America is the self-conception of exceptionalism and importance that allows us equate our government with two entire continents. This America is not only the dreams of the hard right conservatives or the center-right liberals. It includes its opposite, the leftist who think of America as uniquely bad. Its still American exceptionalism if you think America is exceptionally evil or corrupt. Because in reality, there is no evil Empire. There is only Empire. The needs, thirsts, tools and ideology of its position vis a vis other countries and people’s. There’s no evil Empire because there is no good or bad Empire, like there is no good or bad serial killer. The act of serial murder is the crime itself. Sure, there are scales and scopes of murders but serial killers are generally not lacking motive only opportunity.
Illogic is a response to messages that are beamed at us constantly in the media that are supposed to provide a framework for action and thought. Illogic is the only tool capable of destroying the current logic of being that is our illiberal society.
Liberation is joy in its purest form. Liberation is joy arising from moments so splendid and just as to transcend their own context. Liberation is the joy of light bursting through the darkness. Liberation is not merely laughing so hard you cry, it is laughing so hard that your pain loses its meaning and the means to sustain itself. Liberation is when laughter is a treatment not merely an anesthetic.
Dear Father Time, We regret to inform you that your daughter, 2013 has died. We want you to know that our thoughts and well wishes are with you on this most difficult of days. We are so lucky to have known your daughter, even though she was a difficult person to know, we literally could … Continue reading A Farewell to 2013
[Below is an unsent letter to every female friend I’ve been secretly in love with whom I sent really long e-mails to or hand written notes to after/before I went to college/when you were studying abroad/when I moved back to Falcon in 2008/when I moved to Colorado Springs in 2010/when you moved to a coastal … Continue reading Unsent Letter To All The Girls I’ve Loved
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. --Leo Tolstoy So, here I am living with my two amazing sisters and wonderful niece in a house in Washington D.C. My sisters and I had a heart to heart a few nights ago. One of my sisters looked at … Continue reading All Happy Families Are Happy In The Same Way
So, I've just finished reading Karl Taro Greenfield's Book "Triburbia." Its about being a middle aged artist turned businessman in Tribeca New York. The main characters have made it by most American's standards yet feel relatively impoverished by their wealthier banker neighbors. These men all have beautiful wives and successful careers, children who love them … Continue reading The Depressing Pursuit Of Happiness By The Petty Bourgeois
I realized recently I've spent so much time worrying about updating this blog with enough stories and poems to keep this blog fresh that I haven't thought to update people about my life. What good is having a blog if you can't put every thought out on the internet and pretend that the people who … Continue reading Living Life Intentionally
In order to be happy one must have an end which is infinite and in which the journey is enjoyable. By that I mean that you have to have a goal which you are striving for, a goal in which you can take pleasure in trying to achieve and not just in the achievement. I … Continue reading Happiness and Pain