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Ross Brummet is a student and writer in Los Angeles. He recently wrote a short dystopian film called And Upside Down In Air Were Towers -- currently in post-production. Considering himself a utilitarian with libertarian socialist sympathies, he is fond of the views of Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, and Peter Singer. However he finds Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams more amusing.
An Addendum: On White Liberal Issues (6 comments)
Liberals like to think of themselves as being unselfish, but to what extent are liberals disproportionately concerned with issues that concern themselves as opposed to issues that concern humanity as a whole? An addendum to my article on gun control, I address four issues that, while important, receive a bizarre amount of attention from the liberal press.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Relative Unimportance of Gun Control (2 comments)
How important is Gun Control relative to other pressing issues of the day? Can we seriously say that it is more important than Empire, Poverty, Climate Change, Nuclear Proliferation, or Democracy?
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Servility of Token Dissidents: Jon Stewart and the Media (2 comments)
What role do Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert play in the manufacture of consent? This article argues that their primary role is that of token dissidents, who exist to both create the illusion of debate while setting limits on it.