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Being Cancellation Proof (or as much as possible)

First, a bit of site administrivia out of the way – I enabled wordpress connect for commenting, though that will require creating a subscriber account on this site.  I’ll set up a privacy policy at some point, but for right now, just rest assured I’ll only use whatever data I have to collect to maintain your account on the site.  I’m not interested in doing anything nefarious.  I’ll like other sites as I have time. So I’ve been thinking a lot about “cancel culture”.  This site is a little less… Read More »Being Cancellation Proof (or as much as possible)

Forced Inclusion is Abuse

I was writing a post for this blog. It will never see the light of day. I figured out something while writing it that’s a bit too personal to share publically. It’s kinda too bad because it’s interesting, but a guy has to have his boundaries. So, let’s go for something at least a little bit different, shall we? So let me start with this: This isn’t directly a social justice post. It’s actually probably more of a follow on to my earlier series of posts about transactional love. So… Read More »Forced Inclusion is Abuse

Kaepernick’s Folly

America (the United States) is, generally, a very patriotic country. We don’t have very many symbols. We have a flag. We have a national anthem. We have a constitution, a declaration of independence, and a few other important symbols. Generally, we tend to be pretty proud of those symbols, as they represent something pretty special. It causes a lot of offense when someone deliberately tramples on them. Our Independence Day is coming up this Sunday. It is a time of fireworks, picnics, and reflection on the things that make this… Read More »Kaepernick’s Folly


A phobia is (or used to be) a very specific thing – a fear of something, sometimes crippling. You have acrophobia, the fear of heights. Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders. Tristadekaphobia, the fear of the number 13. No one said the fear had to be rational, but it’s a fear. This is why I never use the words “homophobia”, “transphobia”, etc. The thing about those words, is, I think they started out with that connotation. Many years ago there were many people who were afraid of homosexuals, to the point… Read More »Phobias

I Don’t Care what you Think your Identity is

My train of thought gets kind of complicated – when it’s not derailing. Following on from my last post about boundaries, this leads to another set of thoughts about consent. There is a train of thought that has gained popularity lately that if two or more people consent to something, it’s none of anyone’s business. Generally, I actually agree with this. But it has its own set of difficulties. So let’s take that idea and stretch it a little bit. Starting with the basics of consent, you have two people… Read More »I Don’t Care what you Think your Identity is

Why I am Now a Disney Shareholder

Recently, I have decided to get into buying stocks. Honestly, I don’t buy stocks to make money. I think timing the market is dumb, I think chasing the market is dumber, and I’m not particularly interested in buying and selling stocks on anything but a long term basis. So why did I buy a share of Disney and two shares of Coca-Cola recently? Here’s the truth about stocks: most people don’t really know what they’re for. Many people treat stocks speculatively, and there’s certainly an argument to be made for… Read More »Why I am Now a Disney Shareholder

The Importance of Speaking

In the next day or so I am planning a post about my cat. So do rest assured that I am not yanking this blog over to one that talks exclusively about social justice and woke idiot topics. I have a few things I have to do first, but after that, I even plan on going back to (gasp) some Japanese topics. Nonetheless, some things must be said, and this is as good a forum as any to say them. I am aware that WordPress could censor me. The domain… Read More »The Importance of Speaking

I Will Not Apologize

Right now, there is this particularly insidious idea that people like me, who are, shall we say, of the historically majority skin color in my country, need to somehow acknowledge and apologize for my “complicity” in “systemic racism”. I will not do that. That is my line. Is there systemic racism? I don’t believe so, as defined by the Woke Warriors, but I am willing to stipulate that there is racism. Some people are individually treated poorly for the color of their skin, or for other reasons besides. Where that… Read More »I Will Not Apologize

The Unbearable Arrogance of Wokeness

I am not, and will never be, “woke”. I don’t even really need to go into what the term means, as that’s not even really germane to the conversation. The word itself should be sufficient to not want to go anywhere near it. Without even knowing what it pertains to, it’s an arrogant word. It says that you are awake while everyone else is asleep. It says that you are superior to those who are not “woke”. It says that being “woke” is a desirable state and that those who… Read More »The Unbearable Arrogance of Wokeness

Why I am not an “ally”.

There is a reason I keep myself semi-anonymous on this blog. Don’t get me wrong. You could probably track me down if you wanted to put forth the effort. There are enough clues in this blog to get a general idea of where I live, etc. But I’ve intentionally made it difficult. I did this because I want at least some freedom to say what I want to without fear of some moron going to my workplace and trying to get me fired. I doubt it would work, as my… Read More »Why I am not an “ally”.