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Am I an Elitist? Only When I Need to Fight Left and Right-Wing Populism

When people accuse others of elitism it is usually not because they actually ran into an actual elitist. They usually just ran into a person smarter than them who they want to attack based on imaginary character flaws since they can’t compete on intellectual grounds. Most people swinging the accusation can’t even define elitism. Like … Continue reading Am I an Elitist? Only When I Need to Fight Left and Right-Wing Populism

Ultra-Wokism Is a Cult and Cannot Be Reasoned With Any More Than the Trump Cult

My relationship with the ultra-woke is a bizarre one. I share the majority of their beliefs. I believe Trump is racist, I believe racism is a prominent undercurrent of the Trump movement, and I believe many of the people who support Trump are racist and/or dumb. I support LGBTQ+ rights. I support women’s rights and … Continue reading Ultra-Wokism Is a Cult and Cannot Be Reasoned With Any More Than the Trump Cult

Debunking a Partisan Lie on Climate Change: Unbiased America on Sun Activity

Unbiased America is a right-wing Facebook page that became active sometime in 2013 (though may have existed as early as 2010). It seemed decent in the early years, but sometime late 2014 or early 2015 it went off the rails and mutated into a rank partisan circle-jerk no more sophisticated than any other far-right source. … Continue reading Debunking a Partisan Lie on Climate Change: Unbiased America on Sun Activity

Facebook Is Bias Against Liberals, Not Conservatives: They Went After Me, a Liberal

Actually, what I believe is that Facebook has a shitty algorithm that wrongly penalizes people on the political right and left far too often, but roughly equally. Right-wingers just whine about it more because they generally have a martyr complex through which they get their rocks off by telling themselves and tribe members they are … Continue reading Facebook Is Bias Against Liberals, Not Conservatives: They Went After Me, a Liberal

Motivated Dumb People With Good Intentions Are a Serious Obstacle to Solving Many of Today’s Real Problems

“What’s wrong with the world? What prevents us from living a utopia?” The variety of answers would be as large as the number of people asked the question. Yet, I bet you could fit all those answers into one of two categories: either people are too stupid, or people are too evil. Look at any … Continue reading Motivated Dumb People With Good Intentions Are a Serious Obstacle to Solving Many of Today’s Real Problems

The Non-Partisan Facts of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The pandemic has been absurdly and grotesquely politicized when it never should have been. In December, January, and early February you could not reliably predict what political party someone was part of based their position on the virus. On February 24th Nancy Pelosi was strolling Chinatown in San Francisco, encouraging other people to do the … Continue reading The Non-Partisan Facts of the Coronavirus Pandemic

In Defense of Elitism

If there is one thing that many of those within the more polarized sections of the political left and right seem to agree on, it is that elitists are bad. Elitists don’t care about anyone, they just want to enrich themselves, they are stuck up, and they are a net negative for society. But is … Continue reading In Defense of Elitism

Political Left & Right: Is Sanders a moderate and Biden a firm right-winger?

What is the real political right and left of the spectrum? Is there an “objective truth” to what makes someone on the Left or the Right? As of late some of the most ardent claimers of an objective truth to the matter are far-left people in my experience. From what I can tell their position … Continue reading Political Left & Right: Is Sanders a moderate and Biden a firm right-winger?

Shutdown or no shutdown: Which country addressed Covid-19 the best?

Did Sweden take the better approach? The worse approach? In the United States the Coronavirus pandemic has of course been politicized like everything else. Each political tribe knee-jerks into proclaiming its ideology as the one true ideology to dictate approaching the Coronavirus. The deregulate-it-all far-right advocates doing virtually nothing because doing anything would make us … Continue reading Shutdown or no shutdown: Which country addressed Covid-19 the best?

Racism and Policing

The best data should always be the foundation of a belief, a political stance, or a public policy. No matter how righteous a cause, it should always value the evidence above all things. Human-driven climate change is a fact. But for those understandably desperate to get policy-makers moving on climate change, exaggeration and claims that … Continue reading Racism and Policing

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