Category

Opinion

Welcome to a New Temperance Movement: The Prohibition of Thought & Expression

“History Does Not Repeat Itself But It Rhymes” is an apt way to put the cultural trends I’m witnessing in contemporary society. I liken some of the extreme positions leaders and the elite media class are propping up to the… Continue Reading →

The Short Term Memory of Our Society and Political Class

Contemporary American politics are akin to Guy Pearce’s character in Memento where the past is simply forgotten when it comes to our nation’s so called leaders and anti heroes. Once upon a time ago in a townhall Q&A, Barack Obama… Continue Reading →

Why Revenge of the Nerds Could Never Be Produced in 2020 – Movie Analysis

Revenge of the Nerds had certain plot elements that would be unacceptable in today’s society (and for good reason). A progressive stance, however, would focus solely on race, missing out on the entire point of the film. To jump out… Continue Reading →

What Travel Abroad Will Teach You About Racism

It’s indeed a sad state of affairs in the world that the term racism (along with other words like Nazi, bigot, homophobe, etc) resembles the aftermath of a car wreck: so twisted and mangled that it barely represents what it… Continue Reading →

Thoughts & Analysis on the Seattle CHAZ / CHOP Autonomous Zone Experiment

Anyone who enjoys studying history has most likely come to the same dismal conclusion I have regarding the CHAZ / CHOP zone experiment, namely that it was a disaster which caused unnecessary destruction and loss of life in the process…. Continue Reading →

My “Turn Your Tables” Approach to Social Media: How to Protect Your Privacy on Social Media + 7 Social Media Privacy Tips

Why Your Privacy Matters More Than Ever The rapid growth and development of social media brought back memories of my time as a student in East Berlin. During my studies there, I was first introduced to the Stasi and the… Continue Reading →

What Will Happen in 2020? Thoughts on Politics & Media in 2019

Now 2 years into the Trump presidency, I find myself at a political crossroads. I think much has changed since this formidable election, unfortunately none for the good as I see divisions in the country being dug deeper than before…. Continue Reading →

Why Pulling the Michael Jackson Episode from The Simpsons Sets a Bad Precedent

As a long time Simpsons fan and semi professional global distributor of Simpson’s themed tic tacs (need to update my LinkedIn), I have mixed feelings about the recent decision concerning the famous Michael Jackson episode, officially known as “Stark Raving… Continue Reading →

Thoughts on the Police and Power Abuse

Recently I finished watching a series of the newer Cops episodes. It got me thinking about some of the changes in perception we’ve had toward law enforcement in the past decade or so. It appears that opinions have been altered… Continue Reading →

Your Privacy is a Privilege – A Lesson from East Germany

Although college education has come under attack as of late, one valuable lesson from my university experience was studying overseas. Whenever I have the opportunity to discuss the merits of a college education, I always encourage students to consider studying… Continue Reading →

© 2021 Jbawm.com