Starbucks recently caught some flak when the company stepped up its virtue marketing by publicly vowing to hire 10 000 refugees, signalling opposition to the Trump administration’s 90-day-travel-ban. With Republicans all over the country now boycotting the brand, even though Starbucks made the same vow in 2015 regarding veterans, one could say that move backfired. Continue reading “Starbucks, the Apple of Coffee”
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines feminism as:
1. 1: the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes
2. 2: organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests
Feminism is described as an organized movement, a “political theory,” including political activity for the benefit of women’s rights and furtherance of equality. Most feminists would argue they are working to improve the lives of women. But who exactly organizes the political activity at the center of contemporary feminism, and what are the real motivations behind these groups? Continue reading “Feminism Has Been Hijacked By Outside Interests”
We’re no longer living in the 1990’s and the age of computer science major-driven startups which various entrepreneurs grew out of their garages to become transnational conglomerates. Tech groups now permeate every aspect of our lives. Their products document our day to day existence, they keep us in instant touch with each other and follow most of us around in our pockets. It’s an exciting change in humanity’s existence with potential for both great good, and great evil as well.
As these corporations have grown, however, they seem to have forgotten their initial dedication to fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and freedom of speech. Ramping up to a new level of intensity during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, the online censorship which some have argued should be an expected “price of admission” users must pay to use social media. But others do not share that view, and the numbers show it. Continue reading “Gab CCO Utsav Sanduja On Censorship, Monopolistic Abuse And Social Media’s Human Rights Potential”
Despite desperate calls for Trump’s assassination in the lead-up the Inauguration, the event went smoothly on Friday. Expectations of mass protests proved largely unfounded, as participants seemed few in number and definitively lacking in motivation. Clashes with police took place and fires were ignited, a limo was in flames at one point and shop windows in various districts of Washington D.C. were shattered. Ultimately the day was symbolized by a good Samaritan Trump supporter who extinguished the flames.
Meanwhile, anti Trump protesters were epitomized by a group of “atheist Satanists” who appeared remarkably lackadaisical as they marched in DC after the inauguration. As of the time of this writing 217 protesters had been arrested by DC police while six officers were injured by protesters. More protests including the Women's March are scheduled to take place tomorrow, which should see increased enthusiasm in mostly dispirited groups in the streets today.
Popular pro-Trump subreddit r/the_donald was also defaced later in the day when a moderator account appeared to have been hacked, altering the site's CSS to display hardcore pornography featuring animals. Although the source of the hack remains unknown at this time, it appears to related to general anger among anti-Trump elements that President Trump was safely and calmly inaugurated. The hack follows shocking media references alluding to assassination attempts.
Trump lashed out against establishment values and globalism in his inaugural address, returning to familiar aspects of his platform including border policy and smaller government. The new President’s remarks deepened the feud with legacy news organizations, which have recently created ominous comparisons between the newly elected President and JFK, openly fantasizing about hypothetical Trump assassination outcomes. One can only hope that Trump’s actions will (safely) follow through on his strident rhetoric when it comes to shaking up oligarchical Washington status quo and fighting globalist interests. Continue reading “Trump Throws Down Gauntlet at Globalism”
Hollywood and corporate media continue to rage at their loss of control over America as the Trump inauguration approaches. Drawn out infantile diatribes daily escalate in volume and hypocritical intensity, from Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe hypocrisy to Rosie O’Donnell’s recent statements supporting martial law. Continue reading “Hollywood Tantrum Escalates”