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hello, porn fanatics

so it seems that an inordinate amount of traffic lately is coming this way from russian porn sites. that seems deeply counter-productive to me, but if you're going to use this site for content scraping or misdirection, perhaps you should send some fucking money. the donation button is on the right of the page.

for everyone else who gets here through regular channels, i've updated the "about" page, in case you didn't know enough about me already.

fair thee well, my pretties.

me and my bright ideas

i've changed things around. it's been... different.
a few weeks ago, i decided to take a new approach to my great language learning adventure: rather than trying to practice a number of languages at once and making tiny bits of progress on each, i decided to focus on one language and just dedicate myself to that for the time being. i chose to dedicate myself to swedish, for no other reason than it was the language course i was closest to completing on duolingo. i know that completing the course wouldn't make me fluent, but it would give me a sense of real progress and accomplishment, which is something that micro-progress in a number of languages just wasn't doing.

i've already talked about the fact that swedish has been a challenge for me, because, despite its [deserved] reputation for being an easy shift in terms of grammar and vocabulary for an english speaker, the accent and pronunciation is fiendishly difficult, which is a surprisingly great hurdle for me. if…

whitewashing

there is no such thing as "white culture", and the greatest threat to the cultural heritage of different types of white people is the idea that white culture exists.
obviously, issues of race and culture have been pushed further forward in the last few days, and there are about a thousand different discussions that could and should happen, and i'm not able in terms of knowledge or time available to cover even a fraction of them, but there is one that i wanted to chip away at, where i think i have adequate knowledge to speak cogently: the far right idea of "white culture".

demonstrations like the ones that happened last friday and saturday champion the cause of "white culture" and claim to defend it in the face from exterior threats. this sort of bluster often emerges when governments decide to change or remove traditions and symbols that are deemed offensive to non-whites. that's what we were faced with this weekend, but it's hardly a unique …

the real deal

donald trump has shown us all who he is. it's high time we believed him. 
we know that donald trump lies. he lies better than a lot of us can tell the truth because, like all great liars, he doesn't care that he's lying. he's saying what needs to be said in order to get what he wants- votes, money, adoration, land... i have a theory [and it's just a theory] that this is partly why trump bristles when confronted with his lies, why he doubles and triples down on things that are demonstrably false: he doesn't get why we think he was wrong to say it. if it was something that was said in the service of reaching a goal, and the goal was reached, why should the details of the journey matter? so he petulantly insists that what he said was true, but what he really means is that what he said worked, which should be justification for having said it. like i said, it's just a theory.

but there is another way in which donald trump is completely honest. he may lie about …