Tag: conservative

awareness

Fantasies Of The Mind

One of the most immediate functions of the human mind is to fill in blanks where blanks remain outstanding.  The sensations that flood in all the time would drive us insane if unfiltered, so the other part of the brain’s primary functions becomes filtering things down to what it believes are necessary in the moment.  …

politics

The Left/Right Divide

I’ll never understand why the world gets so caught up in duality. Actually, scratch that, I understand it perfectly.  It’s because I was an idiot. Let me explain. In my younger and more impressionable years, I got into punk.  Not live on the street, cut a mohawk punk, but punk ethics.  DIY, total freedom, fuck …

politics

The False Duality Of Choices

It’s something I’ve ranted about before, albeit in brief, but it’s probably the defining issue of our current era. Why is everything “us or them”?  Every choice is dualistic, and it’s a complete fallacy. Life is not, in reality, defined as either left or right or liberal or conservative.  It doesn’t work that way.  Following …

presence

Stinky Butthole

A few weeks back, on a long weekend, on the holiday Monday, I went to the grocery store to pick up some odds and ends.  It was early in the morning and being a holiday, the store was fairly empty. There, I ran into an old friend, whom I probably hadn’t seen in ten years, …