Episode 24: Memorial Day Musings and the Problem with Systems
Memorial Day is usually celebrated as a holiday of joy and relaxation, but it is—at least in its origins—more importantly a day of remembrance of the ones we’ve lost. These are not necessarily contradictory ideas, however. I address the nature of Memorial Day, along with the problem of treating systems as if they are agnostic—or worse, as if they bear causational responsibility for our own errors.
- Memorial Day
- Happy Memorial Day
- Mourning the Lost
- Celebrating the lost
- The Problem with Systems
- In the modern world—at least in the Western World, and particularly in the United States—we tend to act as if the system can overcome the individuals within it.
- We assume the system is agnostic
- NPR Program with one of the founders of Black Lives Matter
- The reason I don’t want to focus on Politics
- Politics is almost always reactionary
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