I Believe... [Repentance is Like Shitting in One Hand and Wishing in the Other]

I Believe... [Repentance is Like Shitting in One Hand and Wishing in the Other]

By Don Hall

...that unceasing suspicion and a lack of seeking optimism creates a sickness of spirit that can not be overcome by outrage or moral self-righteousness.

...that nothing speaks to our shallowness of cultural understanding more than the use of a Blues Brothers meme to celebrate the life and significance of Aretha Franklin.

...that a week off the grid (or as off the grid as I can be) in Kansas, eating too much, sleeping a lot, and doing my best to avoid the entropy of the world at large is simply grand. Also, watching the local news in Kansas reframes everything.

...that human actions are no more evil than a hurricane’s. We assign evil to problems as if repentance will solve them. Contrition is no more helpful to fixing society than looking at the floodwaters and winds and falling to your knees to pray and blame someone/something for them.

...that, while I think Alex Jones is a complete joke, the decision of Apple, Faceborg, Twitter, and their ilk to ban him from posting his unrelenting spew from his clenched chimp’s ass has put these companies in an untenable position: that of arbiters of partisan speech. I’m pretty sure they’ve just bitten off more than they can chew...

How Progress Wins: Recalling the Bedrock Narrative

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Gary Thompson, The Great American Drifter

Gary Thompson, The Great American Drifter