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”

The Perennial and the Pundits of Christianity

What does Jesus think about abortion? The answer is like what most religion and secular ideology is, whatever you already believe, your tradition is on your side. To escape this, there must be a philosohical framework with which to answer. My answer is Jesus is not a pundit and Christianity is not a platform ofContinue reading “The Perennial and the Pundits of Christianity”

The Psychology of Reactionary Politics

Reactionary politics is considered by many to be a synonym with conservatism but it is not. I define it as the politcs of unthinking reaction. I recently wrote an article about the anti-catcalling laws. How, among other things, the same movement against mass incarceration and arresting people for minor crimes are also for doing exactlyContinue reading “The Psychology of Reactionary Politics”

The Death of Type A on the Left

Working in politics and in the nonprofit sector, one thing that is apparent is the lack of Type A personality and the desperate need for it. Any degree of assertiveness is seen as aggressive and impolite even when the world is literally burning. The general response one gets when one acts with the appropriate urgencyContinue reading “The Death of Type A on the Left”

Moral Courage in the Media

In the philosophical and social analyses of pop culture, the eggheads of my fellows on the left in academia who I vote the same way and attend the same protests as but afford almost zero intellectual respect to because they, typically, deserve zero intellectual respect, they will focus on things like feminism. That’s most ofContinue reading “Moral Courage in the Media”

Cultural Federalism

In an earlier article, I argued for a world spirituality to be consolidated into large religious blocs: I have a similiar idea about subcultures, we should have a concert of the major subcultures. Leon Trotsky imagined the Soviet legislature to have representatives apportioned by industry. With a federal concert of subcultures, there should be summitsContinue reading “Cultural Federalism”

Cosmopolitian, 4Chan, and the Doctrine of the Mean

4Chan is a metonym for the dredges of the internet, its natives are the descendants of the dark geeks of yesteryear who voted for Ross Perot, played D&D in basements, and descended into the grimy abodes of the alt-right. A poetic analogy to Erik from Phantom of the Opera. Losers who descend into bitterness andContinue reading “Cosmopolitian, 4Chan, and the Doctrine of the Mean”

Scottish Seccession & The End of History

The Scottish seccession movement is attempt at progress of a people who don’t know what the next paradigm of history should be. Their arguments for seccession are not terribly well founded since they could apply to any region with political and cultural differences of any country. They do vote largely center-left and have their ownContinue reading “Scottish Seccession & The End of History”

Is Late-Stage Capitalism a Thing? (Part One)

In recent years, the term late-stage capitalism has been used to refer to our current era and, perhaps, delinaite it from qualitatively different sub-eras within the history of capitalism. I disagree with the term for a few reasons. First, it says nothing about what makes this capitalism different from other variants of capitalism. Second, itContinue reading “Is Late-Stage Capitalism a Thing? (Part One)”

Personality Disorders & Politics

The worst problem in politics is not external corruption but internal corruption. Working in local politics, the person I have worked the most for is a man I have zero respect for, see as evil to his core, and see as breathtakingly stupid. He doesn’t belong in a state legislature, he belongs in a mentalContinue reading “Personality Disorders & Politics”