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Identity deference is the same old prejudices repackaged as virtues.

I am a straight white male. I acknowledge that historically non-straight, non-male and non-white persons have been screwed over by some straight white males. But I didn’t do it. And the aforementioned screwing probably didn’t happen to you. We’re all good, you and me.

And just as I acknowledge that it was absolutely wrong for the straight white guys to force everyone else to defer to them based on their identity, I am equally adamant that is just as wrong when reversed.

I will defer to no-one. If you want…


Examining the fundamental issue of claims of determinism.

Daphne tells her friends that there is no free will, and everything we think and do is determined by the structure and chemical content of our brains.

“Even the sense of self is an illusion determined by brain activity,” she tells her companions.

So if all of Daphne’s thoughts and actions, and even her identity, are determined by a lump of metabolizing meat which is lodged inside the skull cabinet — then it follows that her belief that determinism is true is also just a product of her brain activity.

Therefore she cannot claim that her assertion arises from her…


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It isn’t cute and it is far past original and interesting — and it is definitely time for you to stop.

You know exactly what I am talking about. From dance pop to indie folk the last decade has seen the rise of singing with intentionally grotesque enunciation. It has become the same scourge that we faced in the previous decade with autotune drenched vocals, except this time it is at the expense of people with a disability.

Let me ask you, if you went and saw a ballet and the dancers had incorporated the movements of people with cerebral palsy into their choreography — would that seem okay to you? What if you went and saw a concert where the…


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How I used inaudible identity posturing to become the least racist peckerwood ever.

My journey to the top of the least racist heap began by simply putting one performative outrage statement in front of the other and just moving ever forward. Now mind you this does not mean I am not racist. I am white, so of course I am. I am just the least racist white person among us. To understand this I would like to first define racism.

The 20th century was a heady time. In the last few decades meddlesome white scholars sought to disenfranchise the term 'racism' from concepts like prejudice, bigotry and supremacism. These ivory tower chuckle monkeys…


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How to make minuscule advances in your writing endeavors by being a reluctant class traitor.

My writing journey began when I was in middle school, mostly as a lyricist, penning unheralded classics like Corn In My Crap and Dead Baby Parade. At the end of my teenage years I would write notebooks full of one liners and poetry, and finally in my early 20s began writing short fiction. Then when social media came along I started writing extended rants that weren’t yet essays, but soon I learned to develop them into something coherent enough to publish and share in blog form. At about this time I was also hired as a writer, and later editor…


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In Unbelievable Unsolved Oklahoma Murders Part 1 we explored some pretty dark history including sadistic body grooming, a mysterious letter, corrupt cops and an unidentified serial killer who liked to dismember his victims and scatter their remains in tidy parts — except their genitals, which he kept as trophies. You should not be surprised that the second part will also be lacking in sunshine, rainbows and happy endings. Here are ten more of Oklahoma’s most unbelievable unsolved murders.

1. The Girl Scout Murders

When is a murder solved? Some people believe that the notorious Girl Scout Murders have already been solved, although prosecutors failed to…


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Hanging from a holster on the hip of the Bible Belt you will find Oklahoma, where not-such-a-great-job has been done keeping the commandments. Not only has Thou Shalt Not Murder gone repeatedly unheeded, the grisly history of the Sooner State is full of inexplicably horrifying acts of deadly violence that would make diehard Satanists clutch their black pearls. Here are ten of Oklahoma’s most unbelievable unsolved murders.

1. Henry Lawrence “Jack” Burris

It must have been a hot night on June 7, 1952 to have the Mayes County Attorney out in his back yard working on the air conditioner by the light of his tractor…


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Wyoming has been, and probably always will have been, the easiest of these unbelievable unsolved murder articles to research and narrow down into ten examples. As the least populous state in the USA, it simply doesn’t have the numbers to compete with California, Washington, Florida or New York. Yet it also just doesn’t have the uncanny brutality evident in some places, like it’s southern neighbor — Colorado.

I spent most of grades 3–8 growing up in Wyoming, formative years which I look back upon with gratitude. Many people believe that the empty spaces, low population and rustic lifestyle of Wyoming…


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pictured: Lujan-Grisham’s plan for our future.

Governor Lujan-Grisham is not a heroic savior, she is a ruling class tyrant who doesn’t care how many lives she has to destroy to get a high score.

Today New Mexico has reinstated its draconian stay-at-home orders. As a result New Mexicans will lose their jobs, their businesses, access to healthcare and any momentum they have built in creating a meaningful life for themselves. Well, not all New Mexicans. If you’re rich and powerful, like Lujan-Grisham and her peers, none of this will apply to you.

Restrictions only apply to those without the resources to get around them. If you have money and connections, you can always find a way. Legal consequences are only a deterrent to those who cannot afford fines and fancy lawyers. So if you…


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A recent column from Scott Rowley of Metal Hammer resorts to sophistry, slander and trolling - dishonestly presented as valid journalism.

In the 10 Questions We Would Like Marilyn Manson To Answer, media troll Scott Rowley presents the public with a number of accusations pretending to be authentic questions about Manson’s past relationships and potential abuse. This is not how journalism is done.

If you suspect an aggression has occurred, as a journalist, it is your job to provide several pieces of convincing evidence against the aggressor, and present them as factual information. This puts the burden of proof on the journalist, just as a prosecutor would have to provide evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, as a standard ethical and legal…

Joshua Scott Hotchkin

“I agree that nonsense makes perfect sense and that I am the Dungherder. I can put my foot right in the pile and get my slice-o-the pie.”

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