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

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