Category: politics

November 1, 2020

Short: On Voting

Something important to note about elections in the United States is that votes are never fully counted on Election Day. It is an impossibility. This idea from the GOP that somehow votes are counted in full by midnight on the first Tuesday of November every fourth year with a clear winner is ignorant of history, […]

October 30, 2020

Notes Before the 2020 Election

[Pulled from the archives; much has changed since I began this draft; started sometime in August 2020 – finished 29 October 2020] Like many, I have expressed grave concerns for the coming election in November 2020. Like many, I am worried that it will not go without serious incident. My worries are not limited to […]

October 25, 2020

On the Rejection of Live Streaming

The rejection of live streaming by activists in the US is deeply concerning. I understand some of the arguments as to why live streaming seems like it could be dangerous to activists but these arguments are largely misguided. As I am tired of repeating myself, I decided to type all of this out. Live stream […]

July 25, 2020

On Protest (2)

[Note: I started this draft several years ago. Similar to On Protest (1), which was published years after writing, the context has not changed. Some details have been filled in with current events or my own knowledge growing.]   The word is officially revealed that Dear Leader has never been a decent human being. The […]

June 25, 2020

Looking Across the Ocean

My country is dying. And we are struggling against the rise of fascism in the process. I knew this day would come. When I was preparing to leave the US, in my gut, I knew it would come. No matter where in the world I ended up, I knew that at some point I would […]

July 30, 2019

Cuts and Veils: Denmark’s Debates On Religious Practices Demonstrate Cultural Ignorance Due To A Distinct Lack Of Diversity

Religious practices have extend varying degrees of harms and benefits. Last year, the Danish government has debated and subsequently banned a particular religious practice – the wearing of the burka and niqab. In the coming weeks, the same government will consider the banishment of another religious practice – circumcision. I put these topics together because […]

July 30, 2019

Religious Encounters (1)

Wandering around Helsingborg with the Danish ex around Christmas time, I encountered my first proselytisers. The experience was surreal for me. The ones around Sheffield just stand around their little setup, never approaching you. They know what they’re doing – they are there for disappointment, for abuse. My ex was visibly angry. He was often […]

July 29, 2019

Ignorance Really Is Bliss?

When I heard people in Denmark last year singing the praises of the drought… Want more days like that? Start driving SUVs with diesel. Even a half mile. Who cares about driving around many blocks for parking spaces. Just go everywhere by car. Encourage your friends. It’ll totally catch on. You’ll have plenty more hot […]

June 1, 2018

On Danish “Integration” Reforms

There is only so much you can force people to give up before they start to fight you.   I have been trying to keep up with the proposals the Danish government has for “integration” and more and more it looks like forced conversion with an attitude of “you must leave your culture behind” and […]

February 7, 2017

The Beginning

So, we’re in the first step of the long haul. Don’t let it fool you. It seems easier now. It’s not. Here is when we begin the work. We exploded in reactive retaliation. Things will calm down for a bit. It’s not a retreat. It’s regroup. Recalibrate. Breathe. We have ideas of what could come […]

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