The machine is grinding us into food for the system. Fight the system. Fight the machine. It is not your friend. 
Sage Against The Machine.
Libertarian Humanist.
May 4, 2023
SATM Podcast 121: I Lost My Election Biggly

Sage Against The Machine Podcast Episode 121 We're going to look at my election for Akron city council and why I lost so spectacularly. We'll also look at who won and who else lost. I'd like to talk a little about where I'm thinking about going from here.

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May 2, 2023
I Lost

I’m sorry. I tried really hard. And I know that there are some people that wanted to see me win. But clearly, most of Ward 8 did not see it that way. That’s fine. I absolutely respect their decision. This is not the first time I’ve lost. Far from it. I’ve lost more times than […]

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April 27, 2023
A Freighter Full Of Hope

Something I don't currently talk much about (because there is so much else to discuss) is my deep love of technology. I am currently obsessed with AI and what it means for the future of humanity. Here is an image I created with an AI image creator called Midjourney. The prompt I gave it was: […]

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April 20, 2023
Akron: You are radicalizing your Black community.

Here's a picture of me and Imokhai Okolo. It was taken in mid-March of this year. Imokhai has been betrayed by his city. Jayland Walker was murdered in extreme cold blood with 94 bullets all meant for his unarmed body. The city of Akron did something similar to Imokhai. They looked to destroy his character. […]

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April 20, 2023
SATM Podcast 119: April 20 2023 - where we are with Jayland Walker today

Sage Against The Machine Podcast Episode 119.I tried to be understanding and empathetic of the police. They chose to makes us hate them. Here are the links I referenced in this show: If you have missed any shows they are now archived in a podcast. You can check them out on my blog. Or you […]

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April 19, 2023
We Must Love Our Police Officers

The more radical I become in my activism the more extreme my positions of love become. I often like to tell you to love pedophiles. I do that because I know it’s the hardest challenge of love for many of you (unless of course you have a loved one that is a pedophile, like I […]

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April 18, 2023
Who Cares?

This is the memorial that was created near where Jayland Walker was shot and killed. It's at East Wilbeth and South Main. I took this picture at a very peaceful protest last night. I kept coming back to this little tree. I'd take pictures from different angles. Like in hopes that it would tell me […]

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April 14, 2023
Tara Mosely is exactly what Akron needs right now.

Look, if you know, you know. Tara Mosely is exactly what Akron needs right now. We are entering a time of sadness, desperation, isolation and hopelessness. I'm telling you, Jayland Walker's murderers will not be indicted We will, yet again, learn that the laws of the system are only here for one thing: To protect […]

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April 12, 2023
Will You Play Well With Others?

I was out talking to voters yesterday and a woman asked me this question: “Will you play well with others?” That’s a really good question. It represents a deep understanding of who I am. I really appreciated the question. She is wondering if I will be able to work with other members of city council […]

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April 11, 2023

This is the big project I want to work on for the next 4 years as the Ward 8 City Council Person. I'm calling it the Ward 8 Community Alliance. Here's what it looks like: The foundational building blocks of this idea is the Block Club concept. I feel like a Ward leader is probably […]

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April 6, 2023
Jayland Walker Was Murdered By 8 Akron Police Officers

Not killed. Murdered.  I know this for a fact simply by the admission of Chief Mylett. I have heard him say on several occasions that an officer must be able to account for every single bullet that leaves the barrel of his gun. As soon as the threat is eliminated they must stop firing. By […]

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March 30, 2023
It’s not the Ballot OR the Bullet. It’s the Ballot AND the Bullet. (From My Speech at The Social Justice Candidates Forum)

This event took place on March 30, 2023 at 8 - Point Bistro. I only had 60 seconds to make a statement. So I could only speak part of it. Here is the full speech. 60 seconds is a difficult amount of time to lay out a complete philosophical strategy of uprising. So let me […]

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March 21, 2023

Here Are My Rankings For Akron Mayor After The Saturday March 18 2023 ForumFirst: Tara MoselySecond: Mark GreerThird: Shammas MalikFourth: Marco SommervilleFifth: Jeff WilhiteSixth: Joshua SchafferSeventh: Keith Mills I thought it might be useful to talk about my biases. Each time I do these rankings after a debate I ask myself if I’m letting certain […]

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March 17, 2023
My Rankings For Akron Mayor After The 3rd Debate

My Rankings For Akron Mayor After The 3rd Debate: The BIG winner of the Social Justice Forum debate last night (March 16, 2023) was Mark Greer. The questions they asked were right up his alley and he knocked them out of the park. The first question the candidates were asked was "what is the most […]

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March 16, 2023
SATM Podcast Episode 116: Down and Dirty Akron Politics

Sage Against The Machine Podcast Episode 116. We talk about the candidates and racism, classism and misogyny.

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March 15, 2023
My Rankings For Akron Mayor After The Second Debate

First: Tara MoselySecond: Marco SommervilleThird: Mark GreerFourth: Shammas MalikFifth: Joshua SchafferSixth: Jeff WilhiteSeventh: Keith Mills My rankings have definitely changed since the last debate. Tara and Marco are still in the top 2 spots. But Mark Greer is just amazing. He's a younger Black man who really gets it. At one point the question was: […]

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March 14, 2023

I'm really excited about the abortion access amendment groups are trying to get on the November ballot in Ohio. The proposed amendment would provide that every “individual has a right to make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions,” including abortion. On top of that there is an Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative that I think […]

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March 10, 2023
Who I'd Vote For Akron Mayor Right Now

I had a GREAT time at the Akron Mayoral debate last night in Ward 5 at Robinson CLC. I truly believe we are going to get a Black mayor in Akron. That excites me a great deal. I hope that inspires some new voters to come out and get in the game on May 2, […]

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March 8, 2023

This is a friend of mine passed out after taking a really good hit of fentanyl. The needle is still in her arm. In our circle we all know who this is. She’s embarrassed by this picture. But she didn’t tell me to take it down. That’s the one rule I’ve given myself. If a […]

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March 7, 2023
To Each Their Own

This is my friend Aubrey, with her dog Harley. She is pregnant, due in May, and lives in hiding in the woods hoping that the police and society don't find her and take all her belongings. Some of us are learning acceptance of others. Some of us aren't. All of us need to be better […]

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March 6, 2023
Who Is Sage Lewis Politically?

There have been some really interesting articles, locally and nationally, about political polling. I just finished reading: Asian Americans, Shifting Right - The New York Times It's primarily about Asian Americans. But it has other more general stats that I find very interesting. For example: Nationally, the rightward drift of Asian voters is connected to […]

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March 4, 2023
Why Do I Want To Put Myself Through This?

I read this article: Akron, Ohio, police condemn councilwoman's comment on Jayland Walker and my first thought was: "Why am I doing this to myself?" I could sell a couple assets and retire. I'm 51 years old and I could just move to an island or California or someplace where there is less racism and […]

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March 1, 2023
It Turns Out We All Live In A Prison

Did you see the new policy where Akron Public Schools is locking away some students cellphones? We are starting at East, Buchtel and Ellet. We have contracted with a company called Yondr for $43,450 to lease 2,475 locking pouches. East and Buchtel's campuses include grades six through 12, and Ellet is nine through 12. (What […]

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February 27, 2023
A Vote For Sage Lewis Is A Vote For School Unions

I stand with Akron City School Board, The Akron Education Association, the Akron Education Association, OAPSE Local 689 and SEIU Local 1. Are you following the war going on right now between the Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the mayor against the Akron School Board? I truly hope you are because it DEEPLY matters […]

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February 22, 2023
We Lost

For about 5 years now we have gone to every court possible asking for the permission to let me somehow help any homeless people that can't find their way into a shelter or a house. We have been denied at every turn. Our property rights litigation journey is now over. Consider it lost. Consider it […]

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February 20, 2023

If we are ever going to get one step closer to solving our societal problems we must acknowledge the complicated nature of reality. Let me tell you this week's story… A young woman from out of town ended up in our house that tries to help the most challenging homeless people. She said that she […]

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February 15, 2023
Akron Ohio Is A Racist City

Akron Ohio is a racist city. It always has been and I see no indication based on the leadership of today that it ever will not be a racist city. I could give you countless reasons to support this statement. But I'll just give you the most recent one: Imokhai Okola is a Jones Day […]

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February 8, 2023

This is the arm of an 80-year-old woman who had her purse stolen and was knocked to the ground in front of Gionino's Pizzeria in The Valley. The man who stole her purse ripped it so hard off her arm that it caused this injury. This shit infuriates me. Ever since I heard about this […]

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February 2, 2023
Political Candidates That Filed For The May 2, 2023 Akron Ohio Primaries

Here are the candidates that are running in the Akron Ohio May 2, 2023 primaries:Ward 1Nancy Holland vs. Jude Yovichin Ward 2Incumbent, first-term Councilman Phil Lombardo is running unopposed. No Republicans filed. Ward 3Margo Sommerville vs. Damarios Walker in the Democratic primary. No Republicans filed. Ward 4Russ Neal vs. Will Blake vs. Jan Davis in […]

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January 27, 2023
Pictures From Last Night's Fundraiser

Here are some photos from our fundraiser to support my run for Ward 8 Akron city council last night. We were at Mercedes' Tavern which is run by Cindy who is incredible. I got to meet Cindy's partner, Ruth, who is at least as incredible as Cindy. (I find that every successful business owner has […]

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