The way forward is backward

“10:15, personal note: It’s fair to say I’m stepping out on a limb, but I am on the edge and that’s where it happens.” – Maximilian Cohen, Pi (1998) Personal note: The way forward is not really forward but back. I realize how that sounds, especially now, but allow me to explain. I also realize […]

The cult of illusory superiority – Part 2: The Dunning-Kruger effect

I’m bored and should be working on my book so I’m going to procrastinate by rambling on here about shit no one’s gonna give a rat’s ass about. Ok? Ok. I want to continue where I left off with my last post about the cult of illusory superiority. If you haven’t read part one, it’s […]

UPDATED: In defense of Mexican-American ‘hate speech’ in AZ – victory!

*UPDATE 8-23: Federal Judge says AZ’s ban is racially discriminatory! Maybe now people will understand why protecting speech matters, but I doubt it. I never got into the ‘free speech wars’ to defend Nazis, goddammit! I never fell on this broken sword to defend the likes of those who disgust me. For fuck’s sake, I […]

The end of YouTube and the death of free speech on the Web: welcome to The Machine

Do you ever get the feeling that everyone is being distracted, simultaneously, while more sinister things occur quietly in the background? Or that maybe the real enemy is not who the media tells you it is, but rather the media itself. I looked up the definition of schizophrenia the other day and it shocked me. […]

An open letter to past friends, so-called enemies and the legion of silent frenemies

This is an open to letter to all the folks whom I have written off over the years (and who have written me off), both online and in person, but mostly online. This is to all those people with whom I’ve had arguments, disagreements, spats, shouting matches, differences of opinion, different politics, knockdown drag out […]