I am 23 years and have just graduated from College with a Bachelor's of Sciences in Public Affairs/Public Policy.
My biggest ambition is to hopefully to gain a doctorate in History
My Interests include: Philosophy, History, Old Sitcoms, Old Movies
My Historical Interests: The Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantine Empire, The French Revolution, The Civil Rights Movement, The Roaring Twenties, French Royal Dynasties
My Philosophical Interests: Epistemology, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of History, Economic Philosophy, Ethics,
My Favourite Television Shows: M*A*S*H, All in the Family, Cheers, Sanford & Son, Wentworth, Prisoner Cell Block H
My Favourite Movies: MASH, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Django Unchained, Little Caesar, The Public Enemy, The Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith's version), Citizen Kane
I also love old cartoons.
My Favourite Actors: Alan Alda, Jefferson Mays, Carroll O'Connor, Kevin Spacey, Dick van Dyke
My Favourite Musicals: Cats, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Music Man, Seussical, Hamilton, Chicago
My Favourite Music Artists and Bands: Fleetwood Mac, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Adele, Gordon Lightfoot
My Favourite Artists: Michelangelo Buonarroti, Sandro Botticelli, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Homer Winslow, Titian, Peter Paul Rubens
People I deeply admire: Bernie Sanders, Alan Grayson, Robert La Follette, Joe Clark, Edmund Burke, H.L. Mencken, Karl Marx, George Carlin, Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, Charles Darwin, Voltaire, Thomas Paine, Alexander Hamilton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, George R.R. Martin, Benedict de Spinoza, Maurice Druon, Tulsi Gabbard, Tupac Shakur
Influences: Voltaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Rawls, Bertrand Russell, Karl Marx, David Hume, H.L. Mencken, Benedict de Spinoza, Thomas Aquinas, Judith Butler, John Stuart Mill, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, William James, Niccolo Machiavelli, Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Paine, John Dewey, Arthur Schopenhauer, G.W.F. Hegel, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Jeremy Bentham, Plato, Aristotle, Emma Goldman, Hannah Arendt, Karl Popper, Sigmund Freud, Epicurus, Cesare Beccaria, St. Augustine of Hippo
I also wish to make it clear that I am a fan of The Amazing Atheist and Thunderf00t and am still subscribed to them. I also dont agree with their views on Gamergate and Feminism. Nevertheless I still watch them on Youtube, because at times they still can make legitimate points.
I am also currently in the research stage for writing a novel about King Henry IV of France.
A Statement regarding my Views and Beliefs
I consider myself to be a Social Democrat.
I support a two state solution for Israel and Palestine.
I am 100% pro-choice.
I believe that the United States should have a single payer Medicare for all health care system, modeled off either Canada's Medicare or the United Kingdom's National Health Service.
I am dogmatically anti-Libertarian.
I am an avowed opponent of the death penalty.
I think it is better to be a self-aware hypocrite, than a non-aware hypocrite.
I have a very cynical view of the world and also have a bleak view of human nature.
I really hate the New Age movement.
I have an extreme hatred for Saudi Arabia.
I often find myself having much common ground with the alt-right on issues relating to foreign policy.
My Favorite Historical Works
The Wars of Justinian by Procopius of Caesarea
The Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius
Parallel Lives by Plutarch
Byzantium: The Apogee by John Julius Norwich
A Synopsis of Byzantine History from 811 to 1057 by John Skylitzes
Possible Articles I might write
My Favorite editors on RationalWiki
Reverend Black Percy