On ‘rape culture’ of Latin America and perhaps beyond

Neither men nor women have their cases investigated without bribery in many cases. Even when they do, even for a crime as vicious as rape, evidence can get destroyed in the hands of some police departments in collusion with corrupt officials or criminals themselves shielded by money. As happened to an ex-girlfriend of mine, plentifulContinue reading “On ‘rape culture’ of Latin America and perhaps beyond”

Do Revolutions Begin From The Top Or From The Bottom?

And must they always be violent? Or could a peaceful revolt enact more lasting change? Considering the revolutions of the Americas, it could very well have been a mix. Clearly better-educated people of higher class helped mobilize and connect the frustrated people lower on the socioeconomic scale, as well as used their connections to secureContinue reading “Do Revolutions Begin From The Top Or From The Bottom?”

Community Service, Or A Tale Of Two Countries

Me, myself, and I. Manuel Ignacio Mier Aguirre, Jr. Morelia, Michoacan de Ocampo, Mexico. October, 29th, 1992 – Originally published May 30th, 2020, prior to being expanded upon due to my boredom. I’ll go out and say it, I don’t like most cops at first glance for their stern jaw and their direct seemingly ever-suspiciousContinue reading “Community Service, Or A Tale Of Two Countries”

‘How do you teach someone who isn’t willing to learn?’

Some introspective musing provoked by a thread on r/AskReddit: By showing them how they could benefit from it, by benefitting yourself and maintaining the invitation open in some way. But some people, as said elsewhere, well, they do have to be broken down but this needn’t be hostile though it may, it can also beContinue reading “‘How do you teach someone who isn’t willing to learn?’”

So I met a stranger with the same Dinosaur Atlas as I.

Thanks! Truthfully, I have five childhood trinkets, including an ancient Playstation 1 I didn’t know my parents still kept, always winding up in the garage of a new house when we would move. No games save for a scratched up Crash Team Racing. The others in my room are a ‘zilla 1998 action figure likeContinue reading “So I met a stranger with the same Dinosaur Atlas as I.”

A Eulogy Among Many to John Lewis, 1940-2020

Today I learned of John Lewis, I hardly think anyone could blame me for not being aware of United States members of the House of Representatives even when they were Civil Rights movement idols, given I am Mexican. Suddenly a name explodes on hashtags and social media and I learn a hero has taken hisContinue reading “A Eulogy Among Many to John Lewis, 1940-2020”

‘Which media would you consider a life-changing experience?’

By Manuel Ignacio Mier Aguirre, Jr. 7/11/2020. Morelia, Michoacan de Ocampo. Mexico. Originally my response to a thread on r/askreddit: Cloud Atlas. The whole never-ending conflict between seeing others as objects to maximize for profit and seeking some humanity against that, and the whole Moriori’s concept of pacifism left me captivated. I have a mildContinue reading “‘Which media would you consider a life-changing experience?’”

Introspection fueled by an introduction to Bayesian thinking.

https://qarchli.github.io/2020-06-30-bayes-thinking/ This page is a Godsend to me as I am. Both full of new information, and more thorough definitions of things I’d already identified about myself. Details I must keep in-check as I shed previous coping mechanisms and attempt to replace them with healthier ones, and just about everything else wrong with me.Easy toContinue reading “Introspection fueled by an introduction to Bayesian thinking.”

Wandering through daydreams, skirting around conspiracy theories.

It’s how they pull you in by the ego. And because maybe, reading Thomas Pynchon is having some chaotic effect on my thought patterns. Many years later, should he face a firing squad, Manuel Ignacio Mier Aguirre will remember the distant nights when fate brought him into a stranger’s gaze of ice, quickly warmed andContinue reading “Wandering through daydreams, skirting around conspiracy theories.”

The Brain’s Identity

https://academic.oup.com/cb/article-abstract/26/1/95/5741762?redirectedFrom=fulltext https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/human-head-transplant-spinal-cord-nhs-chrysalis-bruce-mathew-canavero-neurosurgeon-a9256841.html Is a person not the culmination of their memories resulting in a personality identified by outward characteristics? Is that not effectively the soul, and what a person is? I honestly don’t think anyone should be vying for brain transplants, the potential abuses, for Invasion of the Body Snatcher-esque shenanigans, is all-too-real. And horrifying.Continue reading “The Brain’s Identity”

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