings and queens, presidents, chancellors, prime ministers, senators, elected representatives and so on and so on. With all of these historical figures …

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Weaponized Optimism

As responsible, personally accountable, law abiding American citizens, we are always expected to deal with the legislation that is assaulted upon us. We are the ones who pay for criminal activity. We are the ones who must make sacrifices for our elected representatives and we are the ones who always foot the bill. All of …

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From Enlightenment and Innocence to Savagery and Debauchery

Ralph, Piggy and Jack; Hogg, Jaclyn, Alex, Emma and Cameron. Parallel sets of characters with a similar plot. William Golding’s book “The Lord of The Flies” is a story of well off young boys suddenly marooned, alone and left to fend and govern themselves. Their tragic story is playing out in real time in-front of …

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The Importance of Being Cordial

In our society of see something say something, we are being turned against each other as our friends, family, coworkers and neighbors are being turned into the Secret Police of America. From being honest with your doctor about your true alcohol intake and outlook on life and popular culture to our intimate lives being broadcast …

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Abandonment

We are alone, we have been abandoned. Our shelter has been ripped away. Our belief and faith in our patriotic blood has been spoiled. We have been left to erode away silently into obscurity. We are being hunted down with every piece of legislation that has been passed since the inception of the 1887 Federal …

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Two is One and One is None

Two is one and one is none, a popular saying that more often than not is completely true. The theory behind this principle is building in redundant systems that compensate for failures. Incorporating two over one will help to ensure that when the first fails the second will immediately kick in and take over. Redundant …

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The Internet of Guns and Autonomous Vehicles

The internet and guns receive more blame than the engineers of autonomous vehicles that operate sans direct operation and intervention. Whenever there are casualties whether it be post-election or via malicious violence, the finger is pointed at the inanimate object and then the person. Whenever tragedy strikes the driverless car or any autonomous vehicle, the …

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The Reality of an Impending Government Gun Grab

Whether its fear mongering on one side, or justification on the other, the reality is that gun grabs are already happening in our country. For now, the justification is being proclaimed as taking guns away from the mentally unstable and criminals. So, all it takes is being diagnosed with a mental instability or being labeled …

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Porn Addiction and The New Male

Ever since the inception of the feminist and the temperance movements, it seems that more and more men are seeking their sexual satisfaction elsewhere. Female empowerment often leads to more women and men being lost in the sanctity of love and marriage, both parties competing for their own slice of the economic power pie. Competing …

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Let’s Just Say, We’re Not Better Than Anyone Else (An Exercise in Inclusivity)

Let’s just say that America is no better than any other country or region in the world. I mean no other country or society period. Anywhere, in anytime on the globe, for arguments sake, let’s just say that America is not only not better, but far behind other cultures and countries. Education, quality of life, …

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