Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Problem with the F-Word

The problem with Feminism, like the problem with most religions, is that it doesn't really mean what people say it does.

Definition of Feminism (via Feminists): Advocacy for gender equality. The real definition of Feminism (via the dictionary): The advocacy for women's rights.

See? Right there. They say it's about gender egalitarianism, but in reality it's about increasing the power of women as a group, not about strict gender equality.

Now, I've got no problem with women advocating for their rights and privileges as a group. Hallelujah, praise geebus, and all that jazz. Go get it, girls! Shatter that glass ceiling! Seriously, I support that fully.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Random Musing #2

If the butterfly knew
What its bright colors attracted
Would it stay inside the cocoon
And be a caterpillar forever?

Random Musing #1

Small birdsong is more beautiful than a barking dog.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

If I Were A...

If I were a month, I'd be mid-July when the sea-breeze meets a desert wind
If I were a day of the week, I'd Thursdays
If I were a time of day, I'd be the dead-man's hour between two and four AM
If I were a planet, I'd be the sun or the moon
If I were an animal, I'd be a chinchilla

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Liberals Who Love Ron Paul (Are Racist)

It's a little weird how so many of my fellow "liberals" love Ron Paul. Especially considering that Ron Paul is fine with us raping the environment, letting people die of sickness, and allowing corporate greed to run rampant. It's a little weird how so many of my fellow "liberals" love Ron Paul... Especially considering he's an unapologetic racist!

It's not often that people talk about the racism among so-called progressives and liberals and leftists, but in cases like Ron Paul you can see it all too clearly.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Jews In the Alt-Right

In my many bloggings, I have often gotten into strange arguments with e-creeps ranging from wannabe Pick-Up Artists to down-n-out race realists racists. But for me, the most fascinating aspect of this small community known as the Alt-Right has been the fact that some of my fellow Jews are actively involved in it.

Don't know what the Alt-Right is? Let me drop a knowledge bomb on ya'll. The Alt-Right is essentially a fringe, reactionary conservative element in the U.S. that believes in things like scientific racism, anarcho-libertarianism, legalization of hard drugs (heroin, cocaine, etc.), interpersonal misogyny, and other extremely anti-social ideas.

Some examples of the Alt-Right's madness can be found documented here, here, and here.

But anyhoo, back to my original point.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Slander, Libel, and Defamation of Character, Oh My!

As a long-time writer/blogger/whatever who's been engaged in more than one instance of intensely provocative writing, there's been the occasion when someone crazy thought that something I wrote was about them (even when it wasn't) or someone they know/care for (even when it wasn't) and that it constituted: slander, libel, defamation of character (again, even when it wasn't) and decided they'd try to engage in frivolous lawsuits to seek recompense -- AKA revengeance.

But, per usual, these accusations hardly merited the time it took to click "delete" on each & every message that graced my spam folder. And that was that. However, it did raise the issue in my mind that John Q. Public may not know what slander, libel, or defamation of character actually ARE.

So, in my typical fashion, let me edumacate ya'll huddled masses yearning for more of my tiresome rhetoric.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Darkie Skullcap

This poem I'm about to post for ya'll was crafted during the middle of my undergrad at SFSU. It came about while watching this Black man, who wasn't Jewish, but dressed very strangely -- almost as if he intended to parody the Hasid Yids I'd known growing up -- and all at once I was suddenly inspired to write this piece.

Caution & Warning: it features explicit language, including racial and anti-Semitic slurs. I apologize if you are offended and would suggest you do not read on after the jump if such topics make you uncomfortable. Please be aware this is merely a poem about my experiences, thoughts, and artistic intentions; it is not meant to be a political statement.

Enjoy! Cheers

P.S. Watch This Link for a preface.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Student Debt

Full Disclosure. I owe over 35K in student debt, and being a recent graduate I have begun the career-hunt in order to pay that down. (But I'm still being somewhat selective. I'd like to matter where I work.)

When I took my exit counseling there were a few options provided to me to repay my student loans: standard, graduated, extended, and income-based. Each one provided its own twists & turns through budgeting my meager monetary resources.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Artistic Pron

This guy named SPRFKR is one of my favorite artists. I even have a signed original hanging in my house. See below for an example.

His stuff heavily features erotic depictions of women with obvious indebtedness to Japanese art.