Less than 24 hours after the tragic terrorist attack in Paris, the bigoted backlash against Syrian refugees had begun. On social media, the already barely repressed prejudice against Arabs began bubbling to the surface, as usual, couched in lies and half truths.
Eighty years ago, William Randolph Hearst and Harry Anslinger played on racial fears and sexual politics to get cannabis outlawed, weaving stories of “crazed colored folks raping white women!”. Nearly a century later, anti-cannabis activists are resurrecting these tired tropes in an attempt to prevent the return of common sense in drug laws in our […]
With the dawn of the information age, more data is available then ever before on the actions, tastes, education level, and general topics of interest of the first world at large. Unfortunately, what we’ve learned from that is pretty depressing: you’re all really fucking stupid. Think I’m overstating it? Well consider: 1. The most popular sites (as […]
It can be really hard being a religious legal entity, what with having to listen to women wanting healthcare and all, but thanks to a recent SCOTUS decision, my right to opt out of following laws that impinge upon my deeply held religious beliefs has finally been carved in stone. It’s been a hard road […]