The Hypocrisy of Russia Today

Russia Today, or more commonly known as RT always releases media speaking out against the west and how they are so terrible but completely fails to judge Russia for their tyrannical behavior. Now before we continue, both ‘the west’ (USA) and Russia are chock full of corruption and neither is truly better. The thing that bothers me is that RT loves to point at the U.S. and say “wow look they are so corrupt and horrible” when Russia is the same! RT has also been releasing massive amounts of pro Putin propaganda like this laughable post.

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If that isn’t propaganda I don’t know what is. If RT really wanted you to ‘question more’ why are they not telling you about Russia’s flaws?

Source: facebook.com/RTnews/posts/10153556881959411

BoingBoing Is An Example of Terrible Clickbait Journalism

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boingboing.net is just horrible and a perfect example of terrible ‘journalism’, especially recently. When I saw they ran a Tor exit node I thought they were pretty cool, but I slowly learned that boingboing releases nothing but sensationalistic clickbait articles about feminism (the nazi version), race (the racist kind) and cutesy little articles with animals. The ones with serious titles have hardly any content and always link to a “source”, they don’t even write their own articles they basically just get their material from 3rd parties, sum it up and slap it on their site. There was 3 articles that specifically triggered me to write this post;

  1. Video games without people of color are not ‘neutral’
  2. Why “All Lives Matter” instead of “Black Lives Matter” is such a stupid thing to say
  3. Movies edited down to only the parts where non-white actors speak. They’re very short films.

In the first article boingboing basically states that it’s ‘racist’ not to put people of color in games. How is this even a problem? They point out that the game Witcher 3 didn’t add people of color to the game like that is some kind of crime even though Witcher 3 is supposed to be based on eastern Europe centuries ago with a lot of fantasy added in. They only reference one other game that is supposedly racist for following the same all white trend. A lot of great RPG games like The Elder Scrolls and Fallout have various races and people of all colors included in them. Why is that such a big deal? I never even thought of race in a video game being a big deal and I fail to see how that having all of any skin color is a problem. Now if a game had all black people in it boingboing wouldn’t have one damn problem. Why? Because they’re hypocrites and that isn’t racist, but having all white people is…

The next article… Well the title kind of explains what the whole article is about… Boingboing is mad that people use the term “all lives matter” because that is “stupid” and when “black lives matter” it is not. So with a title like that is boingboing saying that all lives really don’t matter, but black lives matter the most? Maybe boingboing wants people like me to be mad? I don’t even know.

Ah… The final article! Well let’s just say boingboing writers just picked out movies with white people playing the major roles and edited them down to people of color speaking. Huh all these movies must be racist huh? No… There are so many movies with the main roles being played by non-white people. Boingboing just decided to ignore those and release this clickbait article complaining that not every movie includes non-white people in major roles :( so sad and racist isn’t it?

But really, shit like this is just a pathetic way of getting people to click their articles. Boingboing will look at every aspect of our world and point out something that rational people would see as fine is actually racist. Is there really anything more to say about how terrible boingboing is?

Libertarians Were Right All Along!

It’s true, people would really call Libertarians radical or crazy for their beliefs. Well, we were right about how government is too powerful even before people were really thinking about NSA surveillance. Look at the new Intercept revelations on XKEYSCORE: firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/07/02/look-under-hood-xkeyscore/

I also love how Adrian Wyllie put it :)

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Source: facebook.com/awyllie/posts/10205512768473418

How Governments Just Make Everyone’s Life Harder

Governments have a long track record of making everyone’s life harder than it should be. Whether it’s high taxes, crazy regulations, starting wars or absurd laws, government has generally shown that it doesn’t deserve as much power as it tends flaunt. I’m in no way an anarchist and I believe government has its place, but a government that is too powerful can really be detrimental to the progression of civilization. Is it just the nature of civilization to progress then destroy itself? Why have we not learned from the past? Or have we, and it is just a small group of elites that have consolidated power and covertly operate fake democracies or somehow legitimized their regime. Government stretches their long arms into almost every aspect of our life, this can be dangerous if unchecked especially when in involving our personal property including our online data. Why is it that government wants in on our lives? Is it money or just a power trip? In 2014 I found that the Department of Defence was connecting to me through a port I had never seen, using Skype. How or why I still don’t know all I know is that they tried it and I have proof here.

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Since this incident I became ever so paranoid in my computing. I stopped using Windows and Skype and switched primarily to open source applications that I knew I could trust. I didn’t want the DoD or any government agency snooping on my communications with friends. What was I doing that was so wrong any ways? Speaking my mind? Opposing big government? I guess that is a crime then… But we shouldn’t even have to worry about things like this. Which gets back to my point that government tends to make our lives so much harder. So that day I learned my lesson and I knew government that goes unchecked will always make your life harder and never easier.

The Golden Age of Political Correctness

Well as most in the US have probably seen this flag is stirring up all kind of controversy.

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To me this is quite annoying, the #BlackLivesMatter movement is attacking people’s right to free speech. Whether or not the confederate flag breeds hatred doesn’t really matter… If someone chooses to fly the confederate flag then let them and don’t get so mad! Hating them for it only creates more hatred on both sides of the conflict. The problem I see now is a form of self policing by continuous political correctness. This also comes with a large portion of hypocrisy you know. White people can’t hate any ethnicity and it’s called racism and hatred but then other ethnicities can hate white people for just being white? In my opinion it is just called ‘free speech’ something that is rarely understood when race comes into the argument. I can understand fully why the confederate flag makes people mad, but please just stop getting mad. There is no point, racism won’t burn with the flag it might actually increase. Think about it.