Tag Archive | opinion

Space for Rent: The Past is Prologue


  These words were not uttered by Steven Bannon, but the fact that the American media and public cowered in fear while they were uttered led to our current situation. We were warned that trading liberty for security was a dangerous precedent. We were told that the machine of State engorged itself on the life’s […]

Space for Rent: The Privileged Mocking of “Safe Spaces”


  I find it painfully hilarious, as in I don’t want to laugh at due to seriousness of the subject, that those that decry “safe spaces” are the very people that don’t need them, or at least believe they don’t crave them. But are not our homes, schools, and job places supposed to be “safe […]

Space for Rent: The Antebellum Presidency


    Let’s be honest, Barack Obama will not be remembered as a great president of the United States. While some tout his accomplishments, outside of the expansion of health care he did little else but to moderate yet continue the policies of his predecessors. At a time when the nation, and indeed the world […]

Space For Rent: Diversity is Good Storytelling


Tweet of the Day: A Review of Read Only Memories: A New Cyberpunk Adventure ——- Torgersen often notes in interviews that he’s been married to an African-American woman for 21 years, so “I don’t need some know-it-all to come lecture me about race stuff,” he tells me. Torgersen says the Hugos are beset by identity […]

Gamers: It’s Not About You


Tweet of the Day: Kristin’s Big Announcement ——- Note: What I am about to write applies, sadly enough, to any fandom. You have been warned. I just had several “conversations” with several gamers both on the Jimquisition and on YouTube and I noticed one thing: the fan doesn’t like to have their assumptions challenged. Why? […]

Space for Rent: Skin Deep


“Race is not real, it is a social construct.” Or…. “There is no such thing as race.” True, from a purely scientific point of view. The differences between the “races” of humanity is literally skin deep, a mixture of melanin and dietary adaptations. You can not find any significant markers at the genetic level, except […]

Space for Rent: Diversity vs. Tribalism


  Tweet of the Day: Learning How to Hack in a Bro’s World: A Women’s College Student Perspective ——– Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. It’s a problem rooted in the human condition. For you see, human beings are social animals which means they like to congregate in packs, tribes if you will. The […]

Space for Rent: An Open Letter to “Both Sides”


  Nobody likes to be the bad guy. Rarely does a bad guy sees himself as a bad guy. Yet, sometimes you are wrong. Sometimes, I am wrong. How so? If you defend pedophilia? You are wrong. If you side with serial abusers, stalkers, and misogynist? Guess what, you are wrong. It may not seem […]

Space for Rent: Media and the Boxing of LGBT Culture


    Tweet of the Day: The Islamic Roots of Science Fiction ——- What do I mean when I say, “boxing?” I mean that you take a group, such as members of the LGBT community and dropped them in a cultural box for the convenience of those outside of the group, in other words, stereotyping. […]

Space for Rent: By Any Other Name


    There is a lot of hand wringing about the current situation in Iraq: who is at fault, who lied, who said the truth, and what if anything will the U.S. government will do about it. But even among the most savvy observers of the situation, the most liberal of minds, the root cause […]