An Argument of Semantics

Got into a debate on Very Smart Brothers regarding the entire kerfunkle regarding Tomi Lahren and Charlemange . Dude’s words are in the quotation marks. Mine are not. 504 more words

EU Censor "Fake News" In 24 Hours

Come on guys speed up the censorship! It’s taking too long.


The European Union is demanding that Twitter, YouTube and Facebook censor “illegal hate speech” within 24 hours, content that includes so-called “fake news,” a term so broad that it includes perfectly legitimate news content. 19 more words

Big Brother

I Went to the State Board of Elections Meeting, and Guess What Happened Next?

Your intrepid correspondent and glutton for punishment attended the North Carolina State Board of Elections meeting in Raleigh on December 3, 2016 to document the unfolding drama in our great state. 3,124 more words


NYT: I am a dangerous professor

by George Yancy

Nov. 30, 2016

Those familiar with George Orwell’s “1984” will recall that “Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought.” I recently felt the weight of this Orwellian ethos when many of my students sent emails to inform me, and perhaps warn me, that my name appears on the Professor Watchlist, a new website created by a conservative youth group known as Turning Point USA. 1,199 more words


Orwellian euphemisms like "post-truth" and "alt-right" are perfect for whitewashing fascism

The word of the year is “post-truth,” according to Oxford Dictionaries. Post-truth has been used a lot in 2016 to describe the successful Brexit and Donald Trump campaigns, both of which were based in a systematic misrepresentation of facts.  867 more words

The precursor of everything. What a healthy and adventurous person can do in a short life: Jack London

The precursor of everything that a healthy and adventurous person can do in a short life: Jack London

I watched a documentary on Jack London, the precursor of what life should be for a healthy and adventurous person. 734 more words