Being able to ’see right through everything’Doesn’t age well.At some point, we foundThat while we could detectDeception and injustice more clearlyGood things became increasingly difficultTo findOr enjoy.Cynicism compoundsAnd it doesn’t always add up to the truth,And even when the cause was justSo often our efforts to clean up houseSomehow also darkened the windowsWe were peering […]Read more "The cost of being woke"
The trouble with the narrative of victimhood Particularly when it comes to feelings of being discriminated against, Is that it tends to over-simplify the circumstances That play out. Creating perfectly innocent victims and unforgivably selfish villains And often downplaying inconvenient truths Or exaggerating offences. Its not there really aren’t uneven scales at play Or that […]Read more "Narrative"
This year all the 90s kids will officially be counted as adults. We are coming of age. The talk of the “next generation” has been on the lips of many, from pulpits to rallies to corporate boardrooms, And while some have made room for newcomers There has been a growing sense among us millennials of not […]Read more "Coming of age"
Do it enough times And you will forget that your opinion even matters, Turn a blind eye often enough and you’ll stop seeing injustice for what it is. Making excuses and accepting nonesense for the sake of peace Only makes “peace” for a short while. But sooner or later, complacency in the midst of chaos, […]Read more "On shrugging your shoulders"
There’s a point when a helpful hand And a liberating arm Becomes a hindering grip And a restraining force That restricts growth And limits those it seeks to assist. The trouble with chronically helpful people; Do-gooders who seem to not know what to do with themselves If they are not helping others, Is not only […]Read more "Savior Syndrome: the Freedom Fighter’s Curse?"
I am a part of the system Just as much as you are I have a right to be here Just as much as you do. I also have a right to disagree with you And still be human. Don’t forget that the people you demonize Will not fall off the face of the earth […]Read more "Cannibal – A note to the social justice junky"