The best hope for the future of freedom worldwide is the fracturing of the global capitalist empire in which the USA ruling class is a senior into a smorgasbord of regional powers and micronations. The best hope for the future of freedom in the USA is for the Red Tribe and Blue Tribe to both experience fracturing to the point where they collectively cannot function.
Courtney Subramanian and Christal Hayes
WASHINGTON – Weeks before President Donald Trump accepts his party’s nomination, cracks are deepening within the party as a host of GOP lawmakers distance themselves from the Republican standard bearer as they weigh their election chances in November. Republicans have increasingly split with Trump on a host of issues shadowing his administration, from his tone on racism and the removal of Confederate statues, to wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic and questions over intelligence reports of a Russia-backed bounty program on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
This article needs to be spread far and wide. Although I would distinguish between the actual lumpenproletarian and mostly non-ideological insurgents and the middle-class Maoist cosplayers.
By Matt Taibbi
It’s the Fourth of July, and revolution is in the air. Only in America would it look like this: an elite-sponsored Maoist revolt, couched as a Black liberation movement whose canonical texts are a corporate consultant’s white guilt self-help manual, and a New York Times series rewriting history to explain an election they called wrong.
Only on Attack the System will you find articles from Chronicles and It’s Going Down side-by-side.
My biographical article on Burham for Chronicles which includes a discussion of the managerial revolution and power elite theory. Burham is a must-read for those who want to know how modern states actually work.
By Keith Preston
The ideological trajectory followed by the first generation of neoconservatives, from their early fascination with Marxism during the Great Depression to their embrace of Cold War anti-communism and subsequent takeover of the Conservative movement, is by now a well-known chapter in American political history. The life and career of James Burnham followed a similar trajectory, provoking British academic Binoy Kampmark to label Burnham as “the first neoconservative.”
Burnham, however, was a thinker who bore only an incidental resemblance to the neoconservatives. Indeed, Burnham was something of an enigmatic figure within the wider spectrum of the American Right. Most importantly, it is from Burnham that we acquired an understanding of what he termed the “managerial revolution,” a concept that continues to shed a penetrating light on our social and political life today.
The Red Tribe will never be able to put up effective resistance to the state because it is so inculcated with attitudes like this. The dwindling of the Red Tribe combined with the fracturing of the Blue Tribe is probably the best hope for the rest of us.
“Nietzsche was not a social theorist but a poet, a rebel and innovator. His aristocracy was neither of birth nor of purse; it was of the spirit. In that respect Nietzsche was an anarchist, and all true anarchists were aristocrats, I said” – Emma Goldman
By Jesse Singal
I’m not usually a fan of the saying “a hit dog will holler,” which basically boils down to “if someone responds angrily to an accusation, they are probably guilty.” Sometimes, when someone is unfairly attacked or wrongly accused, they respond to it with vitriol or other intense emotion—it’s only natural.
That said, sometimes the expression is useful. If you accuse someone of having an anger-management problem and they fly into a terrifying rage, well: A hit dog will holler.
This is a pretty good discussion of this issue from Kyle. I agree with much of what he says, although I wish he would have given more recognition to the centuries-long history of censorship and state repression by leftist regimes. Usually, the response I get from leftists when I raise that issue is the same one I get from neo-Nazis about the Holocaust and Catholic traditionalists about the Inquisition: “It didn’t happen but it was justified but it wasn’t that bad but everyone else was doing it…”
When BLM came to Mayberry.
By Anne Helen Petersen
Lois Dennis started teaching second grade in the village of Bethel, Ohio — official population just under 2,800 — back in 1976. People in town call her Mrs. Dennis. And that’s the name people used online when they started denouncing what happened that Sunday afternoon in June when Bethel made national news for an explosion of violence on its streets: I can’t believe they did that to Mrs. Dennis.
He makes as much sense as the other candidates. I definitely prefer Kanye over Trump and Biden. Trump has done his part to discredit the state, but now it’s time to pass the torch to another crazy guy.
When people can no longer meet their basic needs like food and shelter is when the shit really hits the fan. Increases in food costs precipitated the Arab Spring. That a third of Americans can no longer afford their rent or mortgage payments as the moratoriums on rent collection start to end and unemployment benefits start to be reigned in indicates the recent civil unrest was really just the beginning.
The part about “anti-racist racism” (around 3:45) is interesting.
So a Biden administration means World War Three and the imprisonment of entire ethnic groups without trial or conviction of a crime. Possibly so. The performance of Sanders, Chomsky, Biden, and Trump in recent years is evidence that the traditional idea of heeding the advice of elders should be approached with caution.
The coronavirus-related shutdown has dramatically accelerated the descent of the US into a Latin American-style class system.
A WWE matchup. I suppose it has never occurred to any of these guys that systemic racism can exist within the context of a totalitarian humanist regime, just as class oppression can exist in a Communist regime, or that ethnic Germans were oppressed by the Third Reich.
Uh, see the history of the 20th century. I once had a student who had grown up in Nicolae Ceausescu’s Romania. I asked her what the Communists of her adolescence would have made of the Antifa or intersectional left. She very casually and seriously replied that the former would have been shot and the latter would have been sent to a labor camp for promoting degeneracy.
A quasi-SJW makes his case. The main problem that I have with his arguments is that he seems to imply that all non-leftist thought is by definition illegitimate and/or the equivalent of fascism. Although I agree with his point that right-wingers are often only in favor of free speech when out of power, kind of like leftists, ironically. The Left always becomes the Right once in power. It’s not a coincidence that the more powerful the Left has become, the less concerned the Left has been about free speech issues. This becomes obvious when you compare the US Left of today with that of the 1960s and 1970s.
Did the intellectual class finally grow a pair after realizing the new clerisy can come after them as well?
Gee, I can’t imagine why. The discussion of local government around 7:15-20 is interesting.
This is from January, before the recent uprising. A quasi-left-anarchist/libertarian-socialist and a cop debate/discuss.