What is the purpose of science fiction? In many respects, it is a commentary on our society, who we are, and where we could be going?
I discussed some of these things in my last post, but I feel this is worth discussing further. For the record, this isn’t something that’s happened since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States.
Yes, we are all tired of this awful election season. We have all seen some of the worst mud-slinging that’s come about in–possibly–generations. So, God in Heaven, why would I want to talk more about politics?
Do both every day.
I see variations on that with a degree of frequency. When I have a chance, I do my very best to edit Tesseract, write “The Mirror Of Tila,” and try really hard to be good to everyone.
The town I live in is one of the most conservative placed in the United States. I am not a conservative. Still, I have many local friends. There’s a warmth in my heart knowing that I have a diverse group of people I care about. Both genders, several religious affiliations, no less than four races. Continue reading
When we hear about birth control in the news, so often we’re hearing about things like condoms and contraceptives, but let’s pull back and think about those words in a more literal context.
Birth control, as a phrase, denotes controlling birth, or at least the factors involved with birth. Usually, this means control on a personal level, such as individual choices, family planning, or simply having a procedure to insure one can’t have any children.
The problems arise when governments try to assert that control for themselves.