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“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.” —Einstein, A.

My name is Joshua Ray Jongema, and I have been halfway around the world and back,
and lived adventures befitting a hobbit’s life. Follow in my footsteps by clicking the picture below,
and enjoy the story-map I made using Knight’s College’s story-map software.

Picture of the main page for my Storymap.

See the world through my eyes by checking out my Pictures section.

I acted in a music video for the band Fuzzy Math, in 2017. The song, Identify, was produced by Dylan Ward, and their link is here.

My Life Story
Sept 04, 2021 – The Last Boots on the Ground
Sept 03. 2021 – The Rose Knight’s Flower
Sept 02, 2021 – The River Warden
Aug 08, 2021 – An Open Letter to MTU et. al.
July 17, 2021 – Love, Compassion and Forgiveness
Apr 23, 2021 – A Series of Reflections
Mar 05, 2020 – My Environmental Philosophy
Mar 09, 2016 – The 99 Zulu – Combat Ninja
Jun 29, 2014 – Jumangi – Soldier of the Cycle
Jun 07, 2014 – The River Walker
Feb 26, 2014 – Man of Action
Apr 17, 2013 – The Anthrax Vaccine Incident
Jul 26, 2010 – Reflections on Standards and Discipline
Jul 06, 2010 – Reflections on Integrity

Please enjoy excerpts from my poetry section.

You may enjoy my academic videos here and political speeches here, or view either at the bottom of this screen by scrolling down.

My Top 5 Favorite Music Albums of All Time Are (subject to change):

  1. Tool – Lateralus
  2. Metallica – Metallica (The Black Album)
  3. Chevelle – NIRATIAS
  4. Our Lady Peace – Naveed
  5. The Tragically Hip – Fully Completely
My favorite song right now is ‘Who Will Save Us Now’ by Straylight Run.

Alas, please enjoy viewing my blog or browse by category below:

Politics & Philosophy
Apr 25, 2021 – The Ethics of Intervention on Killing
Apr 16, 2021 – Pandemic Ethics and the show, Santa Clarita Diet
Mar 26, 2021 – Philosophy and Ursula K. Leguin’s Omeras
Mar 19, 2021 – Kant and Mill on trading a kingdom for a horse
Mar 05, 2021 – St. Augustine, Aristotle and Vincenzo Raffaele
Feb 27, 2021 – Philosophy and the pandemic response of the state
Feb 15, 2021 – Maya Deren’s White Darkness & the phenomenon of possession
Dec 16, 2020 – Sustainability Compared to The Land Ethic
Apr 19, 2019 – Annotated Bibliography: 9/11 – US Declares Eternal War
Jan 29, 2019 – The Power to Declare War

Technology & Society
Apr 29, 2021 – Rhetoric: A Communications Technology
Apr 23, 2021 – Puerto Rico’s history and society from the 20th Century unto today
Apr 18, 2021 – Mask Science- a Comprehensive Review
Apr 11, 2021 – DNA Sovereignty and the Coronavirus
Mar 24, 2021 – Academic Critique – Vaccine Safety
Feb 27, 2021 – The Fetiales, The Pantheon & the form of society
Dec 16, 2020 – An Article on the Article, “The Articles of Progress,” by Garet Garett
Nov 01, 2020 – George Wilson’s Inaugural Lecture, “What is Technology?”
Feb 27, 2019 – The Implications of Vaccine Safety
Feb 24, 2019 – Annotated Bibliography: Vaccine Safety
Mar 12, 2018 – Report: Nanocomposites
Mar 12, 2018 – Report: 3D Bio-Printing
Mar 12, 2018 – Report: Mitochondrial Damage & Nano-Bio-Tech Solutions
Nov 23, 2011 – The Effect of Globalization on National Militaries

Global News Media
Feb 29, 2020 – Yemen’s Houthi and the CIA
Feb 27, 2020 – Global Conflicts and the Energy Sector
Feb 19, 2020 – Much Ado About the Kurds
Feb 10, 2020 – A Climate Conversation with Peter Sinclair
Jan 31, 2020 – MTU cybersecurity can defend American sausage
Jan 23, 2020 – A Deeper Look Into The Kurd

Local News Media
Oct 01, 2021 – Covid Camps & a Closed Society
Sept 01, 2021 – Justice & the 20th Anniversary of 9/11
Aug 01, 2021 – James Hudler – Libertarian Legend
June 01, 2021 – July 4th is Independence Day
May 01, 2021 – Eugenics and the Pandemic Response

Special Speeches

Academic Speeches

Apr 22, 2021 – Rhetoric Class Presentation

Dec 13, 2020 – Photolithography at the Washington Nanofabrication Facility

Dec 13, 2020 – Societal, Environmental, and Legal Implications of Fast-tracked Oil Pipelines Under the Trump Administration

Dec 1, 2020 – Chess Demonstration

Socio-Political Speeches

Sept 17, 2020 – Constitution Day Speech 2020

Nov 18, 2020 – The UPLP Secretary on Michigan’s Coronavirus Response