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Paramilitary Panda: WWF Land Grabs Rooted in Covert Apartheid History

Posted 27 September 2019 | By | Categories: Media, Stories by mike!, Text | 8 Comments

by Michael Molitch-Hou In 2019, BuzzFeed News broke several stories detailing human rights violations by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF). The publication found that, since 2009, as part of its “anti-poaching” efforts, the WWF has armed, trained, and funded paramilitary units, located in six different countries, that committed various abuses — torture, sexual […]

What Seinfeld Gets Wrong about Nazis in Season 3’s “The Limo”

Posted 23 October 2018 | By | Categories: Text | 7 Comments

Recent news that members of the alt-right Proud Boys gang attacked anti-fascist protesters in New York City on October 12 somehow seeped into my subconscious. The other night, I dreamt about Seinfeld, season three, episode 19: “The Limo”. George and Jerry decide to grab a cab from one of those chauffeurs who meet people at […]

Why to actually have (as in give birth to) a Child:

Posted 24 January 2018 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | 1 Comment

Why-to revisit a previously written why-to: When I wrote a why-to for having a child before he was born, it was really an exercise in gaining a better understanding of what motivates any human to make another human. However, since creating that initial why-to, I have actually had the child—actually, my wife was the one who gave […]

Why-to take up hobbies:

Posted 15 August 2017 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

In the rush to pursue activities, you might end up with a hobby. Usually considered an outside interest in that it does not relate directly to labor, a hobby can lay on a spectrum from the esoteric, such as building miniature ships in bottles, to the mainstream, like sports. Obscure or commonplace, what all of […]

Why-to have a child:

Posted 18 July 2017 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

I wonder if, when our kid is born, we’ll be opened up to the world rebornin such a way that all of the brilliant stimuli that already exists around here will suddenly become brighter and more vibrant. Maybe he will—his body coated in a light, soft, downy coat—spring moment by moment to each new experience with […]

Why-to not eat:

Posted 13 July 2017 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

Despite the fact that many may consider it to be an enjoyable activity, eating may not always be on someone’s plate at a given moment. They may be in-between meals or in-between jobs. Either way, the reasons for not eating can be a bit more complex than they may seem. Let’s dig in.

Why-to eat:

Posted 22 June 2017 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of food? The likely answer: this is something I need to put in my mouth, chew and swallow to survive for some reason. Everyone knows that eating food is essential for carrying nutrients to various systems throughout the body in order to ensure that the organism makes it through each day, but did you know that some foods can actually taste quite good?

Twitter’s Nazi Problem is Still Out of Control

Posted 17 June 2017 | By | Categories: Text | No Comments

The Reality™ Institute’s Founder and CEO has recently published an article on The Outline detailing Twitter’s recent aesthetic updates to Nazism. Titled “What’s the Deal with Nazis?”, the story explores such probing questions as “I mean, where did they even come from?”, “Is it me or are these guys a little nuts?”. It also posits such […]

Why-to listen to music:

Posted 14 June 2017 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

Cross-posted at Entropy Magazine, but edited and changed since its original publication. I’m hard pressed to think of a person who doesn’t like music.  It’s been around since the beginning and it comes in all forms in all cultures so there’s got to be a reason for it.  Maybe we should dissect the process of the […]

Why-to drive a car:

Posted 12 June 2017 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

Somewhere in the hubbub of human history, humanity found time to develop the automobile. With horse drawn carriages only moving so fast and so far, the car seemed like the obvious next step in the evolution of transportation technology. And, before the appearance of freeways and the innovation of the traffic jam, cars were generally considered a quick way to get from point A to point B. So, driving a car can seem like a very practical thing to do.