The IDW trades in right-wing rhetoric. It masks this behind a veneer of academic intellectualism and liberalism, never minding that several of its members are disgraced academics or explicitly anti-intellectual, anti-academia, or full-on conspiracy theorists, but it is a right-wing movement that draws from far-right distortions of discourse in an attempt to score points against the left. It is not centrist, and its adherents cleave cleanly to Randian, reactionary politics. The very politics that many high-school Libertarians put in the rear view mirror the moment they took their first college-level political science course.

Despite their claims to be in support…

Benjamin T. Awesome

Just the facts: Writer. Gamer. Feminist. Educated in Astrophysics. Professional Gambler. Student of Language. Satanist. Anarchist.

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