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  • Rock Music and Hedonistic Capitalism
    When I was younger, I hung around musicians. I wanted to be one. Music was the one place I could escape to that gave me a sense of peace. I tried every rock-based instrument, including singing. But I knew early on that wasn’t my thing. I was good at writing poetry and songs, which should have taught me that my talents were more literary than musical. I enjoyed English and History classes in high school, but my biggest struggle was math. I’m just not a math person. 
  • The Dilemma at the Center of the UK Labour and USA’s Democratic Party
    Saying that you “must vote blue, no matter who”, if it were in the context of a personal relationship, would be considered gaslighting, DARVO-like abuse. Performative opposition is the name of the game for both of these supposedly liberal political parties. They have nothing to offer except more of the same, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. This kind of do-nothing politics will eventually lead to radical change or hyper-nationalist fascism, resulting in much innocent bloodshed.
  • Drag isn’t a Gender Identity, it’s a Performance
    When I was a small child, the local morning television children’s shows often had events where they would read children’s […]
  • The Deprogram: S1 E2
    I just started listening to a podcast called The Deprogram. You can find them on Twitter too. This episode of […]
  • Book Review of “Twilight of Democracy: The Failure of Politics and the Parting of Friends”
    I can appreciate this Applebaum’s perspective, but a few things bother me. She centres herself as the unchangeable middle who is free from movement, ideological grift, or opportunism.

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