Category Archives: Socio-political

Posts on current events, random thoughts about culture and society.

McCarthy’s Legacy

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We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember… Read more »

Save Your History

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They say that “the winners write history”.  I think it’s less that they write history and more that they have the power to erase those parts that don’t fit into their worldview.  Donald Trump’s recent attempt to purge people who believe in climate change from government agencies is likely just the beginning.  Scientists across the world are desperately trying to… Read more »

Mirror, Mirror…

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So, it occurs to me, lying awake at 5 AM, that this election isn’t really about policy.  It’s not about our taxes or our guns or religious freedom.  These things, as always, will be decided in the Senate, and in Congress, with the Supreme Court keeping a watchful eye on things.  No, this election is a giant mirror reflecting who… Read more »

Body/Horror: Forced Feminization in the Movie “(Re)Assignment”

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The other day, my wife told me about a new movie coming out in 2017.  “(Re)Assignment”.  I’ll give you the IMDB summary: Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided… Read more »

Vote Your Conscience

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I voted for Bernie  in the primary  (you probably knew that already) but I will be backing Hillary  in November.  However much I would prefer Bernie, the consequences of a Trump presidency are just too horrific to contemplate unless you’re some straight white guy who’s willing to sieg hell his way through it. So, for those of you who are going to vote Green, or… Read more »

The Smartest Thing…

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…that Hillary Clinton could do would be to name Bernie Sanders as her running mate.  Whether she likes it or not,  whether he likes it or not, it is the best way to heal the rift in the Democratic Party.  Forget, for while at least, that the DNC and the Democratic Party nomination process needs a serious reboot.  Put aside,… Read more »

Social Justice Warrior

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I see no conflict between social justice and free speech.  Indeed, one cannot have one without the other.  Setting these two things in opposition, only guarantees that, in the end, we will have neither.  We cannot have social justice if the oppressed are not free to speak of their oppression.  We cannot have free speech if one group, by dint… Read more »

On Stories

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“And it’s a human need to be told stories.  The more we’re governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.” Alan Rickman The Anyuvin universe grew out of what was supposed to… Read more »

Redefining Marriage

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Well, frankly, I think it’s about time we did. Those of us intelligent enough to understand things like, oh, say evolution, can easily envision a time long ago when sharing one’s life with another was a simpler process.  Two people find themselves attracted to each other and, obeying the primal biological and/or emotional urge to mate, (or just have sex,)… Read more »

Getting It

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I have lost track of the number of people who tell me that “they get it”.  No, really, “they get it.”  They’ve talked to their gay, black, female, Romani, immigrant – pick your own minority – and, wow, they get it. No, you don’t. You may want to get it, out of concern for your friend (admirable), or simply so… Read more »