Equality, freedom, liberty, are a few buzzwords we hear everyday in America. We’re the best. We’re the freest. We have the most equal and democratic society. Merica! These are the slogans of the institutionalized swine of the 21st century. To understand the illusory American Dream; we have to understand what fair and equal means. But […]Read More What Kind of America Do You Want?
If you’re American, you most likely enjoy buying things. Things that you enjoy. Things that you can work on. Things that say something about yourself. In another light you are advertising. We wear brands. We drive brands. We use brands. We furnish our homes with brands. We become branded. Surely, I recognize the irony of […]Read More Commercialized Nausea
Memorial Day is a poignant moment in time for some Americans. Of course, it goes without saying that some people are detached from the realities of war and it’s effects. What is most interesting to me is no matter how many wars we have, or how long they last, or how many friends, fathers, mothers, […]Read More Memorial Day Meditation
I see the pain in your face. Your watery eyes. Your brows scrunched. Clenching and grinding your teeth as they chip away. Nose running and dripping down the corner of your bloodied lips. There’s fluid coming from your ears. Your muscles are tight from the handle of a knife wrenched against you. What can I […]Read More Reality’s a Nice Place to Visit but I Wouldn’t Want to Live There
“You are a citizen of a great and powerful nation. Are you not ashamed that you give so much time to the pursuit of money and reputation, and honours, and care so little for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your soul?” Socrates, The Apology* What does success mean? What is the American Dream? […]Read More The Nightmare of Success
Have you been in a experience that didn’t feel real? You were awake, yet your brain and eyes, and ears zoomed out and blurred your cognition like a dream state. You were paralyzed in motion and thought by everything going on around you. Unable to make sense and rationalize reality as you knew it. A […]Read More Wake Me Up
I’ve know for sometime that part of my family was Cherokee Indian. Recently I applied to become a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. After I mailed in the forms I began to have a lot of questions. I want to know about Native American history on the whole. I want to know about Cherokee history. […]Read More The Common Thread