What’s better: American or Canadian Senate?

Christian Patterson2019-05-21Underground Mall Recently, I learned a lot about how the Canadian federal government works. Yes, it took me long enough, considering I live in a country bordering Canada, but what I do know about Canada's still more than most Americans can say. Some of the differences between their government and the U.S. government are … Continue reading What’s better: American or Canadian Senate?

Greater Bangladesh, India’s western conspiracy theory import

Christian Patterson2019-05-08Underground Mall It helps understanding conspiracy theories by comparing them to similar theories throughout the world. People who believe in conspiracy theories tend to believe their theories are restricted to the specific circumstance. For example, an Obama truther would say "There's no underlying ideology, ulterior motive, or wider cultural anxiety undermining my belief. It's … Continue reading Greater Bangladesh, India’s western conspiracy theory import

The dominance of the “Four Bros Alliance” in Big Brother

(for context if someone reads in the future : this post was written during Big Brother Canada 7, Cory's HOH week, the first eviction of Jury) The current season of Big Brother, Big Brother Canada 7, has been dominated by a single alliance, The Pretty Boys, made up of four bros. Pretty Boy Adam said … Continue reading The dominance of the “Four Bros Alliance” in Big Brother

Analyzing art that resists analysis, featuring ‘Burnout Paradise: Remastered’

Recently, I've been playing Burnout Paradise Remastered on PS4. It's a fun game, and I can't believe I didn't play it when it originally came out in 2008. I wanted to write about, but kept wondering what there was to write. I could describe the gameplay, the graphics, the music, etc. But what would anyone … Continue reading Analyzing art that resists analysis, featuring ‘Burnout Paradise: Remastered’

A leftist critique of Universal Basic Income

Christian Patterson2019-04-01Underground Mall The idea of Universal Basic Income has become more mainstream in the U.S. since Donald Trump was elected. It was first being suggested by DSA-style leftists. At the time, I figured it would never happen. However, the way dialogue has shifted about UBI, I'm a lot more cautious. There are many UBI … Continue reading A leftist critique of Universal Basic Income

Podcast: “The Society Show with Christian Patterson” Episode 1

Hey everyone, announcement here: I started a podcast! I'm calling it a podcast because it's planned to be an episodic, audio project, but it isn't a conventional podcast. The project is taking clips from news, other podcasts, etc, and then utilizing my soundboard by chopping up the clip and adding in sound bites. For me, … Continue reading Podcast: “The Society Show with Christian Patterson” Episode 1