Nov 17, 2014 Horton commented on What Do You Think of Jonathan Franzen?.
Overwrought. Bloviating. Self-important.
May 10, 2014 Horton commented on Let's All Enjoy Stephen Colbert While We Still Have Him.
Does anyone else refuse to watch online videos that start with a commercial?
May 1, 2014 Horton commented on A Note on the Happy Woman Who Died on Facebook.
Missing the point, in spite of your deep words about humanity, Charles. The fact is we are addicted to distraction. We LOVE to stay distracted because it lets us avoid ourselves. It has nothing to do with being social animals.

Driving is actually one of the better times to check in with yourself--what you're feeling, how your day has been so far, what you're doing with your life, etc., etc. But we are terrified of what we might find if we quiet down and look inside. So: FB, Twitter, etc., etc.

It's not only sad, but it makes me despair about where we're headed.
Apr 3, 2014 Horton commented on If You Have Enough Money to Buy a Politician, You Are Living In a Golden Age.
"The next twenty years will bring the worst political corruption this country has ever seen."

The next twenty years will also decide the fate of our planet, and I'm afraid the two will be inextricably linked.
Mar 10, 2014 Horton commented on Lesbian Couple Murdered in Texas.
Thrown by the dumpster like garbage. This is sickening and enraging.
Dec 12, 2013 Horton commented on "There Is an Area of Town for Degenerates and an Area of Town for the Working Class".
What's so disturbing to me is that all these young tech workers and entrepreneurs, as far as I can tell, are doing absolutely nothing to help solve any of the big issues that face the world: inequality, injustice, war, tribalism, poverty, the pillaging of the planet, etc., etc. All they seem capable of addressing is how to make their own lives more convenient through apps about shopping, eating, and above all, keeping themselves distracted from everything real.

This guy is just the latest, loudest example of Silicon Valley (and Seattle) narcissism. These are the people our society rewards the most these days, so we can expect to hear plenty more of their oh-so-important opinions.
Jun 21, 2013 Horton commented on Occupy Rio.
Was Occupy our version? It came to so little in the end. I keep wondering what it would take for Americans to rebel against what is being done to us by corporations, politicians and the uber-wealthy. I see no sign that anyone except a tiny minority is even paying attention.
May 7, 2013 Horton commented on Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father.
Jesus Christ, fnarf, a 4 yr old kid gets kicked in the face so hard his teeth come through his lip and you make a joke? wtf?
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