Category Archives: Politics

Platforms for Prejudice

I’ve frequently heard that, if you let racists or other hatemongers speak, they’ll defeat themselves. And that’s true…in some people’s minds. I think the fact that our current President ran on a bunch of white nationalist garbage and conspiracy theories … Continue reading

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Moving to a Magical Monarchy

Happy birthday, Ozma! It seems common among Oz fans to consider Ozma to be, in a way, our monarch, and Oz as a place we’d like to escape to someday if it were at all possible. C. Warren Hollister’s essay … Continue reading

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Spice and Sprites

Dune, by Frank Herbert – This was a book I’d heard referenced a lot, but really didn’t know what to expect aside from a planet with sandworms. I’d never seen any of the movies or anything. I didn’t love it, … Continue reading

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Delete Your Account

I don’t plan on deleting my Facebook account. Yes, I’m bothered by how much data they have on me, but I’m also lazy. And I’m not sure how much of it can really be used in a malicious way. Maybe … Continue reading

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Blowhards and Believers

I’ve been thinking recently about why some people have such an affinity for tough talk and threats. I remember hearing that some people became more conservative after the September 11th attacks, and I don’t think it was because they wanted … Continue reading

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If Called by a Panther, Don’t Anther

Black Panther – I finally saw this yesterday, which is probably good as the theaters have to make room for the next Marvel movie. This was an important cultural landmark, as it had a black director and majority black cast, … Continue reading

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Resistance Is Blasphemous

I sometimes wonder if there’s a connection between being deeply religious and following authority without question. In the most popular holy books, God does often come across as a rather cruel, petty dictator. Of course, that’s not really how it … Continue reading

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