Tag: ableism
Apology from The Enragés
[Hear Eric Fleischmann’s apology on this episode of The Enragés] In the very first episode of The Enragés that I hosted, I interviewed Andrew Kemle on his article “Libertarianism versus Psychopathic Dumbfuckery,” in which he criticizes the destructive pandemic policies of so-called libertarian politicians like Rand Paul as being similar to psychopathy. It was soon after pointed…
An Apology to the Neurodivergent Community
Spooky has rightfully criticized me for utilizing obscene and ableist language in my article “Libertarianism vs Psychopathic Dumbfuckery.” I am deeply, deeply sorry to the neurodivergent community for the crass, thoughtless, and harmful language that I used. I’ve caused harm to people who are already marginalized in society, and there are no excuses for that. …
Las limitaciones del contra-elitismo
De Spooky. Artículo original: The Limitations of Contra-Elitism, publicado el 31 de mayo de 2022. Traducido al español por Vince Cerberus. El 21 de mayo de 2021, el Centro publicó un artículo de Andrew Kemle titulado “Libertarianism vs Psychopathic Dumbfuckery”. El artículo analiza el papel activo de Rand Paul en la campaña de desinformación en curso contra…
The Limitations of Contra-Elitism
On May 21st, 2021, the Center published a piece by Andrew Kemle titled “Libertarianism vs Psychopathic Dumbfuckery.” The article discusses Rand Paul’s active role in the ongoing disinformation campaign against vaccination and COVID response more generally, focusing specifically on his promotion of conspiracies blaming eminent immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci and the U.S. government for “creating…
Our Gun Culture Versus Our Gun Rights
The consensus view of both pro-gun and anti-gun people in America is that our gun culture protects gun rights. I believe this needs to be questioned. Individuals who face the highest risk of being violated are the most likely to not have full gun rights. American gun culture is joined at the hip with attitudes…
A Prison by Any Other Name
Some critics of mass incarceration see the contemporary carceral state as a result of the abolition of state-run mental hospitals. For example, German Lopez of Vox recently wrote that “America’s criminal justice system has, in many ways, become a substitute for the US’s largely gutted mental health system.” Yet when the mental health system was “gutted,” what…
Obama’s Tears for Ableist Fears
(Content Warning: Brief discussions of suicide) President Obama has announced executive actions in response to the “outbreak” of gun violence. In particular Obama has said he’ll increase the efficiency of background checks. Obama’s reasoning comes from the belief that gun violence is on the rise. But as Reason‘s Jesse Walker reported in early December, “More people die in…
Obama’s Gun Control Ableism
President Obama’s recent gun control efforts exemplify the ableism and general discrimination inherent in progressive paternalism. In his latest attempt at gun control, Obama seeks to bar individuals who collect Social Security benefits and whose resources are overseen by “representative payees” due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetence, condition, or disease” from owning or…
The Weekly Abolitionist: Pretrial Detention as a Human Rights Crisis
A new report from the Open Society Justice Initiative documents the overuse of pretrial detention around the globe. The report estimates that around 3.3 million people are currently incarcerated awaiting trial. These people have yet to be convicted of any crime, yet they are locked in cages and subjected to brutal human rights abuses. Martin Schoenteich…
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