Tag: society

  • Police, again

    In a surprise to no one, police are again being unleashed in performative brutality against young adults demonstrating in protest against their elders’ lack of integrity to the espoused virtues of their country. Rather than dig deep into the many, many ways this particular hypocrisy is composed (because I don’t have anything but vitriol and…

  • Types of meetings

    I have a lot of experience having my time wasted in meetings that don’t serve a purpose other than to “have a meeting”. They don’t make a decision, they don’t make the participants better or smarter or more valuable, and they don’t convey information very well. What they did do is show me how not…

  • A working definition of…

    Ta-Nehisi Coates has many accomplishments, so I occasionally feel bad that what I most often think of in his body of work is his 2013 article in the Atlantic, How the quiet car explains the world. I think of it often because it contains this: “I think what we have here is a working definition…