Irregular Essays

Sjoerd Bekius
Essays Worth Reading (or at least writing)
Created 05 Oct 2021
  • Beautiful Newsletter #2
    28 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Art: Songs From The Wood - Jethro Tull This is a monstrously good band with epic musicians. The singer plays the flute. It’s epic. Anyway, here’s one of their happiest songs. I hope it brightens up yo...
  • Beautiful Newsletter #1
    21 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Art: The Way It Goes - Gillian Welch This song is about things that go wrong in the lives of people, which you could argue isn’t beautiful at all. But, the song is quite happy in terms of music. And s...
  • Make Immutable Characteristics Unimportant
    18 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    We live in a time where the immutable characteristics of people become of higher and higher importance. This is because we want to root out the harm that is, or has been caused by these characteristic...
  • Big Tech, the Danger of Monopolies and Saving the Public Sphere
    05 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    Introduction The existence of Big Tech shows us what a terrible problem we have walked ourselves into with the globalization of our world. Monopolies have become impossible to evade. However, a monopo...
  • Critical Newsletter #6
    05 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Black Woman Makes Excellent Point About White People Presumably armed with the wisdom that Robin DiAngelo shared with us in her book “White Fragility,” this black woman told a room full of white peopl...
  • The Tenets of CRT (1/4)
    02 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    (podcast below) This essay is the first in a series of essays about the tenets of Critical Race Theory (CRT) described in the book Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. Racism is Everywhere Whites Ar...
  • Critical Newsletter #5
    29 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Robin DiAngelo Is Racist In this video , Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, explains why you can make fun of white people, but not black people. This is a recurring theme in Critical Race Theo...
  • Activism Has No Place In Science
    26 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    (podcast below) Activists are hijacking science to push through their idiocy. The trust we have in science causes people to believe the idiocy because “research” and “new peer-reviewed studies” say it...
  • Critical Newsletter #4
    22 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    Amazon Makes A Good Call There have been many attempts to stop the spread of the book “Irreversible Damage” by Abigail Shrier. In this instance, the American Booksellers Association apologized for sen...
  • Kendi's Totalitarianism
    19 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
    (podcast below) Ibram X. Kendi is one of the most influential people in mainstream antiracism. He wrote the book How To Be An Antiracist and he is the director and founder of the Center for Antiracist...
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