Should people be held accountable for their actions? An alternate perspective on first-world poverty.

It seems obvious that people should be held accountable for their actions: a murderer, rapist, and thief, for example. However, we encounter nebulous territory when we begin to speak about disadvantage and poverty; we do not easily lay judgement on those who have been given disadvantaged and difficult beginnings, most of the time. However, this … Continue reading Should people be held accountable for their actions? An alternate perspective on first-world poverty.

Power: Collaboration over competition, a brief introduction.

So, you've finally acknowledged your dictatorial thirst for power eh? The ability to mould the world in your image, as if you were higher-than, as if it were preordained; as if you were god. No worries - it happens to the best of us. This is why those pesky Spartan Greeks developed the separation of … Continue reading Power: Collaboration over competition, a brief introduction.

Bjorn Jailiaro and the New South Nazi Party – A Practical Guide for Aspiring Tyrants Everywhere.

The following is fiction, and any similarities to people dead or alive are purely coincidental. My name is Bjorn Jailiaro, and this is my will to power. I am the premier of the New South Nazi Party, a party that believes in freedom of speech, capital accumulation, and the lean and minimal interference of government … Continue reading Bjorn Jailiaro and the New South Nazi Party – A Practical Guide for Aspiring Tyrants Everywhere.

7 billion countries

Once upon a time, we moved as one amorphous mass, one people with one goal — survival. Survival is the hard constraint under which we all exist, always; however, since those times our technology has evolved to the degree to which our physical bodies are becoming frail and weak — a direct result of this decreased need for physical … Continue reading 7 billion countries

Boundaries, cultural appropriation, expectation and suffering.

In modern society, we say that people cannot make us feel a particular way, that it is just our perspective that creates that emotional experience. And this is said all in good faith, as a refusal to take ownership of our feelings is a denial of our own power. By giving others words power over … Continue reading Boundaries, cultural appropriation, expectation and suffering.