A couple weeks ago some of my friends started college. One of them said that in their sociology class their teacher started the class with asking, “Is George Washington a terrorist?”, to which another friend of mine said, “Yeah, the British probably saw him as we see ISIS today”. The teacher had asked the question … Continue reading George Washington a Terrorist?
Before I go into my actual defense of it, I'll explain how the Electoral College works. The amount of electoral votes in each state isn't entirely based off of population. The states gets its votes from the amount of Representatives and Senators it has. The number of Representatives are determined by the amount of congressional … Continue reading Defending The Electoral College
As the climate change debate looms over the world an important aspect many have not considered is the effect of climate change on Non-State Armed Groups (NSAG). The link between climate change and NSAG's is not simple and linear by any means. Climate change and it's increasing impact does not directly lead to instability and … Continue reading The Terror of Climate Change
Net Neutrality is one of the most contentious topics on the internet, largely due to the fact that it directly effects internet users and ISPs alike. While many tech moguls and blogosphere titans are virulently pro-Net-Neutrality, their opinions are lacking in nuance and are heavily influenced by the interests of some of the internet's largest … Continue reading Against Net Neutrality
The Non-Aggression Principle (NAP), is what many right-wing libertarians consider their moral code. It promotes the idea that aggression is inherently illegitimate. Aggression in the NAP is defined as initiating or threatening the use of any or all forcible interference with an individual’s property or an individual. The NAP is one of the main … Continue reading Why the Non-Aggression Principle is the true moral code of conduct
The Alt-Right is a right-wing populist movement centered on nationalism, protectionism, and opposition to immigration. They try to brand themselves as an "alternative to the mainstream conservatives" and encompass a diverse range of right-wing ideologies from Trump Conservatives to people who take the movement to a more radical, racist, and fascist route. Recently the movement … Continue reading Where is the Alt-Right Going?
In Seattle, Kshama Sawant ran for the City Council on a platform of a fifteen dollar minimum wage. During her campaign, she was greatly concerned with the issue of low wages. Now following her election, she is just as greatly unconcerned with the effects of this higher minimum wage. When Seattle business owners complained to … Continue reading The Heroic Fight for $15
In a previous post of mine I addressed Holocaust deniers and their flawed methodology. It has come to my attention that I have missed out on some key points made by Holocaust "revisionists." I will not be addressing every single point (as they make dozens of little pin holes that are of little relevance), but … Continue reading Why We Believe?
The Political Compass Quiz is a near-ubiquitous tool of the online political blogosphere. It allows people to communicate their views in a succinct, visual style, and it has spawned countless memes poking fun at the many corners and regions of its 20 x 20 grid. However, looking at the Compass’ questions (and at the evident … Continue reading A Critique of the Political Compass
The Holocaust was an event that occurred in Nazi Germany from 1933-1945. The majority of the historical and scientific community agrees that the Holocaust did occur. However, a sect of people still refuses to accept the historical and scientific evidence that the Holocaust did indeed occur. It is sad that in our present day and … Continue reading A Rebuttal of Holocaust Denial