By Keith Preston A book published a couple of years ago, which is reviewed by the Guardian below, outlines the structural methods the Democrats will eventually use to create a de facto one-party state as they continue to gain the upper hand through cultural, demographic, technological, generational, and […]
James Lindsay on the theology of the new theocracy. The two most important things that are happening in the developed world at the present time are the re-feudalization of class relations and the growth of totalitarian humanism as the self-legitimating ideology of the rising ruling class. Just as […]
By Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean New York Times Despite Pentagon statements that it disbanded a once-covert program to investigate unidentified flying objects, the effort remains underway — renamed and tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, where officials continue to study mystifying encounters between military pilots and […]
One thing that Trumpists and “conservative” cop-lovers should remember is that the ongoing expansion of the police state by each successive President will eventually be inherited by someone like future President Kamala Harris. By Gillian Flaccus Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal law enforcement officers’ actions at […]
“Trump is in a lose/lose situation. If he backs down now, then he looks like the soft fool that he is. If this continues, then protests will escalate nationwide, and someone will get killed. At that point, this protest movement will turn into a full-blown insurgency. See the […]
“I do not like the pretensions of Government – the grounds on which it demands my obedience – to be pitched too high. I don’t like the medicine-man’s magical pretensions nor the Bourbon’s Divine Right. On just the same ground I dread government in the name of science. […]
We already have a massive depression now.
Interestingly, it’s about even between Trump and Biden.
Krystal and Saagar explain the significance of a Federal judge’s decision to unseal court documents related to a 2015 defamation case filed by one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims.
Advance the class struggle: Abolish zoning. Is anti-zoning the perfect wedge issue for anarchists? By J. Brian Charles Governing.Com Seattle’s housing market has been red-hot for almost a decade. Across the Northwest’s largest metropolitan area, real estate is not only expensive, upward of a million dollars for homes […]
The Republicans are going to have just as much trouble co-opting the class issues as the neoliberals and SJWs. There is no way the interests of the right-wing of the ruling class can be reconciled with those of the working class, much less the homeless and unemployed, on […]
Class struggle is on the way. A set of dangers that we will face in the future will be efforts by left-wing and right-wing authoritarians to exploit the class issues as a means of gaining state power. We already see this happening across the political spectrum, with sectors […]
ABC News Over 15.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due […]
About all you need to know about “wokeness” in 1 minute and 44 seconds. While SJWism can be compared to a religious cult in many ways, it is also similar to the leftist anticlerical movements in the past that ended up creating cults of anti-religion. The “Cult of […]
This is an interesting discussion between two people that were once SJW-types. One of them worked in the entertainment industry, and the other in organizational development/human resources (two of the “ideas industries” where the SJW ideology is most prevalent). Their comparison of SJWism with religious extremism/cultism is apt. […]
This is the kind of discussion that needs to happen more often. These two guys represent the best of the Left and Right.
When Trump was elected, I knew it was going to be the return of Nixon, and here it is. Another irony is that we now have liberal Democrats defending local sovereignty against the overreach of the feds. Generally speaking, liberals and leftists perform much better when a Repugnican […]
By John McWhorter The Atlantic I must admit that I had not gotten around to actually reading Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility until recently. But it was time to jump in. DiAngelo is an education professor and—most prominently today—a diversity consultant who argues that whites in America must face […]
By Allyson Waller New York Times Acting on an anonymous tip, the authorities in Minneapolis this week discovered the body of a man inside a building that was burned down amid protests over the death of George Floyd, the police said. The body was found Monday as the […]
Conflicts between federal, state, and local officials are always welcome. Fragment, fragment, fragment… By Mike Baker New York Times PORTLAND, Ore. — The mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, was left coughing and wincing in the middle of his own city on Wednesday night after federal officers deployed tear […]
“Law enforcement” agencies really do need to rethink their opposition to IQ tests. By Felipe Nystrom I had to sit on this for a couple of days because of how pissed off I was but here’s my rant. I am and always will be a Costarrican who happens […]
That goes without saying. by Susan Anglada Bartley and Pedro Anglada Cordero Medium On the 23rd of July, we became eyewitnesses to infiltration into the Portland Black Lives Matter movement. This article will document what we saw and experienced. Last night, we witnessed a small group of operatives […]
It’s rather ironic to see conservatives and liberals both doing an about-face on unions. By Peter Suderman Reason In 2018, as a gunman murdered 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Sgt. Brian Miller, a sheriff’s deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, hid […]
One thing conservatives and libertarians should appreciate about Trump is that he has definitely motivated liberal and left opinion to adopt a more favorable view of states’ right and local sovereignty, lol. By Lauren Aratani The Guardian Fifteen mayors of major US cities have sent a letter to […]
From a fourth-generation warfare perspective, this is an important tactical victory. By Chris McGreal The Guardian Night upon night, the chant goes up in front of Portland’s federal courthouse: “Whose streets?” The answer depends on the hour of the day. After Donald Trump sent federal agents to take […]
By Gabriella Borter Reuters The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deployed more than 100 federal agents to Portland, Oregon, on a mission named “Operation Diligent Valor” to patrol government buildings as anti-racism protests flared this month, court documents show. The documents, filed on Tuesday, helped shed light […]
By Manny Fernandez and J. David Goodman New York Times DALLAS — Texas Republicans have long sparred with one another, with feisty internal disputes in recent years over gun rights, bathroom bills and other culture-war issues. But since the spring, as the coronavirus began to take hold across […]
It really is interesting how the Democratic Party pulled back their in-house candidates at the last moment (except for Lizzie the Scamster who they kept in as a spoiler) in order ensure Biden would move ahead of Sanders.
The ruling class defends their own.
This is consistent with the findings of the “Hidden Tribes” study from a couple of years ago, i..e. that totalitarian humanism is primarily a phenomenon of the (predominantly white) left-wing of the upper-middle class, who are concentrated in the “ideas industries,” which gives them a platform much larger […]
The description of ruling class factions in this is fairly accurate.
I strongly suspect that at least some Republicans are closet Lincoln Project sympathizers who are trying to sabotage Trump’s reelection effort. The Republicans seem to be splitting into multiple factions, including movement conservatives who are party loyalists first (because they make their living as “professional Republicans”), neocons and […]
The shit is ready to hit the fan. Krystal and Saagar reveal another 1.4 million Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week.
The Trumpists appear to be fragmenting between the “movement conservatives” (traditional Republican Party hacks) and the rising neo-realist/neo-mercantilist right-wing. Fragment away, boys.
Hopefully, it will ramp up to the Alexander Hamilton/Aaron Burr level.
‘Having a daughter does not make a man decent:’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemns Rep. Ted Yoho
In the 19th century, there were physical brawls in Congress, and such incidents still occur in some parliaments around the world. Hopefully, they will make a comeback in the US as well.
The presidential election has more or less become a PSA about the problem of mental illness between Trump (narcissistic sociopathy), Biden (dementia, Alzheimer’s), and West (psychosis, bipolar disorder). By Chloe Melas CNN (CNN)Kim Kardashian West has shared a message about her husband Kanye West and mental health. In […]
This is a rather bold statement considering some past US Presidents were actual slaveholders, advocating deporting blacks to Africa, practiced literal genocide and/or apartheid, and imprisoned entire ethnic groups without conviction or trial. Immigration is probably the issue on which Trump is furthest to the right, although he […]
This article provides a pretty good overview of how “wokeness” is mostly quasi-religious moral masturbation for affluent white liberals, and essentially a “Great Awakening” for the post-Christian era. Nietzsche is right once again. This also fits the historical pattern of the upwardly mobile sectors of the middle class […]
This article lays out pretty well how “diversity mania” is more or less a corporate-promoted scam that has the effect of deflecting attention away from class issues, and actually increasing racial/ethnic divisiveness. By Ryan Cooper The Week White liberals are reading up on racism. The George Floyd protests […]
Does this seem kind of familiar? Watch here.
So now Trump is trying to be a domestic policy version of George W. Bush? “It’s going to a terrific surge, the best surge ever, a fantastic surge…” BBC President Donald Trump is to send “a surge” of federal security forces to US cities in a crackdown on […]
By Anonymous It’s Going Down A report from the front lines of Portland from Defend PDX. by Misanthrophile In the beginning, we were many. We were thousands. Exploding into the street after watching a video of horror both strange and all-too-familiar: a video of a nine-minute murder, of […]
This is from an article that was written by Jerry Rubin, a founder of the “Yippies,” and a defendant in the “Chicago 8” trial in 1969-1970 when the Nixon administration was trying to use trumped-up charges stemming from the unrest at the 1968 Democratic Convention for the purpose […]