It’s back to the 19th century for grocery workers. Grocery stores are the new coal mines and grocery store chains are the new Ebenezer Scrooge. Even the Voice of the Deep State/CIA/Bezos more or less admits it. Abha Bhattari The Washington Post Doug Preszler wasn’t thinking about risk […]
Twenty years ago, I was arguing that the anti-globalization/anarchist left should cultivate the anti-globalist right as its natural allies, and that the cultural differences between the two were largely irrelevant because of those, you know, classic anarchist principles of anti-statism, free association, decentralization, federalism, etc. I continued making […]
This is a somewhat interesting discussion even if it is still within the paradigm of lame-ass reformism. The four basic pillars of an authentic revolutionary movement in the US would be a) anti-imperialism and solidarity with global self-determination movements; b) solidarity with all enemies of the state; c) […]
Let’s make it 85%. “Hell, no, we won’t pay!”
Jimmie Dore is a pretty impressive guy. In this, he actually admits that Nancy Pelosi is worse than Trump, and that Obama was worse than Mitt Romney. It’s almost unheard of for someone on the US Left to have that level of perspicacity. He’s simply recognizing that neoliberals […]
What’s most amazing is that after the Democraps conspired to cheat Sanders out of the nomination, the Bernie partisans seem to have rolled over and taken it. I have long argued that a serious left-wing movement in the US would need to a) recognize the neoliberal establishment is […]
Paul Gottfried provides a pretty good overview of US political history at the beginning of this. I don’t entirely agree with Halsey English’s paleonconnish/paleolibertarianish interpretation of US political history, but he’s correct with his observation that the traditional US republic is largely moving toward integration as province into […]
Awesome! I’ve been wanting to see a general strike by fast-food workers for decades.
By Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange Wild price action and unprecedented interventions once again characterized this holiday-shortened trading week. Oil prices whipsawed lower Thursday on concerns about expected oil production cuts from Russia and Saudi Arabia. But the general trend for most other assets, including metals and equities, […]
A combination of ruling class sabotage and the inherent weaknesses of a “left” that is more worried about Orange Man and the Deplorables rather than actually attacking the ruling class.
I don’t know that Biden even qualifies as a “fake populist.”
Did Alexandria come through after all?
No, not a Roosevelt. A Lucy Parsons.
Oh, we can. You know we can.
The neoliberal “Wall Street-suburban coalition” may need a new front-man if Biden falters. Andrew Cuomo is a Clintonesque douchebag (e.g. class warfare against the poor, obstructing criminal justice reform) who just happened to be the governor of a state that just happened to get hit hard by COVID-19. […]
The Republican Party ultimately stands for only three things: advancing the class interests of the right-wing of the plutocracy (the old-bourgeoisie and the Sunbelt industries), advancing the war-profiteering of the military-industrial complex, and advancing the expansionist objectives of Israel. Guys like Ben Shapiro and Mark Levin are merely […]
Mark Levin is actually partially correct in that the US is now an English-speaking version of a Latin American banana republic.
Tim Patton offers some thoughtful insights in the comments section (see here) with my response reposted below: I agree with just about everything you said. The “stimulus” is functioning pretty much the way the welfare state generally functions with loads of corporate welfare, a little something for those […]
Saager refers to the Democrats as a “suburban -Wall Street” coalition. Yes.
In this interview from 2010, uber-imperialist, warmongering, neocon Victor Davis Hanson admits that the USA is a plutocracy, which he thinks is a good thing because it means we lack the aristocratic traditions of Europe. Now THAT is a true bourgeois apologist! An unapologetic defender of capitalist class […]
I don’t know if what Jimmie is saying in this is entirely accurate or not, but if true it confirms what I have been saying, i.e. that the Republicans are very slowly and tepidly moving to the left of the neoliberals on economics due to their strategically necessary […]
It’s interesting how the ruling class already largely practices anarchism (in the sense of being exempt from laws) and socialism (in the sense of having their individual and collective needs met through socializing the costs). Who says socialist-anarchism can’t work? 🙂 By Troy Southgate Some of us have […]
An example of how the conventional Libertarian ideological framework (the Mises-Hayek-Friedman-Rand-Rothbard axis) fails, just as the statism of “progressives” fails, whatever the value of Libertarian and/or Socialist analysis on many levels. Modern universities (particularly the most elite ones like Harvard) are just as much a part of the […]
Back to the future. I agree with some of this and disagree with other parts. Yes, capitalism as it was practiced in 19th and early 20th century finally collapsed as Marx predicted it would, with the managerial revolution subsequently implementing a new form of capitalism. The impact of […]
A couple of quotes from the godfather of modern anarchism, Pierre Joseph Proudhon, on why populism, while sometimes necessary, is never enough. “…because of this ignorance of the primitiveness of their instincts, of the urgency of their needs, of the impatience of their desires, the people show a […]
How convenient for the power elite that everyone is under a shelter-in-place order. It’s been great to see some leftist commentators like Kyle, Jimmie Dore, and Krystal Ball (finally) call out the failures of “left-wing” politicians. This is a good commentary. Kyle strikes me as one of the […]
By Douglas Rushkoff Medium Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by far the largest fee I had ever been offered for a talk — about […]
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Peter Robinson sat down (virtually over Zoom) with Kevin Warsh, the Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. They discuss the nuts and bolts of the Federal […]
Zach Carter, Senior Reporter from the HuffPost, explains how the government is failing the test coronavirus poses to the country, citing structural issues of our economy and a shortage of medical supplies, healthcare workers.
No. Debt moratorium/jubilee and class-based reparations are the only way. Like that’s going to happen.
Will Coronavirus and Great Depression Two be the end of “wokeness”? I doubt it. “Wokeness” actually increased by an order of magnitude after the Great Recession. I see no evidence that the “culture wars” have subsided in the context of the present crisis. If anything, extremist movements, left […]