The Intersection of Technology and Philosophy

The American Nightmare

The American Dream has always been an unachievable ideal. Prosperity is never evenly distributed. Even without it being achieved it is useful. Without the ideal to measure against, it’s difficult to tell when we’ve strayed. All of this is moot if we don’t agree on what the Dream *is*. Do you see the difference? President Trump is talking about the opportunity of anyone to succeed while Adams was talking about the the opportunity of everyone to succeed. [Read More]

Self-Employment is Liberty

Without regulations, we will be exploited by people who believe that since morality is subjective, anything that is legal is fair game. If it is too difficult to work for yourself instead of someone else, the more power and money will be in the hands of people who are focused on gaining more power and money. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. [Read More]

How To Regain Order

Our government has been broken for a long time. The GOP has told us we cannot expect accountability at the top, so it’s time to go after those who follow illegal orders. It did not start with Trump. I think most of us are aware that special interest groups have been pushing things in the favor of business for a very long time. Regardless of best intentions, the government has been helping the rich squeeze the poor for decades through business friendly policies. [Read More]

Freedom Is Self-Reliance

I view economic freedom as the ability to control your own work life on a daily basis. To choose where you want to work and what you want to do. To choose if you want to work full time, or if you’d rather live simpler and work less hours. You can get rich if you learn to leverage the skills of others, but you can take ownership of your future if you can figure out how to become self-reliant. [Read More]

Impeach Now — Part 1 — Disregard for Law

The Ends of Beginnings I wrote this two years ago at the start. Indecision A misled life Struck down with a mortal blow The American dream rejected In favor of the unknown I rewind my life Tearing down success Setting fire to all I desired But never needed This understanding eludes me If this life is all wrong Then something must be right… Right? I have love, success, comfort Shouldn’t that be enough? [Read More]

Leadership Is Not Power

It appears that I have a different understanding of leadership than a large portion of the country. My former employers spent a lot of money making leadership training available to us. A real leader would let their actions lead. A real leader is willing to put in the effort to learn a much as possible in order to be able to make an informed decision. “Book: The Wisdom of Confucius” by John Drake Flickr is licensed under CC BY-ND 2. [Read More]

Data Driven Tyranny

A few months back I worked with a friend to create a short video collecting information from a variety of sources that tell a really dark story of attempts to steal an election.

“cambridge analytica” by Book Catalog is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Copy rich text

Below I’ve collected some of the original source videos, as well as other material that influenced me even if I didn’t include footage.

How We Can Help

The best way to help is to try. Look for resources that you have that other people may be able to use, and find people who need them. Money is the easiest resource to spread around. I have a fair amount of cash on hand that was going to fund my business. Now, I’m using it to help resource strapped individual make it through isolation. I’m surprised to hear about landlords still threatening evictions, but they’re apparently out there. [Read More]

Whaddya Mean No Inches

Complex reasons for this kind of disaster can be elaborated at length by experts on banking and high finance who cannot see the forest for the trees, But it was just as if someone had come to work on building a house and, on the morning of the Depression, the boss had said, “Sorry, baby, but we can’t build today. No inches.” “Whaddya mean, no inches? We got wood, We got metal. [Read More]

Focusing on Community

Focusing on Community Save what you can Behind us the old world in flames Lower the lifeboats, take us to her Steer the way — Frank Turner: The Lifeboats In my opinion, the majority of large scale problems in the world are caused by greed at the top. This has been a problem since the mid 1970s at least, but it is especially true now that the rich have taken over our Federal Government. [Read More]