The Status Quo Is Deathly Boring

QuoBoring Most young people know nothing but the world as it is. Their teachers assure them that this is the best form of human organization, all authority agrees, and their parents toe the party line. The system is geared to keep them shuffling forward quietly unto death. What a waste. What a crime. What a bore. “Live dangerously and you live right.” This line comes from the great author Johann Wolfgang …

The Status Quo Has Been a Haven for Predators

Predators Over the past few weeks scores of people in the highest positions have been exposed as sexual predators, and that’s not likely to be the end of it. Most of their victims remained silent for years, largely because they thought that people wouldn’t believe them, or the status quo (people with power using media and law) would destroy them. And the victims were right. People didn’t want to hear their …

Cornerstones of Oppression: The Upper Middle Class

UpperMiddleClass Let me begin by making two things clear: First: Most upper middle class people have no intent to oppress. They’ve found themselves in an assigned role, and they are simply playing it. And let it further be said that the other class-groups (poor, lower middle class, etc.) would do precisely the same. Second: This article addresses the current role of the upper middle class in the West and especially in …

Hustled Through Life

Hustled Most people, sad to say, are too rushed, frightened, and confused to think about what they really want out of life. They are hustled through school, forced into long-term decisions before they’re ready to face them, then held to those decisions by fear and shame. They choose from a limited set of options, and they know that change will be punished. Eventually they get old and find time to think, …