The Truth Behind Black Lives Matter

Recently I have been involved in a number of discussions about the protest movement “black lives matter”. I have seen this group as a movement with legitimate claims, amongst controversies surrounding their tactics and rhetoric.  I typically don’t see as not reflective of a greater whole, a standard which can be applied to numerous groups. Others Read More …

The Uncomfortable Moderate

In my recent online activities, I have become involved with a group of people united against an online phenomenon known as “doxing”, which involves the releasing of an opponent or offense giver’s private or personal information, generally for the intent of cowing somebody into shutting up. I am a progressive, and due to this, take a Read More …

It’s Stupid To Blame Refugees For Assaults In Cologne

On New Year’s Eve of 2015, outside the train station in Cologne, Germany, an unruly rabble numbering up to as many as 1000 men committed many acts of violence and sexual assault on passers-by. This has since been the grist of many a political vendetta.  The right-wing group Pegida, fronted by former English Defence League (EDL) Read More …

The Progressive Case Against Sam Harris, Part III

When I first began writing this series, it was my intention that I write a clear and concise summary of the progressive ways of viewing issues such as radical Islam, the war on terror, the political dialogue, and progressive policy prescriptions, in order to definitively show the superiority of these ideas to the imperialism-enabling, intolerant Read More …

The Progressive Case Against Sam Harris, Part II

Following the completion of the first entry in this series, I had many plans about how it would progress.  I would cover many topics to do with “new atheism” and that so-called movement’s thinkers, which would make clearer the inferiority of their ideas in relation to radical Islamic terrorism, and the world as it exists today. Read More …

Think For Yourself…ffs

I am an avid reader of many different thinkers, from diverse schools of thought. Starting with the novels of Dostoevsky, Kafka, Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Joseph Heller, Tolstoy and Joseph Conrad, it wasn’t long before I branched out to the philosophy of Nietzche, Kierkegaard, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Sartre, Descartes, Schopenhauer, Ralph Waldo Emerson and David Hume. The Read More …

Islam And The Future Of Tolerance: A Dialogue – A Review

Maajid Nawaz (twitter: @MaajidNawaz) is a man with an extremely fascinating life story, full of drama and fluctuations.  As detailed in this book, Islam And The Future Of Tolerance: A Dialogue, a collaboration with famed neuro-scientist and atheist Sam Harris (twitter: @SamHarrisOrg), Maajid went from being a young radical recruiter in the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, Read More …

The New Atheist Threat, The Dangerous Rise Of Secular Extremists – A Review

Years ago, I was bored.  Noticing the large bookcase in the hallway of my flat, I browsed lazily through my flatmates’ book collection. Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility, no.  Dan Brown’s The DaVinci Code.  Jesus no.  Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind.  Oh holy lord Jesus above NO! Just the same old shit. With depression Read More …

Anything But Guns

78 mass shootings in the United States since 1982, resulting in 547 deaths.  America has the most guns per capita (of civilian ownership) of any country in the world, including war torn countries like Syria and Iraq (not to mention the fact that America supplies the world with it’s guns).  America also has a second amendment which is open Read More …

The Progressive Case Against Sam Harris, Part I

I’m a liberal.  I’m a bleeding heart, lily-livered pacifistic, white-privileged keyboard warrior, social justice lip-service giving, feminist, trans liberation supporting pro-gay gun grabbing tax raising agnostic hippy admiring anti-war pseudo-intellectual (and yet hipster hating) male that feels guilty for not being a vegetarian. I call myself, a ‘progressive’. For all intents and purposes, this is my Read More …