Handwaving Freakoutery

Handwaving Freakoutery
This is a song about culture wars, futurism, apocalypta, and gun math.
Created 08 Jan 2021
  • Bezos is the Greenest Man Alive
    21 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 8 2
    Vox dropped a really, really stupid article today that I wouldn’t bother linking at all if not for how amazingly mathematically inept it is. In usual Vox style, they play to those in the blue echo cha...
  • HWFO on Boyce of Reason Podcast, September 2021
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    An idle Wednesday evening I had a half a bottle of wine watching Atlanta United wipe the floor with FC Cincinnati, and then jumped onto Skype with Benjamin Boyce to talk HWFO. The discussion mostly ce...
  • Can Fortnite Rescue Humanity from the Attention Economy War?
    17 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 4 2
    This article was originally featured on Medium in March of 2019, and Fortnite has lost some of its juice since then, but the underlying premise of solving our culture war problems via directing our fi...
  • Everyone is Wrong about Covid-19 for a Reason
    07 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 13 10
    The connection between social media and for-profit click based media is fundamental to our inability to make sense of the world around us. HWFO has screamed about this since the publication’s inceptio...
  • No Uterus No Opinion? No Opinion No Obligation
    04 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 8 4
    Texas just passed a fetal heartbeat law that bans abortion procedures after somewhere around six weeks. The Supreme Court didn’t actually rule on the law, they ruled on whether they should have to rul...
  • Explaining Systemic Racism to the Right, with Guns
    02 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 8 31
    “Systemic racism” is about systems. And a lot of the pushback I see about the concept of systemic racism from the right is because these systems are never clearly explained by the left. I think many o...
  • Paid Subscriber Slack Invite for September 2021
    01 Sep 2021
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  • HWFO August 2021 Housekeeping
    31 Aug 2021 • 12 min read • 6 4
    Curtis Yarvin, AKA Mencius Moldbug, AKA the medulla oblongata of the Alt-Right, recently posted a blog entry trashing the practice of “circling.” It got quite a bit of buzz, partly because it was like...
  • The Covid 19 Red Ink Blue Ink Problem
    24 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 16 17
    Trump was recently booed and heckled for telling his supporters to get vaccinated. The amnesiac media pretended this was some sort of flip flop. The amnesiac public pretends that conservatives have be...
  • Weird Ideas About Afghanistan
    21 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 11 6
    This is a dangerous article to write. I bet I lose subscribers over it, and if so that’s fine. But I think it’s more important now than ever to challenge your priors and consider ideas outside of the ...
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