By Jennifer Steinhauer and Helene Cooper New York Times WASHINGTON — Senior Pentagon leaders have a lot to worry about — Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, China, Somalia, the Korean Peninsula. But chief among those concerns is whether their commander in chief might order American troops into any […]
They don’t get called “pigs” for nothing.
Carl Schmitt, whom I have written about extensively in the past, is very relevant to things that are going on now.
By Karen Attiah Washington Post After the novel coronavirus first appeared in Africa in late February, Ghana’s government decided it would take no chances. Ghanaian citizens were soon put under lockdown, and travel between major cities was banned. Then President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the closure of the country’s […]
I am something of a Stoic. Zeno, the founder of Stoicism, was the first Western proto-anarchist that we know of. By Maria Popova Brain Pickings
Ben Carson is proof that brain surgeons are not necessarily multi-layered or multi-dimensional intellects.
As usual, Krystal and Saager have some pretty good economic/class analysis in a way that’s limited to a mainstream, reformist-statist perspective.
Some more fourth-generation warfare? Tom Batchelor Newsweek Video of a police officer being forcefully struck on the back of the head with a baseball bat has attracted national attention after protests swept across the U.S. in the wake of the verdict in the Breonna Taylor case. The clip […]
Fourth-generation warfare? ABC News A pickup truck hit a protester Thursday night in Hollywood, California, and moments later a second vehicle hit a car participating in the same protest as it tried to leave the area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The “largely peaceful” group of […]
“Can’t we all just get along?” Where have we heard that before?
Krystal has a pretty good analysis of Trump in this.
The Third Worldization of the US economy continues.
More and more people are realizing the futility of trying to work “within the system.”
This data is very interesting. People of all races generally reject race war politics and embrace class war politics, albeit is a rather moderate form.
At the beginning of this segment, Krystal refers to Hillary Clinton as “Hitlerly.”
We anarchists must necessarily work to oppose all governments everywhere while at the same time opposing overarching systems of imperialism. The way we do that is through building global networks of oppositional subcultures predicated on the principle of self-determination and voluntary association for all. By Rich Edson FOX […]
The leader of a backwater but upstart province in the global capitalist empire seeks the favor of the chattering classes of the developed world. By Zack Colman Politico President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday that China would reach its peak emissions ahead of its 2030 goal and achieve […]
In an ideal world, protestors would not only be looting Wal-Mart and burning down police precincts, but they would be burning down the Saudi embassy as well. Most Americans have probably never even heard of Yemen or know that there is such a place. By Doug Bandow The […]
By Barton Gellman The Atlantic There is a cohort of close observers of our presidential elections, scholars and lawyers and political strategists, who find themselves in the uneasy position of intelligence analysts in the months before 9/11. As November 3 approaches, their screens are blinking red, alight with […]
By Mike Mullen City Pages The police and fire departments of Brooklyn Center are investigating a garage fire that started early Thursday morning as potentially politically motivated. A three-car garage and three vehicles inside were destroyed, and firefighters saved “three dogs and five puppies” from inside the home […]
Would it be accurate to say that a low-intensity civil war is no underway? Reuters LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Two police officers were shot and wounded late on Wednesday in Louisville, Kentucky, during protests ignited by a grand jury decision that civil rights activists decried as […]
If this Brett Hankison dude was a civilian, I’m pretty sure he would have had more serious charges brought against him. One set of laws for the king’s knights, another set of laws for everyone else. By Minyvonne Burke and Tim Stelloh NBC News One of the police […]
And another round begins… Richmond.Com Louisville police say an officer has been shot amid protests over a lack of direct criminal charges for officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. The statement did not elaborate on the condition of the officer or the circumstances of the shooting. That development […]
As Tom Woods says, no matter who gets elected, you always end up with John McCain, even posthumously. Elect Bill Clinton, get a war in Kosovo and Haiti. Elect George W Bush, get a war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Elect Barack Obama, get a war in Libya and […]
Now that liberals increasingly hold cultural power, they have become proponents of judicial restraint and rule by legislative majorities while conservatives appear to increasingly favor judicial activism, something they spent decades denouncing. As Matt Karp points out, there are plenty of precedents for Presidents simply ignoring the Supreme […]
This commentary is pretty good.
Try to guess the political identity of the person who said this. I got a message for all you liberals out there: You want my gun? My firearm? Come take it from me. Just walk through my door, come into my home, and take it from me with […]
The folks at Anarchist News are attempting to initiate a discussion. Anarchist News It’s that time of year again, on repeat every four years; where in a little more than a month, the spectacle of the USA presidential election will take place live over the virtual stream of […]
By Frank Martela Philosophy Now If you had everything else you wanted but your life lacked meaning, would it still be worth living? For the rich Russian count Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the towering author of such classics as War and Peace and Anna Karenina, this was not a […]
By Hannah Murphy Financial Times Facebook has said it will take aggressive and exceptional measures to “restrict the circulation of content” on its platform if November’s presidential election descends into chaos or violent civic unrest. In an interview with the Financial Times, Nick Clegg, the company’s head of […]
By Talla Lavin Curbed It was surprising news to the some 8 million New Yorkers who awoke yesterday, the last day of summer, to find that, according to the federal government, we were all living in an “anarchist jurisdiction.” Across the city, the leaves on curbside trees were […]
The cop who realized he was really working for organized crime. Tom Gissler as told to Laura Thompson Mother Jones “It dawned on me that the entire system, the entire thing, was just a shitty mafia system.” Three years in, I had basically arrived—I had been transferred to […]
The WaPo, the voice of the CIA/Bezos axis, is more or less advocating that the Democrats use David Faris’ suggestions to create a one-party state like Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party during most of the 20th century. I suspect that if the “right-wing” were completely shut out of any […]
I predict this will probably lead to some murders.
The election in six weeks is definitely going to be a beer and popcorn moment.
I’m beginning to understand why Pol Pot exterminated the professional class.
If I had to identify any way in which my views have shifted over the years, it would probably be that I have largely moved away from the idea of a far-left/far-right “third position” type of tactical framework toward more of a revolutionary centrist one. The far-right and […]
The main problem I see with Bret’s idea, aside from the technical issues and sectarian conflict, is that the elected officials are merely managers and the electoral system is merely a front for the oligarchy. Unity 2020 is not entirely dissimilar to the “pan-secessionist meta-party” idea I’ve written […]
I would actually agree with Pakman’s critique of the Koch-model of libertarianism and suggest that political decentralization must necessarily be accompanied by economic decentralization. But where this commentary goes wrong is with its failure to recognize the role of national governments in creating the transnational corporate and financial […]
Many conspiracy theories are obviously wacked. But the main problem with many critics of conspiracy theories is that they simply assume that the values and ideological framework of centrist liberalism or social democracy are “true” in the manner of revealed religion as opposed to being just another set […]
My main criticism of the Left is its failure to recognize the centuries-long history of leftist genocides, massacres, purges, repression, and authoritarianism. Most leftists treat this as a side issue at best, even they acknowledge the issue at all. Too many holocaust-deniers on the Left. By David Cole […]
This is nothing new. Exit polls in the 2004 election showed that 25% of self-identified gays voted for George W. Bush. The idea that every minority individual is a liberal or a leftist is absurd. By Daniel Villarreal Newsweek A recent survey of 1,200 queer men in the […]
If only it were true, Fat Billy. By Allan Smith NBC News The Justice Department released a list of cities Monday that it has deemed “anarchist jurisdictions” under President Donald Trump’s instructions this month to review federal funding for local governments in places where violence or vandalism has […]
By Porter Burkett Mises Institute Is American politics reaching a breaking point? A recent study by researchers from Brown and Stanford Universities certainly paints a grim picture of the state of the national discourse. The study attempts to measure “affective polarization,” defined as the extent to which citizens […]
A ‘patriotic’ bipartisan presidential ticket determined by a coin flip demands to be taken seriously
As milquetoast as Bret Weinstein’s politics are, his Unity 2020 idea is probably the best one out there at present, as far as anything that is relatively mainstream. Obviously, the ruling class parties are corrupt and incompetent. The minor opposition parties like the Libertarians and Greens are ideological […]
By Mike Selinker Medium I’m a wargame designer. I co-developed the first reboot of Axis & Allies and its D-Day edition, made a mythological Risk game called Risk Godstorm, and burned down both the Roman Empire in Gloria Mundi and medieval France in Veritas. I write about game […]
The ongoing leftward shift of US culture combined with an increasingly solid Republican control of the courts should make for an interesting political future.