The Architecture of Frustration

I think we need to look upon the economy like a layered onion, or a tree. All of the attention is focused upon the outermost layer, the one that is growing. The trouble with the US economy is that since the 70’s the outermost layer has become detached from the domestic economy. The fact is … Continue reading

The Beast

Of course, there is the question of what will happen when the non-debt based forms of money, which are popping up everywhere in these virtual currencies, begin to take over. Yes, they will take over. In the same way that no one could have imagined that Sears would be in the position it is today … Continue reading

Self-Sufficiency and the Individual: Where is This All Leading?

I posted this as my namesake, evilgenius, over at peakoil.com; Look, there are two approaches taken in describing how The Civil War came about in the US. The dominant one today is slavery. The other one concerns Confederate ideals. The Republican Party is rife with Confederate ideals. It isn’t necessarily racist. Take a look at … Continue reading

Right-of-Way: the Grand Compromise Necessary in Western Thought

Jesus said, “He who is greatest among you must be servant of all.” Did he really mean what you think he meant? When I was a kid I used to watch Star Trek like some people would go to church. I would hurry home after school to make sure I caught that afternoon’s episode. I … Continue reading

EU Migrant Crisis

I posted this on peakoil.com today, 3/3/16. It pertains to a lot of things I have been thinking about lately. It’s not intended to take a strong stand one way or the other on immigration in Europe, but to elucidate a point about it that seems lost in the furor. There is a lot that … Continue reading

The Sham That is Donald Trump

I posted this on another site, PeakOil.com, today, under my moniker there, evilgenius. It pretty much expressed how I felt after listening to Donald Trump talk about building his wall. God, this whole Trump thing is interesting. I was listening to him talk on the radio the other day. He was going on about how … Continue reading

Whence Comes Law

Yesterday, June 21st, 2015, I went to my local park. I often go to the park, but this day was different. Yesterday was the annual gay pride parade, which starts at my local park and goes to other places in my city. It starts at my park because the park has an inner ring road … Continue reading

By the Sweat of Your Brow

Recently, I started a second job. It involves using my car to deliver things. Unlike my other job, though, it does not involve a delivery route. Instead it is about delivering stats, rush orders, to a laboratory. So, yes, it is still in some way related to medical deliveries. Let me tell you about how … Continue reading

What Does it Mean for Jesus to Call Himself the ‘Son of Man’?

I was just walking back in the bitter cold, minus one Fahrenheit, from dropping off last night’s movies into the Redbox when it hit me. Under the natural state of things people living outside in these conditions don’t fair very well. It’s all very good and well for that squirrel that lives out back of … Continue reading