Forever Conflicted

An excerpt from the fictional tales of Alien on Earth. Since its very inception this nation has been at war with itself, it is our national character. From religious separatists to armed insurrection against the ruling power, to slave labor and human trafficking, to natives versus foreigners, an actual civil war, workers and voting rights, … Continue reading Forever Conflicted

Health Standards

An excerpt from the fictional tales of Alien on Earth. From generation to generation, culture to culture, what constitutes a healthy diet varies — yet all these groups lived normal relatively healthy lives. The common factor is not what they ate, not the actual ingredients, but only the belief in the nutritiousness of what they … Continue reading Health Standards

Dreamlike Decisions

An excerpt from the fictional tales of Alien on Earth. Rich, you’re a deep thinker, rational, someone that others often label “smart”, you performed decently in school, and you’re relatively well-informed in both current-events and historic matters, what’s your take on the election? I think it a topic so bizarre that it can only be … Continue reading Dreamlike Decisions

Responsibility Problem

An excerpt from the fictional tales of Alien on Earth. Let’s call government what it is, a constant struggle against irresponsible oligarchy. Unless a group is minuscule, there will always be a small segment of the group administering over the majority. What a just government attempts to accomplish is the elimination of privilege afforded to, … Continue reading Responsibility Problem

Government Sauce

An excerpt from the fictional tales of Alien on Earth. A story of an extraterrestrial’s warped interpretation of life on planet Earth. When I was a software developer, I’d get requests for functionality that if fulfilled would result in imperfect code. So I resisted including features that cluttered the code-base. For my satisfaction, the underlying … Continue reading Government Sauce

Monkey Troubles

An excerpt from the fictional tales of Alien on Earth. A story of an extraterrestrial’s warped interpretation of life on planet Earth. Fix something? Fix something?! Fix something?!! What is there to fix? A bunch of monkeys flinging their feces into each other’s faces? How can you fix that? What is there to fix exactly? … Continue reading Monkey Troubles

A Misunderstanding

An excerpt from the fictional tales of An Alien on Earth. A story of an extraterrestrial’s warped interpretation of life on the planet Earth. The birth of this nation began as the backroom dealings of elites. “We The People” were not so much consulted, but dragged — many kicking and screaming. And we only need … Continue reading A Misunderstanding