Why Variety is a Basic and Necessary Component of a Functional Society

Aaron Gleason presents his case on why the way to escape ridiculous culture warring is a multifaceted society which is characterized by genuine tolerance. I recently came across an older article critiquing the Trumpian Right’s “affirmative action” for conservatives. Much of that article was laudable, and I recommend reading it. But there ιs a fundamental […] Read more

Homophobia from Auckland’s Pride board should come as no surprise

Written by Renee Gerlich Recent incidents of lesbian and gay erasure at Auckland Pride show how transactivism harms LGB rights and promotes stereotypes rather than a sexuality. In January, Auckland Pride board member Phylesha Brown-Acton told “self-obsessed gay male muppets” to “take your moral compass and shove it up the hole that you can’t seem […] Read more

Liam Neeson, Racism, and Why We Need to Talk About It

The famous Irish actor Liam Neeson has faced backlash after admitting that he once set out to engage in racist violence. How should we as a society respond? In a recent interview for his new film Cold Pursuit, Liam Neeson described how he had once set out looking for an excuse to kill a black […] Read more

Intentions, Ideologies, Outcomes, Policies: Can We Forgive Communism?

Both the left and right have used variations on the argument that ‘intentions don’t matter, only outcomes do’. But is there any truth to this statement? Does anyone truly believe intentions don’t matter? A common expression is that we judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their actions. I believe that this can be […] Read more

Liberal Democrats: Feminists, Your Views Are Not Welcome

For LGBT history month, the Liberal Democrats have put out an extraordinary statement confirming their commitment to the extreme wing of gender identity. The party which took in Aimee Challenor after the Greens decided to investigate their actions have doubled down on embracing the pseudoscience which has caused so many to ignore the erosion of […] Read more

The Intellectual Dark Web: A Prelude to the Future of Dialogue

It is vital we create cultural conditions in which it is possible to conduct real conversations in the unprecedented context of massive online viewerships. The breakdown of democratic values is, today, lamented most vocally amongst those who trade in moralism and fight devoutly from the trenches of the culture wars. Yet, willingness to do the […] Read more