Stabbing our own brains

I have a long-standing disdain for the use of memes in political discourse. This is because what memes create isn’t discourse. Rather, they exist as flags which are stuck in the ground–and around them those who rally to the flag get to flip the bird at all detractors. I have no time for such things…

The Meme Meme

I’ve deleted Facebook from my iPad and iPhone again. I find the site ugly. Not aesthetically but culturally. It’s no longer a stream of people lives, which was creepy but cool. Instead, it’s become a stagnant pool of our culture’s fear, bitterness, and paranoia. “Facts,” often without even the least amount of verification, are spread…