In Defense of Robespierre

  I will assume that the reader is familiar with the history of the French Revolution for this post. I recently saw a barrage of comments on a documentary on the French Revolution attacking Slavoj Žižek for his defense of the Jacobins and Robespierre. Do you not understand that in order to establish the fundamentals…

Briefly On The Constant Existential and Moral Terror

How anyone can harm an old person, a child, or an animal escapes me. The world is filled with terror, not actual terror but emotional terror. There are laws of physics that cannot be broken, and written laws that exist only because they can be broken. The worst atrocities can take place in 3 seconds,…

Against Christian Fundamentalism

45% of Americans believe the universe is less than 10,000 years old. How did we get here? I had thought most everyone accepted the big bang theory and the theory of evolution as a scientific fact. This statistic terrifies me. If you make it a war of science vs. religion, science will always win. Evolution…

Giving Platforms to Nazi’s is Not “Free Speech” and “Tolerance”. It’s The Grave Digger of Tolerance and Free Speech!

Image: Anti-Fascists in Charlottesville protect clergy Recently I came across a news article on Facebook about Richard Spencer’s proposed visit to my own university and hometown: The University of Cincinnati. All of the top comments in this public forum were people defending Richard Spencer’s right to “free speech”: “Now why would you make freedom of…

A People’s State is Like an Iron Rod

A people’s state, when truly democratic and utilized correctly, is like an iron rod. The vestiges of capitalism, imperialism, oppression and exploitation are like clay pots. While fierce and mighty, eventually, when all the clay pots are smashed, the iron rod rusts and withers away into dust. That is the purpose of the people’s republic,…

“What is the cause of the lack of patriotism today?”

In the wake of the NFL movement started by Colin Kaepernick, the question has been asked, especially among conservatives: What is the cause of this lack of patriotism? To this I answer with a tinge of sarcasm: Surely it cannot be the awakening of the tens of millions of Americans to the horrific reality of black…