Category Archives: Culture

Political Memes are SO Stupid!!

What are memes? Urban Dictionary calls them “Popular quotes, images, and real people, which are copied, imitated, and spread all over the Internet(s)!” Interestingly enough, it neglects to mention that those quotes are generally made up, in order to emphasize a humorous or political point that contrasts with or embellishes the image they’re blazoned across. […]

Government and the Environment: a Role to Play?

In response to the anarachist or anarcho-capitalist argument that the government must take no role in environmental protectionism or defense of nature–that the free market will do it for us. And to attempt so is amoral if/when no property rights are infringed upon. So fundamentally here is a logical concern I have with the “anarchist […]

The ‘Wasted Vote’ Myth

The biggest objection to voting for a Third Party is the “wasted vote” argument — the idea that if you vote for someone who will not win, then the vote does not count. Join any third party and merely suggest that another person consider voting for a third party candidate and you will hear, ad […]

The Anti-Vote Movement

Why almost everyone (i.e. the uninformed, politically-ignorant masses) should stay home this November! Wearing an “I Voted” sticker on Election Day announces that you are a proud participant in the grand tradition of representative democracy, the worst system except all the others. It says “I care,” “I’m informed,” and perhaps also “this shirt is machine […]

Problem with Memes: Over-simplifying complex ideas

A close friend carelessly posted the following meme on facebook the other day. Big mistake. I hate memes! Well … I obviously could just let it go. What follows is a logical rant in rejoinder. Me: “I don’t really have a horse in this fight, and I recognize there’s often a lot of emotion on […]

Libertarian Viewpoint: Should Private Businesses Be Able To Refuse Service Based on Race, Color, or Religion?

Libertarians, Gay Marriage, and Freedom of Association: A Primer How the same right allows for both same-sex marriage recognition and refusing to sell gay couples wedding cakes by Scott Shackford How can a libertarian support gay marriage but also the right of businesses to decline to provide goods and services such as cakes, wedding dresses, […]

Minimum Wage is a Lose-Lose

This is a big subject. And it’s one that sadly keeps coming up in our political climate! Let’s just RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE! The poor Poor are suffering. We are selfish for not wanting to help them. “Big Business” is greedy and keeping the little man down. But this is all political hype and distraction […]

V for Vendetta: A Culturally Poignant Exposé

V for Vendetta is more than just a movie or another piece of mindless fiction…it is a testament of our time and rare exposé detailing just what can happen (and really what might happen in this country) if we allow our rights to be taken away. The history of Guy Fawkes circles around his 1605 […]

Stop banning stuff! WTF

“Liberals want the government to be your Mommy. Conservatives want government to be your Daddy. Libertarians want it to treat you like an adult.” – Andre Marrou

Get Government OUT of the Marriage Business

Social Right-wingers: Just imagine how you’re all going to look in 40 years… 🙁 Why do we even need the government involved in marriage?!? It has nothing to do with the government and never did. Libertarians advocate for getting the government to stop backing/supporting/granting/licensing ANY type of marriage of any kind – gay, straight, or […]