Tag Archives: control

Lipstick on the pig

Can the rape culture of a patriarchal institution—the military, the police, the prisons, fraternities et al—be changed? Well, no. And certainly not by another institution! It can be driven deeper underground and made more toxic, is all.

Inspector Clouseau, I presume

A coincidence reminds us that we are not in control of what happens. There are 7.75 billion of us milling about on a small glow-ball floating in space. And yet, we’re causal crazy.

Take control of your life

This is a manifestly bad idea, even a self-defeating one. Controlling myself implies the existence of a subject and an object. But I cannot, surely, be an object to myself. And as Eckhart Tolle observes, I do not have a life. I am life.