ORIGINS OF THE TECHNOCRACY: DARPA, LIFELOG & FACEBOOK

When the world was introduced to social media platform Myspace, and began socializing across cyberspace, we could hardly grasp the implications it would have on our future.  Caught in the thrall of the Internet boom, social media platforms quickly gained popularity as people sought new ways to connect and share information through an exciting, expanding,Continue reading “ORIGINS OF THE TECHNOCRACY: DARPA, LIFELOG & FACEBOOK”

GOD & GOVERNMENT

We are in the blessedly unique position to view history through the benefit of hindsight. To observe ancient Roman and modern European history more keenly than the Romans could have analyzed the Greeks or Persians. This current generation has been afforded the tools to scrutinize the minutiae of any previous generation or civilization throughout humanContinue reading “GOD & GOVERNMENT”

THE BIRTH PANGS OF OCEANIA

In the beginning weeks of 2021, Powell’s Books, the legendary bookstore in Portland, announced its decision to keep Andy Ngo’s book “Unmasked” off their shelves. Powell’s Books allows Adolf Hitler’s, “Mein Kampf” written in the original German. The Portland bookstore apparently finding the genocidal, maniacal dictator more benign than the conservative, American journalist.  Internationally renownedContinue reading “THE BIRTH PANGS OF OCEANIA”

WHY LEBRON JAMES NO LONGER HAS MY SUPPORT

(Not that it really matters) As a political writer with a zealous love for American football and a general joy for most sports, I strive to avoid mixing sports with politics. I feel one is a pure source of entertainment and the other is an essential piece to a functioning society. Although, some could makeContinue reading “WHY LEBRON JAMES NO LONGER HAS MY SUPPORT”

POLITICS AND HAPPINESS: THE SUBLIME PARADOX

What matters? The Old and New Testaments, the Sermon on the Mount, Christ-like compassion, the US Constitution, the Federalist Papers, Socratic wisdom, Platonic philosophy, Aristotelian ethics, Western Democracy and political theory and practice. What matters? C++, Java, Python, Modern architecture, structural engineering, carpentry, circular saws with magnesium worm drives, Japanese woodworking, Impressionism, literature, poetry, history,Continue reading “POLITICS AND HAPPINESS: THE SUBLIME PARADOX”

THE INTEGRITY OF THE PRESS

American citizens have unfortunately allowed the press to become far more powerful and influential than originally intended. We have slipped into complacency in recent generations, as political activists in academia and mainstream media have effectively taken over our airwaves. Many of these political activists hold a radical, Marxist ideology and we are witnessing the painfulContinue reading “THE INTEGRITY OF THE PRESS”

REPORT | HIGH TIMES OF 2020

The green state of Oregon has seen an exponential leap in recreational-marijuana sales, increasing from $795 million in the year 2019, to $1,110,520,723 — topping $1 billion in total sales. Gov. Kate Brown’s lock-down undoubtedly played a major role in the spike. A spike of 20% hit in March and kept climbing through to theContinue reading “REPORT | HIGH TIMES OF 2020”

OPINION| CAPITOL CHAOS

If you assumed the year 2021 wouldn’t try to match the chaos of 2020, oh, you would be sadly mistaken my friend. Wednesday, January 6th, at roughly 1pm EST, frenzied protestors stormed the U.S. Capitol, suddenly forcing Congress into recess and the House floor to be evacuated.  Thousands of Americans descended on the Capitol, likeContinue reading “OPINION| CAPITOL CHAOS”

THE RAVING RANT OF AN AUTODIDACT

The snobbish elitism displayed by the professorial “Educators” of universities is repugnant and one of the core reasons why I have given my life’s cause to dismantling this corrupt academic power-structure; to leverage the system they invented against itself. To give the collective academia a heartfelt middle finger, and force them to choke down theirContinue reading “THE RAVING RANT OF AN AUTODIDACT”