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Criminalizing Your Fondest Childhood Memories

Criminalizing Your Fondest Childhood Memories

I’ve greatly enjoyed rewatching episodes of old sitcoms I used to watch religiously as a child over this Christmas season. I remember all those evenings spent in bed under a comfortable and warm blanket staring at my television laughing at the simplistic, timely and well-crafted humor. Although much of the subject matter has aged, the jokes still land, and the set-ups are still able to make me smile and laugh repeatedly. One thing that struck me now as an adult…

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Re-Embracing The Values of Christmas

Re-Embracing The Values of Christmas

As a child, the key part of Christmas was the presents. Little materialistic me looked forward to the big day for weeks upon weeks. The day before was torturous. Sometimes my parents decided to wait with the gift openings until the afternoon. To me that only served to prolong the agony needlessly. Now as an adult, I’ve finally come to realize the importance of strengthening the familial bond between parents, children and the extended family. A couple of years ago…

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Consequences As An Alternative To Moralizing

Consequences As An Alternative To Moralizing

Imagine having certain knowledge about the harmfulness of practices that are commonly engaged in by the people. Imagine having knowledge that in your mind would be certain to improve the lives of people. Imagine the people vehemently rejecting that advice and attacking you for telling them. That is moralizing in a nutshell. When I was younger and enveloped by the default view of culture and politics found in left-wing countries, I despised those preaching morality as much as the next…

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There Is No Such Thing As A Permanent Victory

There Is No Such Thing As A Permanent Victory

For those involved in politics, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as a permanent victory. Politics isn’t set in stone. Your decisions, or the decisions you are a supporter of can easily and quickly be reversed when power changes hands. As an example, look at the reversal that took place when Trump replaced Obama. That being said, there are methods that can be employed to slow down and hinder the potential for a course reversal….

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Crudity As A Political Weapon

Crudity As A Political Weapon

“Pee, poop and toilet paper are all that belongs in the toilet”. These are the words of a governmental anti-rat campaign that ran last year in Oslo, Norway. On its surface the words ring true, food scraps stuck in the sewers serve as food for hungry rats and encourage breeding. Throwing non-degradable sanitary and hygiene products into the toilet can clog the pipes, allowing easy access for the rat population. As such the campaign seems to make a lot of…

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Reclaiming Visual Glamour From The Left

Reclaiming Visual Glamour From The Left

What does “politics is downstream from culture” mean in practice? Earlier today I was browsing through music videos on YouTube and the gears and cogwheels in my brain started spinning. I don’t usually use YouTube for music videos so in general I’m quite unfamiliar with music videos as a medium. I just finished “The Power of Glamour” by Virginia Postrell a few days ago, so I was primed to be aware of the glamorous set pieces contained in the videos….

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