The Occulted Ordinary
Rebooting Faculty X

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Sep
07
If You Were a Vampire, Would You Know It?

If You Were a Vampire, Would You Know It?

1 min read
Aug
31
Turbulent, muddy waters.

A Drought of US Coverage of Flooding in Pakistan

Why the US media isn't covering catastrophic flooding in Pakistan like it should.
5 min read
Aug
25
Watercolor of 6 pigeons of different colors puffing up their chests, exposing their skinny little legs.

The Honest Admit They're Lying

5 min read
Aug
23
A penal treadmill in Burma, showing how coerced human-power is combined with technology to produce surplus value.

The Return of the Penal Treadmill

As energy costs continue to spike, expect this barbaric trend make a come back.
4 min read
Aug
22
Patrice Lumumba and colleagues in Brussels in January of 1960, one year before the Belgian government assassinated him.

A Single Gold Tooth

Why Western powers want to ignore the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
9 min read
Aug
04
The Lobby

The Lobby

What we can learn from how Israel uses victimhood to silence criticism.
2 min read
Jul
25
What if aliens farmed humans?

What if aliens farmed humans?

Thought experiment.
Jul
18
A giant squid and a sperm whale, battling in the dark.

Alternative Navigation

How to use Alternative Navigation to be in the right place at the right time.
3 min read
Jul
03
The Eisenhower Box. Do, Decide, Delegate, Delete. Where does renaming post offices fit?

The Federal Government is Busy (Renaming Post Offices)

A waste of executive resources, or an essential function of government?
4 min read
Jul
01
Prince William being carried in a chair. Monarchy is incompatible with democracy.

Monarchy is Incompatible With Democracy

Dipping our toes into the corruption, backroom deals, and hypocrisy of the British 'royal' family.
3 min read