2011 Political Blog Posts
2010 Political Blog Posts
2009 Political Blog Posts
Bush-Era Political Essays:
Human Revolution (December 2007)
My short essay calling for a major paradigm shift in human self-perception.The End (December 2007)
Civilization is headed for collapse, and nobody seems to be thinking about it, talking about it, or doing Torture and the Problem of Power (December 2007)
anything about it. These are my thoughts and feelings on the matter.
The real reason the US tortured prisoners under the Bush administration reveals a deeper, more sinister Why We Can't Afford Victory in Iraq (January 2008)
Unless the consequences of the US invasion of Iraq are devastating, it may happen again.Skepticism and the Climate Crisis (December 2007)
Even if there is reason to doubt the dire predictions of scientists regarding the changes in the Earth's Why We Do Nothing (December 2007)
climate, we ought to act anyway.
Many of us know we have to rise up and march in the streets and demand the revolution necessary for A Radical Proposal (September 2001)
a sane way of life on this planet, but we don't do anything.
An e-mail I wrote in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, calling for a national response of peaceful outreach
rather than violent retribution. It's too bad no one was listening.
How to Win a Cosmic War (July 2009)
A review and short summary of the main arguments made by Reza Aslan in his excellent book about Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (February 2008)
relations between the West and the Muslim world during the War on Terror.
A brief review of John Perkin's excellent autobiographical novel detailing his part in the expansion of Endgame (January 2008)
the American Empire.
My essay highlighting the extremely troubling yet undeniably reasonable arguments by Derrick Jensen Amusing Ourselves to Death (January 2008)
that industrial civilisation is bound to collapse, and that we ought to help bring it down.
My essay highlighting the excellent points made by Neil Postman in his classic 1980s manifesto that Bill O'Reilly's Culture Warrior (January 2008)
the medium of television does even more social harm than you think.
When my conservative grandfather sent me a copy of Bill O'Reilly's book, I responded with this Takeover (December 2007)
collection of counter-arguments to all of its major points. This piece could be useful for anyone
looking for concise, logical replies to common conservative arguments.
A review of the eye-opening book by Charlie Savage revealing how Bush and Cheney have torn apart Static (January 2008)
the constitution and allowed themselves to rule with almost despotic power.
A brief review highlighting the most outrageous abuses of the Bush administration featured in this book Fiasco (November 2007)
by Amy and David Goodman.
A short review of Thomas Ricks' excellent book explaining how we got into the disastrous war in Iraq
and how it went horribly wrong.
"Synthian Truth" (August 2006)
My latest and greatest short story is more of a philosophical manifesto than an actual fictional "Unborn Fetuses v. The Constitution" (May 2002)
narrative. It should appeal to anyone who is interested in religion, science, and philosophy, as well as
just plain cool ideas.
In my last semester of high school I had a bad case of senioritis, and instead of writing a report on
what the Roe v. Wade case teaches us about "who governs?" and "to what ends?" for a class I took in
government and politics, I wrote this short story and received an A on the assignment in spite of the