Sometimes being right sucks.

Sometimes being right sucks.

Sometimes being right sucks. That isn’t something you’ll hear many people say, but it’s true. Sometimes you look at things and you know how it’s going to play out, so you make a prediction. Sometimes it’s good to be right, other times it sucks. This is one of the times when being right sucks. See, nobody wins over me being right on this issue and it has done nothing but proven just how utterly screwed we all must be. I know what you must be saying “But Revanchist, what were you right about?”. Well, to be simple, everything I talked Read more »

War

War

War Si vis pacem, para bellum. An ancient saying which, for those of you unaware, translates to “If you want peace, prepare for war” and unfortunately, it seems that war is once again starting to rear its ugly head. To be frank, we’ve never really gotten a break from war. With the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq finally drawing to a close after so many years and so many deaths it seems that American’s are willing to once more send our troops unto the breach. How so? Well, conflict in Iraq is revving up with the addition of a Syrian Read more »

State of the Union: Today is a sad day…

State of the Union: Today is a sad day…

So here’s the thing: I have so little hope in people, it’s a wonder I thought things would turn out any differently. I am choosing to believe that it isn’t so much that young people, Black people, women, underemployed, poor, and other disenfranchised citizens of this nation didn’t show up, but that the Fox news watchers showed up in greater force. I’m choosing to believe that all of the old, rich white dude clubs got together and carpooled to the polls. I’m choosing to turn down the voices in my head that are screaming injustice and obscenities in favor of Read more »

Politics & You: Election Day 4 Nov 2014

Politics & You: Election Day 4 Nov 2014

‘Twas the week before election day and all through the land There were protests, debates, and politicians shaking hands. All throughout the season, distractions ran a muck. One thing after another proving that our local elected officials suck. There was Furguson, and Isis, and now we’ve discovered Ebola too But Reign’s here to remind you that none of this is something new….   .   .   .   So here’s the thing… while all the other teenagers were all angst about turning 16 so they could get their driver’s licenses or 21 so they could drink, I could barely wait Read more »

The World Today

The World Today

A Return It feels like it’s been forever, doesn’t it? Some of you might be wondering where I had been, but that’s a complicated answer. Life got pretty busy for awhile and with everything I had going on there just wasn’t any way I could meet all of my deadlines on time and working toward my degree simply takes priority. But, that was then and this is now — I’m back, as you might have been able to guess and today we are going to be talking about a subject near and dear to the heart of all of us; Read more »

The Letter Series: Dear White People…

The Letter Series: Dear White People…

I don’t feel sorry for you. I know that you are not responsible for what your ancestors did. I know that you are probably good people who just want to live life and enjoy your personal pursuits of happiness. You are on the other hand responsible for how you act and fail to act now. You are responsible for the injustices that are allowed to continue now. Your freedom to move on with your life unaffected and oblivious to your neighbor’s struggle comes at a very high price that you will never be required to pay… because it has already Read more »

Iraq Part II

Iraq Part II

   Iraq Revisited As you may or may not be presently aware, America has taken a sudden policy change in the past day regarding the situation in Iraq. Our original plan was one of simply allowing the local militias and the Iraqi Army to do what they could to organize and push ISIS back, while giving the Iraqi Government the chance to, well, form a functioning government as they have been long overdue in doing. It seemed like a good plan, it wasn’t America’s fight anymore after Iraq had specifically asked the United States to essentially depart the country. This Read more »