It all started when I was born in the Midwest of the United States. I am an American by birth and proud to be one. I also consider myself a citizen of the world by having evolved on this planet. Growing up I was fascinated by science – biology, paleontology, and new technology. I was a teenager when the first personal computers were being introduced and I immediately realized the life changing impact they would have and digital tech would have on the world and began studying it. As a result I have been self-employed working as a website developer and photographer/graphic designer since 1995 to this day. This has worked out well since I have a passion of international travel and the internet gave/gives me the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. As a result I have lived outside of the US for extended periods of time. I love getting away from the bubble of stupidity that Americans live inside of.
I enjoy freshwater tropical fish with a particular interest in Amazonian species. I have swam in the Amazon river exploring miles inside the Brazilian rain forest. Travel is clearly one of my passions and I have visited 25 different countries thus far living long term in several. As I said, I consider myself a citizen of the world and I see that borders are just lines on a piece of paper we call a map and are only a concept in our minds and not everyone shares the same viewpoint.
I find this mindless group conformity via bulling aka woke to be very disturbing. They have no regard for science. Those “woke” individuals are typically dim witted followers and small minded people who prefer simplistic black and white thinking and who for the most part, are not really capable to thinking for themselves – much like uneducated children. They need to define themselves by the groups they voluntarily belong to such as a country, a religion, or even LGBTQ “community”. How limiting is it to put yourself in a box. Hey I get it – we are social animals so this tribal behavior is understandable to some degree.
I don’t have a Facebook page (never had a MySpace (who) either), I never felt the need for one. I have my own website and have had long before Facebook, Instagram, or any other so-called social media existed. If you can remember my name you can always contact me but you already know that since you are reading this! I also value my privacy while clearly Facebook does not (they have been profiling you and selling your information for years) nor do I have the need to post every mundane detail of my daily life that many seem inclined to assume others are interested in. For the record, no one gives a fuck what you had for lunch unless you had some amazing local delicacy in some exotic foreign country.
I work with the internet daily but never got into the social media craze. “Social media” gives individuals the illusion that their opinion matters since they can post it online. This is nonsense as any fool can post anything and clearly most of those posting are indeed fools with nothing of real value to say. Most just want to feel like they belong (herd mentality) to a group and they are validated by other (sheep) in the group. Not only this but I have seen the changes to the internet from an open system used for exploration, personal growth, individual expression, and freedom reduced to simple commerce and now government propaganda and surveillance. Quite the opposite of the original intent.
How sad that most governments are so corrupt that they need to spy on their citizens to control them as has been proven to be the case in the USA. Additionally, using the two party system as is done in US politics to keep the populace under control is classic…so simple – divide and conquer. Maybe finally read 1984 so you will have a clue about what is happening right in front of you.
I am militant atheist. In case you are unclear what that means let me clear it up. I will NOT respect your religion. I will openly ridicule it and point out the stupidity. I am not particular about what religion it is – they are all nonsense and used for control and behavior control (guilt, public shaming, conformity) much like rules for those with the simplistic mind of a child. Certainly you have a “right” to be ignorant but I am under no obligation to placate your ignorance – and I will not. The world is an incredibly complex place and our extraordinary evolution to where we are is remarkable. I had developed my own theories of explaining human behavior based on our evolution. Today there is a field called evolutionary psychology. It is rewarding to have many of my observations and theories not only proven correct decades later. It’s great to see an understanding of evolution being applied to other branches of science and today completely new fields of science such as evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology exist.
Understanding the complexities of science is not for everyone certainly as most can not grasp even the most basic concepts such as the immense periods of time required for the gradual adaptive changes which is essential for understanding evolution. This is illusion or delusion that evolution created to keep you doing the single things that humans are here to do – to make more little humans. Sadly the most pathetic part is the willingness to remain voluntarily ignorant to facts and even reality itself. This tendency for the masses to remain ignorant to science is somewhat understandable as the fear of death and the denial of your mortality makes religion “seem” like a comforting alternative. That however, doesn’t mean it is real and I assure you it is not. When you die you cease to exist – you are dead. The illusion that you thought of as “you” is gone as soon as your brain is dead, there never was any “you” to go anywhere. You never existed in the first place. Have a nice day!