I would be willing to concede for the sake of argument that there is only one system and that the system sucks so fuck you Fat Billy, you double-chinned slob. By Katelyn Polantz, Caroline Kelly and Christina Carrega CNN Attorney General William Barr, in an exclusive interview on […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley “All power is truly in the hands of the people, and in the end the people will win.” -Kuwasi Balagoon With November rapidly approaching and a Biden victory appearing more and more plausible, Donald Trump, our petulant man-child […]
By Shayanne Gal, Andy Kiersz, Michelle Mark, Ruobing Su, and Marguerite Ward Business Insider Nationwide protests in recent weeks have rekindled a roaring public discourse about racial inequality in America. George Floyd’s death in police custody on May 25 let loose a groundswell of public rage about the […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley “I have never really understood exactly what a ‘liberal’ is, since I have heard ‘liberals’ express every conceivable opinion on every conceivable subject. As far as I can tell, you have the extreme right, who are fascist racist […]
David Graeber, a leading left-anarchist academic, has an interesting take on Trump. Read the Twitter thread here. He is a pure opportunist but sincere in two ways: 1.he is genuinely and sincerely racist; 2. He is genuinely and sincerely anti-imperialist at least in the US empire’s current form. […]
This is a pretty “liberal” vs “conservative” discussion on race issues. Watch Braver Angels’ July 22 American Public Forum event on the data surrounding Systemic Racism. Featuring Associate Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University Wilfred Reilly and Assistant Professor of Sociology at Grand Dominion University Roderick […]
Marx actually referred to indigenous peoples like the Native Americans, Scottish highlanders, and Basques, along with hunter-gather societies and native tribes in the colonial era generally, as “non-historical peoples.” Russell Means’ autobiography is a great read. He writes about, among many other things, getting into armed confrontations with […]
The true test of whether an individual, movement, ideology, organization, or government is authentically anti-imperialist is their stance on indigenous peoples’ rights. Virtually every regime in the world, even the most liberal ones, have awful histories and policies on indigenous peoples’ issues. By Annette Ruzicka The Guardian
Most people aren’t nuanced enough to recognize that systemic racism against black and brown people can exist in some sectors (like the economy and criminal justice), against white and Asian people in other sectors (like higher education) with both of these happening in the wider context of globalized […]
Some Black Panther groups used to do this in the 60s and 70s. It’s nothing new. By Sarah Ladd and David J. Kim Louisville Courier Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More than 100 members of Louisville’s Cuban community gathered at La Bodeguita de Mima, 735 E. Market St., Sunday to rally […]
This is a good discussion.
Ten years ago, I identified what I considered to be the “ten core demographics” that proponents of the ideas we discuss here at ATS will have to reach in order to eventually find the Holy Grail. The original piece is available here. It is interesting to evaluate the […]
This interview contains my general take on the great lumpenproletarian cultural revolution of 2020 from a Howard Cosell perspective.
By Vanessa Taylor MIC With a series of uprisings gripping the United States, President Trump has not hidden his disdain for protesters. Beyond his threats to Minneapolis protesters and questionable executive orders, Trump has time and time again directed his ire at one particular group: “anarchists.” Trump’s constant […]
A race war would not be helpful to anyone, ethnic minorities, and the left least of all. I want to explain Critical Race Theory to you. I just want to help you understand it, so I sat down with my microphone and no real plan except to talk […]
It is a mistake to allow the fight against the police state to be turned into a race war. Think smart, folks.
Freelance writer, Rav Arora, shares his thoughts on white privilege and explains what he says are the, “glaring fallacies of white-privilege narrative.”
First Nations leaders speak out against Canada’s refusal to allow appeal of Trans Mountain Pipeline approval
Last Real Indians Kinder-Morgan’s application for approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) has been bouncing around in Canada’s federal courts like a pinball since 2013. First Nations tribes and environmental groups have valiantly worked the flippers of the judicial pinball machine for years, filing lawsuits and […]
The Anti-Jerk Off Club mixes it up with the Hawaiian shirt guys. By Deliverance During a rally at the Ohio Statehouse, with tensions rising; an altercation broke out during a protest between a member of the <Redacted> Movement (known for their floral hawiian shirts and protesting while armed) […]
People are individuals, not colors. “…among self-identified Democrats, blacks and Latinos are less likely to describe themselves as liberal than whites. Data from this AP/NORC poll comports with Pew’s findings: The majority of blacks say they are moderate (44 percent) or conservative (27 percent), while just 26 percent […]
James Lindsay on the theology of the new theocracy. The two most important things that are happening in the developed world at the present time are the re-feudalization of class relations and the growth of totalitarian humanism as the self-legitimating ideology of the rising ruling class. Just as […]
By John McWhorter The Atlantic I must admit that I had not gotten around to actually reading Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility until recently. But it was time to jump in. DiAngelo is an education professor and—most prominently today—a diversity consultant who argues that whites in America must face […]
The description of ruling class factions in this is fairly accurate.
This article provides a pretty good overview of how “wokeness” is mostly quasi-religious moral masturbation for affluent white liberals, and essentially a “Great Awakening” for the post-Christian era. Nietzsche is right once again. This also fits the historical pattern of the upwardly mobile sectors of the middle class […]
This article lays out pretty well how “diversity mania” is more or less a corporate-promoted scam that has the effect of deflecting attention away from class issues, and actually increasing racial/ethnic divisiveness. By Ryan Cooper The Week White liberals are reading up on racism. The George Floyd protests […]
By Sarah Ruiz-Grossman Huffington Post It’s been 50 days since people took to the streets after the police killing of George Floyd — and the nationwide protests haven’t let up since. After demonstrators in Minneapolis called out the unjust killing of Floyd, a Black man, at the hands […]
I’d say read it, but read it in the same way a reasonable person might read Mein Kampf or Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book.
The aristocracy realizes there is money to be made in pretending to be friends of the peasants and mouthing the platitudes of the clerisy, all the while building the new feudalism. Notice that this statement contains nothing about class or economic subjects, just the standard Do-Gooders, Inc. laundry […]
By Rory Taylor Vox The US has signed hundreds of treaties with Indigenous peoples. Here’s what would happen if the government actually honored them. “‘We the people’ has never meant ‘all the people.’” These were words of independent presidential candidate and Navajo Nation member Mark Charles as he […]
By Tal Axelrod The Hill The Minneapolis City Council approved a resolution Friday declaring racism a public emergency nearly two months after the high-profile killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody. The resolution says that “racism in all its forms causes persistent discrimination and disparate outcomes […]
This is a great discussion.
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 […]
During the 1990s and 2000s, I was involved in local activism at the municipal level around a range of issues, mostly pertaining to housing, zoning, business development and licensing, policing, etc. What I found is that bourgie, professional class, predominantly white liberals (plus some affluent minorities) essentially wanted […]
On the surface-level at least, this seems like a major victory for native rights and may actually be, even if the overarching presence of the federal regime remains. If the lumpenproletariat (the most oppressed social class) is the class vanguard in the struggle against the state, Native American […]
When BLM came to Mayberry. By Anne Helen Petersen Buzzfeed Lois Dennis started teaching second grade in the village of Bethel, Ohio — official population just under 2,800 — back in 1976. People in town call her Mrs. Dennis. And that’s the name people used online when they […]
The part about “anti-racist racism” (around 3:45) is interesting.
A WWE matchup. I suppose it has never occurred to any of these guys that systemic racism can exist within the context of a totalitarian humanist regime, just as class oppression can exist in a Communist regime, or that ethnic Germans were oppressed by the Third Reich.
A pretty good overview of the sociological relationship between race, class, and crime.
This is an interesting discussion of education.
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 […]
By John McWhorter Quillette Tony Timpa was 32 years old when he died at the hands of the Dallas police in August 2016. He suffered from mental health difficulties and was unarmed. He wasn’t resisting arrest. He had called the cops from a parking lot while intoxicated because […]
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 […]
Some do, some don’t. Stereotypes, while sometimes rooted in fact, also contain many, many variations. My maternal grandmother’s father was Cherokee, and their family was Methodist. I’ve personally known Native Americans whose politics ranged from far-left anarchist to conservative Republican, to admiration for George Lincoln Rockwell’s American Nazi […]
Are Hispanic the new Italians? In recent years, I’ve noticed an increased number of prominent minority conservatives/Republicans. An Iraqi immigrant woman wants to challenge Ilhan Omar. A Jamaican immigrant woman planned to challenge Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez and dropped out. A Hispanic woman running for Congress in Florida bills herself […]
I agree with some points made in this article and disagree with others. But I’d say many of the arguments made are beside the point. Whether one believes George Floyd was personally a nice guy or not, whether one thinks systemic racism is the sole explanation for the […]
By Don Fitz If you look at a US $20 bill, you might notice Andrew Jackson nervously watching statues of Columbus and Robert E. Lee coming down and wondering if his face is going to disappear from currency. As Democrats ponder which militarist they wish to glorify in […]
Colonialism is actually much older than what this author discusses. To trace the history of colonialism, you have to go back to at least the Roman era. Roman colonialism had an impact on indigenous cultures across the Eurasian landmass that was similar to the impact of Western colonialism […]