“You can now pay someone’s delinquent Detroit water bill online!” writes Kiratiana Freelon at the Washington Post. How wonderful.
The Detroit Water Project, started by two women on twitter (and people with, you know, actual programming and organizational experience), has seen coverage by news outlets like Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, and CBS.
I find myself asking if this project was something liberal whites have been anticipating… I then laugh at myself for asking such a silly question.
The times, they are a’changing. You may have noticed the shift, you may have noticed some articles have been removed. You may have noticed articles have been coming out slower and slower. It’s because I’ve put off writing this article, answering the question.
What is TRS now? More specifically, what am *I* now? We need to settle this before we can move on. You guys deserve that. So here goes.
The New York Times’ Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is an educated and empathetic fellow who has committed a dangerous error. His recent op-ed breaks the most important rule of political propaganda: he humanizes his opponent.
Now to be sure, Seth includes all the necessary buzzwords for his audience: hate, holohoax, bigotry, etc. You know who the bad guys are, you know which team Seth bats for. Seth also makes his offering to the altar of narrative, indirectly implying that more murderers frequent Stormfront. Many of his readers will never check his work, which would reveal that the data doesn’t match up with that implication. Yeah, oopsie.
So a pudgy white woman has found a way to validate her fragile ego and possibly sell a few of her stupid sex stories. Cue feels and empty “conversations” about society that do nothing for anybody, like, ever. Leave it to a generation of overfed English degrees to confuse empowerment with advertisement.
I have never been one to shy from moralistic posturing, because I have never been one for lying.
I feel that what I am ultimately seeking is the ideal of good. I feel this is what every driven mind and hungry heart in this world seeks, though precious few care to admit it. I feel that a large number of people are either indifferent or pursuing good in a lackadaisical, half-hearted and easily-consumed manner. More and more, I believe this has always been the state of the human race. Not quite bound to sin and total depravity, more inclined to the vulgar and venial. Wickedness is not mundane.
I no longer believe that the personally harmful and socially damaging things in our world today were primarily the creation of purposeful human design. I believe that few people truly desire to be bad. To be bad is as much of a sacrifice as it is to be good. I nowadays feel that the answer we seek isn’t a matter of less bad, but more good. There is a distinct shortage in the world of both bad and good.
When the state of Israel finally falls it won’t be due to Palestinians, Islamic fundamentalists, anti-Semites or neo-Nazis. No, the final undoing of the Jewish state will be wrought by progressive Western Jews themselves. Zionism, you see, is a right-wing, National Socialist ideology and is in sharp conflict with the tenets of progressivism. When it comes down to a choice between the two, Western Jews, particularly Americans, will choose progressivism and Israel will go the way of South Africa.
So yesterday with a snicker-snack! the Supreme Court delivered a terrible blow to women’s rights or something with a split decision in favor of businesses refusing to cover contraception on the basis of religious beliefs.
Behold, America’s impending theocratic oppression. Or something.
We are pretentious. We are overwrought. We will project our failures on everything and everyone else to preserve our stunted, fragile egos. It does not have to be this way. You don’t have to be like Esquire Magazine’s Charles P. Pierce.
I’m here to help.
So yesterday a friend and cohort brought this wonderfully vapid work of alarmism to my attention. In it, Esquire Magazine’s Charlie Pierce wants his readers to believe America has entered a new Dark Age of cruelty and barbarism. Oh boy.
Earlier this month I wrote an article to noted edgytarian Christopher Cantwell. In it I offered my post-ancap perspective on his supposed intellectual tension regarding the use of force. Turns out he just wanted to be okay with shooting chicks in his mind; in retrospect, I should have done more research prior to publishing that article.
Chris responded the next day, circling his wagons around the Non-Aggression Principle and shutting down my arguments in a very ham-fisted manner.
Unsure how to respond I choose to lurk at both Cantwell’s website and the “Libertarian Brutalist” (NSFW) facebook group he moderates. I bore witness as Cantwell cheered for Borque, as he cheered over some other dead cops. Recently, I watched Chris fume after Cop Block washed their hands of him in response to his writings (Cop Block article here).