Who Am I?
I stand before this earthly realm
and ask the citizens who control the helm...
Who am I? Am I one who plays it safe?
Who takes advantage and forsakes?
Am I a salesman for profit?
Am I a free man seeking equality?
Am I an aspiring statesman seeking election?
I ask you...my brothers and sisters American.
When I write, do you think I’m indifferent?
Do you feel my cause is irreverent?
I do not mean to be angry and intolerant,
though, I do grow tired
of complacent inhabitants.
At times I find life to be magnificent,
other times it all seems irrelevant.
Often I dwell in my home
as if it were some form of imprisonment.
I can relate my spoken intent
to an attitude with a limited vocabulary,
though, I write to enhance the imaginary.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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