Matthew VanDyke is the founder of Sons of Liberty International, a security firm that advises, trains, and supplies vulnerable populations to defend themselves against terrorists. He is preparing for an independent mission to Iraq during which he’ll train Iraqis to fight back against the Islamic State. History NOW […]
Keith & R.J. are back with the news of the week. Topics include: Domestic terrorism, mental illness in radical politics, mental illness in mainstream politics, blow back against Saudi Arabia, Soft Bank serves as a front for Saudi monarchs, beacon of bullshit against Iran, US-Middle East geopolitical alignment, […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Halloween is quite easily my favorite holiday. A heathen celebration the Christians failed to conquer, it’s a time of joyful chaos and youth rebellion decorated by skeletons, scattered leaves, flickering jack-o-lanterns, and bonfire smoke. A holiday where serial […]
A timely article from Caitlin. By Caitlin Johnstone Today a gunman attacked a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania while shouting the words “All Jews must die”. The suspect, Robert Bowers, reportedly had a history of making antisemitic posts on social media, and was taken into custody alive with multiple […]
By Paul Gottfried The American Conservative Mark Bray is in his early thirties and the recipient of a Ph.D. in history from Rutgers in 2016. He is also rapidly becoming antifa’s chief ideologue. Among his works describing or advocating for the often violent demonstrators are Antifa: The Anti-Fascist […]
A leading Marxist philosopher says what I have been saying for (at least) 20 years. Interesting. By Stephen Johnson Big Think Slavoj Žižek and British political writer Owen Jones recently spoke about American politics, the left and global capitalism. Žižek sees the success of President Donald Trump as […]
“The first time I walked up on some really, honest to God dead soldiers, I must have jumped back six feet. Burnt, charred, frozen in time at the moment of death & look of shock & horror upon their faces.” — J J in Comments Even if a day […]
Independent journalist Randi Nord (Geopolitics Alert, Mint Press News) spoke out this afternoon on the situation in Yemen, and America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.
By Brandon Smith Alt-Market.Com Over a decade ago, critics of the liberty movement would often argue that it was not enough to simply point out all the problems plaguing our economy — we needed to also offer solutions. Of course, a common Alinsky tactic is to demand your […]
A Facebook reader comments in response to this article: “It is really interesting how disconnected these people are from ordinary human beings, even liberal Americans. I was trying to think of how to differentiate, and it’s this: there is High Church Liberalism and Low Church Liberalism. Low churchers […]
Sargon vs the techno-oligarchs.
I’m inclined to say “I’ll believe it when I see it” but is this a case of the system actually working? By Jennifer Gonnerman The New Yorker Krasner asked his young prosecutors, “Who here has read Michelle Alexander?” Photograph by Jeff Brown for The New Yorker Until Larry […]
“In episode 13 of Unraveling Political Theory, Tim and Keith will be discussing 5 different political debates that are false dichotomies. To understand the world of politics and change it for the better, it’s paramount that people begin to study political theory and the ways in which it […]
By R.J. Jacob Ryan Anarchy Last week on KTP, Keith and I discussed data from a new study by an independent group of researchers showing that 80 percent of Americans see themselves as against political correctness. Shouldn’t surprise you. Most people don’t even pretend to act “shocked” when someone acts racist […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley When I first learned that I had been published on Attack the System, a site notorious for being something of a safe space for national anarchists, I was both confused and intrigued. Intrigued because the national anarchists have […]
Pinned post. The post below was originally published in 2018. I like to repost it periodically in order to better connect with new readers to this site. One thing that is particularly interesting is to review the three articles in the link below, which are nearly 20 years […]
Some political commentators actually worth reading or listening to: Jimmy Dore, Chris Hedges, Ben Norton, Caitlin Johnstone, Glenn Greenwald, Tucker Carlson, Brian Becker, Pat Buchanan, Rania Khalek, John Kiriakou, Abby Martin, Robbie Martin, Adam Proctor, Eugene Puryear, Aimee Terese. From Marxists to paleoconservatives, they offer a range of […]
By far the best article on Russia-gate to date. By Paul Grenier Telos Are the divisions that fragment the United States primarily driven by some deep flaw in its political life, or was the United States doing just fine, thank you very much—until Russia came along during the […]
Press TV. Listen here. The US has long been seeking global domination but some countries won’t allow that to happen, says an American analyst. Keith Preston, director of the attackthesyestem.org made the remarks while discussing Russia’s jab at Washington that its “dreams” of becoming the world’s sole superpower […]
A friend tells me today’s Women’s March on the Pentagon only attracted a few hundred people. Meanwhile, thousands will come out to protest Trump, Kavanaugh, the Alt-Right, or “hate.” The American Left makes me want to puke. By Michael Howard American Herald Tribune At this point we can […]
This research more or less confirms the findings of the “Hidden Tribes” researchers with some slight variations. By Carl M. Cannon Real Clear Politics “Every difference of opinion,” Thomas Jefferson warned in his first inaugural address, “is not a difference of principle.” Speaking to his countrymen after an […]
The research that is cited in this article, along with the “Hidden Tribes” report that came out recently, seems to confirm what I have long suspected, i.e. that “political correctness” is the ideology of the mostly white, educated, affluent, left-wing of the upper middle class. This is probably […]
It seems that the “exhausted majority” would be the natural constituency for ATS…if only the “exhausted majority” had any kind of critique of the state and/or capitalism (and, yes, I’m fine the Karl Hess version of capitalism). By Michael Sean Winters National Catholic Reporter (Unsplash/Gabby Orcutt) A column […]
Attacking the state means attacking its economic tentacles. This week, Gary Chartier joins us to discuss the libertarian corporation problem. Listen here.
A pretty basic but good critique of “vulgar libertarianism.” No, the corporate class is not our friend. Kevin Carson joins us to discuss the depths of capitalism and if the possibility for a post-capitalism world exists. Listen here.
So says Goofy Gillis, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Peoples’ Revolutionary Antifascist Transhumanist Party (Market-Anarchist).
Me vs. Bibi. Have you seen the reactions Israeli prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received from social media users for trying to con the United Nations?
I bash John Bolton on Iranian television. US National Security Adviser, John Bolton has tough words for China: adjust your behavior in trade, international, military and political arenas or else! Bolton says President Donald Trump has pledged to ramp up his administration’s pressure on China. He says the […]
The second part of The Brilliant’s discussion of yours truly. Listen here. The host’s comments: “I have been wanting to talk about the line between tribalism and nationalism for years but it is a challenge. All sides take the conversation very seriously ON THE INTERNET whereas my experience […]
Listen to the podcast from The Brilliant here. The host’s comments: “I have been wanting to talk about the line between tribalism and nationalism for years but it is a challenge. All sides take the conversation very seriously ON THE INTERNET whereas my experience IRL isn’t quite the […]
In episode 11 of Unraveling Political Theory, Tim and Keith are joined by founder and editor of The Last American Vagabond, Ryan Cristian, to discuss solutions; how they would each rebuild the government if given the chance, or at least how they image it would operate in a […]
Keith & R.J. talk about PC culture and tribalism in America. Articles discussed: Hidden Tribes: A Study of America’s Polarized Landscape by Stephen Hawkins, Daniel Yudkin, Miriam Juan-Torres, Tim Dixon Americans Strongly Dislike PC Culture by Yascha Mounk The Threat of Tribalism by Amy Chua Voluntary Tribalism: Why […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley This blog is a lot of things to me. It’s art. It’s therapy. It’s a bullhorn from which I can shout my radical diktats to a small horde of loyal followers whom I lovingly refer to as my […]
Do the ideas of thinkers like James Corbett represent the way forward for an anarchist-led/informed revolutionary center that identifies the global power elite as the true enemy?
The recently released study indicating the deep unpopularity of political correctness, as well as the marginal nature of both PC partisans and the hard right, carries certain implications for the ATS strategy and program. First, there is no need whatsoever to capitulate or kowtow to PC, and that […]
Kyle Kulinski offers a good critique of why right-wing critics of the Left typically fail, but regrettably Kyle merely wants to steer the conversation toward his own Berniebro/neo-Rooseveltian perspective.
These Tucker Carlson-types are pretty good at criticizing the Left. But they regrettably use their critique to steer their audience toward the Republican-oriented right-wing. It’s possible to hate Bolsheviks without wanting to preserve the Tsar.
Read the study here. It’s excellent. The study confirms two things I had previously thought. One is that PCers are a small minority that is largely concentrated among mostly white, affluent, educated professionals (the left-wing of the upper middle class). The reason they’re so loud is because they […]
I bash John Bolton on Iranian television.
By Umair Haque Eudaimonia America is ripping itself apart. So much so that I couldn’t help but notice another strange, gruesome, and bizarre turning point in American collapse today. On the heels of Trump mocking Dr Ford, many famous and powerful right-wing extremists were bellowing, for the first […]
By J.D. Tuccille Reason After last week’s hearings on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it became pretty obvious that the questions, answers, tears, and grandstanding had changed few, if any, minds. “Today felt very much like an update of the 1850s: 2 very distinct parts of US that […]
Press TV. Listen here. Nikki Haley, the outgoing US ambassador to the United Nations, was a member of the “Never Trumper” movement opposed to Donald Trump’s rise to power, an American analyst in Virginia says. Haley announced Tuesday she was resigning after nearly two years in the post. The former South […]
As I have long suspected, PC is primarily the domain of the left-wing of the upper middle class (roughly the same socioeconomic demographic that Jacobinism and Communism came from). By Yascha Mounk The Atlantic On social media, the country seems to divide into two neat camps: Call them […]
Tim Bryant and I discuss economics. In episode 11 of Unraveling Political Theory, Tim and Keith will be discussing money. Coming to terms with different political movements and what they represent is at the core of what this podcast is all about. To understand the world of politics […]
Topics include: The bizarre Supermicro motherboard situation, scholars have fake papers published in academic journals, scam artistry in supposed scholarship, exchange of words between Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, risky selfies killed 269 people in 6 years, car crashes killed 37,133 people in the US […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I’ve always found it absurd that white nationalists bitch the loudest about identity politics when they’re the winy snowflakes who fucking invented the goddamn concept. White isn’t even a race for Christ sake. There is no Whitestan. There […]
By Yascha Mounk The Atlantic James A. Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian, the scholars behind the hoax. Over the past 12 months, three scholars—James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian—wrote 20 fake papers using fashionable jargon to argue for ridiculous conclusions, and tried to get them placed […]
Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk has a pretty good critique of Tucker Carlson, and Trumpism generally, that I think is largely accurate, although I disagree with Kulinski’s embrace of Bernie Sanders’ neo-Rooseveltian perspective as the fallback position, and Kulinski clearly does not criticize the Left strongly enough, and […]