Category Archives: Popular Nonsense

Don‘t Underestimate the Utility of Shame

The modern social justice movement is very concerned about shaming, particularly with “slut shaming” and “fat shaming,” i.e. behaviour that makes people ashamed of sexual promiscuity and obesity. Two notions seem to be contained in the vehement opposition to slut … Continue reading

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Acceptable Losses

Whenever the topic turns to some statistic about deaths, such as this news story about workplace fatalities in West Australia, there is a high likelihood that an ever-popular cliché will be trotted out: “Every single death is one too many.” … Continue reading

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Stop Calling Everyone a Hypocrite

Chances are you’ve come across something like this before: Isn’t it hilarious how hypocritical socialists are? They sit there in their sweatshop-produced Che Guevara T-shirt, sipping Starbucks coffee while posting on Facebook about how capitalism is oppressive. Or maybe this … Continue reading

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Respect Must Be Earned, Not Demanded

The word “respect” is vastly over-used these days. “Respect your elders!” “Respect the religious beliefs of others!” “Respect women!” To that I say: You can’t make me. Respect is not something that can be demanded and certainly not something that … Continue reading

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