Anti-Religion Doesn’t Always Mean Anti-God

Anti-Religion doesn't necessarily mean "Anti-God". For example, I had a conversation recently with a Vietnam veteran who is ultra conservative, loves his country and is unashamedly a believer of God. There were two things that I found fascinating, and almost contradictory, about this gentleman: 1.) He said he would never stand for the pledge of … Continue reading Anti-Religion Doesn’t Always Mean Anti-God

Libertarianism is Not a Racist Philosophy

Libertarianism is a controversial political philosophy with many different perceptions and interpretations. Overall, the objective of Libertarianism, as an ethos,  is to combat authoritarianism and minimize the state's involvement in arenas, like markets, that it wasn't designed to be involved with. In other words 'more individual liberty, less government'. Libertarianism itself was not constructed to … Continue reading Libertarianism is Not a Racist Philosophy

Atheists Accused of Islamophobia

Atheists and Agnostics, like Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher, are routinely scrutinized by both the left and the right. We all know that the religious right-wing have always targeted atheists, agnostics and freethinkers in theological debate/critique. Atheism/Agnosticism has a new enemy it seems; one that seems almost contradictory. I speak, of course, of the "social … Continue reading Atheists Accused of Islamophobia

Don’t Block Your Friends Over Political Differences

Now that all of your friends, your family, your boss, random people you meet at the bar, and the hoi polloi you went to high school with are on your friend list, you're bound to see political posts you disagree with. Not everyone is as intelligent and sophisticated as you are. Some people are "stupid" or "bigoted" … Continue reading Don’t Block Your Friends Over Political Differences

Libertarians & Non-Materialistic Capitalism

Capitalism. The word alone is enough to conjure images of swanky parties, hustlers, pimps with an assortment of "fine ass hoes", diamond studded cars, tigers on a gold leash, Rolex watches, Louis Vuitton, and sleazy billionaires who demonstrate a  brazen disregard for all human life, other than their own. Libertarians are often accused of trying … Continue reading Libertarians & Non-Materialistic Capitalism

Dear White People Netflix Series Review

I recently finished watching Season 2 of 'Dear White People', a socio-political satire series, on Netflix. I didn't know what to expect from this series going into it because of all the negative reviews I initially read about it, but in my opinion it's a tremendously well-written show. It turns out the flooding of down-votes … Continue reading Dear White People Netflix Series Review

Intellectuals Against Political Correctness

We hear a lot about "political correctness" these days. Antagonists of political correctness are usually thought to be ignorant, right-wing, slack-jawed yokels. (I'm sorry, the PC term is "academically challenged rural Americans.") Those who are hell bent on preserving their brand of "good old fashioned bigotry." Intellectuals, on the other hand, are generally viewed as … Continue reading Intellectuals Against Political Correctness

I Support Women’s Rights, Just Don’t Call Me a Feminist

Years ago I had a friend whose main objective in life seemed to be assuring that anyone who supported women's rights would identify as, and accept the label of, 'feminist.' She was a raging leftist riotgrrrl who hung out in the punk and oi scene and didn't seem to mind the company of blatantly conservative … Continue reading I Support Women’s Rights, Just Don’t Call Me a Feminist

The Censorship of Alex Jones

You may have heard that Alex Jones was recently banned from Apple, Spotify, Youtube and Facebook for repeatedly violating user agreements and company policies. This is incontrovertible proof that these companies are operated by the Illuminati! Just kidding. 😉 For years I've attempted to draw a distinction between freethinkers and conspiracy theorists; labels that are … Continue reading The Censorship of Alex Jones