Slam Poetry, SJW-ism and Rant Poems

Before I begin, let me ask you this: Is it real­ly THAT hard (par­tic­u­lar­ly for ide­o­logues) to write a poem with­out mak­ing a polit­i­cal state­ment?

Good lord, it’s get­ting hard­er and hard­er to find poems on Youtube that are NOT Far-Left / Neo-Progressive or Far-Right Religious tripe. Not that I mind lis­ten­ing to them (some of them are pret­ty good), but they’re so rid­dled with… bull­shit.

On top of THAT, it’s almost as if most poets are wor­ried their art will have no mean­ing if they don’t shoe­horn Social Justice mes­sages into it. I mean, we all love SJW-ism once in a while, but does is nobody write some­thing that makes you over­come with WONDER any­more? Does nobody tell a sto­ry any­more?

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Left Wing, Right Wing, and the Third Option

Disclaimer: I don’t claim to be an expert in pol­i­tics, but I’ve been doing my fair share of study and this is what I’ve observed. If you dis­agree with me on any­thing, feel free to cri­tique my views.

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Imagine A Stick — On Arts and Psychology, and a Minuscule Bit of Politics

Talking about Art and Psychology, but might also con­tain a bit of insight on Politics.

They say imag­i­na­tion encir­cles the world. That’s a good view, but it’s also way too utopic. Truth is, even though imag­i­na­tion may not nec­es­sar­i­ly be “finite”, it is still sus­cep­ti­ble to human lim­i­ta­tions. These lim­i­ta­tions vary from per­son to per­son, and affects many instances of our lives (and even our beliefs).

How do you find out the lim­its of your own imag­i­na­tion?

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An Empathetic Note On “Men Not Being Able To Express Their Feelings”

I under­stand that this has more to do with indi­vid­ual traits matu­ri­ty rather than gen­der (which is why I’ll nev­er be an MRA), but for some rea­son iden­ti­ty pol­i­tics like Feminism seem to mis­con­strue the phe­nom­e­non of “men not being able to express their feel­ings”, tying them up with Patriarchy. How they do it, what they think it means, I won’t get into the details of it because you already know the nar­ra­tive.
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An Open Letter To The Feminists Who Still Defend Liberal Principles

Ever since the Fourth Wave has begun, I’ve noticed a trend recent­ly, espe­cial­ly in Social Media: Most indi­vid­u­als only seem to “befriend” each oth­er, not because they have some­thing in com­mon or want to get along in a social­ly healthy way, but because every­one seems to be want­i­ng to “con­nect” with poten­tial polit­i­cal allies, and ditch­ing them entire­ly when they don’t seem to be (such as being “seem­ing­ly racist” when crit­i­ciz­ing the sit­u­a­tion with Islam / Saudi Arabia, when they’re in fact not racists).

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Do Anti-Feminists Understand Feminism?

Some thoughts on Anti-Feminism.

Everytime some­one begins to cri­tique — or even out­right unfair­ly slams — Feminism, one of the most com­mon respons­es is the old script­ed and regur­gi­tat­ed line, “You don’t under­stand Feminism”. This is iron­ic, con­sid­er­ing Feminism at large doesn’t real­ly under­stand why any­one would be opposed to the ide­ol­o­gy either (they often assume it’s because “Male Supremacists don’t wan­na give away pow­er” or “want the right to rape”, which is non­sen­si­cal because… who the heck in their right minds would want the RIGHT to RAPE?)

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Musings: Languages, Cultures and Conflicts. Why We Suck At Communicating

Contrary to pop­u­lar belief (and I could again put “Feminism” as an exam­ple here, but I digress), words and lan­guages aren’t a mono­lith. Not only do their def­i­n­i­tions, or even core “mean­ing” beyond def­i­n­i­tions, change through time but they are also extreme­ly mal­leable. In fact, a giv­en “bad word” may mean as some­thing offen­sive today but can also be a badge of hon­or tomor­row (unless you’re per­sis­tent about keep­ing it that way). Such words include “nerds” and “geeks”, the val­ues of which was neg­a­tive a decade back but now is wide­ly accept­ed by pop­u­lar sci­en­tists to describe them­selves.

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Keeping The ‘Kalam’ In Hand

A pas­sion­ate engi­neer. A reluc­tant politi­cian. A man who was so intel­lec­tu­al­ly and empa­thet­i­cal­ly con­nect­ed with the youth of this nation that his birth­day is regard­ed as World Students Day.

A trag­ic news det­o­nat­ed across the inter­net: The People’s President had passed away due to car­diac arrest. Knowing this, the social media flood­ed with remorse, ven­er­a­tions and even sto­ries of the man’s intel­li­gence, accom­plish­ments and — above all — his kind­ness.

This isn’t one of those sto­ries. There’s plen­ty of them else­where.

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