By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley White people hate to talk about race, even the supposedly woke ones. When they do, the entire conversation is almost inevitably governed by fear. With white conservatives, it’s usually the fear of being made irrelevant by darker bodies. […]
Most of this sounds like capitalist class co-optation efforts, celebrity self-promotion, symbolic gestures, token reformism, and totalitarian humanist opportunism. In other words, nothing much at all has changed, at least not yet. BBC There have been protests around the world over the way police treat black people and […]
Krystal’s “capitalists are going to capitalist” line is hilarious. Krystal and Saagar discuss Starbuck’s ban on Black Lives Matter merchandise for their employees, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces $100M commitment for racial equality and justice.
If Native American tribes were states they would be the top 5 states in terms of COVID-19 infection rate.
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Influencers are slammed for posing in BLACKFACE in a horribly misguided effort to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement
To be fair, the people doing this seem to be outside the Anglosphere and don’t understand the cultural significance of this in the Atlanticist world. By Carly Stern Daily Mail
I totally disagree with Laura here, but not for the usual reasons. So far I have actually seen very little “canceling America” going on in the present uprising. Unlike Berkeley or Charlottesville, which were low-grade sports riots carried out by rookie-league middle-class gangs, the present uprising is a […]
The main problem I have with Black Lives Matter is the name sounds overly gushy and sentimental. I much prefer names like Black Panthers or Black Liberation Army. Krystal and Saagar discuss a report from the New York Times that shows how fast public opinion has changed in […]
Rarely have I seen an illustration of what is wrong with “woke” culture that is more pertinent than this. Not only is Baroness Jane from an elite Hollywood family (the modern American equivalent of the aristocracy) but she has been a political lightning rod for 50 years (I […]
It’s not surprising this would happen in North Carolina. Footwashing is considered to be a sacrament (like Baptism or Eucharist) in some really, really low rent Protestant denominations (whose members are almost always poor whites or poor blacks). But it is interesting to see a practice that is […]
By Troy Southgate How interesting that British tea giants PG Tips and Tetleys have come out in support of Black Lives Matter. Although these capitalist parasites will be hoping to sell more teabags as a result of uttering a few politically correct platitudes, I suppose they’ve forgotten how […]
Apparently, a lot of these “white power” types failed drivers’ ed. By JUSTIN MATTINGLY and REED WILLIAMS Richmond Times-Dispatch The Hanover County man arrested Sunday for driving his truck into a crowd of protesters “is an admitted leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a propagandist for Confederate […]
Protesters stand in solidarity with indigenous peoples at Byrd Park where Columbus statue is torn down, thrown in lake
This park is about a 10-minute drive from my residence. I know some of the people mentioned in this article, one of whom I’ve known for over 30 years. By ALI SULLIVAN AND ZACH JOACHIM Richmond Times-Dispatch About a thousand protesters gathered around the city’s monument to Christopher […]
This is an interesting discussion. They both have unusual perspectives given their unusual backgrounds. John Wood, Jr. is a former Republican nominee for Congress, contributor at Quillette and Areo Magazines, and a national spokesperson for Braver Angels. Read his compelling op-ed about his experience growing up Black in […]
LOL. This is so predictable. The progressives insincerely co-opt a genuinely radical idea, and then the right-wing actually takes them seriously, and points the finger saying, “Look at those extremists over there!” What’s interesting about Carlson is that on economics and foreign policy he often sounds like Bernie […]
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, […]
Ken Cuccinelli says he believes even if George Floyd had been white his life would not have been spared
Cuccinelli is both a Republican and an Italian Catholic, neither of which are known for their love of black folks. But the real issue with this kind of stuff seems to be a matter of status. All other variables being equal, I’d say that it is still more […]
By Maya Rao Minneapolis Star Tribune As fire and riots raged around Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue last week, several employees of an American Indian nonprofit called Migizi stayed behind to guard their building. They wrote “native youth center” on the window to discourage attacks. Members of the […]
“Indonesia is an American sponsored genocide factory, ethnically cleansing scores of tribes across the archipelago. The dark skinned Melanesian people of West Papua have seen some of the worst of this decades old holocaust and they have found new fire behind the mantra of Black Live Matter. I’ve […]
By Matt Agorist Free Thought Project Americans are up in arms right now over the near epidemic number of deaths of African-American at the hands of police, and rightfully so. African-Americans make up only 13 percent of the population, yet they are the victims in 26 percent of […]
Axios Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) joined a group of nearly 1,000 Christians marching toward the White House on Sunday. What they’re saying: Asked why it was important for him to be out protesting, Romney told NBC News: “We need a voice against racism, we need many voices against […]
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 […]
The main critique I would have of the liberal/left/BLM approach is not that their perspective is “too radical” but that it is not radical enough. Much of this kind of activism is focused solely on police killings and the racial disparities involved. Fair enough. Murder by cop is […]
When a pig kills a black person, most (though not all) other blacks take it as a personal threat/affront that is a representation of institutionalized oppression, and correctly so. Even many white liberals and leftists, who view themselves as black allies, take such a position. But when a […]
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 […]
This Is Not A Rhetorical Question But Is A Inquiring One, Where Is The Black Nationalist Pan Afrikans?
Chief Elder Osiris Akkebala Let us get one thing straight, what you are observing going on in America right now ain’t about your Black behind, you just was used to shielding the true purpose of what you are looking at that is happening in America, George Floyd is […]
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 […]
Like I used to say during the Bush years, “We are all Iraqis now.” The race and class disparities among victims of the police state are obvious enough, and should be pointed out, but by no means should it end there. The System is the enemy of all […]
A far-left vs. alt-right debate. Breakout the popcorn.
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 […]
By Sean Collins Vox The protests that have risen up in many cities in the United States over the past week were sparked by the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by now-fired police officers in Minneapolis. Even though one former officer, Derek Chauvin, has been […]
By Benjamin Wallace-Wells The New Yorker I lived in Baltimore during the Freddie Gray protests in April, 2015. My apartment was in a brownstone next to a small park in a pretty neighborhood called Bolton Hill, which sits on the border between downtown and the West Baltimore neighborhoods […]
Kim predictably nails. What we are experiencing right now is a class-based insurrection against an authoritarian state. The ruling class media (the new clerisy) is trying to deflect attention from that by fueling political/racial/cultural divisions.
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 […]
By Troy Southgate People have every right to fight back against the corrupt US system and its brutal mercenaries, but let’s not pretend that police violence is reserved for Black people. At the same time, the Right’s predictable response to Black Lives Matter is to claim that most […]
These memes make some very important points in the sense that people of virtually all ethnic and even socioeconomic backgrounds can be victims of police brutality, whose ranks include everyone from mayors, professional athletes, suburban teenagers, upper-middle-class white women, active-duty military personnel and off-duty cops, to the poorest […]
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.
How a South Dakota Native American Reservation Successfully Snuffed Out Coronavirus on Its Own Terms
Decentralization and direct action win again. They knew what they needed and they did it, telling the feds and the dumb bitch governor of South Dakota to go fuck themselves in the process. The money quote: “Having no faith in the American system has saved us,” Bald Eagle […]
Former National Co-chair for the Sanders Campaign Nina Turner weighs in on the Minneapolis protests, Central Park ‘Karen’ Amy Cooper, and Biden’s “you ain’t black” comments.
The news coverage in this is pretty good, but the commentary from Krystal and Saager, while no doubt sincere and well-intentioned, is still the usual statist-reformist bullshit. I’m definitely one of those “far-left” people Saager is referring to who “don’t believe in criminal justice.” Although you could be […]
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, […]
Biden has really given FAUX News a lot of ammunition with which to work Dinesh D’souza’s “Democrats are the real racists!” angle. The Democrats would be in a much better position if they would simply euthanize this guy, stuff him like Lenin, and make a ventriloquist dummy out […]
This dude is as narcissistic as Trump which is quite an accomplishment. Krystal and Saagar discuss Charlamagne Tha God’s interview with Joy Reid, saying that we should not place the burden on black voters to show up for Joe Biden, but put the burden on Biden to show […]
Poverty + poor diet + crummy healthcare=more diabetes/circulatory disorders/amputations By Lizzie Presser ProPublica It was a Friday evening in the hospital after a particularly grueling week when Dr. Foluso Fakorede, the only cardiologist in Bolivar County, Mississippi, walked into Room 336. Henry Dotstry lay on a cot, his […]
This is like a parody of Dinesh D’souza’s “Democrats are the real racists” agitprop. Krystal and Saagar discuss Joe Biden’s interview on the Breakfast Club with Charlamagne tha god where Biden says, “If you got a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or for Trump then you […]
The problem with David’s analysis in this is that he seems fairly subjective and one-dimensional in his criticisms of “conspiracy theories.” The fact that the last three years of cable news (excluding FOX) was devoted to Russiagate hysteria shows that liberals and the Left are just as prone […]
SBS NEW The coronavirus pandemic has hit 38 Indigenous groups in Brazil, raising fears for populations that have a history of being decimated by outside diseases, the Brazilian Indigenous Peoples’ Association (APIB) said Friday. “The virus is reaching Indigenous territories across Brazil with frightening speed,” the association said […]