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Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and […]

Pair of Sevens

This was originally written as a thread on Twitter; I have brought it over here and given it light editing to improve the readability. Why doesn’t this country have a No Confidence clause associated with being a directly-elected official? Let’s take a moment to look forward, in the worst way possible. Let’s skip ahead to […]

On Rumpelstiltskin and Apocryphal Knowledge

The queen was horror-struck, and offered the manikin all the riches of the kingdom if he would leave her the child. But the manikin said, no, something alive is dearer to me than all the treasures in the world. Then the queen began to lament and cry, so that the manikin pitied her. I will […]

Leave Twitter. Join the Fediverse.

I’ve been seeing people discussing leaving Twitter with their mutual followers, but oh no we can’t leave Twitter because no one actually leaves Twitter, but we need to get off Twitter, again… and I’d like you to consider that amidst the current supersaturation of chaos, it might be worth trying something that seems weird — […]

The Walrus and the Carpenter

“The sun was shining on the sea,      Shining with all his might:He did his very best to make      The billows smooth and bright —And this was odd, because it was      The middle of the night. The moon was shining sulkily,      Because she thought the sunHad got no business to be there      After the day was done —“It’s very rude of […]

the boys i mean are not refined

the boys i mean are not refinedthey go with girls who buck and bitethey do not give a fuck for luckthey hump them thirteen times a night one hangs a hat upon her titone carves a cross on her behindthey do not give a shit for witthe boys i mean are not refined they come […]

Small Ripples

I won’t be using Twitter anymore; at least, not in the capacity I once did. A good friend, who probably doesn’t deserve the shit I give him, suggested I focus on the small ripples, and after hearing more than one YouTuber for whom I have respect discussing Twitter’s move to the Fediverse’s protocols, it just […]

Did an Arkansas Prison Really Sell HIV-Contaminated Blood?

Someone recently shared an older publication of mine; a publication from a couple years ago on a Medium account I had completely forgotten existed. I don’t remember writing this, but it’s clearly my writing; just as laboriously precise in its wording as I cannot help but being. While I doubt I will be continuing this […]

Artificial Intelligence #88: Eric Weinstein

This is the video that turned a gnawing thought in the back of my mind into a full-blown obsession. Eric Weinstein knows how to push the buttons of intelligent people, how to play with them, and in playing with a stunningly brilliant mind who was, at the same time, failed by a system meant to […]

The Two Kinds of Capitalism

There is a very important confusion. What we have to distinguish between are: the capitalist industrialist who operate on the free market and the kind of capitalists who operate with government help. Since the United States has been a mixed economy from the beginning, not a truly free capitalist country, but merely the freest up […]

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