Weekly Update, May 31, 2021
Thanks for coming back to check out this weekly update. I’ve been struggling lately and as a result, this post will be short.
Black Lives Matter
Not much I want to say on this subject outside what I write every week. Black Lives Matter! As I do most weeks, I am once again suggesting that if you are a white person, it is important to make sure that you are regularly listening to the voices of people who don’t look like you! If you are on social media, make sure that your feed isn’t just one white person after another. There is much more that we can do, but it’s an important starting point.
Disgusting but totally not surprising that the Republican party blocked the inquiry into the insurrection on January 6. Is anyone surprised? So many things about that make my blood boil, but seeing that the vote was 54-35 and it was somehow a loss? The United States looks like a joke in the eyes of the world! What’s worse is that pundits are anticipating that it’s possible the Republicans are going to retake the House of Reps in 2022 and if you thought that the Democrats were struggling to get their bills passed now, it’ll never happen under the GQP! Also, that was not a typo, it was very intentional.
Biden also decided he’s not going to cancel student loan debt - one of his campaign promises. Just another promise that won’t be delivered.
I also keep thinking about how my generation, millennials, only own 4.4% of the wealth and of that, half is owned by only one Facebook dude that no one likes! I know that I am doing realitively well, but why don’t Boomers understand that their wealth-hoarding is destroying the country? Is it that they don’t care because they think they are going to die soon and have a death grip on power they refuse to release? Did they read The Hobbit and think that Smaug was the hero and that those greedy adventures were in the wrong?
Look, at the end of the day, both parties in the United States are garbage, why can’t we have anything better?
I’ve been struggling for the last few weeks. I am hesitant to write about it publicly, but I also don’t want to suffer in silence. It’s one of those things that feels like there is no middle ground, either talk about it or don’t. One the one hand, the internet never forgets - even if this page doesn’t get that many views it could be cached somewhere in some archive. On the other hand, if I write a thing that no one reads, doesn’t it really matter all that much? Now, dear reader, if you are reading this, clearly I’m just in a downward spiral. I don’t keep any analytics on this page or who views it, so I have no idea if anyone is reading this at all.
I don’t know, maybe I’ll talk about it later. If you read this and want to know more, ping me somewhere. Contact info is easy to find.
People to follow (on Twitter)
Bernice King - The daughter of Dr. King
Martin Luther King III - The son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
@cetolyne - great friend, awesome programmer, super helpful!
@blenster - cool maker, very positive, well worth a follow!
Marley - first place champ! Marley is one of the best on Twitter!
Null Coder - another awesome person to keep an eye on!
@EvilMog - creator of the DC MUD and an interesting person to follow.
TrakoZG – an internet friend who tweets excellent things
Sofia Rune – brilliant scholar who shares things that are both insightful and valuable
MildThrone – up and comer with a small following for now, but I think this account is on the rise!
Johnny B. Ill – Brilliant musician with wisdom to share for those smart enough to listen
Tiffany Collins - This is my wife, who is making cool art and is well worth a follow!
My music project - This is my music project, Dude and the missing rugs (I know that I link to it below, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to list it twice).
One last thing – for the music and art lovers
If you want to find what I am doing on other platforms, this is my TikTok here is my YouTube channel and here is the music project Twitter. Finally, if you want to listen to the full songs that I’ve recorded, you can check out my Spotify or search most music platforms for, “Dude and the missing rugs.”
My wife is making incredible art, and this is her website where you can buy her prints/stickers, here is her TikTok she is also on Instagram and Twitter. Finally, if you like her art you can support her on Patreon as well!
That’s it for this week, internet friend! Thanks for reading this far! I hope you have a very nice day and a most excellent week.