Ex-mobster-turned-YouTuber Michael Franzese recently responded to a comment made by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White. There’s no beef here as far as I can see — no scandal or anything particularly newsworthy. Just a mild disagreement. I believe both guys are more or less politically aligned to the right of center, and — for all I know — get along just fine. To most, their disagreement will seem trivial.
But if you dig deeper, not so much. These two men, whether they realize it or not, are getting to the heart of human identity. What do we call ourselves? (more…)