Krystal has really been getting attacked by the SJW crowd lately, which means she is likely on the right track. I reject Tucker Carlson’s populist-nationalism and social conservatism. I reject Krystal’s statist-reformist social democracy. And I reject the libtard-leftard-SJW-Antifa pathological right-wingophobia. Kyle’s commentary is this is pretty good.
Trump is a con man whose populism is a ruse. But look for a more explicitly anti-corporatist right to emerge as an insurgency within the GOP in the future (like the present social democratic insurgency among the Democrats). Saagar Enjeti discusses infighting within the Trump administration over an […]
Good man. Take lessons, Bernie, AOC, Chomsky…. Krystal and Saagar watch P. Diddy, also known as Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, state on Naomi Campbell’s ‘No Filter With Naomi,’ that the black vote needs to be earned not given to a default candidate declaring he will, “hold the vote hostage […]
Hell, yeah. Do it! I’ve been wanting to see this for decades.
It’s somewhat amusing that the presidential campaign has essentially become a contest over who is going to be the “Rapist-In-Chief.” At least the state is being exposed for what it is. Krystal and Saagar discuss Washington Post, NYT articles that push Joe Biden to address the Tara Reade […]
If the Libertarians nominate this guy as their candidate they deserve to completely go out of business. Jacob Hornberger, Adam Kokesh, Vermin Supreme…all fine. More Republican throwaways…no. Prediction: As the neoliberals continue to get squeezed by faux socialist from the left and faux populists from the right, libertarian […]
The only way is to build a society-wide consensus that the state are the bad guys, although libertarians and anarchists, left and right, disagree on what aspects of the state are the most pernicious, and even on what the state actually is. Mindcrime liberty show with Swithun Dobson […]
No, but neither were the Chomskyian anarcho-Hillaryites. We update the libertarians for trump as well as discuss the ways in which most nevertrumpers inside and outside the libertarian camp have failed to have a substantial criticism while Block’s case has largely been correct in the past 4 years.
Modern-day robber barons representing the techno-oligarchy, the rising ruling class, and the left-wing of capitalism. Fuck ’em all. By Therese Poletti Market Watch Mark Zuckerberg has spent much of the past two years facing widespread vitriol about Facebook Inc.’s huge privacy lapses, while Elon Musk has bathed in […]
The throne and altar party says let them eat cake. During the industrial revolution, there were actually what Marx derided as “feudal socialists,” i.e. royalists, aristocrats, and clerics who recognized the need to address the dislocations caused by industrialization (kind of like our present-day Tucker Carlsons, Saager Enjetis, […]
In service of the therapeutic state and the white coast priesthood. But, Goofy, what about your pathological phobia that “neighborhood nationalists” are going to infringe upon someone’s freedom to do their own thing? It’s possible to recognize that the present situation is a genuine public health crisis and […]
Hopefully. And, hopefully, they are tuning out red state politicians as well.
One law for the royals, another for everyone else.
Michael Moore has always generally struck me as a largely talentless, sanctimonious fuckhead. But it’s interesting to see him calling out Big Green for the scam that it is. Academy award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore and associates discuss their new documentary, ‘Planet of the Humans,’ a documentary that says […]
Let’s not do that to the poor Greenlanders. Most of the world are really just US provinces anyway. It’s like the US has 150-200 states rather than the formal 50. Continental Central/Eastern Asia are the only places that have any degree of autonomy from the Empire, and only […]
By Shannon Osaka Grist Pedestrians have taken over city streets, people have almost entirely stopped flying, skies are blue (even in Los Angeles!) for the first time in decades, and global CO2 emissions are on-track to drop by … about 5.5 percent. Wait, what? Even with the global […]
As I have said many times, Western political dissidents need to reject both Russophobia and Russophilia. Russia is a nation with the GDP of South Korea, a mere backwater province in the global capitalist empire. Russia only has one export product, petroleum, which the Western ruling classes covet […]
One reason I can’t really go for all the Chinahate we see today is that China is merely a test market for the kind of system the overlords of the empire want for the entire world, i.e. serf labor, techno-fascist surveillance, and labor camps for those who dissent. […]
Feminists vs White Privilege theorists in the “Who’s Most Oppressed?” pissing contest? I’ve seen a lot of SJW-types using the “Karen” eponym. Apparently, a pro-Karen faction of SJWs has formed. Or maybe this is all just satire. Who knows with these folks.
Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with Millions of U.S. Dollars for Risky Coronavirus Research
Beware the white coat priesthood. By Fred Guterl Newsweek Dr. Anthony Fauci is an adviser to President Donald Trump and something of an American folk hero for his steady, calm leadership during the pandemic crisis. At least one poll shows that Americans trust Fauci more than Trump on […]
The Peronists come through? Viva Christina? By Jacob Sugarman The Nation The cheers in Buenos Aires began at 9 pm toward the middle of March, around the time the novel coronavirus brought much of the world to an abrupt and unsettling halt. Like the residents of New York, […]
By Anya van Wagtendonk Vox The majority of unemployed Americans did not receive unemployment benefits in March — a month that shattered US records for job loss claims — according to a new study. The Pew Research Center has found that, although more than 11 million Americans filed […]
It’s interesting that the USA has 5% of the world’s population and 30% of the COVID-19 cases. The data is probably skewed by China and some other nations downplaying their own infection rates but still… It’s now 1918 and 1929 rolled into one. But at least the government […]
They cite an interesting study in this which claims that the Republican “donor class” and the “base” largely align on social and cultural issues, but that the base is to the left of the donor class on economic issues. Meanwhile, the study shows that Democratic elites and the […]
Saagar Enjeti blasts the hypocrisy of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who publicly announced her support for Dr. Ford’s Kavanaugh allegations, said Bill Clinton should have been removed from office for the Lewinsky affair, and was the first Senator to call for the removal of Al Franken.
Krystal Ball discusses President Trump’s corporate motives to invoke the Defense Production Act and keep meat-processing plants operating, despite some meatpacking plants becoming coronavirus hotspots, as employees work side-by-side in dangerous conditions. Twenty meatpacking and processing workers have died from coronavirus, and at least 6,500 have been affected, […]
William “Goofy” Gillis is something of a minor league Alexander Reid-Ross. While Reid-Ross promotes the standard neoliberal Hillary Clinton/Samantha Power/MSNBC/SPLC line on both foreign policy (“The Russians are coming!” and domestic policy (” The deplorables are coming!”), Gillis tends to focus on conspiracies by “micronationalists” and “reactionaries” to […]
As a general principle, I am for an “open-ended” approach to anarchist theory and practice in the sense of letting “a thousand flowers bloom.” I certainly don’t expect all anarchists everywhere to adopt my approach, and there can certainly be separate but parallel tendencies to the ATS perspective […]
Is the throne and altar party sealing its historical fate? It’s like this, GOPunks: Go populist or fade from history. Saagar Enjeti discusses where the GOP is headed as the party’s leadership butts heads over coronavirus spending, and argues that the GOP’s commitment to economic orthodoxy takes precedence […]
Once again, the Democrapic leadership is revealed to be the true “conservative” party in the US. If the Democraps wanted to make it happen, we would already have an emergency UBI and debt cancellation in place right now. It’s not that they can’t do it, they just don’t […]
Final Straw Radio. Listen here. I’m really happy to share a chat with anarchist and historian, Barry Pateman. Barry, born in the early 1950’s, grew up in a working class coal mining town of Doncaster in the UK and became an anarchist in the 1960’s in London. He […]
Jimmy nails it again.
–Americans are unlikely to tolerate and extended shutdown, meaning small concession from Governors to give the appearance of progress would be hugely beneficial
Yes, very LePenist. Right on target.
Tucker Carlson is a de facto spokesman for the petite bourgeoise and “small capitalist” sectors of the commercial economy, the post-bourgeois proletariat, the “sinking middle,” the dying WASP culture, political traditionalists and constitutional fundamentalists of the kind found on the paleo/populist-right, etc. Many of those interests have been […]
Glad to see some left-wing folks questioning the official ruling class party line.
The tech oligarchy is a principal faction of the rising left-wing of the capitalist class, for whom scientism and the therapeutic state are a core component of their self-legitimating ideology, which is in turn disseminated by the new clerisy whose ranks include the white coat priesthood.
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange The massive set of stimulus measures rolled out last month by the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve has left many Americans wanting more… and politicians scheming for new ways to dole out additional trillions in cash. Most taxpayers have already received their […]
LOL. I’m sure that if Alex Cockburn was alive today he would be denounced as a “fascist.” He was far to un-PC, individualistic, and freethinking to be “woke.”
The future of “progressive politics” is to do what it does now, i.e. serve as the loyal foot soldiers of the left-wing of the capitalist class and the New Clerisy. And the networks air Trump’s pressers because most of the networks are Democratic Party propaganda mills, and they […]
It’s interesting how Alexandria and the other “Squad” ladies vacillate between actual radicalism or at least decent-quality reformism (for example, on Palestine or rent cancellation) on one hand, and “woke” neoliberal brownnosing on the other.
Smooth move, Krystal and Saager. Krystal and Saagar look at footage the Pentagon has released as confirmed, “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
Sexual assault is a real and serious issue, but one thing that’s great about the Tara Reade scandal is that it exposes the faux feminism of “#me too” as the New Clerisy-created scam that it was. Krystal Ball uncovers new Tara Reade evidence from Rich McHugh, who worked […]
No, Saager, Ben Shapiro is not a “nice guy.” He’s a Likudnik who favors the ethnic cleansing of the West Bank. Fortunately, Bennie’s unrepentant Reaganism and neoconservatism is finished. In order to survive the GOP will have to reinvent itself in the image of France’s National Rally (i.e. […]
Like most cults, the Democratic Party has both an exoteric and esoteric doctrine. “Wokeness” is the exoteric doctrine that is intended for the purpose of manipulating and motivating the rank and file of true believers (the progressive liberal/social democratic/SJW/Antifa/anarcho-progressive axis) while neoliberalism is the esoteric doctrine of the […]
One thing they point out in this segment is that US politics resembles pro-wrestling and the irony of two former WWE guys, Ventura and Trump, running against each other. I’m glad to see the pro-wrestling analogy I’ve used for the US electoral system for years finally making its […]