1585 (pronounced fifteen-eighty-five) is a
sort-of-fake (we're not sure) social and political movement
founded in 2006, sometime around Thanksgiving if we remember correctly.
The name signifies "15% Conservative, 85% Liberal," which
basically means that we are Liberals who hate P.C.
We consider ourselves philosophers who try to be as entertaining
as possible so that people
will actually read what we have to say. On second thought,
maybe we are comedians who just happen to make a good point now and
then. The bulk of our work involves ripping on religion and
other illogical movements that make life suck, including (but not
limited to) campus feminism. That being said, it also bears
mentioning that we are progressive about issues of gender and consider
ourselves full-fledged gender theorists. It is just that we
are the awesome kind who like porn, instead of the stupid kind who
think everyone should be fat.
Those people suck.
But please understand that even though we oppose
feminism, we are not "bros." In fact, we hate Joe
and Tucker Max just as much as we hate the P.C. feminists who also hate
Joe Francis and Tucker Max, if not more. If you are someone
has felt fervently disinclined to enter either of these camps, and
resented the fact that the culture holds them out as your only two
options, you may feel at home here.
The 1585 represents smart
people who are sick of taking shit from stupid people, and
think that smart people need to become cool, or cool people need to
become smart, or both. It is imperative, however, to clarify
that we are not like those nerds who think nerds have superpowers or
something. Nor are we those insufferable goddamn Ayn Rand
people. All of those people suck. And now that we
think about it, they are pretty much the same people actually.
If you are trying to figure out whether you like us, you may use the Find-an-Issue key
to see what we
have to say about some issue dear to
Thanks and Welcome,
Lord High Editor
Grammaticus is a graduate of
Kenyon College and holds an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa
Writers' Workshop. He entered the field of web-based
political speech inadvertently in 2004, when an e-mail he sent to
friends in the wake of that year's presidential election ended up
countless people around the world, many of whom were nice enough to
write back and encourage him to take up punditry. In addition to
founding The 1585, he has worked as an honorary member of atheist
activists the Rational Response Squad, on which site a point-by-point
response he wrote to a Christian professor became the most-viewed
document in its history, though he now identifies himself as a
theological noncognitivist rather than an atheist.
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