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June was a solid month for our ever-growing JoeWrote community. With it being Pride Month, it’s no surprise the top posts were Pride related. With over 1k reads, the best-performing piece was the one about the long history of police violence against the LGBTQ+ community, and what it means for the ongoing debate of “Should cops be invited to Pride?”
We also covered the debt ceiling deal’s needless punishment of poor people through increased means testing, why Leftists should promote sports as a healthy aspect of society, and how other countries operate without an all-powerful Supreme Court, a model the U.S. would be wise to replicate.
There were also two exciting housekeeping items announced this month. First, now that Substack will let me, the price of an annual JoeWrote subscription has decreased to $30. I published 15 articles this month, meaning at 30 bucks a year, each article costs you only about .16 cents. If you think the last article you read was worth .16¢, I’d encourage you to upgrade to a premium subscription today.
But if you just can’t swing the price right now, fear not, as there’s another way you can access JoeWrote premium and support my work. This month I launched a referral program, which enables you to earn free premium access and exclusive JoeWrote merchandise simply by sharing my writing with your friends. All you have to do is use the “Share” and “Refer a Friend” buttons placed in articles to spread the word, and you’re on your way to earning free access. You can learn more about the program, here.
Book, Podcast, Movie, Media, and Music Recommendations
For all your foreign policy coverage, I highly suggest American Prestiege, a podcast about everything you need to know happening in the world. Their recent coverage of the Wagner debacle was concretely grounded in reality, as opposed to the wild hypotheticals put forth by mainstream media.
For music, I’ve been returning to an old favorite of mine, the Australian hip-hop group Bliss N’ Eso. Check out one of their best tracks below.
If you’re looking for a new book, swing by your local library and pick up Charles Mann’s 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. It provides an excellent, updated account of Indigenous life before European colonization. It corrected many misconceptions I had about Native Americans, so I’m sure you’ll find some value in it.
From the Archives
In honor of Pride month, I unlocked this post I wrote last year about the true intention of corporations’ rainbow-based marketing efforts. It’s free for all, so give it a read.
Badasses of the Month
Earlier this month, a group of teachers, concerned parents, and other Coloradans held a sit-in at Colorado State Capitol here in Denver over the lack of action on gun violence. I might not share their views entirely, but this group is unequivocally correct in the fact that something needs to change.
Memes and other Assorted Nonsense
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Quote of the Month
“Love is as varied as people are.” — Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld.
Thanks for a great June everyone! Here’s to an even better July!
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