Carlson seems to have abandoned whatever populism he ever had in favor of culture war hysteria since the uprising. Centrist Democrats ARE the suburbs, at least in the larger metro areas.
From the Anarcho-Synergy Ball project: Anarcho synergism is a synergistic union of market economies and gift economies via mutual respect for freedom of association. More specifically, how anarcho-synergism works is by using a system of labor unions, competitive consumer unions, and communes to create as much competition in […]
These are interesting and somewhat bizarre results from a CNN poll that was taken five years ago. “The Great Awokening of 2006 (overly) simplified into one graph. Note the close (if not absolute) correlation with the economic crisis. Leftoid-Whitey becomes histrionic; most others don’t care.” -Bellamy Fitzpatrick […]
On the urban vs. rural divided throughout the West. By Roberto Stefan Foa and Jonathan Wilmot Foreign Policy In 2014, the Hill newspaper rated Minnesota the second-most-liberal U.S. state. For decades, Minnesotans had reliably supported Democrats in the House, in the Senate, and for the presidency—in Ronald Reagan’s […]
People will put up with a lot, but when there is no more food and shelter, the shit is going to hit the fan. These are “Third World” economic conditions. A class sector without housing or jobs is not a proletariat, it is a lumpenproletariat. A society with […]
Bidenism will be about marginalizing the Trumpists, co-opting the Left, and strengthening repression, while consolidating the position of the neoliberal/neoconservative ruling class. Styx greatly underestimates how serious the economic situation is. He’s listening to too much ruling class propaganda about how well the stock market is doing.
One of the most interesting aspects of the present state-induced depression is that in addition to the fact that 1 in 3 ordinary Americans are now half an inch away from homelessness, even medium level-sectors of the capitalist class are collapsing as well while the upper strata of […]
This article, by no less than leading fourth-generation warfare theorist and paleoconservative strategist Bill Lind, is a perfect example of why I have been telling the Left that making every problem into a cultural/racial/tribal civil war is a remarkably bad idea. Some people on the cultural right are […]
It will be hilarious if a literal dementia/early-stage Alzheimer’s patient wins the presidency by a landslide.
If the predicted future scenario outlined in this article is correct, and I suspect it probably is, the Democrats will be the dominant party in the future, with its leadership being a neoliberal/neoconservative pro-ruling class coalition. The Republicans will be a token Tucker Carlsonized right-wing opposition party, mostly […]
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 […]
The coronavirus-related shutdown has dramatically accelerated the descent of the US into a Latin American-style class system.
No, they wouldn’t. It just couldn’t be. LOL
The peasants vote for their favorite manor. This is a pretty slick work of corporate propaganda. Even Raytheon is included in this, lol. By Joel Anderson Sometimes a company is more than just a business. At times, a particular brand might start as a way to capture one […]
The worst thing about the upcoming election is that someone is going to win.
By Martha C. White NBC News As jobs vanish, incomes drop and food prices rise, more Americans are going to bed hungry — and advocates warn that without intervention from Congress, those numbers could rise to a level unseen in modern times. “People who never thought they’d experience […]
A pretty good overview of the sociological relationship between race, class, and crime.
Will Trump’s legacy be that of the president who was such a dumbass he couldn’t win reelection against a dementia patient?
Some actual commies discuss how the capitalist class is co-opting the protest movement.
This discussion nails it. Robin D’Angelo gets paid $12,000 per session to give a two-hour lecture to corporate employees on “anti-racism” so that corporations so pose as do-gooders while continuing to grind down the working class.
This is some interesting data. If “Black America” were a country, it would be the 31st largest nation in the world per population size, roughly comparable to England, Canada, Mexico, Japan, or Iraq. “Black America” would be 46th in income per capita, between Italy, the UAE, Russia, and […]
The important takeaway from this article is that it describes how Big Tech has now become the dominant wing of the capitalist class, as Joel Kotkin has pointed out (along with the national security state and financial sector). The ruling class is not a unified monolith, but comprised […]
Bret Weinstein seems to be a guy whose “heart is in the right place,” as a sentimentalist might say. His core idea is correct, i.e. building an anti-establishment movement that rejects incompetent/corrupt elites while rejecting dangerous authoritarians from the far-left and far-right.
I’ve noticed this as well. But unlike most commentators on the uprising, I would make a sharp distinction between the mainstream protest movement, conventional activism like BLM, the far-left/Antifa, the far-right/Boogaloo, statue vandalizers, and exaggerated sports rioters on one hand, and the actual uprising of the lumenproletariat on […]
By Grace Blakeley Any self-identifying socialist will be met with the question at some point in their lives, how many people have been killed in the name of socialism? They might have pointed out in response that Soviet-style state socialism is about as far removed from the democratic […]
Princess Kristi is merely trying to advance her position within the Trumpist Party by positioning herself as a friend of the right-wing of the Red Tribe. Obviously, the Confederacy is completely irrelevant to South Dakota (which wasn’t even a state during the time of the US Civil War). […]
This is kind of like Netanyahu holding a campaign rally in the West Bank or Gaza. Trump is obviously trying to fuel “culture war” sympathy on the right because he knows he can hardly run on the great state of the nation. One reason why I think the […]
It’s going to be interesting to observe how the fracturing of electoral politics into three factions (the neoliberal/neocon duopoly, Trumpists, and social democrats) will impact the two-party system. It’s also possible a “radical centrist” faction will emerge as well (e.g. Brett Weinstein’s latest project, or Jesse Ventura’s write-in […]
The capitalism vs socialism economic paradigm that emerged in the 19th century is outdated. Modern states have retained elements of both of these and fused into Burham’s managerial revolution and Kotkin’s neo-feudalism. The new paradigm should be neo-feudalism/managerial elite vs. anarchism. Professor of Economics Richard Wolff explains the […]
Wow. Someone actually recognizes this. Democrats and Republicans are the left and right wings of the Neo-Feudalism Party.
Well, at least we know which firms to attack during the next wave of uprisings (if we didn’t already). And intra-ruling class conflict is always welcome. It’s also interesting how “hate” has become the new “obscenity.” It shows that the ruling class can always use whatever mores are […]
The main limitation of most liberal and left critiques of the police state is that these are primarily limited to dubious killings of civilians, racial disparities, and official forms of “police misconduct” as conventionally defined. And usually, these critiques are limited to the municipal police. That’s a start […]
The important takeaways from Kotkin’s work are these three basic points: 1) class relations in developed societies are increasingly resembling those in traditional (feudal), early capitalist or “Third World” societies; 2) the oligarchs of the new high-tech industries and financial institutions have replaced the old bourgeoisie as the […]
By Jodi Dean Los Angeles Review of Books IN CAPITAL IS DEAD, McKenzie Wark asks: What if we’re not in capitalism anymore but something worse? The question is provocative, sacrilegious, unsettling as it forces anti-capitalists to confront an unacknowledged attachment to capitalism. Communism was supposed to come after […]
It’s interesting how class divisions in the US have become so wide that even the right-wing has started to pay attention, which was previously unheard of in the US. Trump got elected on an anti-neoliberal platform. Tucker Carlson often sounds like Bernie Sanders or even Noam Chomsky in […]
Joel Kotkin describes how the “California model” is being applied to the entire world. Kotkin’s analysis is the natural successor to Burnham’s “managerial revolution” thesis.
If it’s any consolation, the Paris Commune didn’t turn out so well either.
As Joel Kotkin has said, what we have now is not socialism or capitalism but neo-feudalism, which is something that Marxists, Nazbols, social democrats, libertarians, ancaps, national-anarchists, and left-anarchists ought to be able to agree on.
Nice work. A small gesture, but every little bit counts. BY C. SUAREZ ROJAS Richmond Times-Dispatch An anti-eviction rally and protest march ended with arrests and a smashed window at the John Marshall Courthouse in downtown Richmond on Wednesday. Following the rally at the courthouse plaza and a […]
Will the Neocons Bait, Turn, Switch, and Purge the Antifa/SJWs While Suppressing the Lumpenproletariat?
This is important stuff. I recently put a couple of questions concerning current events to a well-known intellectual historian, a Jewish man whose parents fled Hungary during the rise of Hitler, and who is a specialist in the history of 20th-century totalitarian movements. His responses confirmed my suspicion […]
Ironically, Virginia has a Democratic government that recently passed a bunch of “woke” legislation but is ranked 51st in the country, below the other 49 states and Washington, D.C, on the issue of workers’ rights. Thanks to the northern Virginia suburbs, Virginia is becoming the California of the […]
The crowdfunded purchase of places like this could make for interesting intentional communities and startup societies. By Abi Harman Love Money Surrounded by stunning rural landscapes, these impressive ranches for sale around the world offer an idyllic slice of the good life. From acres of remote rolling land […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I have always been fascinated by secessionist movements. It goes back to my childhood love of maps, flags and geography. I use to spend hours poring over atlases and fixating on the strange autonomous zones that only existed […]
By Crimethinc Fundamental social change involves two intertwined processes. On the one hand, it means shutting down the mechanisms that impose disparities in power and access to resources; on the other hand, it involves creating infrastructures that distribute resources and power according to a different logic, weaving a […]
As Krystal Ball recently said, “Capitalists are going to capitalist.” And what are these virtue-signaling realtors going to do to make housing more available or affordable to the poor communities of Houston, some of whom are actually black? Are they going to lower rents, reduce real estate sale […]
An interesting debate between a black leftist and a black conservative. I would generally agree with Michelle Alexander’s thesis that the police/carceral state and prison-industrial complex is merely the modern version of American black slavery or Jim Crow. But where I would disagree is that I think her […]
A somewhat interesting interview with a leading black conservative. I would be inclined to argue that, at present, substantial sectors of the capitalist class (including some major capitalist entities) along with their allies in the new clerisy/new class that dominates the “ideas industries” are fueling anti-racism hysteria in […]
The Jacobin commie statists vs the corporate Gilded Age-loving libertarians. Hilarious. Actually, both have their roots in the radical Enlightenment. The discussion of slavery in this is ironic since it was the Jacobin revolution that led to the Reign of Terror and eventually brought to power Napoleon, who […]
Coca-Cola uses child slaves on its sugar cane plantations in El Salvador and the Philippines. Big Tech vs. conventional capitalist class scumbags. Hilarious. WASHINGTON — Coca-Cola said Friday that it will be joining other companies who are taking part in the “Stop Hate For Profit” campaign to withdraw […]