People have been searching for a meaning to life, a grand purpose, since antiquity. The reason they haven't found what that grand scheme is, is because there isn't one. At least not one that could possibly make any sense. Even if God and all the fairy tales of the bible were true, to what purpose … Continue reading There is No Meaning to Life
Are you really for free speech? To say you are for the freedom of speech is no small claim. Sure, there probably aren't many people out there who think that they should be censored, but the principle of free speech goes far beyond having the freedom to say what you want to say. It's been … Continue reading Are You Really For Free Speech?
We hear a lot about "political correctness" these days. The antagonists of political correctness are usually thought to be ignorant, right-wing, slack-jawed yokels (I'm sorry, the PC term is "academically challenged rural Americans") hell bent on preserving their brand of "good old fashioned bigotry." Intellectuals, on the other hand, are generally viewed as the people … Continue reading Intellectuals and Political Correctness
Conservatives and Liberals toil endlessly in the epic, modern gun debate. Republicans and Libertarians have a tendency to be more for gun rights, whereas Democrats and Progressives have a tendency to be more for gun control. Gun ownership is actually rooted in Liberal ideology, however. James Madison, fourth president and drafter of the 2nd Amendment … Continue reading Gun Ownership is a Liberal Idea
Political 'Freethinking' is, unfortunately, a philosophy that is not commonly known or understood fully. Freethinking is, simply put, holding the position that reason, logic, evidence and objective analysis should supersede authority that is based on tradition, religious canonization, or dogmatic ideology. In addition, and in modern terms, political freethinking attempts to thwart the left-right dichotomy … Continue reading The Art of Political Freethinking
Stew was an ordinary pet frog; he enjoyed getting high, looking at dirty magazines and watching 90's comedy movies. One day, however, when I came home from working at the gas station, I noticed something rather unusual. My computer was on... and someone had left an Infowars page up. Brushing weird shit off was a … Continue reading Alex Jones Turned my Freaking Frog Gay