How social media and moral narcissism created the Regressive Left
This is a post addressed to all well-meaning Progressives concerning a growing trend that has recently been labeled the “Regressive Left.” So… 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, on 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 had the pleasure of illustrating the cover of this month’s issue of The Freeman. The focus of the issue was the ACA, and the cover focused primarily on the disproportionate burden the ACA places on Generation-Y (aka “Millennials”). See below for
People have been celebrating the recent marriage equality victory in the Supreme Court. While I think this ruling is long overdue, I believe the majority of us have been glancing over a more primary question: why must we ask the government for permission to marry in the first place?Isn’t anyone else a little unnerved by the idea of a complete stranger sitting in an office somewhere, with the power to tell you who you may and may not share your property and liability with?
The Westboro Baptist Church has been in the news recently for it’s decision to picket the funerals at Sandy Hook, and for the petition posted on the White House’s “We The People” website, requesting the WBC be formally recognized as a hate group.