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07.04.14 1
I’m so tired of Christian victim complex.

I grew up in a rural community that was pretty religious and had a number of people who were politically influenced by the Christian right to varying degrees.  I still keep in contact with friends, family members, former coworkers, and other acquaintances from my hometown via Facebook.  Sometimes I see things from them that make me rage a bit, things like posts that demean service industry workers for trying to better their lives for example.  Lately, it’s all about the Supreme Courts ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby over women’s’ reproductive rights.  They’re rejoicing like this is a major civil rights victory for themselves, as if they were previously the victims of some heinous oppression. 

As a passive atheist I really don’t mind people who have faith, but this Christian victim complex is bullshit.  No one is executing your religious leaders or burning down your churches.  Your children are not being bullied to the point of suicide.  You’re not pulled over and detained for the Jesus fish magnet on the back of your car.  You’re not beaten up for wearing crucifixes.  The police don’t break up your congregations on Sundays, and you’ve been very influential on U.S. domestic policy for the last thirty or forty years - something that’s been very hard to do for actual oppressed communities until quite recently.  In fact most of the policies your movement has influenced or are interested in have been geared toward denying the rights of others, so the shoe is really on the other foot.  You’re not oppressed - you’re just fading as the majority of society rides the wave of change while you are swept beneath it.

Just stop.

07.01.14 0
No Time for Bullies: Baboons Retool Their Culture

"And if baboons can do it," he said, "why not us?"

06.13.14 0
Noam Chomsky "Profit Over People"

Here’s an interview with Noam Chomsky reflecting on the first hundred days of the Clinton administration.  Ironically enough, it sounds as if it could have been filmed yesterday.

06.01.14 36
Zoom Does anyone else feel like this picture is meme-worthy?  I like to refer to it as “Impressed Khrushchev”.

Does anyone else feel like this picture is meme-worthy?  I like to refer to it as “Impressed Khrushchev”.

05.31.14 2
Attempt at historical humor


I’m so red from sunburn you could call me socialism with a human face.


jesus fucking christ

I tried, haha

05.29.14 4


05.28.14 109
Dammit, History Channel

I’m really happy that they seem to be transitioning back to actual history, but way to really underrate and dismiss the U.S.S.R.’s contributions to the war effort.  It’s not like 80% of German casualties were on the Eastern Front or anything.

05.28.14 12
Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Good article.  I’m ashamed to say that I once bought into that kind of thinking in my younger years (the type of thought kind described in the article).  I’d like to make up for that, but all I can really think to do is to NOT continue think like that and try to help where I can in whatever way I can.

05.28.14 0
Revolutionary Russia
Has anyone read "Revolutionary Russia" by Orlando Figues? If so, would you recommend it?
05.28.14 0