Conservatives truly do care about the needy. Except they only care about the "truly" needy, so not all those lazy poor people who work more than forty hours a week and still cannot make ends meet. Okay, so they do not really care about the needy. The heartless, irrational hatred conservatives have for poor people is truly disgusting, and it especially disturbing when it comes from people who themselves could be considered poor. They have essentially created a "no true poor person" fallacy, which says anyone who is poor can blame only themselves or the evil government which is trying to take everyone's money by taxing the top one percent a little bit more.Read More
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There is a famous quote which goes, "It is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism," a quote whose origin is somewhat mysterious. This quote highlights a common problem in our societies, found mostly among right-wingers: the fear and poor understanding of socialism and anything that is not capitalist. With this in mind, the following article will discuss democracy, totalitarianism, socialism, democratic socialism, and social democracy.Read More
It's funny how whenever there's a consensus in the scientific community about an unpleasant truth, masses of people deny it like atheists deny the existence of the Almighty Creator, the Flying Spaghetti Monster. What's even funnier—though I should note I use the word funny in the most depressing way imaginable—is that the deniers never seem to actually understand that which they deny. Examples are the Big Bang, the age of the Earth, evolution, and climate change. Instead of reading up on these SCIENTIFIC theories, they choose to create simplified and ridiculous straw men, like, "If we came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?" This shows a clear tendency of deep ignorance, and I'd like to point out how such ignorance can be lethal, especially regarding climate change.Read More