What ISIS Is Really Trying To Accomplish

Islamophobia is a growing fear in our world today.  Politicians today are starting to waver, as more and more people are growing fearful of potential attacks coming upon them, but are their efforts actually hurting or helping their cause?

[A Repost] Why Music is Getting Worse and How it Reflects on Us

I know I haven't been the only one to notice that music and especially lyrics have grown worse over the years. Well, I found an article with concrete evidence! It is true! And guess what? It's also a little controversial which is what Outlet does: tackle things that some people don't want to hear. I found…

On Campus Safe Spaces: The Drag and the Friction

For the 2016-2017 academic year, safe spaces were a particularly hot topic in light of the 2016 election in which both sides of America's political spectrum were rather vocal in their support or opposition to the idea. There are some articles floating around that claim that safe spaces on college campuses are redundant if not…

[A Reblog] Repealing Dodd-Frank

During the 2007-8 Financial Crisis, I knew that people were getting royally screwed over but being a fourth grader at the time, I didn't know why or how. However, this past year, my APUSH teacher, in the process of explaining the collapse of the stock market that caused the Great Depression, likened what happened in…

[A Repost] Is China the next United States?

This started out as any normal day; I was surfing the web, searching up anything that intrigued me and clicking on articles that seemed interesting. One way or another, I stumbled into Quora and one of the questions I saw caught my eye. It's the same question as the title of this article. I was…

[A Reblog] Imagine There’s No Politics

Recently, as many of you would have noticed, I have been primarily writing about politics and how politics affects us but everything I wrote can't help but feel a bit trite and pretentious. Really, it's just the same old problems again and again and somehow, after millenniums of human history, we still have not resolved…

Political Correctness and Social Justice Warriors: Saints By Comparison

With so many opinions being expressed more than ever on the world wide stage, there comes vigilantes that gallantly defend the honor of those who are marginalised by society. In reality, they do little besides contributing to the reputation that liberals are too PC and with things like safe spaces on campuses, it becomes evident…

[A Reblog] All Play and No Work: A Response

Despite my habit of regularly consuming video games, it has not stopped me from being an honor roll student with a schedule full of AP classes planned for the next school year or from working around twenty hours a week in addition to sports and other extracurricular activities.

With the older generation saying that millennials are too privileged and that we are lazy and conceited, I constantly feel the need to parade my achievements just to show them that we’re not the way they think. However, I am aware that this also throws a lot of my peers under the bus if they don’t manage to somehow fill in every hour of every day. We shouldn’t have to prove ourselves like this.

Furthermore, while this sort of attitude does affect me and people my age, the millennials who are older are getting it in a larger dose every day. While struggling with rent and student debt and the problems everyone has with first moving out, they are constantly being told that they are not good enough and that their troubles are of their own making because they were too coddled and naive. If people in the older generation are so eager to see millenials find their way in the world and be productive (which they really are not because they would have to find something else to criticise) then why would they make it so that the people they were supposed to be motivating are instead getting beaten down?

This is a post another millennial has written in response to one such attack on our work ethic and on what we decide to spend our leisure time on. She explains it much better than I did. Check it out.

AmbiGaming

Recently, the New York Timespublished an article about how today’s youth are opting to play video games instead of working. A (non-gaming) friend of mine commented to me that she thought it was interesting, after hearing about video games from my perspective, and after perusing some of the articles here. Maybe video games aren’t the rosy picture I make them out to be? she seemed to tentatively offer.

Well of course they’re not. They are no more rosy than any other storytelling or entertainment medium. Like any entertainment, or any leisure tool, they are helpful or harmfulbased on how you use them. Yes, you heard it here first and all that.

But what of this news article?

The Gist of It

I encourage you to read the above article for yourselves, but the theme of the article is that young people (read: millenials) are opting to play video…

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Politics, Entitlement and Narcissism: I Want This and I Don’t Want Them to Have It

What I feel like is understated in the political environment today is the fact that the people advocating for legislation that is harmful to the planet and to the common people can't be swayed by logic or any measure of compassion. This sort of unsympathetic, elitist attitude shown by those in power right now can…

A List of Stupid Things People Believe Part 1 [2017]

Warning: Rant incoming. 1) The Vaccine Debate - No, vaccines do not cause autism (see here) and the guy that first started this debate (Andrew Wakefield) has since been dishonourably discharged as a member of the medical community due to his studies being unethical and for intentionally altering data to support his claim. There have also…

A Rant: In the Light of Recent Events [June 2017]

Okay. Perhaps not everyone has studied the Cold War as I was extensively prompted to. One of the things pushed by the United States was human rights, coupled with economy and technology. When Trump was campaigning, he insisted that all the trade deals that the United States was invested in were poor negotiations and alliances…

America’s Favorite Reaction is Overreaction: Today vs Past

Today, we're going to talk about multiple situations in US history and how it has translated into modern politics. This is mostly going to be a historically-focused article. Let's start off with a quote: "I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that…

Defend Net Neutrality!

This is a bit old but just in case if you haven't heard of it yet, net neutrality might be threatened in the near future. For the full story, here's a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92vuuZt7wak Go to gofccyourself.com to defend against this encroachment upon our rights as consumers. Type in this phrase in the comment section after…

Do You Still Not Understand?

Originally posted on May 4th, 2017 Have you guys seen what the House did with the Affordable Care Act today? And have you seen how they voted? It was really close with 217 voting for the repeal and 213 against. Here's an image of that from Vox:   Now do y'all see what I mean…

May 2017 Quote of the Month

"If you want to make enemies, try to change something." -Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), President (1913-1921)