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

Prospects for a better society

      I felt very miffed when I heard about the arrest of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy. The disgusting persecution of journalists who divulge war crimes is something that makes me deeply uneasy. There are a lot of things that gets my anger flowing freely these days but none more than brazen lying. The idea that the United States is a democracy or even that we have human rights as one of our values, is enraging to me. How dare those of us who make it impossible for most of the world to live fulfilling lives say … Continue reading Prospects for a better society

Protecting Venezuela: Russia and China step up

It is no secret that the United States of America has a history of overthrowing democratically elected governments and replacing them with dictators who serve U.S interests. This colonial mentality is the mentality of Empire and is disgusting. The coup that is being done in Venezuela hasn’t been easy though, due to the support of enemies of the United States. China and Russia, both stepped up in order to parry United States interests in South America. Both have their interests to protect and it isn’t through altruism that they act. Russia is protecting their long term ally, and they are … Continue reading Protecting Venezuela: Russia and China step up

New Zealand terror attack

I learned this morning that 49 people were gunned down in a mosque in New Zealand by a right wing extremist. Of course, we are immediately told not to politicize this by the right wing extremists. I say fuck them with a plastic shiv. I know my language is harsh but I am seriously tired of the right wing being treated with kid gloves when they are actually killing people and ruining people’s lives. As much as they bitch and moan about how the left or the Marxists run everything, they have all the power and none of the intellectual … Continue reading New Zealand terror attack

Donkey Kong and Lefties

I am so jealous that Hbomberguy and Ash Sakar got to do an interview together. These two are some of favorite people and I admit I am super jealous they got to hang out. I feel these two people are important messengers for the message of the true left. Hbomberguy is one of the best Youtube personalities out there. I discovered him when I was starting to get sick and tired of the Sargon of Akkads and people who seemed to rant about social justice warriors too much. Even when I was a supporter of people like TJ Kirk (The … Continue reading Donkey Kong and Lefties

Hope and Hell

This is a rant that I gave a generic title to so that I might have the freedom to go on whatever tangents I feel I need to in this post. I feel that my writing flows better when I don’t try to organize too much and this is something I still am working on in regards to my dream of becoming a better writer. I believe my greatest weakness, writing wise, is that I rush and cannot channel my thoughts and ideas effectively. Here is a good example of this. When I was in middle school I went to … Continue reading Hope and Hell

A case for moral politics

When it comes to public policy, often there is a misunderstanding about what drives people to come to the polls. I think that the main reason it is so easy for the right to deceive so many people is that they intrinsically understand the psychology of their side. They also understand that morality trumps fact-based policy making. The ability to tell a good story, to sell your moral vision to your constituents, is the primary motivation for getting your side to turn out. The current Democratic Party in the United States gave up creating a moral vision and decided to … Continue reading A case for moral politics

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

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???

Shade Rants: Trigger Warnings

I hear a lot of people bemoaning the shutting down of speech or the epidemic of people getting overly offended over nothing. I’ve been to college and I’ve been a lefty for as long as I can remember. Even before I knew much about politics¬† I never was as concerned about the plight of conservative thought on campus or the epidemic of social justice warriors. I always was quite hostile to the argument, as it seemed to not only be dishonest but was an excuse to be rude. Free speech is often an excuse to be able to voice your … Continue reading Shade Rants: Trigger Warnings

Author’s thoughts

Hey fam, this is your author Shade here reflecting on my first major short story I’ve completed on here. The Dias de los Muertos series of short stories is something I’ve been dreaming up for a while but this first story is very spicy. In the world today, the crisis facing young men is quite staggering. However, many do not take a path that I personally would. The success of right wing crazies around the world is partially due to alienation and the inability of young men to make their way in the world. I sympathize as, I too have … Continue reading Author’s thoughts