Confessions of a Professional Internet Addict

Try to see this as a cautionary tale about what happens if you plug your spinal column into the Internet before either the Internet or your nervous system is ready.

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The Empathic Civilization

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.

This is good to keep in mind. Our civilization is not the best fit for our nature, such as it is. We have empathy in our genes.

We're Gonna Win This Thing

Yesterday evening, before going out to the GCB to play some extremely weak games of pool, I watched the Alex Jones movie Fall Of The Republic: The Presidency of Barack H. Obama and got really worked up about the human condition. This morning, I watched the above clip from Richard Linklater's Waking Life, just about my favorite movie ever, in order to balance Jones' New World Order nightmare with the positive side of his message. I feel better now.

We don't have to let the banksters sell us down the river. We can resist, can't we?

Let us dedicate some time and energy this Tax Day to thinking about resistance.