Vendetta and Nothing Else

Before on this blog, I have discussed how when I have discussed my history being bullied the general response of people is that I should have resorted to physical violence, either directly or through a proxy, or contacted the police. It is quite curious that they never mention anything about fixing the cultural and psychologicalContinue reading “Vendetta and Nothing Else”

The Theology of Pigasus the Immortal

My favorite song is Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”, as mentioned at the front page of this website. It is how I do politics. Now, in the context of religion and nonprofits I work with lots of Republicans. I should extoll what my political theology is. I became a liberal as a child and the contextContinue reading “The Theology of Pigasus the Immortal”

Honor, Liberalism, and Moral Stature

When nerdy good boys are delinquents and drunk cokehead playboys are model citizens. The end of virtue ethics and the rise of liberal consent. It was Martin Luther King’s dream that a pluralistic society would judge based on character and not superficial characterisitcs but liberalism decided that character meant a thick good and was incompatibleContinue reading “Honor, Liberalism, and Moral Stature”

Why Conservatives Are Better Organizers

I live on the left but do concede that the right has better tactics and organization. The TLDR reason is simple, the conservatives are capitalists and for all of capitalism’s problems, it is about ruthless pragmatism. The conservatives are trained to understand that everything serves their bottom line. In business, that means money and inContinue reading “Why Conservatives Are Better Organizers”

Are Autism Experts Experts in Autism?

No, I recently had an email exchange with a psychology professor at the College of Charleston who specialized in autism and it didn’t go well. I was working with her on creating sensory-safe parties and other special needs support on campus. I’m not going to recount it all here but that would be tangential. TheContinue reading “Are Autism Experts Experts in Autism?”

How Autistic Am I?

Very. Yet, I am not of the most common subtype. I share plenty of traits with them with the most common subtypes. I make deep connections with people quickly and am much less censored in my topics of conversation. I memorize social rules much more than I read social cues. I tend to come acrossContinue reading “How Autistic Am I?”

Confederate Disneyland: The Nasty Underworld of Charleston’s Tourism Industry

My hometown’s main industry is war profiteering. Amazingly, this is from a war it lost. I recently wrote a blog on the Olivia Hussey lawsuit and her and Charleston are profiteers from a sectarian conflict their side lost. Romeo & Juliet is, arguably, the most done civil war reenactment and the Confederacy was literally aContinue reading “Confederate Disneyland: The Nasty Underworld of Charleston’s Tourism Industry”

Sociology of the Apocolypse

            Bullying is a hot topic but it is too often treated as the monolith that it isn’t. There are multiple forms of bullying with different psychological roots. The type of bullying most common where I grew up in and around Charleston was the pseudo-ethical type where the bullying takes the form of vigilantism. Furthermore,Continue reading “Sociology of the Apocolypse”

The Path to a Social Japan and the Birth of a New Paradigm

As touched on in the article I wrote about the anti-catcalling laws, the over-punishing of minor anti-social behavior is not the result of progressive politics even if it manifests itself in it. It is the bourgeois, suburban, fears of the uncanny and the marginalized. I referenced an The Atlantic article by Conor Friedersdorf where heContinue reading “The Path to a Social Japan and the Birth of a New Paradigm”

The War for a Bourgeois Utopia

I am against catcalling but with regards to the wave of new laws against it, I’m against those too. What frustrates me about the anti-catcalling laws is this. To reduce mass incarceration, we need a united left that doesn’t advocate for criminalizing minor anti-social behavior. If a hobo calls you “sugar-tits” then just roll yourContinue reading “The War for a Bourgeois Utopia”