Two unlikely heroes of rational thought and free speech emerged in 2017: Lindsay Shepherd and James Damore. Both were, shall I dare say, victims of the group-thinking mob in their respective institutions: Lindsay at a Canadian university, and James at a Silicon Valley company.
Their offence? Simply bringing up another side of the argument.
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I concluded my 2018 economic prediction article with a hope and a prayer:
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I just hope I don’t have to revise this prediction to say that instead of repeating the Gilded era, we will instead repeat China’s Cultural Revolution. It’d be just too ironic that my parents fled from a murderous communist regime only to arrive at a country, s
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There were numerous errors in judgement made in the handling of the meeting with Ms. Lindsay Shepherd, the TA of the tutorial in question. In fact, the meeting never should have happened at all. No
Recently leaked screenshots show YouTube’s questionnaires that subjectively determine what videos are acceptable for monetization, and consequently, what videos would appear higher in search and on trending lists. There’s no money after all if a video has no ads, so demonetized videos will generally be suppressed by the search and tre… Read more
Social media rears its ugly head again, as it does on a daily basis. While this blog inadvertently dissects the ideology of the “far-left” due to their prevalence in technology, media, academia and the government, it’s time to analyze the rhetoric from the “far-right”. It goes without saying that the ideologues of bo… Read more
There has been widespread coverage through various media outlets about the exposure of Wilfrid Laurier’s postmodern “academics” trying to dictate what TA Lindsay Shepherd is allowed to present in a debate. Fortunately, Shepherd had the foresight to record her superiors which allowed Canada and the World a sneak peek into the postmo… Read more
Following my latest four-part series on social media’s psychologically damaging effects, Wired’s Jesse Hempel coincidentally releases an article about the problems with social media. It is a rare moment of self-reflection. It almost recognizes the root problem but just doesn’t quite get there.
One of the conclusions of the… Read more