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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For this brief article, I will just make a video recommendation and provide some commentary—basically just my thoughts after watching the video. The video in question is "Palestinians: What do you think of atheists?" Check it out below and read some of my thoughts.Read More
The year 2015 could have been better. It has not been a bad year for me, but I have not been working on my writing as actively as I would have liked. Even so, the year has not been completely fruitless. Let’s take a look!Read More
The United States government spends a vast portion of the tax dollars they collect on the military; they spend more on the military than they do on anything else and more than several other countries spend on their militaries combined. There is no nation in the world that even comes close to the United States' military prowess. America's excessive spending on military is thus quite irrational; one must wonder why the right wing is so paranoid that they need more weapons than one can shake a missile at. My suggestion is to use government spending to better lives rather than end them.Read More
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
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of America ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide; all states must uphold this decision. This was a major victory in the war against dogma, as I write about in my article "Love wins battle, war against dogma continues" (July 5, 2015). However, we all knew, I assume, that the battle was, indeed, far from over and that there still are right-wing theists who claim their religious freedom should allow them to oppress others. One such person is Kim Davis and another is an apologist I encountered.Read More
The hashtag #SignsYoureRightWing trended yesterday on Twitter, so as a quick and easy blog post, with lazyness factor one million, I thought I would just include my tweets, some of my favorite tweets, and perhaps some commentary regarding this hashtag. A preview: Conservatives are bigoted, ignorant hypocrites who drink the Kool-Aid and only care about that which affects themselves.Read More