Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces, and Our Feels — Oh My!
Progressives, it’s time to start weeding out your crazies. Listen, I get it — your crazies provide a useful service. In particular, they are exceptional at pissing off the people that piss you off. However, in every single legitimate issue that Progressives raise (yes, Conservatives — Progressives do that once in a while), you have two groups of people: those who actually care about the issue, and those who pretend to care, as a means of servicing some other dishonest end. Most often this dishonest end is a perversion I’d call “moral narcissism.”
Deeply saddened by what took place in Paris. My sincerest condolences to anyone affected by the tragedy.
As for the political ramifications, I think Juan Cole’s take on the subject after the Charlie Hebdo attacks was spot on, and believe his point still applies. I borrowed the term “sharpening the contradictions” from him.
I wanted to make a cartoon about the CIA and the merry-go-round of controversy that was 2014. From continued targeted assassinations, to spying on members of Congress, to the recent report on torture, it’s been a banner year for the agency.