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A Tale of Two Cities: The Myth of Detroit

Much ink has been spilled on the decline of Detroit, once nicknamed the “Paris of the West.” Conservatives credit its failures to Democratic leadership while Leftists of all flavors conclude it’s Big Racism — America’s largest industry. It is certainly no secret that Detroit has had Democratic mayors and “liberal” politicians of all kinds for several consecutive decades and this country has a long history of troubled race relations. Does either stance explain Detroit’s demise? Let us compare it to a lesser-known city. (more…)

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Game of Thrones – One Dupe to End Them All

I have seen every single episode of Game of Thrones. I began watching when it was in season 2 and have since watched every episode within a week or two of its release. I even watched Alt Shift X videos on YouTube to understand it better and prognosticate about The Theories. Well, I’ve had a week to think about the final season’s third episode and now I see that I was sold down the river for a sock full of pennies. (more…)

Yang Gang 2020 – Big If True

Andrew Yang appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience as an entrepreneur running for POTUS and is taking the Internet by storm. He is proposing a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 per month and probably a couple other things about WhoGivesADamn. While he is running as a Democrat, he is garnering the attention of many disparate factions, including the dissident right that memed Trump into the Oval Office. I won’t bore my Dear Reader with a laundry list of his opinions, one can go to his website for that. I want to explore his UBI because it’s the biggest campaign promise that’s ever been proposed. (more…)

Does the NBA Hate White People?

There has been a monumental paradigm shift occurring in the sport of basketball over several decades. I believe it has reached its summit, or at least I hope we’re close. Few have spoken up while many have stayed silent, possibly out of fear that they may be ostracized, fired, or worse, as is par for the course when one talks about diversity or makes a funny joke about AIDS. However, I believe most people are not even aware of what I am about to present, but it’s been right underneath their thin noses the whole time. The climate of the NBA has shifted so dramatically that it’s hardly recognizable from its roots. Just recently Oscar Robertson was asked about political activism in today’s sport, to which he responded, “where are the white athletes while this is happening?” My response to Oscar is, what white athletes?
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