Marc ‘Animal’ MacYoung watches rom-coms because Hollywood gets action scenes wrong. Having worked as a court-recognized expert witness, correctional institute director, bodyguard, bouncer, cooler and event security, he has decades of first-hand experience with violence and criminals. His street name came from a high-risk lifestyle filled with life-or-death encounters on the mean streets of Los […]
A few days ago I’ve had the misfortune of speaking with a most unpleasant individual. What started as an attempt at civil conversation degenerated into a one-way tirade of insults, hyperbole and outright lies. It reached the point where he uttered three lies in the space of a breath. I called him out on that, […]
Knives are brutally effective at killing people and terribly ineffective for self-defence. To understand this conundrum, we need to understand the properties of a knife. First, the pros. Knives puncture and sever. With a properly sharpened knife, it doesn’t take a lot of force to penetrate flesh and open veins. Smaller knives can be easily […]
Yesterday The Middle Ground published an opinion piece titled A Young Muslim on ISIS. While it approaches the Islamic State (henceforth called Daesh here) from the perspective of a Muslim, the writer makes a few generalities that don’t hold up. Crucially, he says: “My sense is, if you add a dash of ignorance and a sprinkle […]
Banning Julien Blanc undermines freedom of speech and travel. The better approach would be to arrest him, criticise him, or kill him. The latter removes a threat to society; the former pushes the burden to someone else and punishes someone for disagreeing with the memes of the day.
SlutWalk’s platform on rape perpetuates ignorance instead of addressing the realities of rape.
The previous post I wrote was less clear than I wanted it to be. This post is an attempt to clarify my position, with additional material and explanations where necessary.
People are responsible for their actions. Saying that someone is not responsible for a crime in which she precipitated through her high risk behaviour is absurd.