Dank memes for disturbing times In these trying times, haven’t we found some solace in memes, GIFs, reels and TikToks? In a way, where we are now with the internet is the golden age of self-expression. There are multiple, new digital art forms taking shape, then changing into something else at lightspeed.
The Global Goals are not luxurious No poverty or hunger. Human beings literally not starving to death in certain parts of the world. Clean water. A toilet. These are not lofty or utopian goals. These are things that should already be. And the UN Global Goals are all about giving everybody on Earth equal rights.… Continue reading How you can help achieve all 17 UN Global Goals and make a better world
Nationalism and nostalgia are evolutionary dead ends One positive from the pandemic struck me today. We’ve changed. We are focused on the future, the promise of a vaccine, the chance to enjoy and appreciate the things we took for granted just months ago. Think back, think about Trump and his MAGA desire to return to… Continue reading How to build Utopia: Goodbye nostalgia, hello future!
13.8 billion years The meaning of life can’t be found without an understanding of where you came from. The Universe that we know came into existence around 13.8 billion years ago. Nobody knows for sure. It was a Big Bang alright. Out of nothing came nature’s simplest element, Hydrogen, filling the Universe. With just one… Continue reading How to find the meaning of life, the sheer awesomeness of you
Chaos, as a brand, is dead Trump’s brand is chaos. And we are easily distracted. As a species, we’re hard-wired to always look out for threats. We now seem to be at peak threat level, with existential crises ubiquitous. Climate change may yet cause the extinction of humanity. Terrorists and dictators threaten massacres and even… Continue reading Coronavirus forces us to replace chaos and fear with clarity and purpose
“Adam and Eve is the greatest lie ever told. We were all female in the womb. So the male is made from the female, not the other way round. Always. Systemic inequality in law, religion and society is not just morally wrong, it’s Bronze Age, batshit crazy, and science disproves its basis. We must accept that our foundation stories are mostly lies. Or misogyny, the deluded punishment of all women for what Eve did in a story, will remain acceptable in most human societies.”
– Gary J Byrnes, March 2020.