Saturday, March 31, 2012

The 2nd Murder of Trayvon Martin

Ms. Martin said, "They've killed my son, now they want to kill his reputation."

In my previous post on the murder of Trayvon Martin, I briefly outlined the facts of the case and then proceeded to wax on my personal feelings. This time I intend to provide a more detailed review of this case, particularly the recent character assassinations which have occurred in an effort to bolster the minority argument, based on racist language and stereotypes, that George Zimmerman's actions were actually self-defense.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Busy Busy Posting

Sorry that I haven't been regular with the posts, but I've been busy with my new job lately, as well as cat-sitting from my brother, cleaning the apartment in preparation for a visitation of Teh GF's Fam, and trying to get a perfect score on every level of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

Anyways, here's a link to a couple of things I've written at The Good Men Project, which ya'll should check out. (Keep an eye open for a double-piece I wrote that should be getting posted soon.) And just for fun, I've also included a video below as a sample of the music I'm currently rocking out to.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Justice for Trayvon Martin

Y'know, I remember listening to the stories my grandparents would tell me about the pograms in Eastern Europe. Jews ripped from their houses and strung up in the town-square. Jews accosted on the street, and beaten or killed outright. No repercussions. No justice.

Today I see much the same violence perpetrated against Black people in America. Black men and women ripped from their lives, strung-up, beaten, and killed outright. It disgusts me. It sickens me. It makes my soul vomit.

If you're not familiar with the case of Trayvon Martin, please read this article.

Linkage is Good for Me

My article, "On Being In Between" was recently published over at The Good Men Project.

Please go read it and support the discussion of gender issues!


Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Greatest Speech Ever Given

And strangely it was given by Charlie Chaplin, star of the silent film era. Half Gypsy, half Jew, I tip my imaginary hat to this man:


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Recent Bouts of Cybersanity

All across the blogosphere the issues of the current political season are reverberating in alternating echoes of empowering hope, and hypocritical ignorance. Whether you're talking about the insanity of denying women the right to have a healthcare plan that they pay for to cover contraception, or recent religious denials to global climate change.

Here's the latest from my readings from the interwebs:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Video Game Art: Pt. 2

In lieu of writing another post about current events or other people's ignorance, let me just post a bunch of video-game art for your ever-loving enjoyment.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Jon Stewart FTW

Yes, I am dick-riding Jon Stewart again. This latest clip from The Daily Show makes me damn proud to be Jewish. Plus, it demolishes the ignorance behind anti-contraception.

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Stewart hits all the major points. I have nothing to add, other than, "fuck yeah!"


Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Retrospective for Abagond's

It has been many months since I last commented at Abagond's place. After the hullabaloo that resulted in my departure from that forum, I've occasionally gone back to lurk, checking up on the latest posts, recent comments, and general trend of the conversation.

Suffice to say, I think I left in the nick of time.

It appears Abagond's blog has become a battlefield where the majority of the commenters are either ignorant cheerleaders, or virulent and unapologetic racists. As for Abagond himself, the man has seemingly lost the ability to control his own site, letting easily contradicted idiocy run rampant without putting up nary a logical retort.

But, even though I am a committed anti-racist, I didn't actually care until after receiving this email from a longtime commenter at Abagond's: