Tag Archives: quick hits

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits 2014 Pt. 1

    Jul 7, 14 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *I have to admit that my first reaction was surprise when I learned that someone was bringing a lawsuit based on comments on Twitter. Twitter is supposed to be something fun and frivolous. But then I thought about it a bit more and concluded that the plaintiff had a case. Although its origin may be […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits 2013 Pt. 3

    Oct 22, 13 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *My grandpa is dying. He is my last grandparent (maternal grandfather) and I am strikingly ambivalent. I am proud of this fact. I remember going to the funeral of an aunt (I barely knew her and probably had been to her house less than five times) when I was a teenager and bawling uncontrollably. I’m […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits 2013 Pt. 1

    Mar 26, 13 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *I don’t understand why every new building constructed doesn’t make use of some renewable energy source – solar and wind would be the most obvious examples. I don’t know how feasible this is logistically but wouldn’t it make sense to put a wind turbine on the roof of a new building or solar panels down […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits

    Dec 2, 12 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *You can tell the country is moving beyond race when no one points out that Michael Vick is the black quarterback who failed in Philadelphia. And that quarterback of color Colin Kaepernick is getting a shot in San Francisco without any references to ethnicity. No one except me. This is noteworthy because just last season […]

  • The Socialist’s Journal: Quick Hits 2

    Jun 12, 12 by Trevor Brookins Leave a comment


    *How do you convince masses of men to fight and potentially die for the wealth and property of a few men who may or may not fight? By telling them that they can also accumulate wealth. This was a novel idea in 1776; in 2012 we can see how difficult it is to accumulate any […]