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Attack on the US Capitol

So, I recently watch Intelexual Media’s video on the attempted coup at the capitol entitled The Attack On The Capitol Is MY America. Yes, I love being topical and on time. To my understanding, the basic idea behind the video is that although the narrative on the capitol is focused on the event being aberrant, from the perspective of a black leftist like Lexual, it’s part of a broader trend of racism that defines the American experience. The shock that people have demonstrated in response to this is representative of White moderate negligence and ignorance. …


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There has been a very interesting trend lately of small government, pro-business conservatives complaining that their first amendment right to free speech is being infringed. This is especially gratifying for those on the center and left who delight in pointing out hypocrisy. Of course, it’s contradictory to support the right of a business to refuse service to gay people and then cry out that a requirement to wear a mask in a place of business isdiscrimination”. No, Josh Hawley, losing a book deal is not a direct assault on your constitutional rights. L̶i̶b̶ Conservative owned.

Even though I don’t…


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Beanie Sigel

In the early 2000s, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss engaged in one of the most legendary rap beefs of all time. In hip hop, beef is when rappers engage in a series of “diss tracks” where they insult each other lyrically. It’s a sort of musical sparring match where the rappers demonstrate their prowess through direct competition. In an art form fixated on braggadocio and being the best, it’s a space for rappers to prove themselves and build up hype.

Although rap beef can occasionally get very personal and possibly violent, in this case it wasn’t. Beanie Sigel, in an interview…


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Outside of death and taxes, one certainty in this life is that at some point somebody is going to try to make an awkward comparison between the United States and Rome. One comparison in particular, Lessons in the Decline of Democracy From the Ruined Roman Republic, was recommended to me by Firefox and it annoyed me so much I decided to write this article, although it is by far not the most annoying article on the subject. To be fair, these comparisons are not entirely nonsense: after all, the constitution of the United States does take some inspiration from the…


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There is a mob outside of your house. They have been ravaging the city for the past five days, killing, looting, and burning everything in sight. They are outside your house, and they are calling your name. Not knowing what to do, you hide under your bed, but they break in, find you, and pull you out. You partner fights them off, but the crowd is too strong and they haul you away from your home. …


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Out of the many interesting things that have come out of the pandemic, one issue that I think is going to become increasingly relevant is how people treat the concept of money. More than a few people noticed how the Federal Reserve was able to conjure up trillions of dollars in liquidity seemingly out of thin air at a time when many were and still are agonizing over finding jobs, paying rent, and affording basic necessities. I have noticed heterodox ideas like Modern Monetary Theory, which essentially recommends governments print as much money as they need to pay for social…


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I have heard a few people point out an apparent hypocrisy in the doctrine of the legendary warriors of the Social Justice realm. While I am not an anthropologist and do not know of this people, I have heard that they constantly talk about race and gender while at the same time profusely denying the existence of such categories. A phrase that comes up often is “social construct”. I cannot speak for this polity of which I know nothing, but I am not so sure if such a contradiction in their belief system does exist.

I think for a lot…


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We are very lucky that Trump was so incredibly incompetent. If someone with his attitude but the intelligence of say, Putin, had won instead, there’s a small possibility we would be living in a fascist dictatorship right now. Even when being led by the least capable person imaginable, there is a large faction of American society willing to overthrow the government at the behest of a cult of personality. His supporters were ready to stage a coup on his behalf, and if their delusional belief that the military would support them were correct, they would have succeeded.

Of course, the…


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Monolingualism, or speaking only one language, is kind of a freak occurrence in human history. Before the advent of sprawling nation states, it wasn’t unusual for one to live in the vicinity of a number of ethnic groups who spoke languages completely unrelated to your own. Over hundreds of years, as people continue to communicate across disparate languages within a close proximity, they begin to influence each other and a “Sprachbund” forms. A “Sprachbund” is essentially a group of languages that share structural features because of contact and influence rather than inheritance. Although English is completely unrelated to Hungarian, the…


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Apparently there’s some controversy over the famous line “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:24). There’s a story that’s been going around since the 15th century that eye of a needle is a gate in Jerusalem that was too small for an encumbered camel to pass through, therefore requiring merchants to remove their baggage before entering the city. This rationalization is apparently quite common, but has no evidence to support it. There’s another interesting theory that “camel” is actually…

Sam Young

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.

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