Presented with a heavy sigh … Source: Twitter (1 & 2). song currently stuck in my head: “untitled” – contour & infinitefreefallRead More RUPERT MURDOCH DEFINES A REAL BLACK US PRESIDENT
Reporters Without Borders released its 2015 World Press Freedom Index, and has ranked America the 49th most free nation in the world—a deterioration of three places since the previous year. 180 countries were ranked. To phrase this differently, there are 48 countries ahead of the US where journalists and netizens feel more free to write […]Read More LAND OF THE FREE NOW RANKS 49TH IN WORLD FOR FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
I support the right to Free Speech. Hell, I support the Ku Klux Klan’s right to say stupid stuff just as much as I support my right to call them stupid. Allow me to go one step further—I even support racists posting ridiculous comments on my blog, even though no legal provisions exist for me […]Read More AM I CHARLIE HEBDO? IT DEPENDS.
A long time ago, an observant man from this organization summarized people who subscribe to dialectic axioms as “folks who believe that once you identify ‘what it is,’ you’ve automatically identified ‘what it’s not.’” Many news organizations use this tactic, either by accident or by design, to simplify a complex world for their audiences. So … […]Read More ANGEL SHOOTS DEVIL TO DEATH IN FERGUSON
The significance of last night’s post about the events in Ferguson, Missouri and in other American cities is that I’m typically not the guy who places the words “America” and “Banana Republic” in the same sentence. Being a fascism conspiracy theorist isn’t my style. But this photo tweeted by Al Jazeera that shows journalists being gassed doesn’t make me feel any […]Read More POISON BANANAS, REVISITED