Identity politics breeds identity politics

You’re tribalists, collectivists. You believe that people are defined by the color of their skin, that their identities are wrapped up in the nationalities of their ancestors, that some are worthier – of speech, of freedom, of life – than others, not based merit but on birth. Notice that the above statement applies to both … Continue reading Identity politics breeds identity politics

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Gollum, Grindelwald, and Government

Movie-only fans wouldn’t know this, but young Albus Dumbledore, the seemingly perfect, almost God-like figure in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, was obsessed with power. He and his childhood friend, Gellert Grindelwald, who later became one of the greatest dark wizards of all time, wanted to achieve power so that they could help people and … Continue reading Gollum, Grindelwald, and Government

Famed right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos sparks a conversation about age of consent

Yesterday, a video surfaced in which Milo Yiannopoulos, the famed right-wing provocateur, justifies sexual relationships between 13-year-old boys and older men. He was subsequently disinvited from speaking at CPAC, his publisher dropped his upcoming book, and there is even talk about Breitbart booting him. He later retracted his statement, saying, "I do not believe sex with 13-year-olds is okay. … Continue reading Famed right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos sparks a conversation about age of consent