Destiny: Failstreamer

Destiny has recently been having actual leftists on more recently to debate him. I thought this was a good thing in general but I do think it has exposed his own failings very clearly. First of all, the guy is clearly much more comfortable debating right wingers. I think his clearly aggressive style and aloof, assholish demeanor is the perfect foil for the right because they very often are very similar. It also doesn’t actually take much to dismantle their arguments. However, Destiny is also very capable of arguing for extended lengths of time and enjoys it. I think this … Continue reading Destiny: Failstreamer

The right hates democracy

The current right wing in the United States of America has contempt for democracy. You see it every day and in their efforts to suppress voters to maintain power. The press acts flummoxed when the Republican party continues to act hypocritical and fascistic and yet this is all very predictable. Honestly, anyone who has seen just a few clips of Fox News should understand how the right wing operates. They do not offer ideas but exist to maintain the people in power and prevent the undesirables from making any progress. However, the right cannot win if they rely on majority … Continue reading The right hates democracy

We could end poverty if we just tried.

If a 3.8% tax was imposed on everyone at double the poverty line, we could end global poverty today. You heard me right, we can end poverty right now. We have the resources and the prosperity, we just lack the will. This is really disturbing to me how this hasn’t been done yet. What kind of monsters are we that we don’t demand that our elected leaders force the very richest people to shoulder a higher burden and for all of us to band together to help everyone who needs it. We as human beings shouldn’t ever be reduced to … Continue reading We could end poverty if we just tried.

Fissure in the Democratic Party

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/07/democratic-party-pelosi-omar-trump   “At its root, then, the Democratic Party is more a contradiction than a coalition: a giant, lumbering political machine piloted by centrists and undergirded by corporate money, yet paradoxically the default vehicle for opposition to an increasingly feral and reactionary right”. (quote from above Jacobin article) This line is a bit flowery but I think it perfectly sums up the problem in the current political climate of the United States. It is a age old problem that has always plagued the left, the problem of us tending to eat each other and self-sabotage. The right has always been … Continue reading Fissure in the Democratic Party

Current Events and feeling angry

The current status of politics in the world today is very disheartening and is bound to cause a lot of anger and sadness. I feel both of those things and it is draining. I keep up to date with current events despite how angry and sad it makes me because I feel obligated to. I understand that it is okay to take a brief respite but at the same time, it is also a a privilege that many other folks don’t have. African American men and women don’t get to choose whether or not they are judged for their race … Continue reading Current Events and feeling angry

United States of Terrorism

At the southern border of the United States we have concentration camps. The bane of the Jewish peoples of Europe during the early 20th century has come back. Now let me be clear, these are not death camps. However, they are concentration camps and no less evil then the “internment camps” we imprisoned Japanese- American citizens following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Trump administration and the Republican party are determined to spread hate and fear for the sake of staying in power. The treatment of prisoners in the camps at the border is inhumane and the attitude of border … Continue reading United States of Terrorism

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

My political stances pt 3

Economics: I believe that basic necessities should be available to everyone regardless of how much money they make. Capitalism is a corrosive system that treats people like mere objects and is immoral. I believe that everyone should have the agency to do work that they love and do other things as well. True freedom is when you are able to live your life the way you want to without having to do things that break your soul. I know that life isn’t always fair but I do think we have an opportunity to give everyone a higher standard of living … Continue reading My political stances pt 3

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

Gulf of Tonkin 2.0 and the battle for the agency of the working class

The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a false pretense used to get us into war with Vietnam. Vietnam was a weakened country that was being radicalized into a system that was not friendly to American interests. This is code for it was not friendly to United States business and elite interests. Whenever, a foreign policy failure occurs, which happens too often, it is often for the benefit of the rich and powerful. We install dictators that are friendly to big business, or as we like to call it “spreading democracy”. This sickening pattern has happened so many times since the … Continue reading Gulf of Tonkin 2.0 and the battle for the agency of the working class