By E. Colin Ruggero Resistance Studies Magazine We are glad to present articles that demonstrate the multifaceted area of resistance studies. MikeMowbray discusses the online presentation and discussion of 2008 Greek riots as virtual spaces of opposition to mainstream account. James M. Statman looks at the psycho-political meaning of […]
Right on schedule.
These Vanguard podcast folks have a program where they track the various sectarian squabbles and personality clashes on the Left, although they seem more focused on the mainstream, reformist oriented left than the further left anarchist, Marxist, Antifa, etc. Left.
Whatever. These guys are just glorified governors of what amounts to de facto red states. There is only one system, the global capitalist empire. The Atlanticist-Zionist-Wahhabi axis is the ruling party (like Democrats), with the BRICS/Resistance axis being the opposition party (like Republicans). These dudes are just Kristi […]
One of the neocons’ intellectual godfathers. Know your enemy. By Grant Haver The political theorist Leo Strauss (1899-1973) is perhaps an unlikely subject for Chronicles’ “Remembering the Right” series. Although no one can deny the extensive influence of his ideas on the conservative (and later, neoconservative) movement in […]
Now that “woke capitalism” is becoming hegemonic, the right-wing is developing anti-capitalist ideas. Hilarious. By Curt Mills, The American Conservative Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Justice Clarence Thomas signaled camaraderie Monday with those who would check corporate power. Two events came to pass Monday that, for now, […]
This article contains a fairly interesting critique of the police/carceral state from a “culturally conservative” perspective. If we can get the Left and Right hating the prison-industrial complex with equal fervor, then we’ve got something. By Stephen Baskerville, Chronicles The left’s new monopoly cannot be resisted without breaking […]
By Andrew Sullivan, The Spectator When I finally head back to church this weekend, after a year of Covid-avoidance, it is going to feel a little strange. These past 12 months constitute the longest stretch of time I’ve been away since I was born. And I’m not going […]
Patrick Bet-David has a virtual sit down with the former Antifa Member, Gabriel Nadales, to talk about Antifa, the 2020 election, socialism in America and why younger people are fascinated with it. Recommended video: Heated Debate On Capitalism with America’s Most Prominent Marxist Economist – Richard Wolff – […]
By Matt Taibbi “Mighty Ira,” a documentary about legendary former ACLU chief Ira Glasser, is simultaneously inspiring and unnerving. There’s a scene at the beginning of Mighty Ira, an elegant and thought-provoking documentary about longtime ACLU director Ira Glasser, where the movie’s eponymous hero walks along the grounds […]
It comes down to this: right-wingers are con artists much of the time, and liberals are merely idiots.
This is an interesting discussion of the culture wars from a serious left/Marxist perspective. My viewpoint is that the cultural left has been the hands-down winner on most cultural issues (outside of certain narrow geographical, subcultural, institutional, or socioeconomic sectors). But the economic right has been the hands-down […]
We need as much fragmentation between the Left, Right, and Center as possible, and within the Left, Right, and Center as possible, until no one can achieve a monopoly on power. Host of Bad Faith Podcast, Briahna Joy Gray, discusses AOC’s latest comments on judging President Biden through […]
By Keith Preston An interesting irony is that most Americans have no clue that one of the most, if not the most, powerful political faction in US politics during the past 40 years has been a de facto Marxist-Leninist vanguard sect with roots in Trotskyism, which aligns itself […]
By Robert Lindsay There have been many leftwing nationalists – the Pathet Lao, Stalin, Samora Machel in Mozambique, the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, Aristide in Haiti, Correo in Ecuador, the Fernandez’ in Argentina, and of course the Chavistas in Venezuela. The IRA was left nationalist. So was the ETA […]
Matt Taibbi The celebrated author writes an article in the Guardian opposing censorship, and is stunned by the negative response from political kindred spirits. Writer Thomas Frank published a piece in The Guardian last week called, “Liberals want to blame rightwing ‘misinformation’ for our problems. Get real.” Its […]
By Peter R. Quinones If you haven’t figured it out by now, calling out the Left on their hypocrisy when debating them is useless. Sure, pointing out the most recent inconsistency to those on your side is helpful for their arguments, but you have to realize that hypocrite […]
Is a right-wing revolt on the way? The potential danger from the right is the possible eventual emergence of an Erdogan, Bolsonaro, or Duterte. By William S. Lind, Traditional Right Great historic currents are often set in motion by small events. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand did […]
Glad to see there are some Trotskyists who actually criticize human rights imperialism. “In the interview, Ocasio-Cortez presents the Democratic Party as having been completely transformed into a working class party.” Whatever. The Republicans are far-right plutocrats and militarists (the perfect ARENA/Likud hybrid) and the Democrats center-right neoliberals […]
By Hannah Allam, National Public Radio The Facebook message instantly struck Andrew as suspicious. The note was from a stranger in Virginia named Cody who claimed to be a distant relative based on the uncommon last name they share. NPR is withholding it for security reasons. Cody’s profile […]
Sometimes I get asked questions like “What exactly do you mean by neocons?” I’d say the term “neocons” can be used on several levels. The most narrow level is as a euphemism for the right-wing Trotskyists and social democrats originally associated with tendencies like the Schactmanites, Social Democrats […]
By Peter R. Quinones Go on, complain about rising gas prices. Whine about inflation. Jump up and down about transgender bullshit. Even if you believe Biden is calling the shots, so many people miss the point when it comes to the important issues. If you’re a normie, at […]
Krystal Ball explains why conservative media is attempting to portray Vice President Kamala Harris as a socialist.
With the honorable exceptions of the “Gods and Radicals” and “Anarchist News” websites, I have yet to see any major figures or groups in the “anti-fascist” or “left-anarchist” milieus disown or even criticize Alexander Reid-Ross. Apparently, “no platform” doesn’t apply to feds, spooks, and cops. Apparently, the progressive […]
This is quite good. They even discuss Bill Bishop’s book “The Big Sort” from 2008. Saagar Enjeti breaks down just how polarized the country is geographically.
Apparently, the Gravel Institute, named after former Senator and Presidential candidate Mike Gravel, has been formed to counter the influence of PragerU. There’s a big problem on the internet: right-wing groups like PragerU pour lies and disinformation into the feeds of every American. H Jon Benjamin (of Bob’s […]
While I am not personally “on the right,” this is the advice I have been giving the right for 20 years. During the 1990s, I came to the realization that the right was destined to lose on the cultural front, and that the totalitarian sectors of cultural left […]
Genuine Marxist-Leninists, Maoists, and other forms of historic authoritarian leftism have practically zero representation in US politics, even on the far fringes. I think this meme is correct that most of the M-L groups in the US are functional social democrats which puts them in the center-left. For […]
By Rhyd Wildermuth, Gods and Radicals Press Many leftists I know, of both anarchist and Marxist traditions, have been reeling with the recent revelations about a major figure in American antifascism and his current choice of work. That person is Alexander Reid Ross, whom journalists Max Blumenthal and […]
The Trotskyist takes on the social democrat.
This seems to be around right. Even most so-called “tankies” in the US are center-left social democrats. For example, every “tankie” I know personally or by reputation who is under the age of 70 is pro-gay rights, pro-trans rights, pro-immigration, and many are pro-drug legalization. These are hardly […]
This is a fairly good article although the author’s claim that “fascists” and “militias” are part of the “system” is ridiculous (at least in the way the author apparently means). You don’t have to like fascists or militias to point out the flaws in such a claim. By […]
Vaush debate vs Infrared who is a bootleg version of Jon Zherka. They cover a variety of topics, but it gets quite heated especially from Infrared’s side and he starts screaming/malding. Timestamps: 00:00 Debate Starts 01:27 Liberalism 04:07 Ukraine/Russia 05:16 Define the word 09:17 Vaush mutes him 13:00 […]
Kudos to these lefties for their takedown of Alexander Rodham-Ross. In a highly unusual Thursday livestream, Ben, Forrest, Kenzo Shibata and David Slavick break down the Daily Beast’s sleazy hit piece directed against “The Dirtbag Left”
The US Left is such a joke.
By Matt Taibbi Useful Idiots, the podcast Katie Halper and I started in the summer of 2019 at Rolling Stone, is moving. After eighty episodes that included interviews with the likes of Tulsi Gabbard (our first guest), Roger Waters, Andrew Yang, Erin Brockovich, Michael K. Williams, Noam Chomsky, […]
A Sinophile tankie takes on Vaush the Breadtuber. Democrat cheerleader and shill for the establishment Jabba the Vaush is absolutely DECIMATED after attacking Jimmy Dore for #ForcetheVote. His insanely stupid ‘Nazbol Vortex’ meme is put to rest once and for all.
This is a fantastic piece written from a conservative Christian perspective that describes the present-day US political spectrum perfectly. Proto-Protestantism Most Conservatives will insist that the American political spectrum has shifted rapidly to the Left over the past fifty years and will make the case by appealing to […]
If so, it was probably the most positive thing Trump managed to achieve, however inadvertently. Though I disagree with much of Krystal’s economic analysis in this. Krystal Ball outlines how the pandemic has shifted public opinion on government involvement and deficit hawkery.
It looks like the battles between the anti-imperialist (or at least anti-Western imperialist) tankieish left and the totalitarian humanist left are heating up, along with the battles between the class reductionist and intersectional sectors of the left, the scientistic and conspiracist sectors, the anti-Zionist and anti-anti-Semitic sectors, the […]
Not so much moving left as much as escalating faux populist rhetoric.
Alexander Reid-Ross on the latest maneuverings of the Learned Elders of Thule. By Alexander Reid-Ross, The Daily Beast Over the past year, as the far right trafficked in wild anti-masker and pro-Donald Trump fantasies that led to the Jan. 6 putsch on the Capitol, some prominent members of […]
Well, this looks absolutely horrid.
Okay, this does merit “criticism.” It’s interesting how the left and FOX News are now converging in their definition of “socialism.” Carlson is not a socialist. He’s an economic nationalist. Glenn’s not a socialist either. He’s a progressive liberal. Given that it’s now once again fashionable for a […]
The Sedarites attack Jimmy. I’m not a fan of Jimmy’s progressivism, which I think is far too milquetoast, statist, and reformist. But it’s interesting how folks like Dore or Glenn Greenwald or others on the left who make any effort at all to build working class solidarity, anti-imperialism, […]
It’s interesting that one of the most reasonable of the Left’s prominent commentators today is an actual tankie, albeit a revisionist/Dengist rather than a hardline Stalinist.
Liberals and leftists who fail to recognize the totalitarian humanist cultural revolution are on par with conservatives who think the cops are all a bunch of nice guys who just want to serve and protect.
The more conflict between the neoliberals and the Left, the better. And the more in-fighting within both the Left and neoliberals, the better. Krystal Ball outlines how President Joe Biden is slowly losing the support of the left.
Based on my own extensive observations of and interactions with people who have been in both camps, I’d say it was usually the same thing on “both sides.” Mostly assholes who just like to fight about shit. I’m also suspicious of anyone who refers to themself as a […]
By No-Wing Anarchy, Medium The Bolshevik “betrayal” of anarchists during the Russian Revolution is a commonly known, and almost overly debated instance where anarchism has come into open and bloody conflict with leftism. There is no end to the accusations of murder at Kronstadt, or in Ukraine, and […]