You’re probably aware that Disney owns Marvel and Lucasfilm, but do you really know how consolidated the American media landscape is? In this episode, we’re looking at how just five mega-corporations control the entirety of US media.
A somewhat interesting critique of Trump from a pro-ruling class perspective. The main issue is that he is perceived as weakening the foundations of globalization. To the degree that is true at all, I’d argue he is just shifting focus to other ruling class factions, the old bourgeois […]
My interpretation of the Civil War was that it was mostly a class war between Northern industrial bourgeois class capitalism and Southern agrarian gentry class quasi-feudalism over which form of slavery and imperialism would dominate the future expansionism of the USA. The Civil War involved both the Northern […]
I don’t get why transracialism can’t be a thing. There is an infinite historical lineage for people leaving one tribe to join another or converting to a new religion. Anarchists, more than anyone else, should be embracing the right to be a transracial person. What would Stirner say? […]
“Rocket engines burning fuel so fast…” If space colonization became as possible as earthly migration, it seems it would be the final death of the state with an infinite wide open frontier in which perpetual escape from the state was possible. Anthony Cuthbertson, Independent SpaceX will not recognise […]
This is a pretty good take-down of the Frumist-Kristolite faction of the neocons, which has successfully colonized the Democrats and co-opted virtually the entirety of the US “left,” but what this author is missing is the degree to which the neocons have embedded themselves in Trumpism. Perhaps there […]
I once referred to Naomi Klein as a “flake and an airhead.” I stand by my original assessment.
America boards up: Cities across the nation prepare for widespread looting and riots after Election Day – as some states ready their National Guard
What is most fascinating about all of this is that it’s all make-believe. There are no existential issues involved, just pretend ones. It’s like the Zimbardo prison experiment where the participants started thinking they were guards/inmates in a real prison, or a group of cosplayers who forget that […]
The only thing I would add to what Greenwald says is that the neocons have also gained control of the Republicans/Trumpists as well. The “civil war” is really just a game of solitaire by the ruling class. Glenn Greenwald: “This is the real story of the last four […]
How do we repeat the overthrow of the Soviet Union in the war against the global corporatocracy?
The Soviet Empire once ruled a third of the world’s nations and half the world’s peoples. But where are they now? During the Cold War, the world was divided into the Greater Western Empire and the Lesser Eastern Empire. The Lesser Eastern Empire was defeated at the cost […]
The techno-oligarchs vs the Senatards in an ultimate heel vs. heel match.
Coleman makes his case for Dementia Man. I’m certainly not sold, but it’s as good a case as any. Meanwhile, the only possible case for Trump would be that he’s a chaos agent.
Founder of the Intercept, Glenn Greenwald, joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ after resigning due to censorship from editorial staff
Co-founder of the Intercept, Glenn Greenwald, explains why he resigned from the publication.
From a post on social media. “Joe Biden is signaling that he’s going to pack his cabinet with Wall St. vulture capitalists, corporate Republicans, and neocon-lite hawks, and essentially no solid economic or foreign policy progressives. Gotta laugh, Bernie sabotaged his own campaign and threw all in with […]
By Tessa The peasants are getting fat, and they are breeding! Oh no. What is “the Great Reset”? The Great Reset is a massively funded, desperately ambitious, internationally coordinated project led by some of the biggest multinational corporations and financial players on the planet and carried out by […]
Glenn Greenwald on why he resigned from The Intercept. The media has become the new clergy. But the pathologies, illiberalism, and repressive mentality that led to the bizarre spectacle of my being censored by my own media outlet are ones that are by no means unique to The […]
Don’t fall for the swindle.
The late David Graeber on “centrist” extremism vs. faux populism.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti weigh in on testimony by Facebook, Google, and Twitter’s CEO’s about their content policies.
Michael Moore sounds like he is seriously losing his marbles.
Krystal Ball lays out the “best case” for another four years of Donald Trump.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti discuss reports that U.S. States face the biggest cash crisis since the Great Depression.
By Dean Spade, Truthout/Verso Books When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged as a crisis in the U.S. in early 2020, people all over the country started coordinating to deliver groceries and prescriptions to vulnerable people, making and distributing masks and hand sanitizer, and raising money for people who were […]
By Nicole Perlroth, New York Times President Trump’s campaign website was briefly taken over by hackers who defaced the site on Tuesday. The defacement lasted less than 30 minutes, but the incident came as Mr. Trump’s campaign and that of his opponent, Joseph R. Biden Jr., as well […]
The New Black Panthers were accused of this some years back. By Ella Fassler, Truthout In preparation for potential voter intimidation this year, the Women’s March, Working Families Party, Movement for Black Lives Electoral Justice Project, United We Dream and other organizations are mobilizing “election defenders” to de-escalate […]
NYPD Officers Blare ‘Trump 2020’ From Patrol Car Speakers, Terrorizing Majority Black Neighborhood: WATCH
Adrian Garcia, The Daily Grind At least three New York City police officers parked their patrol car on a crosswalk in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn Saturday night and repeatedly used the NYPD vehicle’s loudspeaker to blare: “Trump 2020!” According to the police department’s “prohibited conduct” patrol guide, […]
By Lizzie Widdicombe, New Yorker Ah, election season. There’s a patriotic buzz in the air. Bumper stickers and lawn signs all over the neighborhood. Now comes the time when we check the location of our polling places, make a plan to vote—and pack a “go bag” in case […]
The neocons and their allies now seem to be in control of all US political factions. They are directly in control of the both sections of the neoliberal centrist factions, and indirectly in control of the Trumpist faction through infiltration and manipulation, and the “progressive” and “left unity” […]
By J.C. Tuccille, Reason With November 2020 looming, Americans look forward to the end of a seemingly permanent election campaign and perhaps some reduction in the raging fever of national tensions that ail the country. Dream on. Even if we have a clear winner on election night, the […]
By Jaclyn Peiser, Washington Post Residents in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Haines City, Fla., knew something was off on Saturday when they saw a young White man driving a bulldozer on the street. As he made his way down the block, the man began running over every […]
The Mindcrime Liberty Show discusses why the Left will never, in all likelihood, abolish the state. This is a continuation of an earlier episode we did with Keith Preston on “Does the left advocate a police state” but this time we state our own views. The left, compared […]
A critique of right-wing PC from a leftist writer at The Intercept. When it comes to the question of ideological dominance in American institutions, this is how I think it breaks down (more or less). What is commonly called “conservatism” (the points of view described in this article) […]
“Don’t worry. I don’t really stand for anything at all except self-promotion…just like Trump.”
By Adrian Garcia, The Daily Grind A man wearing a “Trump: Keep America Great” hat was caught on camera Saturday pulling a gun on a group of teen girls showing their support for former Vice President Joe Biden after the man claims he was splashed by an unknown […]
Wonderful. But the big question is what comes next? By Rhys Blakely, The Times Millennials in democracies throughout the world are more disillusioned with their system of government than any young generation in living memory, a study has found. A survey of nearly five million people showed that […]
D.C. Bureau Chief at The Intercept, Ryan Grim, discusses how the Congressional Progressive Caucus is restructuring in order to shape itself into a more cohesive fighting force come 2021.
On today’s What America’s Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds half of voters believe cases will continue to rise. Featuring Rising’s Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti. This survey was conducted online within the United States from October 19-22 among 2,822 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti weigh in on the latest polling in the presidential race. They also discuss reporting that Joe Biden is trailing in Texas.
Kushner has a Bulworth moment.
Saager’s class analysis in this is pretty good although Krystal points out the limitations of the de facto “Sailer Strategy” that Saager is advocating. Saagar Enjeti digs into a New York Times report that details who is donating to Joe Biden’s campaign.
Krystal nails it. Krystal Ball lays out the best and worse case scenarios of Donald Trump wins the November presidential election.