Year: 2021

Scrapyard Salvage

I wandered into an interesting thought this morning while casually simulating aspects of a major collapse of human civilization in my head (as one does): Normally, these days, when we get to talking about alternatives to available psychopharmaceutical tools for treating mental illnesses and related issues, it can very quickly slide into ableist suggestions that the alternatives are of course superior and should be used instead or at least the consideration of those tools should …

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We Need to Define Ourselves Before We Can Declare Treason

https://www.theroot.com/im-just-getting-cornered-by-30-40-people-a-trump-mob-1846012397 https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/01/inaction-capitol-police-was-design/617590/ https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/01/multiracial-democracy-55-years-old-will-it-survive/617585/ Was a Noose Hung Across from the US Capitol? If you look over those four articles, what you’re looking at is a clearer picture of what motivated the insurrection that happened this week. If you’re tempted to say, “This isn’t America, we’re better than this.” Please stop just right there and listen a second. We want better than this, many of us. Our history tells a very different story. If you’re tempted …

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