Why some people are becoming disillusioned with mainstream social justice activism, and why it has nothing to do with your debating skills

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a number of high-profile examples of Capital-L Liberals and public figures openly questioning the actions of some of their hard-Left contemporaries. This is great news for the champions of truth and reason; the more people that become aware of postmodernist-inspired activism within the Left, the better. But why is this happening, and what …

Cultural Appropriation I: What burritos, Katy Perry, and Yale have in common

The concept of “cultural appropriation” has been making headlines more often in recent years, as social justice ideology becomes more mainstream. The idea that you can steal parts of people’s culture may seem weird to most people, but being accused of cultural appropriation has begun to cost people their livelihoods: Two women in Portland were pressured into closing their burrito …

PoMo Roundup – July 8

Here’s a collection of news articles, interviews, conversations, provocations, and otherwise – all related to postmodernism and the influence it has on societal issues. News & Social Media Maajid Nawaz is the founder of Quilliam, the world’s first counter-extremism organization. He is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center for smearing him as an “Anti-Muslim Extremist”. He is the only Muslim …

Postmodernism in Pride Parades: How the concept of “Intersectionality” has stunted the effectiveness of LGBTQ activism

The first gay pride parades were protests against widespread mistreatment of LGBTQ people in Western society. Back in the 1960’s and 1970’s, laws against homosexuality gave police and government authorities the ability to harass, detain, and even assault people on the basis of their sexuality. In the majority of cases, gay/lesbian/bisexual/queer people in the West have won more-or-less equal treatment …

The First Step is Dialogue

This past week, content creators and community members descended on the Anaheim Convention Centre for VidCon, the annual convention for vloggers and YouTube personalities. Something really interesting happened this year, which I’d like to highlight below: pic.twitter.com/62SVLHk3F8 — Sargon (@sargonsecond) June 24, 2017 The two people pictured are Laci Green (a feminist YouTube personality and sex educator) and Sargon of …

PoMo Roundup – June 22

Here’s a collection of news articles, interviews, conversations, provocations, and otherwise – all related to postmodernism. News & Social Media The Heterodox Academy releases an update to their guide on viewpoint diversity on campuses in the United States. The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on the name of The Slants, a Chinese-American rock band, saying that usage of …