Stay Safe, Be Well
Found poem from the corporate e-mails in my inbox, March 2020 | In these times In these unprecedented times / In these uncertain times In these trying times / You are probably exhausted by all the information. / Rest assured, we are vigilant. / The situation is complex.December 2020
Whitney Phillips On Conspiracy Theories, Social Media, And The Spread Of Misinformation
When COVID-19 hit, Dr. Anthony Fauci was portrayed on the Right as a deep-state villain, one of these “elitists” who are trying to tell “us” how to live in Middle America.October 2020
Featuring Nicholas Carr, Julia Butterfly Hill, Jaron Lanier, and more.October 2020
In the past censorship worked by blocking the flow of information. In the twenty-first century censorship works by flooding people with irrelevant information.
Randy Blazak On Why White Supremacy Persists
Generation Z, my daughter’s generation, is the most racially mixed and most diverse, and they are the worst nightmare of the old white supremacists.March 2020
What We Lost
We were losing parts of ourselves. A reporter discovered a trove of ears in a burlap sack. The leader said the papers were lying, and we weren’t sure what was rumor and what was fact. What happened to me, what happened to my neighbors — that wasn’t enough proof of all we had lost.January 2018
It seemed there was no end at all to the lies a person could tell, once she got started.
Instead of attacking one more foreign city, hammering it into rubble, / we adopt a new strategy and start bombing with money.August 2016
— from “I Stand in the Doorway” | Sometimes when you say goodbye you know it’s goodbye for keeps. / You touch your lips to her cheek, or you squeeze his hand & walk off. / What else can you do?October 2013
David Krieger On The Continuing Threat Of Nuclear Weapons
The path to security can only be through total nuclear disarmament. We cannot indefinitely maintain a world of nuclear haves and have-nots, and we cannot go attacking every country that we think might be on the path to making a bomb.January 2013