In the last decade, the world has become so adversely affected by monoculture that nearly every major city is becoming the same. What I mean is that whether you travel to Paris or to New York City, everyone will be wearing the same brands, looking for the same foods, and trying to become as homogenous as possible. Back in the day, individuality meant more than trying to purchase a pair of Balenciaga’s before someone else. It meant looking for the joyous aspects of life.
Rarely do you hear the majority of people suggest to go outside and enjoy nature Instead, people are addicted to shopping for products that signal to others that they possess copious amounts of wealth when, in actuality, they’re totally fronting. It’s a shame, really, that the world is growing to become grossly similar. The advent of the internet allowed cultural phenomenons to hit global markets within seconds, and this is just one of the many reasons why I am frustrated with humankind.
Over the course of the last twenty-two months, special counsel Robert Muller has conducted an in-depth investigation into whether President Donald Trump, and many members of his administration, colluded with Russian individuals to help him secure the 2016 presidential election. Throughout the investigation, Mueller interviewed high-ranking legal officials, a myriad of witnesses, and several Labrador retrievers, and, on Friday, turned in his report to Attorney General William P. Barr.
“The special counsel’s decision to describe the facts of his obstruction investigation without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the attorney general to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime. We concluded that the evidence developed during the special counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the president committed an obstruction-of-justice offense…”
–Attorney General William P. Barr
Don’t Try This At Home
If you’ve had the chance to visit the movies this month and view “Captain Marvel,” or at least see the trailer, then I’m sure you’re familiar with the scene in which Brie Larson’s character, Carol Danvers, assaults an elderly woman on a NYC train. We later find out that this octogenarian is, in fact, a shape-shifting Skrull, but that’s not important right now. Outside of the Marvel cinematic universe, over the week, a 36-year-old man was caught on camera brutally beating up an elderly woman on the subway. The man, Marc Gomez, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and harassment.
“The subject wanted for the brutal subway attack of an elderly woman is in custody. The victim was treated and realized from the hospital and is getting the care, advocacy and support needed. Thank you to the worldwide community for the tremendous assistance.”
–Dermot Shea, NYPD Chief