Posted inCulture

On the death of an Average Joe

Reading Time: 5 minutes This week, amid surging Ukrainian drone strikes against Russia, Europe’s largest wildfire (yet), and the racist massacre of three Black citizens in Florida, a US veteran died of pancreatic cancer. He was 49 years old. Because he had put himself in the political spotlight, and because he had stayed there despite significant holes in his […]

Posted inPolitics

Ali Alexander and the alt-right feud that finally exploded

Reading Time: 8 minutes Colorado police revealed that they are actively investigating an alt-right agitator named Ali Alexander. He’s part of the general alt-right, white-nationalist Zoomer movement alongside Nick Fuentes (America First) and Milo Yiannopoulos (ex-Breitbart provocateur). For years I’ve been hearing rumors about all of them that should concern anybody in the movement—if not everyone outside of it […]

Posted inDeep Dive

2022: The year in global review, Part II

Reading Time: 9 minutes Our exercise in the folly of year-end lists continues! In Part I of this global review for 2022, three key themes emerged from this year’s major news events. The first was “Europe on fire”, and the implications of energy infrastructure policy for the environment and future imperialist tyranny. The second dealt with the collapse of […]

Posted inSocial Media

Kanye’s Parler, Musk’s Twitter, WeChat’s fake news: Our digital crisis deepens

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s been a “pick your poison” week for problems with our information networks: from the world’s richest person using Twitter for complex foreign policy, to a prominent US musician laying claim to a far-right social media platform, to the alarm continuing to sound on US midterm misinformation circulating on poorly regulated China-based chat apps. While […]

Posted inUncategorized

Far-Right Groups Raise Millions Via Christian Funding Site

Reading Time: 3 minutes The far-right can easily be associated with Christian fundamentalism. This can be seen in many contexts, from the Ku Klux Klan to the Proud Boys and this latest example of fundraising. I say “latest” because, last year, Christians raised inordinate amounts of money for right-w9ing shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. The Guardian reports: A data breach from […]

Posted inReligion

Owen Benjamin and His Personal Army (Collided With Reality)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Recently, Patreon deplatformed an alt-right guy named Owen Benjamin. He decided to hit back at them in a novel way that has backfired in not only his own face but those of the fanboys who decided to act as his personal army. Today, let me show you what happens when someone’s personal army turns out to be the Persians, not the Spartans.

Posted inEthics and Morality, Politics

Twexit to Parler: The Right-Wing Are Fleeing Twitter

Reading Time: 8 minutes Recently, hateful right-wing political uberfuhrer Katie Hopkins was banned from Twitter. She had previously said all manner of things, from comparing immigrants to cockroaches to claiming dementia sufferers should not block hospital beds. Sussex Police even reported her tweets after 5 (BAME) Londoners drowned at Camber Sands and she mocked their identities. After Dear White People came […]

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