Hi. I’m thatguywithhippyhair, pretentious utilitarian extraordinaire, and I swear I wasn’t trying to rhyme there. But this blog isn’t about me — if it were, I would warn you to prepare for a lot of posts about the latest Boards of Canada song which has become my obsession. Instead, I decided I would try to make this site an honest survey of the state of our troubled little species, providing an objective (meaning, as objective as a person can try to be on ethically weighty issues) look at virtually anything relevant to the extent to which a hypothetical alien civilization would shake their heads in shame at our societies. That means, be prepared to read musings that might jerk you out of your comfort zone, because if history tells us anything, it’s that our actions can have embarrassing consequences for the people we care about before we even realize we’re making mistakes. If it makes you feel any better, I’m just as responsible for this mess as you are. Let’s do something about it!