Willful Ignorance

(noun) The practice or act of intentional and blatant avoidance, disregard or disagreement with facts, empirical evidence and well-founded arguments because they oppose or contradict your own existing personal beliefs. This practice is most commonly found in the political or religious ideologies of "conservative" Americans. Many times it is practiced due to laziness--people not wanting …

Missing The Hitch

"Given this overwhelming tendency to stupidity and selfishness in myself and among our species, it is somewhat surprising to find the light of reason penetrating at all. The brilliant Schiller was wrong in his "Joan of Arc" when he said that "against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain." It is actually by means of …

Battle of Communications

"The battle for the survival of man as a responsible being in the Communications Era is not to be won where the communication originates, but where it arrives." -Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality, Towards a Semiological Guerrilla Warfare But seriously. If/when the communication arrives at the #Americant in the comfort of his credit card, never-paid-for …

Quote From The Downfall

Risk being a victim of injustice rather then being complicit in it. -Bruce Fein Source: https://ralphnaderradiohour.com/poor-peoples-campaign-brett-kavanaugh/ And so. I'm just trying to understand how my beloved & missed #Americant got to where it is right now. And boy is it f'n scary. Good luck suckers. -Rant on T

Saddest Sights Of Woful Day

"These were the saddest sights of that woful day; and no man clasped the hands of these two passing figures of the present-past; but, hating, they went to their long home, and, hating, their children’s children live today." -WEB Dubois -Rant on -T

Ward Of A Nation

"Thus did the United States government definitely assume charge of the emancipated Negro as the ward of the nation. It was a tremendous undertaking. Here at a stroke of the pen was erected a government of millions of men,—and not ordinary men either, but black men emasculated by a peculiarly complete system of slavery, centuries …

Stuck In The K-Car Platform Of Life, Liberty And The Freedom To Be Stupid

“May all members be mindful that the institutions and structures of our great nation guarantee the opportunities that have allowed some to achieve great success, while others continue to struggle,” he prayed. “May their efforts these days guarantee that there are not winners and losers under new tax laws, but benefits balanced and shared by …

Life Of Nothingness Trumps Your #Trump Unless, Of Course, You’re A Step Atop Caesar’s Goo Salad Dressing

"It is a recurrent joke among writers of farces that wives rejoice in being beaten by their husbands. It reflects, however, an eternal truth--that there is a great comfort in knowing that those who love you love you enough to take the responsibility for marking out the permissible. Husbands often er--but in both directions. Caesar …

The Caesar Equation?

Let us at least say of religion that it means that every part of the body is infused with mind, not that the mind is overwhelmed and drowned in body. For the principal attribute of the Gods, without or within us, is mind. -Caeser's Journal XLII-B, aka Thornton Wilder, The Ides of March Rant on. …

Another Night Of Not Finding You-Know-Who Or How I Beat It Before Turning Sixty One Last Time

Ok. Obviously there are better things to be done on a Friday night before flying to my beloved homeland Sunday morning. The only question that remains is: what the hell to do Saturday night? In the mean time, here another fabulous quote as I re-read a book. "When individuals are finally emasculated and alone, bereft …

A Quest For Understanding That I Know I’m Losing, Have Lost, Now Just Let Go And Watch The Cliff Pass Before Us

But I used to have great confidence in understanding. Now take a phrase like "father forgive them; they know not what they do." This may be interpreted as a promise that in time we would be delivered from blindness and understand. On the other hand, it may also mean that with time we will understand …