By Peter R. Quinones Anyone immersed in politics knows what the title of this piece is referring to. In every party or movement there is an obnoxiously loud faction that can, and often does, exert influence beyond their numbers. The most obvious example I can think of is […]
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI, on why she broke from her party and voted against the COVID-19 relief bill and says seniors should be prioritized for the coroanvirus vaccine over young Congress members on ‘The Story’ with Martha MacCallum.
Being an anarchist, I have a natural morbid curiosity about the functioning of statecraft. I follow politics in the same way someone might drive very slowly past the scene of some horrific accident so as not to miss the sight of even one mangled limb. But perhaps even […]
By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative Hello all, I was away at the dentist for much of the day. After a decade of non-dentist-going (because I hate going to the dentist), I finally had to give up my cowardice-related boycott — this after suffering some unpleasantry resulting from […]
By Sarah Lazare, In These Times The “security state” not only failed to keep us safe, but worsened the coronavirus pandemic and unleashed violence on the people hardest hit. If there’s one central lesson to take from 2020, it’s that the country with the most well-funded “security state” […]
This Jimmy Dore/AOC dustup really is hilarious. I enjoy watching the progressoids cracking. I suppose if I were going to advocate for a particular position on “healthcare reform” it would be the following: Workers and taxpayers should demand their full incomes without deductions taken by either employers or […]
The role of Maoism in the development of PC culture is often overlooked. Much of the blame is often laid at the feet of the Frankfurt School, particularly Marcuse’s idea of “repressive tolerance,” along with the “language as power” thesis of the postmodernists. Obviously, those have been influences […]
‘Pathetic’: Congress Passes Covid Relief Bill With Billions in Gifts for the Wealthy, $600 Checks for the Working Class
By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams In late-night votes just hours after nearly 5,600 pages of legislative text were released, the U.S. Congress on Monday approved trillions of dollars worth of government funding and coronavirus relief that will temporarily avert a catastrophic expiration of key benefits, send $600 direct […]
Of all the revolutions I have ever studied, I tend to think the downfall of the USSR, Warsaw Pact, and Yugoslavia are the best prototypes for revolutions against modern states. These revolutions represent things that can go right as well as wrong. The USSR was dissolved into 15 […]
By Nebojsa Malic, Russia Today Joe Biden, set to be the oldest-ever US president, is actually on the younger side of people currently running the American political establishment, who show no sign of wanting to ever step aside for another generation. It is often overlooked that Donald Trump […]
There is a lot of interesting material that is covered in this.
“Is Your State Destroying Your Money?” Asks 2020 Sound Money Index, Released Today Precious Metals Dealer, Sound Money Group Rank all 50 States’ Gold and Silver Policies Charlotte, NC (December 22, 2020) — Wyoming, Texas, and Utah are the three most pro-sound money states in the United States, […]
Tulsi on a what a joke the “stimulus” is.
Apparently, a dispute between a YouTube personality and a fringe Congresswoman is some kind of big deal.
Another dynasty of royal/aristocratic assholes. Kennedys, Rockefellers, Bushes, Clintons, Gores, Romneys, Trumps. So what? Business as usual.
Todd Lewis is joined by Keith Preston, Swithun Dobson, and Terminal Philosophy to discuss the originals of the Neoliberal world order’s origins in the post-war era.
The survival of the state/ruling class ultimately depends on its ability to maintain the loyalty and cohesion of the state security forces such as the rank and file military and law enforcement. If those fracture or if the power elite loses control over them, it’s finished. The divisions […]
A piece by the founder of critical race theory in the neocon-friendly New Republic, although NR seems to have moved leftward under its present ownership. At one point, it went through a fairly hardcore neocon phase. By Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, New Republic Even after Donald Trump is evicted […]
What could possibly go wrong? By Nahal Toosi, Politico Some of the Iran nuclear deal’s fiercest opponents are urging President-elect Joe Biden to let them have a say — and maybe even a seat at the negotiating table — in future talks with Tehran. Representatives of some Gulf […]
https://media.urmedium.com/video//2020/12/22/637442297610573056video.mp4 Iran’s foreign minister says European signatories to JCPOA have gravely breached their commitments
Sounds a bit high. The 13% likely comprises the power elite and the managerial class.
I generally find accusations of cheating in the election (I generally assume everyone cheats) less interesting than the way the accusations shape the perceptions of the different sides.
Fox Host Says “Intel Source” Claims Trump Won the Election, Rand Paul Says The Election Was Stolen. In a hearing on fraud Rand Paul said the election was in many ways stolen.
By Zeynep Tufekci, The Atlantic In the evening of September 11, 1980, my mom was approached by a neighbor who held rank in the Turkish military. He told her to stock up on bread and rice. “Oh, another coup,” she immediately groaned. The neighbor was aghast—he wasn’t supposed […]
Neocon douchebag David Frum vs the Trumpists. By David Frum, The Atlantic On Friday, December 18, the secretary of the Army and the Army chief of staff formally disavowed any intention of participating in a military coup: “There is no role for the U.S. military in determining the […]
Anarchist Paul Goodman taking on the educationists in 1966.
An interview with William F. Buckley from 1967.
CWM’s interviews from 1971.
This is news? By Peter Wehner, The Atlantic Donald Trump’s descent into madness continues. The latest manifestation of this is a report in The New York Times that the president is weighing appointing the conspiracy theorist Sidney Powell, who for a time worked on his legal team, to […]
The principal culture war divide in terms of demographics appears to be the college-educated vs non-college educated, i.e. those who have been brainwashed with SJW bullshit vs those who have been brainwashed with all the other kinds of bullshit (patriotism, military, religion, co-worship, Horatio Alger economic mythology, etc.)
To the degree that the CCP gets away with anything it’s only because Western capital lets them do it. The Bush family is one of the world’s leading crime families.
As Ezra Pound said, the whole USA is an insane asylum.
The problem I have with this video is that it seems to be a variation of the standard Tucker Carlson/Sean Hannity “liberals are ruining our cities” line. As class relations and general economic conditions in the US increasingly resemble the “Third World” model, conditions in US cities are […]
Debunking the presumptions of liberal democracy should be the main intellectual project of anarchists in the modern world. The majority of the world’s nations are now liberal democracies, and all of the developed countries. In the ancient world, the royals were worshipped as gods (which still takes place […]
In “we have always been at war with East Asia” news…this appeared in the WaPo in April. By Eliza McGraw People called them “flu fences” and “chin sails.” Gala attendees fastened theirs with gaudy earrings. Smokers cut flaps in them, and movie houses gave them away with tickets. […]
“The Left is now an upper-middle-class project against the ruling class. It is time for us Marxists to draw a clear line against them.” This Swedish Marxist gets it. The Left now plays the same role as liberals in the 19th century, i.e. the party of the rising […]
By Alexander Storrsson People seem to forget that the government can’t wish things into existence. There are processes which have to be undertaken for things to be established as law in this country – processes which seem to have been overridden at various points this year. Might I […]
Catholicism has come a long way since the days when they opposed usury. The Church seems to be repeating the period in its history when it was aligned with the Medici during the Renaissance. “Have you heard the one about the Pope, the Rothschild family, the United Nations, […]
The dominant culture in most any society typically tries to impose its own moral paradigm as a matter of law. Now that liberals have the cultural upper hand, they’re just doing what people do. All political factions seem to be terminally susceptible to this, including anarchists and libertarians, […]
Georgia college student sentenced to 4 months in prison for breaking Cayman Islands’ Covid-19 protocol
Apparently, the Cayman Islands is now a Branch Covidian theocracy. By Rebekah Riess, CNN (CNN) — An 18-year-old college student from Georgia has been sentenced to four months in prison in the Cayman Islands after breaking the British Caribbean territory’s Covid-19 protocol while visiting her boyfriend for a […]
Meet Rebekah Mercer, the deep-pocketed co-founder of Parler, a controversial conservative social network
The Zuck of the Right. Fair enough, I guess. Liberals have Soros and conservatives have the Kochs. Liberals have Zuck and Dorsey. Conservatives have this dragon lady. By Alexis Benveniste, CNN Business (CNN) — Rebekah Mercer, a prominent conservative donor, revealed Saturday that she is helping to bankroll Parler, […]
Congress Got Paid Their Full Salary of $130K for 9 Months While they Argued About Giving Every American $600 of Their Own Money
Why we need more rather than less rioting. By Jim Hoft, YourNews.Com While Americans suffered Nancy was getting her hair done. Then Nancy delayed any assistance to working Americans following the government initiated coronavirus lockdowns until after the elections. And now nine months later our betters in the […]
By David Marcus, The Federalist A Rubicon has been crossed in American political discourse. Long purveyors of Marxism, the nation’s leftists have now come to fully embrace something else; racism. Just in the last week in the areas of medicine, education, and journalism, well-intentioned institutional racists have insisted […]
I view student loans as a government sponsored, operated, or protected loan-sharking operation that amounts to modern indentured servitude in practice. So I don’t really have any problem with student loan “debt forgiveness.” But it goes without saying that many college degrees are useless. By Jordan Davidson, The […]
By Matthew Cunningham Cook, The Intercept In 2006, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx had healthier patients, just enough nursing staff to take care of them, and a CEO who was earning $2 million a year, a senior nurse and union leader told The Intercept. Fifteen years later, its patients […]
Maria Theobald, TIME Marie Sanchez, chief tribal judge on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, arrived in Geneva in 1977 with a clear message to deliver to the United Nations Convention on Indigenous Rights. American Indian women, she argued, were targets of the “modern form” of genocide—sterilization. Over the six-year […]
By Moe Tkacik, In These Times The Left has yet to properly absorb two major revelations of 2020: 1) The ruling class, for all its platitudes, decisively does not care about small business, and 2) We are all small businesses now. To the first point, a court-ordered Small Business […]
Anarchism, Libertarianism and Environmentalism: Anti-Authoritarian Thought and the Search for Self-Organizing Societies
By Damian Finbar White and Gideon Kossoff Few intellectual currents have played as influen-tial a role in the development and shaping of mod-ern environmentalism as the anarchist andlibertarian tradition of social and political thought.Generalizations about common ideological rootsto a politics as diverse and internally divided asenvironmentalism are of […]