By Jesse Kelly The Federalist Divorce is hard, but it’s easier than cutting the brake lines on your wife’s car. It is long past time for an amicable divorce of the United States of America. There is simply no common ground with the Left anymore. We are now […]
By Patrick W. Watson Forbes Some things are so horrible, you don’t want to think about them. Institutional risk managers think about “tail risks”—scenarios with very low probability. But should they happen, the consequences would be so devastating that you must plan for them.
Reddit What was once laughable in 2008 when Barack Obama was about to become President, is now uncomfortable to think about here in 2017 with Donald Trump as POTUS. You do not need to stick to this professor’s template, you can crack open a cold one with the […]
By Frank Jacobs Big Think America’s two political tribes have consolidated into ‘red’ and ‘blue’ nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences. Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each Based on the UN’s partition plan […]
If you could split up USA into 5-8 different regions or countries, which states would be part of X country and what systems would you implement?
By Sebbie Gost Quora Well, first of all, I would not divide America to equal economies (because honestly, half of America will still make less than the top 5 states combined), I would divide it based on what has been dividing nations from the beginning of time: culture. […]
By Bonnie Kristian The Week Look, we had a good run. Well, maybe “good” isn’t quite the right word … but certainly it’s been interesting. These United States were a grand experiment. But the experiment has gotten out of hand. It’s time to peacefully dissolve the union. I […]
By Sascha Issenberg Intelligencer The year is 2019. California’s new governor, Gavin Newsom, recently elected on a platform that included support for the creation of a single-payer health-care system, now must figure out how to enact it. A prior nonpartisan analysis priced it at $400 billion per year […]
By Steve Lopez Los Angeles Times On Monday night, I was watching TV coverage of the pandemic, first on MSNBC then on Fox News, and a thought occurred. We are so helplessly, irrevocably divided, it’s time to quit talking about coming together as one and do the only […]
By Clare Malone Five Thirty-Eight This week we talked to Chris, a 35-year-old white man from rural Pennsylvania. Chris wrote in that he thought, “the U.S. should have a velvet divorce,” a reference to the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia — now the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic […]
“I never was. When I left the hospital I was still in America and all America is an insane asylum.” -Ezra Pound, when asked by the press when he had been released from the mental hospital.
By Gabrielle Olya Banking Rate Emerging evidence from clinical and laboratory studies has shown that cloth face coverings reduce the spray of respiratory droplets when worn properly, which can help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. To help slow the spread of the coronavirus, […]
By Tal Axelrod The Hill The Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution Friday declaring racism a public emergency nearly two months after the high-profile killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. The resolution says that “racism in all its forms causes persistent discrimination and disparate outcomes […]
By Charles R. Pierce Esquire A major American city is being softly Pinochet’ed in broad daylight. Pardon me for being this uncivil this early in the morning but, seriously, what in the FCK is this shit? From Oregon Public Broadcasting:
By Madeline Holcombe and Brad Parks CNN Eighteen Chicago Police officers were injured in a protest Friday, the department said in a statement. A large group gathered for a protest around 4:20 p.m. local time, the department said. Officers were there “providing security and protecting their First Amendment […]
By Griff Witte, Ben Guarino Washington Post For weeks this summer, it was a seeming paradox of the coronavirus pandemic: cases in the United States were rising but deaths were falling. To the Trump administration, this was evidence that its strategy for combating covid-19 was working. To medical […]
By ANDREW SELSKY and GILLIAN FLACCUS New York Daily News The mayor of Portland, Ore., demanded Friday that President Donald Trump remove militarized federal agents he deployed to the city after some detained people on streets far from federal property they were sent to protect. “Keep your troops […]
By Sergio Olmos, Mike Baker and Zolan Kanno-Youngs New York Times PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal agents dressed in camouflage and tactical gear have taken to the streets of Portland, unleashing tear gas, bloodying protesters and pulling some people into unmarked vans in what Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon […]
Susan Rice for VP and Samantha Power for Secretary of State? It figures.
It looks like FOX increasingly thinks Trump is a bad bet and are trying to slowly distance themselves from him. Except, of course, for the professional Spiro Agnew-impersonators like Hannity, Gutfeld, Ingraham, and Carlson. That’s probably why the Murdoch family is investing in the Biden campaign Krystal and […]
This segment indirectly provides a reasonably accurate though very basic overview of how the different factions of the ruling class are aligned with the two parties. The tech industry, the media, and the managerial class side with the Democraps, and the fossil fuel, real estate, and other traditional […]
Whoever designed this can’t spell but the message is accurate enough.
Perfect. An essentially pan-anarchist/anarcho-pluralist flag with enough of historic American populism to bring in the sovereign citizens, boogaloo, radical libertarians, and gun nuts. Well done.
A simple but direct video that deals with a basic problem. The speaker describes how anarchists need to establish an independent position that is separate from the Left, Right, and Third Position. I’ve tried working with all three over the past three decades, and all three are generally […]
A Maoist memorializes CHAZ. In some ways, I generally considered having supported CHAZ to be something of a litmus test that separates authentic anti-systemists from pro-systemists. Notice that CHAZ was suppressed by the city government of Seattle, arguably the furthest left of any local government in the US, […]
The USA had the uprising in CHAZ, and the PRC had the uprising in Hong Kong. Both Trump and Xi Jinping can go fuck themselves. The Americans are concerned that one of the major provinces (China) in the global capitalist empire (in which the US ruling class is […]
I am skeptical as to whether there will be meaningful “police reform” beyond a few token gestures and even that only in deep blue zones like New York, Portland, or Denver. The main reason why I am skeptical is that the urban professional-managerial class “liberals” and woke suburban […]
Officials Warn Defunding Police Could Lead To Spike In Crime From Ex-Officers With No Outlet For Violence
The Onion once again proves itself to be one of the few reliable journalistic outlets The Onion LOS ANGELES—Insisting their department provided crucial services that help maintain order in the city, law enforcement officials warned Wednesday that defunding the police could lead to a spike in crime from […]
A couple of traditional conservatives provide a pretty good discussion of what the rising forces of totalitarian humanism actually are, i.e. opportunists that will make common cause with the Deep State, the capitalist class, and the military-industrial complex in order to obtain power while repressing, subordinating, or purging […]
This is a pretty good overview of the totalitarian humanist ideology from a conservative perspective. Anti-authoritarian radicals of any kind (left, right, center, religious, anarchist or libertarian) need to be aware of this stuff. None of this has anything to do with one’s positions on topical issues […]
It appears the an-caps may be right that private security is superior to government police. By Carlos Miller Pinac News Branden Wolfe, 23, is facing federal arson charges. A man who works as a private security guard was the first person arrested in the arson of a Minneapolis […]
Mary Trump: “My uncle is an asshole.” Most Other People: “So tell us something we don’t know.” By Oliver Darcy CNN New York (CNN)Mary Trump’s tell-all book had sold a staggering 950,000 copies by the end of its first day on sale, publisher Simon & Schuster said Thursday. […]
By Jonathan Levinson and Conrad Wilson OPB In the early hours of July 15, after a night spent protesting at the Multnomah County Justice Center and Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, Mark Pettibone and his friend Conner O’Shea decided to head home.
Both Bari Weiss and her former colleagues at the New York Times all sound like a bunch of crybabies and are probably unfortunate products of helicopter parenting.
Krystal Ball weighs in on legislation recently passed in Missouri, Alabama, Nevada, and Minnesota that prevents states from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.
The Republicans should reflect on the possibility that “Let the people eat cake until they die of coronavirus” is not a good campaign slogan.
Sorry, Trick Dicky and Ronnie Raygun. Your war on drugs is over, and drugs won.
This is an interesting discussion of the Intellectual Dark Web from a Jacobin left perspective. The fundamental flaw in Michael Brooks’ thinking is his view that you can have a massive welfare and regulatory state without having a parallel military, police, and prison state. Of course, these kinds […]
By John B. Judis Washington Post In January 1969, Tom Hayden, a founder of the radical Students for a Democratic Society and a leader of the antiwar movement, came to speak at the University of California at Santa Cruz, on behalf of the SDS chapter where I was […]
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston to interview Aleksey Bashtavenko, a Russian expatriate about his thoughts on Russia and global politics. A great critique of American culture and politics is contained in this, along with an examination of the retrograde character of Bolshevism and a debunking of […]
This is a great discussion.
A couple of years ago, a long time ATS reader suggested to me that in the future the basis of class struggle in the US would not be about wages, hours, and conditions as it was with the historic labor movement, but that it would instead be about […]
This segment indirectly raises the important point that some opponents of PC/wokeness/cancel culture, from both the right and sectors of the left, always make exceptions for their favorite issues or causes, whether it’s supporting Israel or opposing burning the flag.
An inadequate understanding of what the state actually is and how the ruling class is actually structured is probably the greatest weakness in present-day anarchist, libertarian, and other radical thought. Most tendencies only criticize the sectors or levels of the state, ruling class, or power elite that they […]