A Thinker On The Loose

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned tomorrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manner and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Haves and the Have Nots

First of all, I want to apologize to fans of the Tyler Perry show with the same name as this post, like my grandmother, since this post isn’t about it. Instead, it is about where I think the world is heading. I believe in the future of the world, the have nots will become the haves, so what is happening right now is that the world is taking away from the haves and giving to the have nots. Certain things, as well as the anger and conflict they produce, like the college admissions scandal involving actress Lori Loughlin, the taking down of certain prominent people, riots and protests worldwide, and even Hollywood and storytelling becoming more diverse are all a part of this process, or at least, laying the groundwork for it. But, it won’t come easy.