A heart-warming video of BLM demonstrators demanding that black bloc leave their demonstration. One of them is wearing an Its Going Down tee-shirt – the website which advocates violence against those it deems are members of the ‘alt-right’. A stunning reminder of the human capacity to see more than just the flags over people’s heads,… Read More The Spirit of MLK is Alive and Well
Here is an email correspondence I’ve been having with an unnamed public intellectual who is skeptical of the durability of the culturist explanations for human inequality, and who believes that the pegging of human rights discourses to dubious assumptions is an extremely dangerous thing. Professor X, I am of the fledgling intellectual breed of people… Read More An Email Correspondence with a Public Intellectual, and an Unsent Explanation about Confirmation Bias and the Futility of Objective, ‘Final’ Truth.
If you live anywhere near the Internet, you might have seen the video of white nationalist Richard Spencer getting punched. At the end of the video, you can see someone pulling the assailant off Spencer. That person was me, and ever since I pursued and recorded footage of the puncher, my life and the safety… Read More The Punch Heard ‘Round the World
your illusion of me is your betrayal of me is your liberation of me is your salvation. you are me. what can it be, when your flesh melts like wax, mutable. when everyone is gone, mumble about the paper dragon– inverted.
I love how the logic of disparate impact is fervently applied to stuff like crime statistics, but when it comes to stuff like “top ten percent of each graduating class” affirmative action in education, which was explicitly implemented as a work-around for Supreme Court rulings–that is considered permissible if not worthy of applause. Stuff like… Read More Disparate Impact
Firstly, I would like to take a moment to repudiate the few days in which I flirted with the idea that Trump’s election is a good thing. I hereby revert to my stance that people who obsessed over seeing Trump win the presidency were, and are, pathetic and out of touch with reality. Culture >… Read More Why Make a Universalist Moral Argument?
I woke up from one of those deep, deep catnaps. I had never before really thought so penetratingly about Trump, who I think the man to be. At first, I realized how potentially fucked we are. This is a man who seems to have little idea of the complexities of the world, and that he… Read More Thoughts on Trump