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The Folly of Libertarianism Part II: The Magdalene Laundries and the Butterbox Babies

In my previous blog post regarding the various fallacies associated with the political philosophy of Libertarianism I referred to an episode in Canadian history known colloquially as the “Butterbox Babies”. I used this episode to highlight the Libertarian fallacy that private enterprise can self-manage without government oversight, and as a demonstration of the various issues […]

Politically Incorrect People who did, said, and accomplished Politically Correct things while being Politically Incorrect: A Historical Analysis of Cognitive Dissonance, or, Why it’s Bullshit Anyway

            Recently, due to my post regarding Phil Robertson, I was accused of “political correctness”, something that has never happened to me before in my life. As such, this article will be devoted to politically incorrect people who are ironically politically correct. Both those who wield the insult of political correctness and those who are […]

Louisiana and the Lower South, or, the Other Thing Phil Robertson Said

I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one […]

A Christmas Carol as 1840’s Social Criticism, or, Taking Dickens Back from Mickey Mouse

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has been adapted to film dozens of times since 1901, making it a ubiquitous aspect of the season. Like other Christmas traditions, it has become increasingly Disneyfied since the writing of the actual source material, and frequent parody has softened its harsher aspects. It doesn’t help that “humbug” has become […]

The Folly of Libertarianism

There is an ideology that is sweeping through right of centre political parties throughout the Western World. Historically, ideologies always prove dangerous, regardless whether they emerge from the Political Left, Right, or Centre; as Eisenhower said: “Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong”, a warning as true […]