Joseph, I read your post entitled “Why do I even try?”
My question for you is why someone who is obviously intelligent and inquisitive would be in such a predicament in the first place? Having become familiar with your comments on Dr. Murphy’s blog and elsewhere I am surprised that you are so down and out.
Also, given that you are living a marginal material existence, why in the world did you choose to live it in the ghetto of a shithole town like the “Mistake by the Lake”? Move out west or down south where the living is easier and more congenial for all socio-economic classes. The rapidly decaying urban rust belt region is fit only for crony capitalist hacks and ghetto mentality parasites. Surely you can do better.
"Democracy is another word for not knowing exactly who it is that is imposing their rule over you. It is the stealth slavery upon the masses-- garnered and protected by the state apparatus-- by the powered-influence of an arbitrary and faceless number of happy and proactive dictators, all wishing to impose their will upon those of which who do not hold political power. ~ Joseph Fetz