May 25, 2016
Meet the Third Party candidates. Third parties, whether you support them or consider them spoilers you have to admire their tenacity. Every election they fight against considerable odds against a two party duopoly that does everything to keep them from being fairly represented. As they tend to continue...
May 24, 2016
Privilege: The Left's Original Sin. By James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian The concepts of Original Sin and privilege are identical except that they operate in different moral universes. In familiar religions, Original Sin is something you're born with. It's something you can't escape. It's continue...
James A. Lindsay
May 23, 2016
Is Social Justice Activism Getting Justice Backwards? What is social justice? Social justice has a number of definitions, depending upon who you ask. The dictionary gives us "justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society." This definition is continue...
May 22, 2016
Girl TV and patriarchal conspiracies. Update: See more in this follow-up. Until now, I thought "manspreading" was the silliest entry in the endless catalogue of The Evil That Men Do inflicted upon us by the "progressive" media. But now there's this: continue...
May 20, 2016
Social Justice vs History. This story of a UKIP member getting 'TOTALLY BURNT AND PWNED U GUISE' caught my eye this morning, and since my initial click-through I've read it three or four times. It's baffling if you have any kind of common sense. The 'conversation' should have gone as follows: continue...
May 19, 2016
A few more thoughts on Ann Coulter, Jews, and the Alt Right: Immigration to Israel and America. Apologies for the long break between posts! Life has kept me busy. If you follow me on Twitter, you undoubtedly know that last week The Daily Beast ran my piece about Ann Coulter and anti-Semitism, continue...
May 18, 2016
More fruitful and beneficial online discussions. I would like to see online discussions be less poisonous, and more fruitful and beneficial. I've made a checklist for myself, of some habits I've been trying to practice. Maybe it will give some people some ideas, or some encouragement, in their continue...
May 17, 2016
Baghdad just saw its bloodiest week in years, but we won't hear about it until Paris gets attacked again. Over the last six days, Baghdad has been devastated by a series of terrorist attacks which have been claimed by ISIS. In total, over 200 people have been killed and hundreds more injured continue...
May 17, 2016
Silicon Valley Censorship. Silicon Valley is incubating a culture of censorship. A handful of Bay Area companies control the flow of online news and they're exerting ever-increasing editorial control to push their ideology. Silicon Valley is a monoculture. Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit continue...
James A. Lindsay
May 16, 2016
Getting Triggered in Class is a Good Thing. If you are emotionally triggered by course material in one of your college classes, you should probably consider yourself lucky, not a victim. Trigger warnings are small notices prefacing a piece of media that alert people to the possibility that it continue...
Apr 17, 2016
May 12, 2016
Daily Show host Trevor Noah, "fuck white people," defends Islamists. I've been watching the slow decline of The Daily Show. Jon Stewart's biting insight has been replaced with Trevor Noah's lazy race-baiting, regressive-left identity politics. The show is almost formulaic: skim a Huffington continue...
May 10, 2016
Social Justice and my sister. There's a reason why people tend to talk about mundane topics. Personally, I've never shied away from the big 'no nos' because I A) have almost no sense of self-preservation; and B) can be disagreed with and called every name under the sun and still love and like continue...
James A. Lindsay
May 09, 2016
A "Safe space" is a dangerous idea. In just the last two or three years, the notion of safe spaces, as temporary, localized forums in which groups can gather to speak and share, sometimes with an audience, has lost ground to a broader definition. The broadened use of the term does not seek to continue...
May 08, 2016
Obama's belated sensibility on the Middle East and the Muslim World. In an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic amid the final months of his presidency, President Obama discussed the role of the US in the international sphere, his ambitions, goals, and strategies in Syria, and had continue...
May 06, 2016
An emotional media and the death of quality. I still find it hard to accept the quality of what's accepted on a lot of sites, news or opinion or whatever notwithstanding. It takes nothing to simply have an opinion, but to fully flesh it out, gather the resources to prove it, and then present it continue...
May 04, 2016
Yes, "rape culture" is nonsense. At least, in modern Western societies. The latest proof is a recent article in The Guardian that is meant to chronicle rape culture, and how the author, Australian journalist Shalailah Medhora, came to understand it after being attacked. What happened to Medhora continue...
Apr 29, 2016
New TNR hits new low with apologia for American Communism. If you're a conservative or libertarian worried about the intellectual state of the right today, cheer up! The intellectual downward slide of the left continues apace. As an example, I give you an article in what currently passes for continue...
Apr 25, 2016
How to Femsplain Man-Bashing. One of the more irritating aspects of the current feminist revival is the steady stream of nasty commentary about men and male behavior, often on a very personal level -- often accompanied by the use of "man-" as a derogatory prefix ("manspreading," "mansplaining," continue...
T. Boone Pickens
Apr 12, 2016
Let's Find a Better Way to Elect Our President. Growing up in Holdenville, Oklahoma turned out to be one of my life's greatest blessings. Never mind that it was the Great Depression. I was taught values and lessons that serve me to this day. I was surrounded by family. And I had a great group continue...