So I’m feeling terribly introspective right now. It’s about 4:30 on a Tuesday afternoon, the day after Memorial Day. There’s all sorts of things happening in the world Iraq being the least of it. And I could ramble on about those things. But I don’t feel like it. I feel like talking about all […]
Look. The last line of this article, “And we desperately need a revolution,” is true. We desperately need people to stop caring more about “American Idol” than they do about the potential environmental catastrophe awaiting our children. To this statement, Mr. Luddite, I say “Hell yeah.”
But do us a favor, will you? Stop talking for us. Stop being the voice for current revolutionaries. No one likes the Bitter Old Man. No one likes the Bitter Old Man and no one thinks that his fears are justified. And, more to the point, no one thinks that his tactics to fight the power will do any good. Wanna know why?
I told you they were watching me. They were following me. They were listening in to our conversations. Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after me. Who knew that was true? I thought it was a joke. And, no, I don’t really think they’re after me specifically. I understand that data mining is […]
So right now, as we speak, I am in the center of a typhoon of academic name dropping. A little while ago, two women I work with ran into Judith Butler in the cafe in our building. It’s not that uncommon to see high profile, “famous” academics from Berkeley in these parts. But the encounter […]
First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out. Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak […]
this is an episode of my podcast which has gone on indefinite hiatus With Erykah Badu as a backdrop, the dj dr. scott returns to the podcast with a thoroughly Buddhist bit about perspective, privilege, and a request for your questions to be answered in future podcasts by a real live Buddhist. Download here.