In Defense of the Term “White Privilege”

If you ever want to shock a room full of white libertarians or conservatives into a frenzy, just use the phrase “white privilege” unironically. For those who have based their entire identities and ideologies in a radical (to the point of irrational) individualism, the very notion that not everything that’s gone well in life is due to their merit or work is repugnant, and that reasonable notion is at the core of what white privilege is. Continue reading In Defense of the Term “White Privilege”

A Resistance Fighter, On Screen and Off

Like the character Finn who he played in the three latest episodic Star Wars movies, Boyega is not afraid to stand up for his beliefs. Like Finn, Boyega is willing to speak truth to power. In a world where the president is actively quoting segregationist sheriffs on Twitter, public figures boldly and unapologetically stomping down hateful ideologies is crucial for those who are still learning about the world and developing their moral codes. Continue reading A Resistance Fighter, On Screen and Off

The Importance of Solidarity & #BlackOutTuesday

On Tuesday, June 2, the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday flooded Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Millions of users on these social media platforms changed their profile pictures to simple black squares. In fact, when I logged on to Instagram in the morning, I had to scroll for over a minute before anything but a wall of black appeared in my feed (other than a few ads and promoted posts). Continue reading The Importance of Solidarity & #BlackOutTuesday

I Understand Why You Hate AntiFa. Stand With Them Anyway.

If you go looking for fodder on AntiFa, you will not have to search hard. The list is extensive: The bike lock guy, Portland, Twitter accounts, etc. These acts and calls for violence are indefensible. They are not anti-fascist, they are anti-human. Sometimes, violence is justified. Sometimes, it is not. And AntiFa is no stranger to that second camp. I will not gloss over how … Continue reading I Understand Why You Hate AntiFa. Stand With Them Anyway.

Be Good to Those who Don’t Deserve it: Mary Poppins, Mr. Banks, and Magic

It’s perhaps the most unnatural thing a person can do. Turn the other cheek when struck. Washing the feet of your enemies. Serving those who wish ill upon you. Why should we grant kindness to those unworthy of it? Let’s examine Mary Poppins. I know, I know, not exactly a philosophical font, but it has a distinct message and a rather powerful one at that. … Continue reading Be Good to Those who Don’t Deserve it: Mary Poppins, Mr. Banks, and Magic

No Shirt, All Service: Spike Cohen Saves the Libertarian Party

This week, Libertarian Vice President nominee Spike Cohen was involved in two different controversies. Both involved his inability to keep his shirt on. After his nomination, the internet noted a few pictures of him at the beach posing for pictures for a fundraiser. Then again, in light of the backlash, he took his shirt off again on a libertarian podcast. You can see this appearance … Continue reading No Shirt, All Service: Spike Cohen Saves the Libertarian Party

Can You be a Socialist Capitalist?

No. There we go, shortest article ever. Alright, I’m kidding around. But I’m serious about answering the question. Exploring this answer helps us define the terms and actually opens us up to a new conversation that is more relevant to modern economics than these terms which have largely lost their meaning and intent. If your attention span is short, I’ll answer it now: It’s likely … Continue reading Can You be a Socialist Capitalist?