Gatekeeper Censorship

Three years ago, I asked whether social media platforms might one day be deemed a “public good,” subject the principles of public accommodation currently applied to brick-and-mortar businesses, as well as other government mandates (e.g. those imposed on...

Socialist Relativism

Nazis suck. So do neo-Nazis, Nazi wannabes, Nazi sympathizers, and those who share the “values” of racism, oppression, broad hatred, ethnic cleansing, and all the rest of that garbage. The Third Reich and the war it started killed tens of millions of...

Nazis, Statues, and Slippery Slopes

Musician Jeff Hanneman, recently-deceased guitarist and lyricist for the heavy metal band Slayer, wrote a song called Angel of Death about the Nazi monster Josef Mengele. The song, the first track on the album Reign in Blood (1986), was controversial from the outset,...

Political Isotopes

Julie Borowski, a libertarian blogger, recently asked “Can the commies and Nazis just destroy each other?” This question, which if actualized would make for a much better world, suggests (at least to us nerdy types) a matter-antimatter annihilation. Yes,...

Internet Muscles

My main Facebook feed is not normally populated by too much in the way of politics. Sure, I have a couple political “friends,” i.e. people who friended me via some political forums, who have 4999 other friends and post politics 50x a day, but they can be...