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?
The American Revolution has commonly been associated with a radical ideology of kicking off the reigns of an oppressive king in favor of a brand new system. However, I will discuss why the Revolution was not a radical movement, but rather a conservative movement. The Revolution was very radical politically speaking. The American colonies dared … Continue reading The Conservative Revolution?
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?
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
When a new style of music comes into the spotlight; it is understood people will have a positive or negative reaction. Sometimes, this new style is met with acceptance, or society views as relatively indifferent. At other times society reacts negatively to a new musical style. Rock, R&B, Soul, Disco, and Rap all experienced heavy … Continue reading The Case for Alternative
Liberalism today is associated with social liberalism and social democracy, yet it is a word which once was representative of liberty in both the cultural and economic sense. To fully understand what liberalism represented, it is important to understand its effect on modern society. In the 17th century in England, the ideas of early liberalism … Continue reading The Case for Classical Liberalism