Author: Cole M

Dueling Denver Protests: a Quick and Dirty Run-down

Dueling Denver Protests: a Quick and Dirty Run-down

No, I’m not talking about multiple protests. The plural reflects the dueling status of a Patriot Rally and a counterprotest organized by literal communists known as the Antifa/BLM soup drive. We may as well remove the aforementioned slash (ideologically, anyway) because BLM and Antifa are pretty much in bed with one another. Though I’d rather…

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Climate Change, ‘Green’ energy, and the ‘Green’ New Deal

Climate Change, ‘Green’ energy, and the ‘Green’ New Deal

Climate change is contentious. It shouldn’t be, because it’s happening. And if we’re to have any scientific ethos and credibility whatsoever (us at this website and the general public) we’re going to need to brush off our 7th-grade chemistry and accept that. What we don’t need to accept, however, is a ‘Green New Deal’ in…

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Income Inequality: Myths and Reality

Income Inequality: Myths and Reality

The World is Getting Better Even as we stare down the maw of a global pandemic, societal unrest, unmitigated natural disasters, and tensions between global superpowers the stats don’t lie. We’re living in the least violent and most prosperous time in human history. This, however, bespeaks a mistake in the way we think about the…

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‘Justice for Cannon’ isn’t About Justice

‘Justice for Cannon’ isn’t About Justice

…But that doesn’t discredit the argument American political conversations in 2020 are morbid: Black Lives Matter rallies around members of the community killed by police. Biden and his running mate are castigated in the context of a mass-incarceration system they helped to architect and implement. Calls to ‘save the children’ echo across social media tableaus…

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Racism is not a Public Health Crisis

Racism is not a Public Health Crisis

In the middle of an actual, mishandled, and literally killer health crisis, the Colorado Department of Public Health has decided to devote its governmental brains and brawn to addressing another health ‘crisis’. Colorado recently added its name to the list of states that plan to declare racism a public health crisis. Not a moral problem.…

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Moral Bankruptcy in Academia: Cultural Relativism

Moral Bankruptcy in Academia: Cultural Relativism

Cultural Relativism, the idea that morality is relative to culture alone, is worse than bunk: it’s dangerously stupid. This is an opinion that would likely be unpopular with the whole of Academia’s social science programs. There’s some firmly-grounded logical weight behind discarding cultural relativism, and yet it survives. It thrives. More perniciously, it infects the…

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Urban China: A Soulless Vacuum of Abandoned Culture

Urban China: A Soulless Vacuum of Abandoned Culture

A quick warning to readers: The following anecdote is graphic as well as true. The squeamish may feel free to skip this initial section. Date: 2013 Qianlingshan park, Guiyang, China A mother takes her infant child into Guiyang’s famed QianLingShan park, known colloquially as ‘The Monkey Park’. As advertised, there are monkeys aplenty. People get…

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Hate Speech and Intensifying Social Media Censorship

Hate Speech and Intensifying Social Media Censorship

In case you haven’t noticed, hate speech is a hot-button issue. Also, hate speech is usually stupid. It’s often the final vestige of an individual who’s either losing an argument or is too mentally deficient to parse out the factors that make certain groups of people do certain things. The definition of hate speech, however,…

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USA, #1: The Case for American Power

USA, #1: The Case for American Power

“With great power comes great responsibility”. It’s an oft-repeated platitude and, like many phrases that fall victim to overuse, devoid of much meaning upon first glance. If we can abandon our familiarity with this phrase, however, it’s easy to see how well it may apply to the contemporary United States. Many fall prey to the…

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