Monday, December 29, 2014
The 2014 Strangely Blogged Roundup
So, to kick things off, I will point out that as of January, I was clear about where I stood on the War on Women, insofar as I opposed posers who didn't even know what it is like to get, be, suspect oneself of being pregnant.
As of March, I was utterly enjoying the Seth MacFarlane/Neil Degrasse Tyson Cosmos reboot.
I addressed misogyny in the form of mass-killer Elliot Rogers with a lament on how society blinds itself to the violence inherent in the hatred directed at 50% of the population.
This was the year I saw young men die--I am still heartbroken over the deaths of Mike Brown, Kajime Powell, Akai Gurley, and Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, and a hell of a lot more names I have been introduced to. I also know young women die because of brutality. And I will come back to these tragedies again so long as they happen.
Also, my blog took some philosophical turns as I covered interesting questions with regular commenter, Formerly Amherst. This blog is about getting to the truth of things, and sometimes, it can take an esoteric turn.
I also covered the rise of ISIS and my hope that it falls, my opinions about torture, and my ever-present concern about the class war between rich and poor. I also tried to keep up with posting about global warming.
All in all, it wasn't a great year for news, what with the missing Asian airliners, the rise of ISIS, the deaths of some great comedians I absolutely admired, and other missteps of fate. But I realize I don't like anything better than my rapport with my readers. You give me reason to keep going.