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. […]

In defense of Mexican-American ‘hate speech’ in Tucson and beyond

I defend hate speech. You read that right – hate speech. Go ahead and feign disgust, I don’t care. I am both an author and publisher – my sword and shield are the pen and page; naturally I oppose any and all forms of censorship. It’s gotten me into trouble these past couple of years, […]

The cult of illusory superiority – Part 1: Hypocrisy

*editor’s note: due to the length of these rants, I’m going to break them into separate parts. This is part one. If you asked me what bothers me the most about the era we live in I would give you an earful but I can narrow it down to a couple of main points that […]

In defense of the freedom of speech in the age of hypocrisy

Everyone has their pet issues. Everyone – even you. This one is mine. It has always been this way for me, even when I was a child – and if you know me that’s not a surprise. Much of this essay includes things I’ve been meaning to get off my chest for some time now. […]

Get off my purple lawn OR the beautiful demons in the mirror

Geez. At the time I am writing this, the news of Prince’s death is rocking the digital world. I read that he was found in an elevator by dumbstruck cops who then panicked and called for paramedics – shocker. EMS tried to revive him with CPR but to no avail. The prince of pancakes is […]