A Blog by Niko Lee Mackey

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You’re Wrong because I’m Smarter

It pains me to, but I shall begin with a quote. It’s a good one:

“The whole problem with the world is that the fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.”

– Bertrand Russell

It’s a cynical but uninformed world we live in. Social media feeds are flooded by caustic social-political memes, politicians focus their arguments through nurturing disbelief rather than sharing information, and millennials’ most important news source, YouTube, is a nesting ground for character-driven arguments over logic. Pathos is currently the strongest don of argument, and it’s changing the way we think.

The problem with this toxic atmosphere is that all media outlets, all quasi-informative stimulus and all extroverted naysayers matter. That last one, the overly self-confident, hatred-spewing, grandiose individual is probably the worst in terms of influence. But it all matters, and whether you like it or not your concept of right and wrong is at stake. Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts On: Becoming a Spy

I want to work for the CIA; I want to be a spy: Agent 008adass.

I can have a pet bald eagle named Washington, or more likely Eisenhower, and train him in the sacred art of falconry so that he may aid me in aerial reconnaissance; I can carry a Colt .45 revolver and mysteriously never run out of ammunition; I can scratch my balls, or have that done by one of the many female fetales that I am undoubtedly destined to “acquaint myself with.”

It’s a plan. God bless America, the land of my unhindered imagination.