Tag: Politics

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Stop Protecting Hate Speech

Sign the petition here. “For the future of our democracy, we must protect bigoted speech from government censorship.” – American Civil Liberties Union Stop protecting hate speech. There is no value in defending the rights of those who incite harm and violence against susceptible minority groups and cultivate an atmosphere of clear and present danger. There […]

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A Catholicism for the Twenty-First Century: An Interview with a Tradinista

  (Image used with permission of the Tradinistas) Alex Anderson is a contributor to the Tradinista Manifesto, a document from a Christian socialist group which seeks to unify Catholic teaching with Marxist economics. I interviewed Anderson about the integration of two different groups and the state of Catholicism in the 21st century. Diginativ: So the end […]

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Leftist Twitter User @PissPigGrandDad joins YPG to Combat ISIS in Northern Syria

There have been several reports and instances of ISIS recruiting Westerners for combat in Syria, though the phenomenon of Westerners joining ISIS resistance movements hasn’t been quite as widely discussed. Recently, Twitter user @PissPigGrandDad boarded a plane to Syria to join the YPG (the People’s Protection Units), a guerrilla combat force in Nothern Syria, and […]

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Only 90s Kids Will Get This: The Demise of Traditional Hegemonic Media Consumption

“The future is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed” – William Gibson It’s been previously posited that the “90s-kid” obsession with nostalgia for pop-cultural artifacts reflects millennial distress over significant technological disparities on our generational bookends. We experienced technology in a way that previous generations never had before, and in ways that are […]

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Memes: The Clarion Call of the Proletariat

“He who controls the memes, controls the millennials!” – Unknown social media strategist From emulating the emoji-laden language of a teenage fangirl on Snapchat to posing for selfies with Kim Kardashian on Twitter, Hillary Clinton and her team of new media “experts” have invested heavily in creating an online persona that young people would (hopefully) find […]

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On Togetherness and Momentum.

The inherent power of a person, or collection of people, is best understood by paying close attention to the type and amount of energy that is put into their suppression. By and large, the authoritative structures of human history have succeeded in collectively preventing women from accessing the same degrees of prominence, leadership, safety, or […]

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Islamism in 140 Characters: ISIS and Digital Recruitment

“Both Al Qaeda and now ISIL pose a direct threat to our people, because in today’s world, even a handful of terrorists who place no value on human life, including their own, can do a lot of damage. They use the Internet to poison the minds of individuals inside our country; they undermine our allies” (Obama, […]