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

Why the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?

Have you ever asked yourself why God put the tree with the fruit that caused man’s downfall within the garden in the first place? There are all kinds of answers. You could say that its presence made man authentic, so long as he didn’t partake of it. I suppose that’s true, but what was man … Continue reading

It’s Time to Talk About Guns

I’m not much of a gun nut, but I do like to shoot occasionally. I think it’s fun to go to the range and fire at a target. There is a certain amount of challenge to it. Sometimes, I’m even a good shot. I have lots of friends who hunt. I grew up in a … Continue reading

Wasting My Time?

I want to share with you a snippet from a recent series of posts on the website peakoil.com. The thread they came from was titled ‘The Wisdom of the Dark Emotions.’ I shared something there that was probably casting pearls before swine, but I was thinking it out, so I shared it anyway. As I’ve … 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

Your Sins are Forgiven

When I was going to the park today I chanced by the local video store. Yes, we still have one of those in my neighborhood. The front of the place is covered in movie adverts and other kinds of posters for upcoming concerts and events. There was also a marriage notice, for the gay owners … 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

What is Freedom?

I’m writing this in the aftermath of the vote in the UK to exit the European Union. This isn’t the only political act of separation that stirs the world these days. There are plenty of more minor examples of various regions in the world that all want some level of autonomy that rings better for … Continue reading