You don’t have a first amendment right not to be censored on Facebook, but maybe you should.

One of the funniest things on the internet is when people claim that Facebook deleting their posts is forbidden by the first amendment of the United States. As a matter of contemporary legal theory, they haven’t got a leg to stand on. Yet I want to argue that maybe, in a better world, they’d be … Continue reading You don’t have a first amendment right not to be censored on Facebook, but maybe you should.

Life lessons I squeezed from a lifelong severe mental illness

In the past I've written both an essay on the philosophical aspects of what I learnt from OCD and another essay on the practical measures that helped me keep it under control. Now I wanted to convey the little life lessons I learnt from decades of chronic mental pain. Stuff that isn't directly about the … Continue reading Life lessons I squeezed from a lifelong severe mental illness

What form of ethics is the least subject to rationalising what you wanted to do anyway?

"And now it frightens me, the dreams that I possessTo think I was acting like a believer, when I was just angry and depressed" -Sufjan Stevens, Ascension By rationalising ethics I mean finding an "ethical" argument for what you wanted to do anyway. You might think that a disadvantage of consequentialism as compared to deontology … Continue reading What form of ethics is the least subject to rationalising what you wanted to do anyway?

Violence, mental illness and culpability- a left-wing perspective

Details have been changed to protect all involved. I I want to protest against a tendency I have seen, in some parts of the left, to deny that sometimes mental illness diminishes responsibility for very serious crimes. This tendency is well intentioned. The intention is to deny hurtful and dangerous stereotypes that mentally ill people … Continue reading Violence, mental illness and culpability- a left-wing perspective

In a shocking twist, Reddit protects a structurally racist judicial system from criticism

It's de Pony Sum, AKA u/No_bear_so_low here, and I've been suspended from Reddit. On the 28th of September I posted the following as an image post: The next morning I saw that I had received the following message: "Your account has been temporarily suspended from Reddit for posting or threatening to post personal information." But note … Continue reading In a shocking twist, Reddit protects a structurally racist judicial system from criticism