Lisa is a Snarky Jerk: The Godzilla Complex

When I was in high school, we were required to write an essay once a 6-weeks for every class. Yes. Even classes where long form writing didn’t make much sense. I don’t well respond to tasks that I think are a waste of energy. I’ve calmed down a bit as I have aged, but in high school… if I thought something was wasting my time at most, I would refuse to complete the task. At worst, I wouldn’t take the assignment seriously. Now, we all get to benefit from my snark, because I’ve uncovered a few of these essays.

It is important to me to provide comprehensive content warnings, but you should always trust yourself when deciding whether or not to read a post. I don’t think there is any particularly upsetting subject matter, but I’ll make a list anyway.┬áIf you have any questions, I am always happy to discuss.

Richard M. Nixon
decline in science education
I kinda talk about Japan in a weird vague way. I don’t know what that was.
animals in captivity

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Witch Hunt

Dear people,

A witch hunt is when a person, or people, are falsely accused of wrong doing. Typically this involves public accusations, corroboration of unreliable witnesses, and a one sided trial. In the course of history, tens of thousands of people were executed in horrific and painful ways after being implicated in witch hunts.

A witch hunt is not when you do or say something offensive, insensitive, or just stupid and people take notice and refuse to allow it to sneak by. That’s called being held accountable for your actions. Trying to play the victim by calling witch hunt isn’t cute, or funny, and it only makes it more obvious that you are out of touch with reality.

Are people sometimes wrongly accused or misunderstood? Yup, it happens. However, if you find yourself in a position where your actions could be seen as problematic, maybe you need to reevaluate your actions.