My political stances:on language

I find it really important to be able to communicate effectively and be able to understand why certain people can’t actually get along. I prefer when people get along but when there is conflict I prefer to understand why this is happening. I despise people who lie to do what I consider evil things. I also prefer to be precise with my definitions but also have a tendency to not be, which is super confusing. I like the idea that things can be interconnected and this leaves me with a sense of awe and happiness. For instance, I believe economic … Continue reading My political stances:on language

Author’s note

Dear readers, if there are any of you left. I would like to update you on my current to do list in terms of writing projects.   Dias de los Muertos: I am hoping to finish at least two more stories this year and I am sorry for the delay. Phoenix Wright series: I hope to do an in depth review of the Phoenix Wright series. Anime deep dives: I want to talk about what I really value and love about anime that I really enjoy. This will sometimes mean a lot of gushing and sometimes disorganized discussions. I will … Continue reading Author’s note

My political stances: Pt 2

Freedom of Speech: There is something quite insidious with how words are sometimes employed today and the free speech absolutists and the reactionary who weaponizes it are seriously annoying. Personally, I believe that freedom of speech is very important assuming that everyone comes to the table with the goal of learning and discussing their differing views. However, I think that absolutionists are very silly with how black and white they are about it. Even while recognizing the material disadvantages of the left, the left wing free speech warriors will defend their enemies and claim that this principle is something that … Continue reading My political stances: Pt 2

My Political stances

I am writing out this in depth view of my political stances and ideals not just for the sake of any potential readers, but for my own sake as well. I feel like a good way to improve myself and understand where I am at is to write down what I am feeling and what I believe. I know this is frankly a bit self-centered and I am okay with that. I would prefer to understand the good and bad parts of my personality and my own values and view of the world then to never question myself. The rules … Continue reading My Political stances

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: 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

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

Not mere disagreement: left vs right

Often people are sad that discourse in politics is very heated and often uncivil. Honestly, I don’t know what people expect. Centrists often confuse policy disagreements with mere disagreements over opinions. They think it is as simple as not having the same flavor of ice cream or favorite football team. However, the real differences between right and left are not just mere disagreements. The left and right have value differences and different moral codes. This doesn’t mean you can’t get along people with different value systems at all, but when it comes to things that are intrinsically important to you … Continue reading Not mere disagreement: left vs right

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

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

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