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Why the Anti-PC Censorship Argument is Bullshit.

The use of political correctness as a busy-body boogeymen is certainly not a new thing, but it seems in the last few years outcries against political correctness as some sort of enemy of freedom have outgrown PC itself. People confuse censorship and free speech and want to blame political correctness when their free speech intersects with the free speech of a critic. TL:DR: That’s how free speech works and how PC functions. The real problem is this idea that political correctness is somehow responsible for the loss of free speech. The real antagonists to freedom is this battle cry of “pc run amok,” and…


John Oliver can even make an important discussion about food waste funny.

The other night John Oliver tackled food waste. He talked about wasteful eating habits and the culture that makes food seem like a status symbol, and the ability to shower ourselves with a mountain of french fries a sign of affluence. Americans throw away enough food to fill 730 football stadiums. We throw away a third of our food, 50%  more than fifty years ago. In 2013, more than 49 million people didn’t have enough food. John Oliver is maybe THE best person to take scary, painful, depressing, and downright disgusting but VERY IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS THAT NEED TO BE HAD and…