Some brief thoughts on Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Arpaio, written mostly for myself as an exercise in honesty. Since I wrote this in a single sitting and didn’t edit, it’s probably pretty disjointed. This is my view at the moment; by tomorrow it might be completely different.
An obvious tendency of basically any human being with any political convictions whatsoever is to avoid remarking on events which tell against their beliefs or threaten their identity.
I’m certainly no exception to this; several instances in both recent and distant memory come to mind when events challenged what I thought to be the proper view of the world, and usually I simply let them pass unremarked — even when I felt somewhat compelled to think about them, I never made my thoughts known. …
We seem to have a soldier MIA; apparently the Medium censors have claimed another scalp. Anyone have any clue what grave offense good old Ron Collins committed?
[It is insane that not only do they remove people, but they remove the offending posts — at least, I can’t find anything. I’d love to see what kind of stuff can get you censored. I’m sure that if only I could read these heinous things for myself it would make Medium seem totally reasonable and not idiotically biased. /s]
[I didn’t carefully check these pings, so if you have no idea who Ron Collins is, mea culpa.]
I was raised up believing I was somehow unique
like a snowflake, distinct among snowflakes
unique in each way you can seeAnd now after some thinking, I’d say I’d rather be
a functioning cog in some great machinery
serving something beyond meBut I don't, I don't know what that will be
I'll get back to you someday soon, you will see...Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
Higher education is in crisis.