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Western Civilization Is The Greatest Fraud The World Has Ever Seen
--- Every generation has its coming of age event. For those who grew up in the 1980s, the smashing of the Berlin wall, will have been one of those moments when a critical mass of people seized the initiative and found the courage to tear down the wall that symbolized the great ideological divide between communist east and the capitalist west.
Is modern society truly the best for us?
Think of what you do for work. Okay, now: Think of how you are compensated. Do you truly enjoy what you do? Is it your calling, your destiny, your truly fulfilling career you feel at home with? Is it the best possible activity for your health seeing as you do it for 40 hours a week?
Know What's Frightening? Xenophobia
Xenophobia is a curse on humanity , and probably the whole of the animal kingdom too. Fear of the different , fear of the “not one of us”. These are my own observations on this abhorrent subject , but there are more authoritative links at the end of this piece.
We just passed the 20th anniversary of the attack on America that changed ( in some way) every single person I've ever talked to; at least those souls old enough to remember that something shifted here in this life amid the loss.
The New US Pledge of Allegiance
Name: Anthony A. Gonzalez Date: 9/29/2021, 21st Century, CE Subject Matter: Domestic Matters(for US) Personal Perspective
The War on my Innocence
The Departure I was born during the civil war. I did not really know what that meant until my door got kicked in by the violent militant rebel group known as the Contras. I was five years old when they took my father, forced him into the back of a truck, and dragged him off to war. My biological father was already a part of the war, but he was willingly fighting for the Sandinistas (the other side). It was difficult for me to comprehend, at that age, why my fathers were facing off to kill each other. My mother, a tough woman, was my only comfort, though I could see her pain through her smile.
Zig Zag #18
Last week, I failed to include one of the off-the-wall, i-can’t-believe-that-happened experiences because it deserved a post of its own.
On This Insurrection, And The Next
Because it was my son’s ninth birthday, I wasn’t supposed to forget that day. We decided to continue this tradition even though we were in the midst of a pandemic. Anchors on the news kept repeating that the proceedings of the day wouldn't get as much attention if it weren't for the president's constant obfuscation. He and his cronies began speaking one by one on a podium in DC, in a small picture in-picture setup in the bottom right corner, with no audio. However, the events of that day were not supposed to receive much coverage, other than a demonstration or confirmation.
The Biggest Lie About Homeless People
“Don’t give him any money. He’s just going to use it for drugs.” My childhood friend and I were walking down a shop-lined boulevard, in search of some ice cream to appease the thick humidity drenching our thick wool tights and heavy kilts. It was a Friday afternoon and we were nearing the final stretch of exams. Sunlight warmed our backs as we passed eclectic street vendors and artsy coffee shops, accompanied by the fresh aroma of coffee grinds and baguettes and kebab that beckoned to us from each of the bustling businesses.
False Binaries & Disabled Being
Disability is a popular topic while the world is still wracked by the COVID-19 pandemic, during which previously healthy and able-bodied individuals now grapple with post-infectious chronic conditions that have drastic effects on their lives. In social media spaces where disability and chronic illness are discussed, I continue to encounter a multitude of posts that revolve around whether one "counts" as physically disabled or is "disabled enough" to use certain resources that might improve their health and functioning in everyday life. These social media users typically cite physical symptoms that limit or entirely prevent many of their activities and responsibilities but have been led to believe that these limitations aren't significant due to misconceptions surrounding what qualifies a person as disabled. While this self-doubt may not seem like much on its surface, it comes from and exposes a pattern of ableism and medical neglect that occurs on both a systemic and individual level.
Alienation, society of the spectacle, cryptocurrencies and behavioral economics Part 1
With the birth of capitalism, the notion of work became a civilizing ethos. Thus, in the 19th century, Marxism transformed workers into the subjects of social emancipation and, in fact, it was they who provoked the revolutions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The welfare state, for its part, turned them into the middle class. The neoliberalism of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries led them to absolute precariousness.
Who are we (good, damn) Hispanics?
Hispanic Heritage Month was created by President Ronald Reagan, as a way to expand the same idea of President Lyndon Johnson from a week to a month and commercialized by the major US media.