It’s time to break the Republican’s backs figuratively

As the first two Democratic primary debates approach I am reminded of one of the biggest issue facing the Democratic party today. The disconnect between the base and the party is still there and is very visible. The election of left leaning social democrats like Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have been exciting and heartening but the power still lies with the corporate democrats who control the levers of power. Nothing short of a total takeover will suffice. It is also worth noting that should the left leaning dems take over the party, the fight will only be just beginning. … Continue reading It’s time to break the Republican’s backs figuratively

Free Speech absolutists are cowardly

This hyperbolic title I am sure, is very annoying to those of you on the left, who are also staunchly for free speech in all cases. I am writing this to inform you of why this is actually nothing more than fence sitting centrism in today’s polarizing political climate. Now, if you would like to be centrist and you do not agree with the idea that certain ideas are not acceptable to be entertained in today’s age, I reluctantly will say, okay. However, I do believe many folks on the left want a better world and agree with those of … Continue reading Free Speech absolutists are cowardly

Free Speech is bullshit: addendum

This entry is more off the cuff and will be less organized than normal. This is mostly just for me to speak directly to those on the left who are free speech absolutists and try to help them understand where those of us who disagree with them are coming from. Honestly,  I think we take the concerns of censorship just as seriously as you do. Social media giants have an oversized role in determining discourse and what is and is not acceptable. Employers also have too much power in being able to fire you for your belief systems. However,  at … Continue reading Free Speech is bullshit: addendum

Free Speech doesn’t exist

Does this title annoy you? Do you have a visceral gag reflex at the very notion that freedom of speech isn’t real? Do you politely disagree with me and decide that I am just a shitposter? Regardless of your reasoning on this subject I feel that this entry is for you and especially for folks living in the United States. I am writing this especially for the free speech absolutionists. Those folks who believe quite literally that even the worst people deserve to have their freedom to speak hateful bile that adds nothing to actual discourse. Yes it is for … Continue reading Free Speech doesn’t exist

Destiny the amazing streaming centrist: pt 2

The amount of dislikes probably surprised our dear centrist streamer but it would take a while to calm down for our mad lad. However, since the event he has spent most of his time on non-controversial content and gaming stuff. This I have no problem with and I think it is natural to want to calm down and collect himself. I honestly think he was surprised at how many lefties are in his community. I think he had an idea but he still underestimated it. He probably wanted to cull them from his community fast so he went hyperbolic and … Continue reading Destiny the amazing streaming centrist: pt 2

Destiny: Centrist Streamer Extraordinare

Destiny is a great debater and has certainly proven himself as a capable opponent for the right. He is also fairly sociopathic (as he himself states) and is pro-capitalist. Now, for most of my life, i wasn’t pro-capitalist or pro-socialism. I don’t think you can really be pro-anything unless you understand the ideas and the facts on the ground, and think it is better than the alternatives. I can’t say I ever really liked capitalism but I certainly wasn’t anti-capitalist. I was indifferent to it. I was forced into it and now I hate it. I hate the intrinsically cruel … Continue reading Destiny: Centrist Streamer Extraordinare

Detective Pikachu Review

Detective Pikachu is a 2019 live- action adaptation of the 2017 video game of the same name. Video game movies have a reputation for being shallow and frankly of being quite awful. Nintendo’s most beloved properties have had disastrous theatrical records and while Pokemon is definitely not new to movie theaters, a live action version is certainly new. A pokemon story without many battles is something that I can appreciate and get behind. The main draw however, is the talking Pikachu, voiced by Ryan Reynolds. The movie is charming and while some Pokemon look fine in the setting, most are … Continue reading Detective Pikachu Review

List of my top 7 MCU Films

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a Hollywood staple since the 2008 success Iron Man starring the incredible Robert Downey Jr. After Endgame finished it felt like the beginning of a new era for Marvel movies and one wonders if the writers can reignite the magic of what I will call the first three phases of the Marvel cinematic Universe, or what I will also call the Infinity saga. I have watched marvel films since  the early 2000’s era, in which these films were much more bombastic and silly, (which is great), and I love the variety of stories and … Continue reading List of my top 7 MCU Films

Welcome to the Republic of Gilead

The fictional dystopian republic in “A Handmaid’s tale” written by Margaret Atwood, and recently a streaming series on Amazon shows the reality of what would happen if Christian Fundamentalists took over America. Now, it is important to recognize that the story is mainly focusing on the reality of women who no longer have self-determination, and that this fundamentalist hellscape would no doubt have many other horrific effects on other marginalized communities such as LGBT folks, but it is still hard not to feel angry when the world seems to descend into this madness day by day. As many states outlaw … Continue reading Welcome to the Republic of Gilead

Crisis of masculinity

Is masculinity under attack? Are straight white men the last acceptable group to demonize? Both of these are fairly damning questions and are difficult to answer without some reframing and a long discussion. But let me attempt to answer one major problem that I see myself facing and probably other young men facing. I have difficulty making friends and reading body language and this has meant I have tended to be extremely literal. I often had difficulty understanding abstract concepts and how my behavior, body language, and words effected other people. I got caught up in my own head with … Continue reading Crisis of masculinity

difference between other market systems and capitalism

Often I think, most of us who live in the world  today have pretty simplistic ideas about governments and market systems. Even after we read quite a bit we may find it difficult to elaborate on these things. I know I definitely have difficulty describing these subtle differences. This is my attempt to separate what makes capitalism different from say feudalism and the pre-capitalist market systems. Capitalism is defined as a market system in which the means of production (places of labor, and workplaces with access to resources) are privately owned. Now this is different then merely owning the place … Continue reading difference between other market systems and capitalism

What it means to be a man

These days we hear a lot about how young men are struggling and there is a lot of truth to it. As a young man myself, I can understand and empathize with many young men who are struggling. However, I have never been anti-feminist or a MRA. In fact, even when I was listening to the MRA/ Skeptic community on Youtube, I would avoid their anti-feminist playlists. It just seemed so weak and petty. I had no idea who Anita Sarkeesian or gamergate was until I heard about it through the Skeptic community. And honestly, I wasn’t bothered that much … Continue reading What it means to be a man