How Shitty Should American Poverty Get?

Income inequality and poverty have finally become a popular topic. We should look at fewer graphs, and instead look at real life.

Homophobia and the Flawed Logic Behind It

When I have a down-to-earth discussion about homophobia with someone I respect, it’s often hard for them to identify why they dislike homosexuals.

Misogyny, Sex Negativity and Empathy

Though I feel there ARE substantial cultural pressures that are unfair to women, I believe that a lack of empathy is the root cause misogyny.

Attempting To Be “Post-Gender”

I’m making an effort toward living in a post-gender mindset today, in order to be ready for the future I want. It will either make the transition easier on senile old man me, or in some small way help make that optimistic future come just a little sooner.

A New Direction: Ex-Libertarian

For a couple years, I was a Libertarian. Then, I had trouble justifying my personal philosophies with Libertarian principles.

Class Warfare: 99% vs. 1%

Since the day I moved out of my parents’ house, I’ve been extorted, dominated, lied to, and had horrible things done to people I’ve never met in my name. I don’t know what it’s like to feel free anymore, and it’s getting harder and harder to feign ignorance.

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

This is a question many people use when debating the existence of a god. Who decides which of us are good people? What constitutes a bad thing happening?

No Myth or Ceremony Required: Ownership

The modern world has made the concept of ownership a fact of life. From the moment we’re born we are indoctrinated with the ideas of what is yours and what is mine and the terrible twos are when we generally fall in love with the concept of “mine!” Some people developed further into that aspect […]

No Myth or Ceremony Required: Ethics

There are no concrete rules or laws that should be followed no matter what. Each person has their own set of values that they take seriously. The rest is just things they do (or don’t do) to avoid some form of external consequence.

The People that are Killing Us

I can’t stand people who use Nazi Germany and Hitler to draw comparisons with something they disagree with. However, the time has come to put things into perspective.