Posts in What's the Deal
What's the Deal with Fascism?

So, who are the modern fascists? Well, if you look online you might see some people talking about race realism or race science. You might find people comparing slaves to drug dealers and espousing the value of having a whites only nation. If you go into the boards on 4-chan or 8 chan you will find them in there pretending they’re sharing nazi memes ironically or giving pointers to each other on keeping a low profile until the time is right. In 2017 they marched in the city of Charlottesville. They are the Alt-right, the Proud boys, and the KKK. You’ll find some in red hats chanting build the wall,  and I think it’s fair to say that in Canada they’re wearing yellow vests. Jair Bolsonaro is currently in charge of Brazil and plans to wipe out the indigenous peoples in the region so he can sell off Brazil's valuable rain forests.

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What's the deal with the yellow vest movement?

All in all, I think that most places in the world have some mixture of right and left political ideas and many agendas with the intent or even possibly the effect of changing things for the benefit of the working class. A couple places seem to have let the right take it over and completely co-opt the message. The UK at least has a counter movement trying to take back the symbolism while in Canada the best we seem to be able to muster is pointing out that the Canadian yellow vests are not working for anyone or anything but are really just a collection of racists and idiots who don’t like our Prime Minister. 

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What's the Deal with Globalism?

While globalism has a long history stretching back to when ships could travel long distances and different economies and different political ideas could travel with them the conspiracy theories that we’re seeing a lot of today seem to have started in the late 1980s or early 1990s when the term New World Order came about. The New World Order or NWO is considered by those who believe in it to be a secret group of elitists who conspire to rule the world with an authoritarian world government which will replace all the sovereign nation states.

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What's the Deal with Rape Culture?

There are different takes on what causes rape culture with some claiming that it is about power and dominance while some others disagree and claim that there is no single cause but that it can be rooted in other social aspect of culture. This idea wasn’t fleshed out entirely in my reading, but it may tie to the previously mentioned acts of sexism in which some men consider themselves entitled to women’s bodies or they have such a denigrated view of women that they barely consider them to be people with autonomy.

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