Shade Rants: Shut up about Freeze Peaches and da ESS Jay Dubyas

Trigger warnings: I am about to tell all right wing imbeciles to shut up about something they whine about a great deal. I am also going to be very rude and uncivil as I feel that there is no way to talk to these people without giving them the exact same amount of respect they show the left. Also if this trigger warning offends you…. this is the article for you snowflake.   I came into the online Atheist community late and when I did I saw long playlists attacking the supposed scourge of the college campus, the Social Justice … Continue reading Shade Rants: Shut up about Freeze Peaches and da ESS Jay Dubyas

Shade Rants: I hate capitalism

I can never understand how anyone can find the ideas behind capitalism to be appealing. Put aside, whether the system works or not. I would argue that it does work, but it works in a way that is inherently destructive, cruel and for lack of a better word, evil. Yes I will be using hyperbole, exaggeration and inflammatory language in this post.  Because this is a rant I will leave it up to the reader to figure out how much of this is true or not. Even when I didn’t know anything about politics or socioeconomic systems I didn’t really … Continue reading Shade Rants: I hate capitalism

Capitalism in Context

Author’s note: This is my first article in a while and due to depression it has been difficult to get myself to write. However, today I will be writing something I have wanted to for quite a while. I hope you enjoy this article and I will be publishing a list of further readings in case you like the ideas and history being discussed. Socioeconomic systems are not static and despite the efforts of intellectuals, pundits, and professor’s attempts to define systems such as capitalism, socialism and fascism, it is very difficult to get a static definition. I hate to … Continue reading Capitalism in Context

Mental Health and Politics

It seems that every day and every week there is some new disaster, some new reason to despair at the world and the state of it. Being informed these days is like plugging yourself into an electric chair and attempting to endure the pain of the consistent electric shocks. I have my own issues and my own life to fix and often I am my own worse enemy, but I wanted to talk more about my own feelings and my own thoughts about the world today. Often, when a male decides to talk about his emotions, it is seen as … Continue reading Mental Health and Politics

Free Speech isn’t really free

One of the cornerstones of liberalism is the idea of freedom of speech and the open exchange/ discussion of ideas. However, is speech really free today? What exactly do most people mean when they talk about speech? After all when somebody talks about free speech they aren’t talking about the right to talk with a friend at length about your favorite sports teams over brunch. Nor does it necessarily mean the ability to talk in front of a small group of people. Words and their context are often so muddled these days, that it is so easy to get confounded … Continue reading Free Speech isn’t really free

Calvalcade of Conservative Cockwombles (CCC) Ben Shapiro

Trigger warning for republican and right wing people: this is a scathing takedown of people you hold dear. I do not apologize for speaking the truth about this reprehensible individuals. So buck up snowflakes. Conservative is a word that is thrown around a lot and is rarely meant in the traditional definition. After all, one could make a great case that many right wing parties in the world are not actually conservative at all. Conservative, if I were to identify it, describes a person who is concerned with protecting old customs traditions, and is resistant to hasty changes. Conservatives resist … Continue reading Calvalcade of Conservative Cockwombles (CCC) Ben Shapiro

Feminism is good for men too

Currently, the Supreme Court fiasco surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, an extremist GOP person who wants to be on the court, has tremendous implications for the future of the United States. Conservatives have always been very good at constantly be on the attack and have been primarily very successful by taking advantage of liberals who want to be open minded and logical. However, pure rationality and logic is not what drives politics. The Republican’s drive to crush everything the government does that they personally do not like, is emotional. It is folly to think otherwise. Rationality is nothing without morality which is … Continue reading Feminism is good for men too

Confrontation and Division in politics

Often there are two conflicting instincts we see portrayed by the media and the monied interests who stand in the way of good policy. One is the sacrosanct belief in open debate and being cordial when discussing important ideas. The other is the very real need for actual conflict and confrontation to actually move policy forward. The myth of full unity in a country is, very seductive but it is still a myth. The idea that everyone in a country can believe the same things are be united under a culture, religious, educational, and moral background is very silly. This … Continue reading Confrontation and Division in politics

Culture Wars???

Before I begin I would like to give a shout out to Benjamin Dixon and Anoa Changa who are both excellent voices in these tumultuous times. Both have inspired me and you should totally subscribe to their Youtube channels and podcasts.  Culture wars will have a different impact on you depending on your ideology. If you are right leaning it is a desperate fight to bring back American culture and religious life to what you imagine the 1950’s were like. For those who are more left it is a defense for all the hard fought civil rights earned for marginilized … Continue reading Culture Wars???

Extinction and other hyperbolic things

So there is a very real threat of human extinction in the next 100 years. It might even happen faster and nobody seems able to do anything about it. The governments of the world are too concerned with their own lives and power to give a shit about the future. The more I see how dysfunctional the powerful are, the more I value the bluntness and curiosity of children. I know it seems like a non-sequitur but stay with me on this. Have you ever had a child ask you a bunch of questions and then ask why at the … Continue reading Extinction and other hyperbolic things

Communicating is tough!!

One of the things I have been thinking about a lot lately is how hard it is to communicate complex ideas in a simple way. The most difficult thing about politics and about communicating with other people about morals, is that sometimes, we are unable to get across what we’d like to. Policy and the world it is made in, are rarely simplistic and are often more complicated than most people realize or understand. The easiest way people find to get around this is to judge the character of people before trusting them to do policy. This is why politics … Continue reading Communicating is tough!!

Historic.ly Essay thoughts

It has been a while since I wrote more for my essay for the upcoming project with historic.ly. The team has been churning out content and I am so very happy they are so good at what they do. While I certainly wish I had been more active I am committed to putting in the best possible essay for the final product. However, our patrons and our team deserve an update. First of all, I would like to talk a bit about my own personal thoughts and interpretations of what I have learned. The actual essay will stick as tightly … Continue reading Historic.ly Essay thoughts