#DetroitWater: Responsibility Is Hard

turn“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.

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Hobby Lobby’s Birth Controlocaust

[Source] – Who else but Huffpo?

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.

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Secession and Skyrim

This post is going to consist of two parts. The first part will explain why I am in favor of secession and, in particular, a group of almost all whites seceding from the United states. In the second part I will respond to an article recently posted on this site which critiqued the idea of secession.

America’s Dark(er) Future

The demographics of the United States are changing. Increasingly, White’s share of the population is diminishing and the share of Blacks and Hispanics is increasing. Within 30 years whites are projected to be a minority in the United states. In part, this is because of immigration. As of 2013 there are approximately 40 million immigrants living in the United States and most of them are Hispanic. Birth rates also play an important in explaining why America is becoming increasingly non-white. In 2012 the Hispanic birth rate, defined as births per 1000 people, was 17, the Black birth rate was 15, and the White birth rate was 11. In fact, the white birth rate is not only lower than that of non whites but also below replacement level. Each year there are more white deaths than white births in the United States.

Birth Rates by Race

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A Glimpse Into a Liberal Future: The Towson Debate Team

On March 24th, 2014, a pair of African American women hailing from Towson University (lol Matt Heimbach) won the Cross Examination Debate Association’s national Championship at Indiana University. It was a first for formal college debate–a pair of African American females winning a major national debate by a 7-4 vote.

Pictured: The 2024 Presidential Debate
Pictured: The 2024 Presidential Debate

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The Limits Of Mediocrity

Source: Will Moyer

Though my relationship with the ideology has been stormy to say the least, I ultimately concede my politics and philosophy to be libertarian.

Despite my blatant polemics, inevitably I uphold liberty, the quality to control one’s actions, as the highest end.  Human society cannot work without human action, the limitations of civilization require a degree of freedom for it’s citizenry.   A coherent society must seek and maintain a middle ground between these two forces.  While I maintain that our current incoherence is due to embracing individual hedonism over social standards, I cannot agree with an argument that the hierarchy must always supersede the individual.  From what I have seen, to invert the poisoned beliefs underling the anarchist milieu will only serve to accomplish the very same deconstruction of both man and state.

That said, I find that there is no limit of charlatans and morons willing to remind me why I took issue with libertarianism to begin with.

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Suey “Ching-Chong” Park Demands Make-Work Politics

Source: Theden

A race joke by Stephen Colbert has massively triggered biscuit-headed attention whore Suey Park.  This has created something resembling news on the social networks.

The overreaction and ridiculous twitter crusade reveals to us a culture that is utterly devoid of political dialectic.  Chop Suey’s butthurt also hilariously proves the stereotype that Asians have as difficult a time with humor as they do with sounding out “L.”

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Satire? IMPOSSIBRU!

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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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Jen Sorenson’s Totalitarian Feelocracy

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

Trigger Warning: Jen Sorenson

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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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