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Why I’m Involved in Political Discussions

Recently I was reminded of something. There was this friend I had for many years, from my Freshman year in high school until I was 25. So, approximately ten years. This friend was someone I respected tremendously, and in my mind, he was easily one of the smartest people I’d ever met. Or, so it seemed. That all came to a swift end one day when he decided to post something political on his Facebook wall. Something that was astoundingly ignorant and stupid.

I’m sure a lot of people heard of the Kesha vs. Dr. Luke situation Continue reading


Dissent Is Healthy and Important

I am a liberal, and I am not shy about my disdain for conservatives. I even believe, and once wrote an article explaining, that conservatism is morally wrong. But despite this, being liberal is technically a side of the political spectrum, and I do believe that there needs to be an opposite side to balance the spectrum.

Lately, I’ve been seeing articles and videos talking about how corporations and media outlets are targeting right-wing commentators, pushing them to lose their means of income for “advocating hate-speech.” Continue reading

Am I A Radical Centrist?

It seems to me that everyone in America is either blatantly right-wing, blatantly left-wing, or pretends to be in the middle while secretly still being far on one side. People who claim to be independent are just hiding their true side, and people who say they’re moderates are spineless members of their side. Continue reading

What Conservatism and Liberalism Truly Mean

I mean this honestly: A lot of people who call themselves ‘conservative’ are actually more liberal, while many who call themselves ‘liberal’ are actually ultra-conservative.

To put it plainly and bluntly, I’ll say this to help make my point: Hating white people (even if you are also Caucasian) and striving to oppress them is a conservative stance. Speaking out against SJW’s (social justice warriors) like feminists, vegans, and Black Lives Matter is actually a liberal stance. Continue reading

I Love Humanity

Politics is a touchy subject for most people. It doesn’t have to be so divisive, and yet it somehow is. But do people not realize that politics is the most important aspect of living in a civilized society? It’s where we get our laws, it’s what causes wars, it’s what regulates the things citizens need to survive. Yet, people think of the subject like some distant thing that has no effect on them.

Politics is the thing that decides if you’re going to prison or be executed simply for existing or not. Politics is the thing that forces water companies to make your water clean, even if it’s more profitable to let it remain dirty. It is NOT a subject the general population shouldn’t shy away from. Especially in democracies, where most people can vote once they’re old enough.

Trump might become president. I’m terrified of that. It’s not just because I hate his character (which is, being a sociopathic, racist, narcissistic, delusional idiot), it goes much deeper. Continue reading

Why Being Conservative is OBJECTIVELY Wrong


To demonstrate that I’m not writing this article with bias for the sake of bias, I want to clarify that I do wholeheartedly, genuinely believe that liberals are light-years from being perfect people. They’re human just like anyone else. In fact, a few of my planned upcoming articles are going to be angry rants against (yes against) Black Lives Matter and vegans, and I’ve already written a post or two about how much I hate modern feminism. But to me, those things are not signs that it’s bad to be liberal.

What do these two words mean? The definition of ‘conservative’ is: disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change. Meantime, the definition of ‘liberal’ is: favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.

A simple, easy look at a dictionary definition of these terms should be all the proof I need that being conservative is a bad thing. I mean, seriously, “limiting change”? Is it not obvious how detrimental to literally everything it is when you don’t allow things to improve? ‘Liberal’ simply means you favor progress, improvement, and achieving greater understanding. I should logically be able to stop my article here, but since I’m addressing Americans, I’m gonna need to add hundreds more words to get my point across, and even then, it likely won’t click with most.

Before I get to my main point, I just want to stop and ask: based on the definition of ‘conservative’ that I provided, why be a conservative, ever, if purely for the sake of “preserving existing conditions”? Really, are things so perfect in the US, or anywhere, that anybody thinks things need to remain EXACTLY as they are? Do people think we live in a utopia right now? Perhaps I’m taking the word too literally. Anyway, moving on…

Take one quick glance at human history and what do you notice? You’ll notice that human beings are great at being in conflict with each other and being ignorant of facts. The only reason that any religion, major or minor, exists is because for most of our species’ existence we didn’t understand much of anything. Religion was our first attempt at philosophy, and healthcare, and even government. Religion itself rose from ignorance. We didn’t understand what a germ or a virus was. We didn’t understand what causes earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, or solar eclipses. Now, we have grown in knowledge so greatly that we can virtually predict all these things with excellent precision (well, sometimes). We now know that the cause of natural occurrences is, well, nature. Not spirits being happy or angry with us. Now imagine if we had this kind of knowledge tens of thousands of years ago… The progress we would have made by now. We wouldn’t still be exploring the ocean depths, we’d be exploring other galaxies.

Naturally, we are all conservative-minded. Yes, I said it, because it’s true. We are all programmed from birth to follow patterns, and to mimic the behavior of others. It’s how we have survived for thousands of years, and it’s how we all survive on a day-to-day basis. Our brains operate similar to computers, in the sense that we are all capable of understanding new things, like running different programs, but if we don’t have the ‘software’ installed, it’s just empty capacity. We ACTIVELY need to push ourselves to improve, because if we don’t, we behave more like animals. Fear-mongering, bickering, stupid animals. In which case, we may as well not even have greater intellect than other creatures on this planet.

Were you raised by racists? Chances are, you too will be racist. Speak the language of the country you were raised in? Chances are, it’s because everybody else speaks the language too. Believe in God (or gods)? Chances are, it’s because the people you grew up around also believe in deities. Ever find yourself acting like someone else (intentionally or accidentally)? Well, the simple fact we are pattern-imitating animals is the reason for it all. Whether it’s wise or stupid, we do what those around us do, because something in our brain tells us that’s the safest bet. Obeying instinct is easier than asking questions.

So, no, we are not naturally inclined to override our primitive instincts. We are tribal, and we are born knowing nothing. This is the reason wars exist in the first place. This is the reason, as I said already, that religion exists. And it doesn’t matter who is actually right or wrong, because deep down we believe that following the crowd is the safest bet. Not to mention, learning things and changing our natural behavior takes a lot of effort.

This is also the reason racism (among other things) exists. We all come from different parts of the world, and over thousands of years, of course different cultures and languages and even skin tones will develop with different people living in different places. But since we are biologically programmed to cling to, and follow, the tribe that we were born and raised into, we are biased toward our own tribe. No matter where you grew up, unless it was by a completely mixed family, and literally all over the world, at least part of you will always be a little racist toward non-members of your race/culture simply because they’re not like you.

Anyway, this is the problem with Conservatism. It’s great for tribalism and ignorance, but it’s not good for, well, the greater good. This is why freeing slaves in the 19th century was a liberal idea and was an agenda that liberals needed to push. Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president, was the most liberal president the US has ever had. Democrats were the conservative party at the time, and they were on the losing side of history. Today, Republicans are the conservative party (which is not saying that Democrats these days are liberal), and Republicans are fighting against all manner of social progress, just as conservatives have always done. This is why it was very, very easy to predict that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. He’s the most conservative-minded person I’ve ever heard of, and to the ignorant half of the US (conservatives), he was a goldmine. He made ignorance, bigotry, and recklessness popular again. Now remember, these are traits we all have naturally, and it takes effort to fight against it. Not to mention, sympathy. But not everyone is sympathetic to those who aren’t like them, and not everyone is capable of putting in the effort to not be ignorant. As much as I enjoy laughing at the absurd things conservatives say and do (which is everything), I can’t help but understand what’s wrong with them. They’re just human, and humans are animals.

It certainly doesn’t justify the way they are, but I at least understand it.

We need to stop killing each other. We need to fight against ignorance. We need to truly pursue happiness. Liberalism is the only way to achieve this.

One thing I hate more than conservatism is people who claim to be liberals who aren’t. Just because you’re a black person who hates white people, that doesn’t make you any better than whites who hate blacks. It’s still racism. Hating men, simply because they’ve had the most authority throughout civilization, is no excuse to want them oppressed in return. Equality is what liberalism stands for. Equality, safety, and happiness for all is what liberalism stands for. ACTUAL liberalism. When you favor one particular group over another, whether it be race, sex, or even mindset, that is wrong. Look, I agree that men are disgusting pigs and I generally strongly dislike men, but I would be no better than bigoted conservatives if I were to start actively pushing for women to have superiority over men. It’s just my opinion, and I leave it there. Same would apply if I were black and hated white people. Even if I wasn’t of mixed race, I would still support equal rights for all people, of all races.

THAT is being liberal.

And look, if you lack sympathy and you generally don’t care about people who aren’t like you, then fine, be that way. But do not call yourself a good person. And most of all, keep yourself out of all political discussions. Politics should be for figuring out what’s best for everyone. Keep out of the discussion if all you’re trying to do is bring others down while raising you and your tribe up higher. And certainly don’t call yourself a liberal.

The Solution to Gun Violence in America

This is easily the fault of Conservatives more than any other group, but I’m angry and frustrated with both sides of this issue. Conservatives will always say the solution to this country’s gun violence is more guns, while Liberals will always say we need to take away the guns. To the Conservatives I ask: If you were fighting a deadly epidemic, would your solution to saving lives be spreading the outbreak? To the Liberals I ask: How the hell do you think it’s even possible to get rid of all the guns?

Look, the solution is easy and simple:

The love and obsession with guns in this country needs to stop.

There is no good argument for fighting for ‘gun rights’. Weapons don’t need rights. They’re not people. I personally will never understand why anybody, literally anybody, would develop an affinity for guns in the first place. They’re mechanisms that shoot bits of metal really fast. What’s so fascinating about that? At least if a person loves playing with fire, that makes some sense, because fire can do impressive things and flames are pretty to look at.

I think the love for guns is derived from a need to feel powerful, particularly with men who are insecure about their masculinity. It’s the same reason some men go to foreign countries to shoot rare animals that can’t possibly defend themselves against a firearm. It’s part sadism and part compensation. If you are really so desperate to feel like a man, then take care of your family and only ever think about guns when someone is pointing a gun at your family. If you need to shoot something to feel manly, then go fight ISIS. For self-defense, having a gun makes perfect sense, but that in absolutely no way justifies going to gun shows, subscribing to gun magazines, or owning any kind of collection of guns.

It’s simple logic. I could go on and on explaining these easy-to-understand, logical, common-sense points I’ve made, but I will try to be brief in this article. Point is, it’s too easy in America to get your hands on a gun no matter how insane you are, and we encourage each other to love these weapons. I’m not saying that all gun-lovers are evil people who are all preparing to commit genocide, but what I am saying is gun-lovers are the enablers for these lunatics who do massacre innocent people.

Guns have one purpose. They were invented for one purpose. To kill things. Using a gun for anything other than to kill something is actually a misuse. It doesn’t matter that you can use guns for shooting bottles or clay pigeons. That’s not what they were made for, and you know it. And don’t you dare say that your love for guns is so you can shoot clay pigeons. If what I’m saying is making you angry, is it because I’m speaking against your love of shooting bottles? Yeah, I doubt it. Yes, it’s possible to kill people with heavy books and matches, but guess what? Books and matches were not invented for the sole purpose of killing things.

There’s no logical reason to love guns, it’s always, and I mean always, an emotional reason. Maybe you need to feel tough, or maybe (if you’re a man) you need to feel manly. Who knows. Just admit your obsession comes solely from a love for weapons, and nothing else.

America needs to make it mandatory to be trained in handling a firearm once someone reaches a certain age. That’s what I think would prevent all these massacres if one is currently taking place. Not everyone has to be a gun owner, but those who do own one or several must be well-trained in using them. Not in learning how to hit their target, but being disciplined in knowing when it’s necessary to use a firearm, and then how to aim it properly. But most importantly, the sheer love for these weapons in America needs to go away. It’s stupid, and it’s cancerous to peace. Would this completely prevent massacres from ever occurring again? Of course not. Lunatics and sadists will always exist. But we can make things better than they currently are.


This exact type of gun slaughtered 20 children only 6 to 7 years old in a single incident.