Agency as Privilege: Educating for Justice

The goings on at the 15th annual White Privilege Conference held in Madison, Wisconsin over the weekend have of course been making the rounds on social media. Some are supportive, others are hateful, others simply find it amusing. Put me in the latter category. While I find the proceedings to be highly comical I also find them sad and ironic. The main theme of the conference was of course the absolute social supremacy of white people along with the complete denial of the agency of non-whites. This really should not surprise people anymore.

White people attending a postmodern church service.

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Celebrating Diversity: Liberal Tolerance and the “Religion of Peace”

I’ve long maintained that you can predict most liberal positions will just be the opposite of whatever conservatives are talking about at the moment. This is certainly the case any time some progressive smirks and proclaims that Islam is totally no different whatsoever than Christianity in terms of social consequence. Even the New Atheists, a group notorious for misadventures in philosophy, are at least intellectually honest enough to loudly disagree with the liberals on their naive premise that Islam is “no more problematic than Christianity” and cite plenty of convincing reasons for why this isn’t true. Quite naturally, the liberals considered the intellectual case for disapproving of Islam at considerable length, and then constructed a carefully reasoned rebuttal of this premise. Just kidding! They did nothing but scream “Islamophobia” at full volume, peppering retorts of “Not All Muslims Are Like That” in between mandatory accusations of xenophobia and racism.

Pro-tip, excluding extremists is common sense, not intolerance.

Protip: Excluding extremists is common sense, not intolerance.

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Judge Napolitano Explains Vulgar Libertarianism

Old but gold, today’s article comes from a December 2013 episode of the O’Reilly Factor.  The subject: a federal judge’s ruling on polygamy in Utah.

Bill O’Reilly presents us the modern, toothless, “conservative” take on not conserving much of anything in America.  Andrew Napolitano offers the unbrutal and hypocritical “libertarian” perspective on the erosion of our liberty.

Both men would rather appeal to their cow-brained demo than try and discuss the serious issues underlying our culture today.  Of course.

Trigger Warning: Modern Realpolitik

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Jen Sorenson’s Totalitarian Feelocracy

Behold, the stupidest thing I have seen today…  And it’s 2am.  Dammit.

Trigger Warning: Jen Sorenson

feels

1. Funny how “freedom” when dealing with human actors always becomes something inherently unequal.  Jen ignores this.  Of course.  Jen instead projects a conception of freedom that involves reality catering to her wants.  Of course.

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Stereotype Threat: A “God of the Gaps” for Liberals

Being one of the only atheists in existence to actually spend time examining theistic arguments instead of just posting Christopher Hitchens memes, I’ve been reading Edward Feser‘s The Last Superstitution: A Refutation of the New Atheism, a book I firmly recommend to anyone interested in either Thomas Aquinas’s metaphysics or seeing Richard Dawkins get some much deserved intellectual ridicule. One of the concepts addressed is the New Atheist tendency to fixate on facile and easily dismantled arguments since the philosophical nuance required for attacking the more esoteric and complex variety eludes their feeble understanding.

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The Dildonic Treadmill

A portmanteau of hedonic and dildos, The Dildonic Treadmill refers to the tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable state of vulgarized intellectual comfort despite major changes in ideology.  This term was developed from recent reactions over the shift in our blog’s trajectory.

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The Libertarian Stuff: Introduction

This article will be the beginning of what I plan to be a multi-part, multi-contributor series.  The purpose? To seek rapprochement with libertarianism.  Yeah, we’re going there.

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Solus Mater (Mother Alone)

Today’s social network dumpster dive brings us Awkward Moments Children’s Bible, and a picture of what is quite possibly the bravest thing I have seen on Facebook.  Like, ever.

It's a trick question.

 It’s a trick question.  We’ll get to that shortly.

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The Corn Syrup Melting Pot

It seems that some jimjams have been flimflammed and a media kerfuffle has arisen over a rather banal and saccharine Dildo Super Bowl advertisement put out by the Coca-Cola corporation. The ad depicts various individuals and groups of endearing, non-threatening, SWPL-approved minorities signing “America the Beautiful” in various global (non-English) languages.

At first glance one that has trained his mind in the art of spotting the progressive narrative cannot help but feel a minor trembling in the ol’ Johnathans. On second glance one wonders why one is glancing at this cloying, hackneyed rubbish a second time. Whether the average Dildo Super Bowl viewer was able to pick up on the not-so subtle cultural Marxist messaging here, or whether his mind was already too numb and broken from the unrelenting dildo bludgeoning it had been receiving all evening, I can’t say. I can’t read minds, nor can I relate to the mindset of a Dildo Super Bowl viewer.

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