Modern policing systems were developed in England in the early 19th century, during the early period of the Industrial Revolution, for the purpose of controlling what were called the “dangerous classes,” i.e. workers. In America, the racial caste system was enacted parallel to the system of class stratification, […]
Krystal and Saagar discuss Mitt Romney and Jamie Dimon’s public support for Black Lives Matter.
I would add that Zaid Jilani is only focusing on partisan or ideological donors like Soros or Steyer and the Kochs or Adelson. The super-elite (like Goldman-Sachs) have their hands in both parties. Journalist Zaid Jilani contrasts the political agenda between campaign donors versus voters.
It’s interesting how en vogue anti-capitalism is now, from these national-populists and Nazbols on the right to the Berniebots and neo-commies on the left. Saagar Enjeti blasts the GOP’s economic policy as unemployment numbers stabilize at a rate higher than the great recession.
An Unfolding Experiment in Anarchy and Alternatives to Capitalism: Labor for Love not Money, a Minneapolis Revolution in Photos Post-Riot
The gift economy? By Hannah Lindstrom Near Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis, on Saturday May 30, extemporaneous community cooperation for clean up, resource redistribution, and free ice cream from La Michoacana Purepecha. We don’t need the state to organize! Labor for love not money! READ MORE
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley It always ends this way, you can almost set your watch to it. A glamorous soirée rambling into the wee hours of the morning in an opulent townhouse on a tony tree lined street of any given international […]
Wal-Marts and Targets are just the modern equivalents of company towns and sweatshops. Fuck ’em. Although this is no real skin off their ass. They will just write it off as a business loss and claim an insurance payout in the process.
Tech-oligarchs and sweatshop-mongers for social justice! By Mike Murphy and Andrew Keshner Market Watch As protests stemming from the death of George Floyd wrack the nation, a number of leading tech companies have offered their support for demonstrators and funding for social-justice organizations.
Kyle Kulinski has an interesting rebuttal to Carlson’s Hobbesian-Burkean perspective. In his more serious and intelligent moments, Carlson is simply making the Hobbesian argument that order must be maintained at all costs in order for civilization to exist with considerations of “justice,” whatever their merit, being a secondary […]
The discussion between Saager and Max Alvarez on the relationship between class and the uprising is interesting, along with their discussion of ruling class co-optation efforts. I have long argued that the modern left’s primary emphasis on race, gender, gay, etc. identity politics outside the context of any […]
The effect of the civil rights movement was to co-opt the black middle class and integrate it into the system, while altering the civil religion/ideological superstructure of the state to include a “racial redemption” narrative. Meanwhile, post-1968, the state launched a counter-offensive under the guise of the “war […]
The insurrection has been a rebellion against the police state, but the police state is only a tool of the ruling class. The ruling class proper remains unscathed. On a class level, while it is true that capitalist corporations have taken a few minor hits here and there […]
A “stimulus” or “bailout” of their own. “Yes, we can,” lol. By Maya Lau, Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, Matt Hamilton Los Angeles Times The young man flanked the shattered entry of a ransacked CVS in Santa Monica, where people had swept the shelves clean of everything from diapers to detergent. […]
This is an interesting discussion. When Rogan asks them what their preferred solutions are to current economic problems, they both have what I consider to be a “reactionary” (turn black the clock) position. Saager’s ideal amounts to the dominant paradigm in the 1950s of New Deal welfare statism, […]
By Troy Southgate Having mentioned in an Anarchist forum that George Floyd was apparently charged with holding a gun to the stomach of a pregnant Black woman, or so various sub-media sources claim, I was criticised on the basis that it does not justify his murder. That’s perfectly […]
The difference is that not only are blacks more likely to have negative experiences with the police relative to population size, but blacks are accustomed to having an “outsider” status. When a cop harms a black person, many other blacks take it personally and see it as an […]
By Matt Agorist Libertarian Institute As the nation reels from the horrifying murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, it is important to remember that there were more than 400 others who’ve lost their lives at the hands of America’s police force. Like many of the folks who had […]
Donald Milhous Trump. I’ve always thought Trump resembled nothing quite so much as the Nixon, Nelson Rockefeller, Spiro Agnew, etc. Republicans from the 70s. He’s not the supply-side dogmatist that emerged during the 80s, and his foreign policy approach is more in the vein of Kissinger’s Machiavellian realism […]
CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of protests
The Washington Post has long been known in “foreign policy dissident” circles as the “voice of CIA.” The WaPo is now owned by Bezos which indicates that an alliance has formed between the Deep State and the techno-oligarchs (the rising wing of the ruling class, gradually eclipsing the […]
As I said in the previous post, current events are no skin off the ass of the ruling class whatsoever. If the stock market is soaring, they’re happy. My guess is that the power elite probably sees the insurrection as an exaggerated sports riot, as opposed to a […]
From a purely factual perspective, Trump is correct that what is going on now is a class-based insurrection, and not merely a protest movement, a series of riots, or a crime wave. From a purely legal perspective, the 1807 Insurrection Act does indeed give the President the authority […]
It’s interesting how en vogue anti-capitalism has now become on both the left and right. On the margins, we see the Antifas carrying a hammer and sickle flag, and the Alt-Right becoming Nazbols. In the mainstream, we see the rise of social democrats like Sanders and AOC on […]
This was recording before the results of the independent autopsy were revealed. Also, at the time I mistakenly thought George Floyd had been accused of forging a check as opposed to passing a $20. The Mindcrime Liberty Show is joined by Keith Preston to discuss the details around […]
It looks like we’re getting all of the above.
I have to agree with Trump that the attack on CNN’s headquarters was fantastic. Fuck the propaganda arm of the neoliberal class.
There is some pretty hard-core footage of police brutality in this. Apparently, the cops at a police station in Cincinnatti took down the US flag and put up a “thin blue line” flag. Fourth-generation warfare and tribalism have arrived.
I really hope they’re not just now realizing that. I don’t really consider poor, urban (or rural) blacks to be part of the Blue Tribe. The Red/Blue tribal civil war is between the left and right wings of the upper-middle class, with both sides aligning themselves different factions […]
Who cares if they move away? Fuck ’em. Good riddance. I’m not at all someone who thinks that “tax the rich” is that way to solve the problem of plutocracy. Taxes are merely a means through which the state extracts surplus value from subjects (extortion) in the same […]
Of course. That’s what they did with the uprisings of the 1960s and 1970s. Ryan Grim offers some pretty good commentary on how the corporate class has co-opted the cultural left. I’m glad to see someone who is not on the far right besides me is finally noticing […]
Of course. “Stimulus plans” and “bailouts” work at all levels. Krystal Ball discusses the systematic inequalities as the catalyst of the mass riots over George Floyd’s death.
Wow. Rising actually interviewed Joel Kotkin. I’m impressed.
From the owner of an Iranian-American owned restaurant that was vandalized by rioters. As a small business, we’ve been hit very hard during this pandemic. Last night, we were hit even harder. I came to the U.S over 50 years ago from Iran, a country where there is […]
From what I have seen so far during the uprising there seems to been have both attacks on state and ruling class targets (courthouses, police stations, McDonald’s Target) as well as, regrettably, petite bourgeois and working-class targets.
Just think of it as a “stimulus” or a “bailout,” applied on the grassroots level by the “base,” and using direct action (kind of like a “kill list”) while bypassing the legislative process (kind of like an executive order, administrative law, or case law). “How’s this for an […]
I have generally found The Onion, Hard Times, and Babylon Bee to be the most accurate and reliable news sources. Current events represent an advancement for inclusion and progress, and a step forward toward a more equitable society, based on the principles of equal opportunity, where rich and […]
I know and like Derrick and Will. They both do very good work in their respective domains though, as I suspected, the Minneapolis situation appears to be driving a deeper wedge between anti-capitalist and proprietarian anarchists. I’m generally okay with looting Target, but I’m also generally okay with […]
Why not loot stores AND carry guns? Why not have anti-lockdown protests AND rent strikes? Why not have anti-police protests AND pro-2nd Amendment protests? Why not recognize everyone’s right to disagree with any of this? Once again, it’s not either/or.
Editor-At-Large of Jacobin Magazine David Sirota discusses economics, crime and punishment surrounding Minneapolis protests and indicts the stimulus bills as a catalyst.
Krystal Ball blasts Amy Klobuchar for her failure to prosecute two of the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd, who were reviewed for use of force during her tenure as County Attorney.
Krystal and Saagar give an update on unemployment numbers that show first-time jobless claims totaled 2.1 million last week, bringing the total to more than 40 million that have filed initial claims for unemployment since March 22nd.
First, Marianne Williamson calls for “primarying” neoliberal Democrats with social democrats, and now Tucker Carlson calls for “primarying” neoliberal Republicans with “national-populists.” About 20 years ago, I started noticing the rise of anti-neoliberal tendencies in Europe with social-democratic (e.g. SYRIZA) and right-populist tendencies (e.g. LePenism). I figured the […]
Direct expropriation of ruling class resources being put into practice. Places like Wal-Mart and Target are merely retail sweatshops. Fuck ’em all. The masks are coming in handy as well. Watch the video. Looters have struck a Target store as protests over the death of George Floyd in […]
Krystal and Saagar discuss the firing of Central Park ‘Karen’ and released video that shows a Minneapolis cop with his knee on the neck of a motionless, moaning, black man who later died.
As the saying goes, “You can’t make this shit up.” As one who is interested in political strategy, I have to hand it to the Trumpists on this one. Shore up with right-wing vote with pro-religion, pro-gun, pro-life, pro-Red Tribe/hate liberals rhetoric, and then cut into the black, […]
I consider Maoism to be the Eastern world’s version of Nazism (with ordinary Marxism-Leninism being more like Eastern fascism). But the Maoist critique of international relations, both geopolitically and socioeconomically, is correct. I could almost be an “anarcho-Maoist,” lol. In fact, I generally agree with the geopolitical analysis […]
By Jonathan Ponciano Forbes The super rich are a whole lot richer than they were two months ago. Twenty five of the wealthiest people on Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires are worth a whopping $255 billion more than when the U.S. stock market hit a mid-pandemic low […]
Big Weed. It had to happen. The US is moving away from Prohibition, but only one step down to crony/state-capitalism. True “legalization” or “decriminalization” would simply mean that whoever wants to farms marijuana and sells it whoever wants to buy. Those who want to smoke will smoke and […]
People are realizing that wage slavery actually kind of sucks. By Sam Blum VOX Amid the pandemic, workers whose jobs once defined their lives are questioning what it was all for. Nina Rudnick sometimes dreams of an escape. As a director at a psychological research nonprofit, Rudnick, 37, […]
Of course, that’s what government is for. What does anyone expect?