Deconstructing Consent

Elias Cepeda
Critical coverage by Elias Cepeda of the intersections of politics, culture, media, and sport.
Created 29 Oct 2020
  • Twitter Reacts to Kyle Rittenhouse Acquittal
    20 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Friday afternoon a jury in Wisconsin ruled that Kyle Rittenhouse was not guilty of all charges brought against him after he admittedly killed two men and injured another after shooting them with an AR...
  • Unworthy Victims & Sheepdog Leftism
    16 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 1
    (Kyle Rittenhouse sputtering on the stand in his homicide trial) Many White media figures who’ve styled themselves as allies, and socialists, and anti-establishment, and a host of other virtuous thing...
  • A Brief Guide for the Perplexed – 7 Things That Aren’t Self-Defense
    11 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    (Kyle Rittenhouse (R) puts up a White Power hand sign while posing for a photo and wearing a t-shirt reading “Free as Fuck” after being released on bail following his arrest for shooting three and kil...
  • Stay Woke, Stay Moral
    10 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Columnist and editor Jonathan Alter recently went on rightwing television show ‘Morning Joe’ to chastise his party, the Democratic Party, for supposedly alienating parents. According to Alter, who ado...
  • Olurin: Kyle Rittenhouse is Being Given Privileges that Most Defendants Don't Receive
    28 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    (Kyle Rittenhouse has admitted to traveling across state lines and procuring a rifle to patrol Wisconsin with other vigilantes and then shooting three men and killing two, but the judge in his upcomin...
  • Link Drop Time!
    27 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Top Written Stories - COVID vaccines cut the risk of transmitting Delta — but not for long Chicago Park District leaders were told of broad lifeguard abuse claims more than a year ago Jan. 6 Protest O...
  • Quick Hits | Kids in Cuffs, CRT in the Classroom, NYPD Predict Self-Purge
    22 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Police officers went to a school to arrest 10-year-old American Black girl for the offense of drawing a picture that had angered the parent of another student. She was handcuffed in front of school st...
  • Why Won't Police Back Their Own Blue?
    20 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    A new report shows that 62% of all American police officer deaths that occurred “in the line of duty” for 2020 and 2021 were due to covid-19. The 2020 U.S. line of duty death toll for police officers ...
  • [VID] Activist Liv Romano Calls for Self-Defense After Protest Arrest
    19 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    (Photo by Mary Annette Pember of Indian Country Today) Activist Liv Romano sat down with Deconstructing Consent early this week after being arrested Friday at protests of the Biden Administration’s cl...
  • Now is the Time to Remember Colin Powell's Victims
    18 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    One of the most prolific war criminals of the past half-century has died. Colin Powell lived a long life and finally died at 84 this week. I’m certain many of his family members and friends are sad to...
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