Tagged with anti-intellectualism

On Canadian Atheist: Chevalier de la Barre Day

Most Canadians will be celebrating Canada on June 1st, but I will not. I will be raising a toast to the Chevalier de la Barre, a 19 year-old Frenchman who was legally tortured, beheaded, and burned in 1766, for failing to take his hat off for a religious procession. Remembering this 250 year-old tragedy becomes […]

Racism, gender essentialism, transphobia, and anti-science attitudes are rampant in tween media

I didn’t watch the Olympics. Part of it is simply that I’m not much of a sports fan, and even less of a fan of the kind of hyper-commercialized, industrialized sports that the Olympics represent. The other part was that I didn’t want anything to do with them given the political situation in Russia. The […]

Boujemaa Razgui handmade ney flutes destroyed by US customs thugs

If you ever have one of those days where you think things in Canada are getting bad, there’s always the US to show us what bad really looks like. US Customs officers at JFK airport in New York destroyed 11 handcrafted neys (Middle Eastern flutes) belonging to an internationally renowned musician, calling them “agricultural products”.