Category: 1st Amendment

Interacting on Social Media

Something I have noticed over the last few years: everyone uses social media differently. Let me elaborate. I am not talking about different people using different social medias. Some people only share memes they agree with. Others will share memes that they don’t agree with in order to support friends. Some people read headlines of ...

What Is Vulgar Speech?

Many people assume that vulgar speech is when one uses the stereotypical “cuss” words. Although I understand this approach, and that it is largely rooted in conservative religious culture, I propose a different definition. Vulgar speech hurts people, no matter the words used. I have seen people use “cuss” words in a fully playful manner, ...

George W. Bush as a Cancer

When I say “cancer,” I don’t mean that he is a disease, or at least, not to my knowledge. In the past, I have said some harsh things about George W. Bush, but what many do not know: we share a birthday…July 6th. According to astrology, both of us are considered a¬†“cancer,” the most misunderstood ...

The Nature of War

War is tough, but simple. I have signed up for one war — The War On Terror. Before I knew it, they were arming me with fully automatic weapons, training me to look for and be prepared for terrorists or terrorists incidents, like bombings or shootings. I’m not talking about Iraq or Afghanistan. I’m talking ...

The Importance of Farming

To be clear, farming can be any scale — massive or a small garden. Size isn’t important, what is important is growing things. It’s inexpensive, and can provide tangible rewards from the labor. Also, it can save money. I have never eaten or used anything I have grown. This disturbs me. Without grocery stores, I ...

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

Today is a bitter-sweet day for me. It’s a sweet day because MLK Jr. is one of my heroes…someone I look up to. He challenged the status quo, and made a change that influenced a generation. As for the bitter, I could go on about the continued slavery through¬†mass incarceration, but I will be writing ...

Independent Gangsta

You may or may not have heard about “Original Gangstas,” or “OGs.” These guys are the real deal. The leader. The shot caller. They are usually the oldest, bravest, and craziest. Now, an Independent Gangsta (IG) is a peaceful gangsta. A solo rider half the time, and with backup the other half. Joining a gang ...