Trump’s Third Statement on Charlottesville

To put things into perspective, I should say right from the start that I am not a Trump admirer. While I don't believe that his presidency has turned out to be the disaster that I anticipated prior to the election, I still consider him to be a loose cannon that was too inexperienced and under-qualified… Continue reading Trump’s Third Statement on Charlottesville

Reflections on the Charlottesville Conflict (Part 1)

For the last few weeks I've been holidaying with my partner in Tobago, and have only caught wind of the 'Unite the Right' march and the Charlottesville conflict passingly through popular media. I'm going to do a lot more research in the coming days, but for now I'd like to record some of my preliminary… Continue reading Reflections on the Charlottesville Conflict (Part 1)

The Google Diversity Memo is the Counter-Culture Manifesto We Need

You've probably already heard about this controversy by now, but in case you're unaware, Google scientist James Damore was recently fired for writing an internal memo titled 'Google's Ideological Echo Chamber', (politely) criticising Google's diversity measures and recommending alternatives for maximising career opportunities for the under-represented (especially women). The reason that this was so controversial… Continue reading The Google Diversity Memo is the Counter-Culture Manifesto We Need

Rhodes Must Stand

As I've made quite clear in a previous text, I am opposed to the 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign, and am opposed to the radical revision of history in general. It is not in spite of Rhodes' zealous attitude towards colonialism and his galling and excessive national and racial chauvinism that I make this stand, but… Continue reading Rhodes Must Stand