Beware The Purge Culture

As if this year wasn’t already enough of a mess, this week brought a new shock, one that was of particular relevance to me, as a big fan of American Ninja Warrior, and someone actively training for Ninja Israel (and maybe one day American Ninja Warrior too). To sum things up very quickly, Drew Drechsel,…

SFWA Is A Terrorist Organization

That’s certainly a spicy headline, isn’t it? This is just a quick post, to formalize my support of Cirsova’s statement on the matter, which you can read over at his website. SFWA’s open endorsement of the violent Black Lives Matter organization makes this very easy to do. This doesn’t even take into account the support…

Being “Apolitical” is not a Virtue

A little while ago, David V. Stewart made a solid blog post about the concept of being “apolitical,” and I had something to add to it. Namely, beware people who use their alleged “apolitical” nature as a virtue. You see, as David pointed out in his post, being truly Apolitical is all-but impossible. Just the…

How to Win the Culture War

It’s no secret that we’re currently engaged in a culture war, whether you want to admit it or not. Most of the people who run “mainstream” culture, especially geek culture, tend to be from one single side of the political divide—the Left—and often very far to that side. We see it in their pushing of…

No, Do Not “Let the Past Die”

As those who follow me on Twitter and have watched my recent periscope know, I have a great many problems with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. That said, pretty much every criticism worth making has been voiced by others, and I unfortunately don’t have time for a full-length review; however, I had to comment on one…

The Failure of Conservatives to Conserve Culture

“What have Conservatives actually managed to conserve?” is something I’ve heard a lot recently from people in right-wing circles (alt-lite as well as alt-right.) The basic point being made here is that despite their apparent best efforts, Western society has been sliding leftward, away from the values Conservatives espoused. A large part of this is…