Skip to main content

how we got here

Yes it was a flop. Neoliberalism and its dependance on markets adjusting on their own didn't work bringing the wrath of the white blue collar worker along with it. It is how Brexit happened and how a reality show tool like Trump was elected. People saw elitists who didn't understand them and they made them pay via the ballot box.

Conversely, the American right keeps making the same mistake forcing me to make one of two conclusions: they are hopelessly stupid or think we are because trickle down economics is a dud that will never work so long as greed overrides everything else. Companies look after their investors and could give a shit about the well being of a society. It is the worst kind of short term thinking which, if left unchecked, will continue to add to income inequality.

America's myopia is its raison d'etre which is its penchant for individual rights over collective ones. As long as this holds true a society continues to flirt with implosion. When the general population reaches a point of desperation they will revolt; something which history has seen time and time again. This is why the extremist right is seeing a surge bolstered by propagandist pablum in the form of FOX news and other outlets and it will continue to incubate hatred by finding all possible villains except the actual ones. Republicans and their chicanery are banking on it.

Right now many white blue collar Americans are voting against their own interest and don't even realize it and for that, there is no easy fix.


Popular posts from this blog

my last post

This will be my last blog post.

When I wrote recently that this blog had another seven years of life in it I was trying to convince myself that it was true. It was in fact a little bit of self delusion.

With almost 3,000 posts to date I have accomplished what I set out to do which was to heal myself and in the process share some of the struggle I had been through with others on the chance they might find some value in my words. After seven years of writing, my life still isn't perfect; no one's is. But I have discovered a path forward completely free of the trappings which society would have had me adopt so I could fit in.

Over the last 25 years of my life I have turned over every stone I could find while exploring this topic and in the process realized that we haven't even begun to scratch the surface of this deeply complex subject. What I have ultimately learned is that my instincts have more value than what someone who isn't gender dysphoric writes about me. We are …


While this blog is most definitely over, I wanted to explain that part of the reason is that it was getting in the way of writing my next book called "Notes, Essays and Short Stories from the North" which will combine philosophy, trans issues, my observations on life, some short fiction and things that have happened to me over my life and continue to (both trans related and not).

When it is complete I will post the news here and will be happy to send you a free copy upon request in either PDF or eBook format. All I ask is that you provide me with some feedback once you're done reading it.

I'm only in the early stages so it will be a while.

Be well all of you....

sample pages...

love of self

If you feel you are doing something wrong it shows. Your demeanor, body language and facial expression all conspire to betray you.

You are a clandestine "man in a dress"; you know it and everyone else can too. Your cover has been blown. I've been there and it's frustrating. The source goes back to your self image and the notion that you are somehow a freak of nature; and perhaps you are but what of it? the only way out is to embrace yourself fully and unconditionally. I don't mean to suggest that you are perfect but just that you were created this way and you need not seek forgiveness for it. You are a creation of God.

Misinterpreted religion is a big culprit in all this. These negative images of yourself came from reinforcement of stereotypes by ignorant people interpreting what is right and moral by their own barometer. You simply ingested the message and bought it as the gospel truth. Self confidence and critical thinking is the way out of your dilemma. It can…