Category Archives: Culture

The Fairytale Prisoner that is Melania Trump

I came across this the other day, and have to admit that I found it really interesting. It was an article entitled “Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump,”  and it was an attempt to gain a … Continue reading

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This should be disturbing to anyone who cares about Justice even a little bit

I saw this last Sunday on 60 Minutes, and it should be of concern to anyone who cares even just a little bit about justice. Oh I know, a lot of the victims here are criminals. If they didn’t do … Continue reading

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I’m feeling a little bit of Schadenfreude, not that it will last (or matter)

Do you know what the word ‘Schadenfreude‘ means my friends? That’s what I’m feeling this morning with the news that Fox News is cutting ties with Bill O’Reilly. It wasn’t the fact that he was a first class prick or … Continue reading

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The righteous anger of Tess Rafferty, and the manufactured crisis

A few days after the election of Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States, a woman named Tess Rafferty[1] recorded an incendiary email, a love letter of sorts to the right wing of America. The … Continue reading

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Arlie Russel Hochschild and the Analogy of Cutting in Line

In the last decade there have been a spate of books examining the question of why conservatives so often seem to vote against their own economic interest. “What’s the Matter with Kansas” and “Deer Hunting with Jesus” are excellent examples … Continue reading

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Sometimes Bigger is not Better (I’m Looking at You, Summer Olympics)

Bigger isn’t always better, and there’s probably no better example of that then the 2016 Summer Olympics. My family have been die-hard fans of the Olympics since back in 1972, when my Grandfather participated in organizing the Summer Games in … Continue reading

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If you want to see Propaganda in Action, just watch the RNC

If you want to see propaganda in action, you couldn’t find a much better example than this week’s Republican convention. The convention has stoked two of people’s primary emotions: fear and rage. The Days of Fear I already wrote the … Continue reading

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