Category: Ugly Partisan Politics

How a videogame (Overwatch) teaches us how to fix capitalism…

I’ve been thinking about how game worlds are these socialist utopias, where all players start out equal, and social engineers continually tinker with the rules to produce the desired outcome. Maximum fun, for the maximum number.   You get the same

Posted in Reinventing Science Fiction, Ugly Partisan Politics

Conspiracy theories, upper and lower case style, and no, there was no second shooter in Las Vegas

To some of my beloved and funky friends; I think you are being played by the fake news makers. There’s no clear reason to make up the Vegas shooter story. None. We’re all shell shocked by Trump and North Korea

Posted in Conspiracy Theory, Ugly Partisan Politics

The Conversation We Never Had

A man in a red t-shirt sits watching TV alone in his condominium drinking a can of beer. He has recently quit smoking and feels like shit. He is wearing three nicotine patches. He has had a bad day at

Posted in Free Fiction, Ugly Partisan Politics

When Do We Punch the Nazi?

“It’s never right. Violence is never the answer,” my wife said. “But what if—” “Never, ever, ever ever—” “But what if—” “NEVER, NEVER, NEVER—” “OKAY! I get it! I get it.” My wife is breathing heavily through flared nostrils. I

Posted in Climate Change, Ugly Partisan Politics

Fascism isn’t the Future; The Future will be Shiny and Weird

So I know it’s hard. The president obstructed justice, or maybe he’s just too stupid to be president, or both, is what we got out of the Comey hearings. The congressional GOP won’t care until their base starts threatening second

Posted in Self Indulgent Mémoire, Ugly Partisan Politics