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 […]
One very important aspect of the recent uprising that I have yet to see anyone point out is that, contra FAUX News, the lumpenproletarian class base of the insurrection are not “leftist revolutionaries” in any conventional sense. While this podcast by Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying is correct […]
This is fucking unbelievable. Hershey literally uses black children in West Africa as slaves on its chocolate plantations. Not modern wage slaves. The pre-modern type of slaves. I’m beginning to understand why Maoist-types tend to massacre the entire capitalist class. This is Twilight Zone level stuff here. By […]
The lumpenproletariat was too scary even for bourgeois radicals like Marx (the son of a Prussian state solicitor, i.e. a district attorney) and Engels (the son of a wealthy industrialist). In 2020, the lumenproletariat of all creeds, colors, genders, and geographies, made its move, however meagerly, against the […]
And a lot of these slaves are being used by Western corporations while Western governments look the other way. All of the rhetoric coming from Western elites about “human rights,” “democracy,” “civil rights,” etc has about as much seriousness and legitimacy as when the ancient Egyptian rulers claimed […]
Mark Zuckerberg reverses hate-content policy after Facebook stock nosedives, will flag Trump posts if needed
An intra-ruling class conflict between Big Tech and Wall Street. Excellent. By Storm Gifford New York Daily News Wall Street talked and Mark Zuckerberg finally listened. The Facebook CEO did an abrupt about-face on Friday by implementing policy changes regarding hate content on his social media platform as […]
Excellent. Let’s hope more firms follow suit. Spare us the annoyance of advertising while bankrupting Big Tech. By Orion Rummler Axios Coca-Cola is pulling all paid social media advertisements for 30 days, saying “there is no place for racism on social media,” CEO James Quincey said in a […]
Awesome. Having a bunch of homeless people and drug addicts around keeps the rents low. A San Franciscan once told me he welcomed the sight of bums pissing in the alley for that reason. By Emily Zanotti DailyWire.com A Minneapolis community, just a few miles away from where […]
This kind of like when Lenin referred to middle-class liberals as useful idiots for the revolution. If these do-gooder types can be guilt-shamed into anti-piggishness, fine. Whatever works. By Caitlin Dickerson New York Times MINNEAPOLIS — When Shari Albers moved three decades ago into Powderhorn Park, a tree-lined […]
If recent events are a foreshadowing of events to come, which they may well be, it would seem that the lumpenproletariat faces five primary dangers when it comes to future revolutionary activity.
A core argument that I have previously advanced at ATS start with the view that Bakunin was correct that while anarchist revolution is a trans-class activity, the lumpenproletariat is potentially the most revolutionary class, i.e. the vanguard class, and that the urban lumpenproletariat, being the sector that is […]
Kirk Sale’s classic. Sometimes ATS contributor Rick Moore once said that any country larger than Liechtenstein is likely to be a tyranny. If we compare different countries, we see that the larger ones tend to be the most imperialistic and the most internally tyrannical. Nicky Reid once pointed […]
The current Great Depression Two is entirely state-induced. Journalist Zaid Jilani discusses the failures and successes of the American government’s economic response to coronavirus and explains how European countries evaded a spike in unemployment.
Kudos to my old Internet “friend” Matthew Lyons. However oblivious he may be to the neo-Jacobin/neo-Maoist Blue Tribe Khomeinists, when it comes to the issue of ruling cooptation, he gets it. I agree with every word of this. Read the full article here. These two passages from the […]
Krystal and Saagar give an update on unemployment rates that show another 1.48 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week.
Based on all of the articles, videos, and first-person commentary I’ve seen so far, it seems like there have been seven basic categories of participants in the uprising/street battles to date. I’m curious as to whether others would agree with this assessment based on their own experiences. Conventional […]
From June 13. The uprising has been far too large for the far-left to have played that big of a role. The right-wing has greatly exaggerated the role of the far-left in all of this, and left-wing has exaggerated the role of the far-right (whose presence has been […]
By John Vibes Freethought Project Riots have spread across Lebanon in recent weeks, in response to a currency crisis that has left large portions of the country in poverty. Headquarter locations for the country’s central bank have been targeted by protesters, along with smaller bank branches that symbolize […]
The Sexual Revolution ended up like every other trend. It got boring after a while. Interestingly, women and homosexuals are more sexually active than heterosexual men, particularly lower income men, which is probably the result of widening class divisions. It typically takes money for straight guys to get […]
By Tom Hale IFL Science The Yanomami Indigenous people have launched a campaign to kick out thousands of gold miners from their land in the Brazilian Amazon. An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 illegal gold miners have set up shop in Yanomami Park, one of Brazil’s biggest indigenous reserves, near […]
On this episode Mark talks with Jonathan Hopkin, author of ‘Ant-System Politics: The Crisis of Market Liberalism in Rich Democracies.’ Unlike most analyses of populism and the breakdown of party systems, Hopkin argues that the way countries’ have governed their markets in the last 30 years has shaped […]
Is the Republican civil war between neocons/traditional hawks/supply siders and Trumpists/neo-realists/faux populists heating up? Saagar Enjeti blasts John Bolton’s ABC News interview where he admits Trump’s plan to negotiate a peace treaty with the Taliban was Bolton’s ‘last stra
Kyle’s reply to Nathan Robinson in this is pretty good. The problem that I have with Robinson, Krystal, Saager, and Kyle alike is that they are all statist-reformists of one kind or another. Saager is an economic nationalist, Kyle and Krystal are social democrats, and Robinson is an […]
In recent years, I have noticed an increasingly greater number of people from traditional outgroups who refer to themselves as “conservative,” just as I have noticed a growing wave of right-wing anti-capitalism. Obviously, these trends reflect the current establishmentarian tendency of blending cultural integration with intensified class oppression. […]
By Troy Southgate Those of you who are genuinely opposed to injustice, regardless whether you think Blacks get a worse deal than Whites or vice versa, might like to set your emotions to one side for a moment and think about the following. The mass protests organised by […]
These might be some interesting locations for future intentional communities as well. By Sarah Jacobs, Libertina Brandt Business Insider In March 2017, Business Insider reported a series of stories on “The Death of Suburbia,” declaring the end of the suburbs as we once knew them. By examining the […]
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange Despite a year of tumult on Wall Street and Main Street, the banking system seems to be holding up remarkably well… for now. Whereas previous financial crises were marked by a surge in bank failures, hardly any have gone under so far […]
The Hustle Wayne Fournier was sitting in a town meeting when he had his big idea. As the mayor of Tenino, Washington (population: 1,884), he’d watched the pandemic rake local businesses. Residents couldn’t afford groceries. Long lines snaked outside the local food bank. For more than a month, […]
A reflection on the problem of interclass and intra-lumpen proletarian conflict. Many positive things have happened in the uprising. These include the mass participation of normies and civilians (non-revolutionaries) in protests and civil disobedience against the state, along with direct attacks on the state such as the destruction […]
By Stratton J. Davis It happened. The people of Lebanon stood up against their government and rejected it’s currency, the Lebanese pound, in favor of bitcoin. They did this because of how bad the Lebanese pound has depreciated. It has faced a 20% depreciation since April. As of […]
By Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange Market volatility has suddenly spiked in recent days came after the Federal Reserve vowed last Wednesday to keep its benchmark rate near zero through 2022. That’s an unusually long period for the Fed to be projecting rate policy. It reflects the fact […]
I’m not so sure that it did. What I find most fascinating about the recent low-intensity insurrection is not the insurrection itself but the near-total indifference of the ruling class combined with the immediate move of vast sectors of the ruling class to co-opt the insurgency, from the […]
While I agree with 99% of this article, I’m a bit suspicious as to why the New York Times (“Voice of the Ruling Class”-Abbie Hoffman) was willing to publish it. It seems like some kind of co-optation scheme is in the works. The left-wing of the ruling class […]
By Stratton J. Davis Looking at the daily news these past couples of weeks one may have the pessimistic opinion that what was left of liberty will soon be gone. Even before the recent riots, which has President Trump and his GOP goons threatening the US people with […]