Stone Pigs

undeniable underlying truths

Fascism is Alive and Well

Alan Partis | January 24, 2009

Crisis is routinely identified as a core mechanism of fascism because it short-circuits debate and democratic deliberation.

Conservatism Versus Liberalism

Alan Partis | January 23, 2009

Most people will identify themselves with one side of the spectrum or the other.

It’s Not Your Job to Lose

Alan Partis | January 2, 2009

One thing that troubles me is the apparent underlying assumption that he seems to be making. That is that a ‘job’ is something to which we have some sort of right. As someone who has employed people in the past, and hopes to employ people in the future, I have found there is often a great deal of confusion about ‘ownership’ of a job.

Obama is a Socialist

Alan Partis | October 31, 2008

One of the popular solutions often put forth on how to ‘fix’ health care in the US is this one: if you’re required to have car insurance, why not health insurance?

Oh The Wishy Washy Middle

Alan Partis | October 20, 2008

I don’t think you really grasp the concept of political parties and the American election process very well. If you’re not a member of a particular party, why should you be involved in helping to nominate their candidate?

Looking Up the Skirts of Health Care

Alan Partis | September 9, 2008

We’ve managed to engineer a very self-absorbed, intellectually lazy society that glorifies idiotic sound-byte mentalities and marginalizes intellectuals. That recipe is great for doing mass hypnosis and allowing a few self-appointed ‘leaders’ to march the herd off to slaughter.