Two Cents

    Two Cents –

  • On Conversion Therapy

    Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor).

    Radicals on the left and the right want to push youth through their own versions of conversion therapy. The right want to force gay conversion on youths so as to fix their minds to match their bodies. The left want to force body conversion on youths so as to fix their bodies to match their minds. Neither seem interested in helping youth feel comfortable with the minds and bodies they were born with. Decades ago, gay conversion was a brain lobotomy. Today, body conversion ranges from hormone pills to cutting off body parts. What in the fuck is wrong with humanity? Both seem incredibly harmful to developing youth who just want to feel safe and normal. Guess what… there is no “correct” sexuality any more than there are “correct” characteristics for either gender. Sexuality and gender expression are beautifully broad and fluid, and that’s 100% okay! What we should be doing is teaching youth that there is nothing wrong with them. Let’s get them through puberty and into adulthood unscathed, and then they can make the important and complicated choices as a full grown person. And that’s today’s two cents.

    (Credit to Donovan Cleckley for some of this insight.)

  • On Social Media

    Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor).

    I can’t for the life of me figure out why or how social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have any obligation to ensure that government elections remain “pure” or unadulterated. Where do governments get off complaining that social media platforms are being used to interfere in their elections? Do Ford Motor Company or Walmart or Bank of America or Ebay have any such obligation? It sounds to me like government has a problem with election integrity, and they’re trying to find someone else to blame. Surprise, surprise. Government failure is rarely the fault of government actors, or so we’re supposed to believe. Totally ridiculous, and that’s today’s two cents.

  • On Socialism

    Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor).

    As most economists and political scientists agree, capitalism is “the private ownership of the means of production” and socialism is “the public/state ownership of the means of production.” Where they disagree is on which is preferable to achieving their ideal socio-economic outcomes, fair enough, but that aside, what cannot be denied is the fact that each and every person is themselves a means of production. Which begs the question, who owns you? Under capitalism, you own yourself (self-ownership). Under socialism (and it’s variants communism and fascism), you guessed it, the public/state. I don’t know about you, but I reject slavery in all its forms, including socialism. Do you? And that’s today’s two cents.

  • On Radical Woke Feminism

    Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor).

    Alright I’m calling it: Dworkian feminism will marry racial wokeness and conclude that I am a racist rapist because my wife has more melanin in her skin than me. Andrea Dworkin says that in a patriarchal society such as the one we are in, all heterosexual sex is coercive and degrading to women. Since my wife is an hispanic woman from Mexico City, and I am an anglo-saxon man from Utah, our intercourse is an act of rape. Since my wife is darker skinned and I’ve chosen to rape her (over and over.. and over!) our intercourse is also evidence of racism. Ergo, it’s my turn to be cancelled, arrested… and divorced? Oh well, sucks for me. And that’s today’s two cents.

  • On Capitalism IV

    Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor).

    It’s vogue these days to claim that capitalism is responsible for the suffering and deaths of more lives than has been communism or socialism. The argument goes that when capitalistically produced food, drugs, medical care, et cetera, are withheld from those who can’t afford it, the resulting suffering and death (which numbers in the billions, orders of magnitude greater than communism or socialism) was thereby caused by capitalism. Interestingly, the same “greed” which produced the aforementioned goods and services supposedly keeps entrepreneurs and capitalists from simply giving it all away. Remove capitalistic “greed” from the world, and not only are those who can’t afford these goods and service no better or worse off, but those who can must now join them in their suffering and death. Gee, if only the world ran on wishes and dreams. And that’s today’s two cents.

  • On Facemasks

    Post by Skyler J. Collins (Editor).

    I’m not currently wearing a facemask when outside my house, working and what not, nor do I plan on doing so. For me, it’s quite selfish and I may be a murderous asshole for it, but I don’t think so. I simply don’t like wearing a mask, and don’t believe that I must. As long as existing and doing my work flows smoothly, I’ll continue not wearing a facemask. I’m certainly getting looks and snears as I go in and out of restaurants picking up food. In fact, it’s been an interesting exercise in experiencing being someone that others dislike. Is this what it’s like being “the other” and looked at through bigoted eyes? Perhaps, but I’m sure I haven’t experienced anything too close to what unfavored groups have experienced today and in the past. In any event, if you don’t like that I’m not covering my face, simply keep your distance. It’s not difficult, and that’s today’s two cents.

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