Live by your values, but don’t force them onto other people.

One of my values in life is never to succumb to mass hysteria, panic, and fear. I wish more people lived like this, but it’s not my job to force everyone to adopt my values. I don’t like complying with stupid rules. To live as I live is a very stupid rule. As soon as … Continue reading Live by your values, but don’t force them onto other people.

Follow the Science…carefully.

The road to truth is paved with error. Since the pandemic began, the phrase “follow the science” has become really popular. It implies this sort of dogmatic, rigid, absolute, unerring aura - as if there’s no such thing as science done poorly. No! Science is always logical, factual, and you’d be a buffoon to think … Continue reading Follow the Science…carefully.

The Winter of Health and Gratitude.

Not every journalist is Satan incarnate. No, following power laws, only a few of them are. Only a few of them are paid large sums of money to write headlines designed to seduce you into a weakened state of fear and suggestibility. Earlier I read a headline that went, "California Omicron cases TRIPLED in a … Continue reading The Winter of Health and Gratitude.

Anthony Eichberger: The Hypocrisy of Political Correctness and The Radical Left | Penguin Latte Podcast #88

Anthony Eichberger is a gay, millennial, pagan/polytheist, disabled, rural-born, politically independent writer with a focus on American politics and culture war issues. His Medium articles have been read by thousands of readers on some of the most popular political columns on the platform. What I love about Anthony is that when we disagree politically it … Continue reading Anthony Eichberger: The Hypocrisy of Political Correctness and The Radical Left | Penguin Latte Podcast #88

Not to be crossed

Most people hold beliefs about most people that end up being over generalizations about most people. Even if you and I belong to the same community, there will always be a boatload of differences in opinion and thought distinguishing you from I. Those differences mark borders between us. And the borders aren't closed, or at … Continue reading Not to be crossed

Nothing Based about That

Here's two groups of problems: A full tank of gas now costs you $46 because of inflation. You run a small business and you can barely afford to pay your employees the new $16 minimum wage. You've got a family of 3 to feed, and now, because of inflation, you can't afford to buy extra … Continue reading Nothing Based about That

Diversity in Nature, Diversity in Corporate

Although I don't know you, I think it's safe to say that you and I are vastly unlike. And should we happen to share the same skin color or gender, I doubt we share the same agreements, ideas, perspectives. Because, perfect twins excluded, it's unlikely for two people to behave and think and feel exactly … Continue reading Diversity in Nature, Diversity in Corporate

Opting Out of Outrage

The corporate press controls the narrative, the narrative controls what you should be upset about, how upset you should be about it. Until you opt out of the game. The really insidious thing is that if you're not outraged, it can feel like you're missing out on a really fun party. A really fun party … Continue reading Opting Out of Outrage

81: Benjamin Boyce – Beyond Woke and Anti-Woke (for lack of better terms)

Spotify | Apple | Watch on YouTube Benjamin Boyce (@BenjaminABoyce) is the pleasant and witty host of Calmversations, a podcast featuring lucid and nnnnnnnnnnuanced conversations on all things triggering (read: complicated). In a Nietzschean attempt to transcend the burdens of terminology, in this episode Benjamin and I reevaluate the woke vs anti-woke debate. We discuss … Continue reading 81: Benjamin Boyce – Beyond Woke and Anti-Woke (for lack of better terms)