Author Archives: jimbelton

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

Film Critics are Failing

In the days before the internet, word of mouth traveled slowly. When a new film came out, if no one in your immediate circle of friends went to see it before you, you had to rely on critics to gauge … Continue reading

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Technology, Government, and Poverty

The Guardian article Digital dystopia: how algorithms punish the poor addresses the impact of technology on government, and specifically on the apparatus of the welfare state. I’m going to comment on what I think is driving these changes, and on … Continue reading

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Men and Women Smeared as Red Pill

Red pill men are used to being criticized by the mainstream media. What’s surprising about the Telegraph article “Welcome to the Red Pill: The angry men’s rights group that ‘knows what women want’” is the amount of vitriol author Rebecca Reid … Continue reading

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The Mainstream Media Sides with Its Tribe

Ezra Klein, editor at large of Vox, is calling for the Democrats to Impeach him, anyway, even if they can’t oust Trump, echoing Democratic house leader, Nancy Pelosi. Alexander Hamilton, the Constitution framer, writes [that impeachment is] meant for offenses … Continue reading

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Salon Calls Climate Skeptics Sexist

Salon proves the point that Greta Thunberg is being elevated as an expert on climate change–testifying before the US congress–because she can’t be criticized. According to Salon, criticizing Thunberg or Ocasio-Cortez is sexist: Misogyny, meet hypocrisy: Climate deniers go after … Continue reading

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Environmentalists Continue to Lie and Cry Wolf

According to the Guardian, Adaptation isn’t enough: We’ve got to throw everything at the climate crisis. Is this really a crisis, or merely propaganda? I’m going to examine their claims. When we’re faced with threats of inundation, our reaction has … Continue reading

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Canadian Election Polls

A great site for polling information for the upcoming federal election can be found at 338Canada.com – Poll Analysis and Electoral Projections. The main page has seat (number of ridings won) projections as well as popular vote. You can drill … Continue reading

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