Tagged: Culture

Buffalo 13

The Dispossession of the Post-war Boom

Buffalo’s pride has made it like Capernaum: instead of the Roman Empire, she is oppressed by the Empire State, who hates its own people.

Terminator 36

On History and Being Doomed to Repeat It

We cannot and should not, ever allow “history is repeating itself” to mess with our heads. History cannot repeat itself in the strictest sense of the word.

Symbols 7

A Clash of Symbols

I wonder what other people might find if they take a moment to consider symbols from the other person’s point of view.

Keyboard 62

A Tale of Two Resignation Letters

I’ve rubbed elbows with enough board members, who tend to skew old, rich, and patronizing the hired help, to take Kelli Morgan’s account at face value

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Weekend Plans Post: The Unexpected Gathering

Last Saturday, I got a phone call saying “Jaybird! We’re meeting over here to eat meat on the back porch! We’ll all be sitting outside!” and I said “you know what? I haven’t sat down with friends for far too long”.

bigotry 170

There Are No Bad People

Bigotry was not a life sentence, it was a decision people made, and so it was possible to choose something different. You could choose to change.

Vanilla Ice 19

Remembering The Ice Age

Vanilla Ice was trending…Wait, no, that was 30 years ago. Dang. Has it been that long since I first checked out the hook while his dj revolved it?

all lives matter 129

Do All Lives Matter?

One thing I’ve noticed about the correction of “All Lives Matter” is that it doesn’t really seem sufficient if one’s goal is purely to inform.

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Old Men in Poorly-Fitting Pants

It’s too horrible to say any of this so baldly, so we find nice ways to phrase it. But that does us no good, recoiling into a cozy bed of euphemisms.

Media Coverage 336

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

I don’t care if you’re conservative, liberal, or otherwise, a media blackout on critically important news is concerning. Deeply concerning.

kids 47

Kids! What’s The Matter With Kids Today?

The evidence indicates people have been bitching about the insanity of their children dating all the way back to the mid 1800’s, and probably far beyond.

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