It looks like the “progressive” media and the “progressive” politicians are having a falling out. Excellent.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford University. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a senior fellow at both the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute. His March 24, 2020, article in […]
What Thorstein Veblen called “conspicuous consumption.”
This year’s election is going to be even more hilarious than 2016,
1914 all over again. Never trust a social democrat. Fuck voting. Fuck reformism. Real radicalism is about overthrowing states, ruling classes, and empires.
Yes! It’s actually happening. Krystal Ball discusses the lack of safety, unsanitary conditions, and absent paid leave the working class is facing at companies like Amazon and Whole Foods.
Kulinski comes through on the ruling class looting spree as well. Fortunately, I’ve never been anything but an anarchist, so I never had to go through the process of being “disillusioned” with politicians. I’ve always merely expected the worst and have never been disappointed.
The one man who had the balls to stand up to the ruling class looting spree. Meanwhile, the Social Democratic parliamentary deputies one again vote to give the Kaiser war credits. Jimmie smashes the hell out of “progressives” in this and calls for a rent strike, mortgage strike, […]
Uh, no, Mr. Tobin. Let’s have a coronavirus jailbreak. Jonathan Tobin New York Post No, we shouldn’t release prisoners en masse The coronavirus has hit all New Yorkers hard, but among the places where the contagion is presenting an especially acute problem are the jails. With confined spaces […]
The silver linings keep on coming. The question is: How do we make this permanent? By Adela Suliman, Andy Eckardt and Gabe Joselow NBC News As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, some countries are freeing prisoners to stem the spread of the virus in crowded jails or […]
“Houses Dems” are finally doing what they should have been doing decades ago? By Tyler Olson FOX News Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter Monday to Attorney General Bill Barr asking him to “release as many prisoners as possible” as federal prisons work to deal […]
By Timothy Williams, Benjamin Weiser and William K. Rashbaum Some jails are releasing people to stem outbreaks, but critics say it is not happening quickly enough to save lives and resources. The coronavirus is spreading quickly in America’s jails and prisons, where social distancing is impossible and sanitizer […]
A headline I never thought I would see in the Voice of the Ruling Class. By Mary Bassett, Eric Gonzalez and Darren Walker Dr. Bassett was the New York City health commissioner. Mr. Gonzalez is the district attorney of Brooklyn. Mr. Walker is the president of the Ford […]
In my view, the only valid argument against the anarchist position is the one David Friedman called “the hard problem,” i.e. the question of whether a stateless territory could potentially defend itself against external invasions by states. All the other arguments are merely special pleading on behalf of […]
A reasonably decent article from Politico explaining what a joke the “stimulus” actually is. Basically, corporate welfare plus. Republicans and conventional conservatives have made much fun of the various “special interest” provisions that got tacked on to the bill. However, as usual, they fail to recognize that corporations, […]
The neoliberals’ leading pundit once again makes an ass of himself.
I don’t particularly care for the Berniebros at TMBS, though I agree with much of what they’re saying in this as far as “solutions” to the present situation. Refuse back to work orders, debt strikes, demand reparations, form mutual aid societies, etc.
A good documentary on Nietzsche. The primary weakness that is demonstrated by most anarchists and leftists is their failure to confront Nietzsche’s critique of modern liberal-humanism generally and leftism specifically as forms of secularized theocratic neo-Abrahamism, which is why we find so much zeal among leftists for rooting […]
A paleoconservative commentator explains why Trumpism represents an insurgency by the old bourgeoisie and its allies against the managerial elite. I frequently find the work of reactionaries and traditional conservatives interesting because they offer many cogent critiques of the contemporary ruling class, given that their vantage point is […]
By Lois Parshley Vox Rural communities “tend to be older, with more chronic illness,” making people more at risk of severe Covid-19. FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Early this week, Kodiak Island, part of an archipelago in southwest Alaska, issued a “hunker down” proclamation, asking residents to stay at home […]
By Pat Buchanan The American Conservative To fight the coronavirus at home, France is removing all military forces from Iraq. When NATO scaled back its war games in Europe because of the pandemic, Russia reciprocated. Moscow announced it would cancel its war games along NATO’s border. Nations seem […]
By William S. Lind Traditional Right Despite the current unnecessary panic, the coronavirus may end up doing us a favor. It has led the government to carry out a full-scale, force-on-force exercise, a dry run if you will, of what will be necessary when a real plague arrives. […]
Food riots in Sicily.
There’s nothing like “progress.”
Tucker Carlson predicts the DNC will replace Biden with Andrew Cuomo.
The Anarchist Library Against the Coronavirus and the Opportunism of the State — CrimethInc. Mar 27, 2020 18 pp. Against the Quarantine of Passions, the Social Epidemic — Anonymous Mar 28, 2020 7 pp. An Anarchist Perspective on the Coronavirus Pandemic — Anonymous Mar 29, 2020 4 pp. […]
Just send the landlord an envelope with a note saying, “I bet you thought this envelope was going to contain my rent check. April Fool!” What happens on the first of the month when residents, restaurants, and retail stores don’t pay rent? By Henry Grabar Slate In a […]
This is a must-watch. Jimmie Dore and Max Blumenthal describe how the “stimulus bill” is to the economy/class relations what the PATRIOT Act was to civil liberties and what the Gulf of Tonkin resolution was to foreign policy. And the entire spectrum of the political class, from the […]
By Srdja Trifkovic Russia-Insider Serious epidemics can have far-reaching social, cultural, and geopolitical consequences. The plague which devastated Athens in 430 BC—in the second year of the Peloponnesian War, when an Athenian victory still seemed within reach—claimed a quarter of the population, some 75,000 people including Pericles. His […]
Todd Lewis joined by Keith Preston, Right Ruminations and Swithun Dobson to discuss the similarities between the late Roman Republic and the current US political system and the lesson to be learned from the comparison.
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley There’s panic on the streets of Bellefonte, panic on the streets of Lancaster, I wonder to myself, could life ever be sane again? Barely two weeks into Pennsylvania’s largely mandatory shutdown and I’m already paraphrasing lyrics from vintage […]
Of course. The coronavirus has provided cover for a power grab by the state, a looting spree by the ruling class, and escalated attacks on rebellious provinces the empire. Max Blumenthal, Aaron Maté, Anya Parampil, and Ben Norton discuss how the US empire and billionaire oligarchs are weaponizing […]
India outperforms the USA.
It’s good to see Jimmie taking on the progressives/social democrats over their weak-kneed response to the neoliberals/plutocrats.
This video is over a year old, but it’s a good description of the neoliberal vs. populist division that is growing on the US right, just like there is a growing division between neoliberals and social democrats on the US left. The consequences of the Reagan-Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama neoliberal paradigm […]
As lame as Krystal’s Bernie-sis social democracy and Saager’s Ross Douthat neoconservatism (puke) actually are, they’ve been on top of it on this latest wave of ruling class looting.
Like many people, Styx is confused about what “leftist” economics actually is. As Murray Rothbard demonstrated, state-socialism was a reactionary effort that had its intellectual roots in Counter-Enlightenment thinkers like Jean Jacques Rousseau and G.W.F. Hegel. What Americans think of as “socialism” is really progressivism, i.e. the deification […]