Month: June 2021

The Ultimate Covid Conspiracy?

By Sean Gabb We have, for the past eighteen months, lived through a fantasy pandemic. If unpleasant, the Virus is not particularly deadly. The number of cases is a product of testing, the number of deaths a statistical fraud. We have had much worse infections in living memory. […]

Our Endless Dinner With Robin DiAngelo

By Matt Taibbi Suburban America’s self-proclaimed racial oracle returns with a monumentally oblivious sequel to “White Fragility.” “The ideology of individualism is dependent on a denial of the past as relevant to the present… Individualism denies the significance of race.” — Robin DiAngelo “Individualism is for f*gs.” — […]

Every Flag Is Black in a Fire

An interesting collection of writings from anarchists on the meaning of the black flag. Crimethinc In the following selections, a range of authors and artists from across a century and a half reflect on the meaning of the black flag, the anarchist standard of rebellion and negation. READ […]

REFLECTIONS ON THE ORIGINS OF “WOKENESS”

As I said in another post on here yesterday, I generally hold to the view that the central thrust of PC/SJWism/Wokeness/whatever is largely just the latest rendition of bourgeois morality, filtered through the lens of sectarian WASPish Protestant pietism in its “progressive Christian” and “social gospel” forms. It […]

Anarchism: Vignettes Against Hobbes

This is a story about medieval Maghribi merchants, Kalahari San Bushmen, American ranchers, Arctic Inuits, Pygmies, The Semai, and Wisconsin businessmen. For people wanting more stories like these you should read Elinor Ostrom’s “Governing the Commons”. She was the first woman to win the Nobel prize in economics, […]

Bakunin’s heirs in South Africa: Race and revolutionary syndicalism from the IWW to the International Socialist League, 1910–21

By Lucien Van Der Walt ABSTRACT The historiography of the socialist movement in South Africa remains dominated by the interpretations developed by Communist Partywriters, and this is particularly true of the left before Communism. This article defines the key arguments of Communist writers regarding the left in the […]