Transforming Society: Swap Violence for Compassion Now

Human societies, like individuals, have distinct character traits that shape their identities. Two such societies, vastly different in their attitudes and actions, are the subjects of our exploration today: those that are empathetic and compassionate, which we will term “advanced societies”, and those that lean towards violence and cruelty, which we refer to as “primitive societies”. While it may seem […]

From Paradise Lost to Contemporary Political Turmoil:

Drawing Profound Parallels Between John Milton’s Portrayal of Satan and Anti-LGBTQ+ Extremist Politicians of the Modern Era Penned in the 17th century, John Milton’s “Paradise Lost” stands as an undeniable cornerstone of literary achievement. Its enduring popularity rests not only in its epic narrative and poetic grandeur, but also in its deep exploration of complex characters. Perhaps most intriguing among […]

Thirty-One: 2023 DoD Pride Speech

Transcript of speech: These words are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Navy or the Department of Defense. I had three speeches prepared for today. One that was happy and uplifting, pretending that everything is okay. Another that was fiery and angry because we know it is not. But I chose this one because […]