I am a blogger living in Japan. I grew up in the US in abject poverty, surrounded by violence and hopelessness. My whole life I have worked very hard to succeed. However, I realize that hard work just doesn’t cut it for the majority of the planet, and it certainly wasn’t enough for me. Poverty and the oppression of capitalism are things that we can make a thing of the past. Socialism is the future, and that is why I have devoted my life to lessening the suffering in the world, first by helping to study why and how this system works, so that we can build a better future. My part to play may be small, but I do what I can to help change the world. This blog is for talking about politics, society, current events, international relations, emerging theories and ideologies, and my own thoughts about it all. But it’s also about you! You can comment, connect and share here. Welcome!