The Absurdity of Thanksgiving Politics

We at QNUW hope all of you had a delicious and festive Thanksgiving meal.  While perhaps not the most trad of holidays, what with its celebration of the Enlightenment overtaking the shores of the New World in its own flimsy manner of comradery in a time of struggle, it remains a staple of the American experience and, more importantly, an excuse to drink good booze and eat good food with the family.  You could almost look at it as a throwback to the feasts of saints once common in Catholic practice—it lacks that religious dimension, obviously, but in an age of modern secularism, the glorification and memorial of the Pilgrims at Plymouth play the part of a sort of American pre-Christmas celebration: it’s the beginnings of the American genesis, the prelude to what would become the Revolution. Continue reading “The Absurdity of Thanksgiving Politics”

“The Writer is a Senior Official in the Trump Administration.”

Yesterday, The New York Times dropped a controversial anonymous op-ed piece which stated, in just under a thousand words, that there were persons within the Trump administration who were actively sabotaging or otherwise resisting the actions of the President.  The writer claimed to be a senior-ranking official of the administration, and his piece describes how the President doesn’t seem to be fully aware of the efforts to curb his intentions.  It also explains, humorlessly, the erraticism of Trump’s behavior so popularized by the mainstream media.  And the writer, eager to stand on credentials that he’s unwilling to actually bring to light, simultaneously presents this covert splinter cell of political resistance to be well-intentioned patriots who are, presumably, republican loyalists (both small ‘r’ and of the GOP, in this case) rather than agents of the opposition.  It is for the country’s own good, apparently, that the efforts of its President are sabotaged. Continue reading ““The Writer is a Senior Official in the Trump Administration.””

How to Hijack Conservatism 101

At one time, the term “neocon” referred to a specific group of presumably-reformed Trotskyites who had migrated away from the anti-Stalinist left.  They had found dissatisfaction with the way the conflict in Vietnam was being handled in the 1960s, and using the Cold War as an impetus, sought to limit the expansion of the Soviet regime through extremely active foreign involvement.  This involvement could have taken the form of minor espionage operations, but don’t be fooled: the neocons of the time were no strangers to advocating for the intervention of foreign affairs with the full might of the United States military. Continue reading “How to Hijack Conservatism 101”

It’s 2017 and Gamers Are Still Racist

You have free speech.  But don’t use any racial slurs.  But some slurs are okay.  But not the N-word.  But blacks are allowed to use it to refer to themselves or each other.  But whites using the word cracker sounds idiotic, rather than cultured or ‘urban’, whatever that means.  Also, make sure to loudly and angrily decry those who use derogatory language when referring to blacks and Jews, and periodically Asians, Native Americans, Indians, and Arabs, but don’t worry about Eskimos, Slavs, Mediterraneans, Nordics, or Anglos.  If you aren’t signaling that you find certain euphemisms offensive enough, the SJW defenestration guard may not be able to tell the difference when they start trying to get racists like you fired. Continue reading “It’s 2017 and Gamers Are Still Racist”

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