Her comments about 30 minutes into this are on the money. She points out that US politics has become divided into competing coalitions of “tribes” who think they are oppressed and under attack, but who regard “the other side’s” claims of being oppressed as ridiculous. She also points […]
The social science research that Brooks (another neocon dumbass former Bush apologist) cites in this article confirms what I have long suspected, which is that issues like race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, culture, religion, immigration status, etc. as not nearly as divisive as beliefs that people hold ABOUT these […]
The author of this piece, Jonah Goldberg, is a neocon dumbass who was a Bush cheerleader in the 2000s. His wife, Jessica Savora, is a former aid to uber-police statist John Ashcroft (Asscrack). But the political science research he’s citing is correct. White liberal and left opinions have […]
It makes sense that the poorest and most disadvantaged people in society would have the highest COVID-19 rates. The pandemic is a class issue. Krystal and Saagar give an update on coronavirus case numbers in the U.S. at 1,336,700, and 79,552 deaths; Navajo Nation experiences outbreak at rates […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Good morning dearest motherfuckers, it is spring time in this the plague besotted year of our lord Satan, twenty-hundred-and-twenty, and both major party candidates for the highest office of the greatest democracy imperialism can buy are confirmed geriatric […]
This is from 2016 before Trump was elected. Trump might be considered “WASP America’s Last Stand” and he was only elected by rhetorically moving leftward on foreign policy and economic issues. A problem with our anarcho-progressive friends, and the general left, is that they have not updated their […]
This essay and the accompanying annotated bibliography seem to be a decent overview of the indigenous peoples’ rights movements around the world. I’d argue that support for indigenous movements is really the foundation of anti-imperialism because the expropriation of indigenous people is really how modern (and many pre-modern) […]
Krystal and Saagar discuss recent arrests of the father and son that shot Ahmaud Arbery, after newly released video from Feb. went viral this week that showed them hunt Arbery down and kill him.
Marcus Arbery Sr. recalls the memory of his son on the day of his 26th birthday. Arbery Sr. called his son’s death a “modern-day lynching” following the arrest of two men charged with Ahmaud Arbery’s murder.
Former National Co-chair for the Sanders campaign, Nina Turner, reacts to the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black jogger in Georgia.
This is what real poverty looks like, folks. No electricity, no plumbing, no Internet, no television, no healthcare. The same kinds of conditions you find in rural South Asian, sub-Saharan African, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and South Pacific regions. By Kurtis Lee Los Angeles Times Road closures, mask […]
It seems that most people even on the far left and far right have a limited perception and definition of what concepts like the “state,” “ruling class,” or “power elite” actually mean. It would also seem that we need a much more modernized and expansive definition of these […]
By Grace Hauck, Mark Nichols, Miriam Marini and Andrew Pantazi, USA TODAY Network USA Today CHICAGO — Train tracks run above the intersection of Kinzie Street and Ashland Avenue, two major streets that meet on Chicago’s West Side. On one corner of the intersection, there’s a trampoline park and new […]
My take on the current crisis is that freedom, health, and economic needs are all important values, and it’s necessary to make reasonable tradeoffs and balances between each of these. I predictably think that a localized approach is the best approach because it’s obviously true that different places […]
Todd Lewis and Nexus discuss issues that pertain to dissident intellectuals with a decentralized bent.
Krystal and Saagar discuss a New York Times story, that says black leaders close to Biden have publicly and privately pushed him to select a black woman to fuel black voter excitement.
Latinos are going to be the “new white ethnics,” i.e. minorities that move from left to right as they become more integrated into US society, like the Germans, Irish, Italians, Poles, Czechs, etc. before them. Krystal and Saagar discuss a number of polls including an Economist YouGov poll […]
Will the US be a one-party state in the future? In the past, I have thought that as the Republicans’ demographic base continues to shrink they would likely reinvent themselves as a pretend populist-nationalist part (which has since happened with Trump) and that some on the right would […]
Watch this video, and then read this transcript of a talk I gave a couple of years ago. “Wokeness” is merely the self-legitimating ideological superstructure of the rising left-wing of the upper-middle class, which is in turn being coopted by the left-wing of the plutocratic class. Former National […]
It makes sense. Older voters tend to be wealthier and more affluent, and as the Democrats’ economic rhetoric moves right their popularity with older people increases. Non-whites tend to be disproportionately poor, and as Trump/Republican economic rhetoric moves left they gain in popularity with minorities. Krystal and Saagar […]
Imagine that. Duh? By Lauren Fox and Ellie Kaufman CNN Navajo Nation has lost more to coronavirus than 13 states (CNN)The health care crisis on reservations around the country is mounting with Navajo Nation, a vast 27,000 square miles spanning three states, facing more than 1,000 cases of […]
By KAT STAFFORD, MEGHAN HOYER and AARON MORRISON, Associated Press As a clearer picture emerges of COVID-19’s decidedly deadly toll on black Americans, leaders are demanding a reckoning of the systemic policies they say have made many African Americans far more vulnerable to the virus, including inequity in […]
Luke Ford, Paul Gottfried, and Joseph Cotto discuss what Francois-Noel Babeuf called the “socialism of fools.”
Historically, whenever societies have experienced either an economic downturn or an epidemic of a disease, people have started looking for scapegoats to blame for the problem. In ancient societies, a literal human sacrifice might result. Right now, the US is experiencing both an economic downturn and an epidemic. […]
This what the revolutionary left looked like in the US before the Left was co-opted by neoliberal stooges and/or overrun by SJW/Antifa dumbasses. By Colette Gaiter The Conversation In the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump won the white vote across all demographics except for college-educated white women. He […]
Margaret Kimberley is an activist and journalist, as well as an editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report. She is is also the author of the new book “Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents.” On the show we discuss the government’s response to the cornavirus pandemic, the […]
Crises usually produce a wave of idiocy, from the bottom to the top. MSN.Com Asian-American leaders have condemned what they say is continued racism, fear-mongering and misinformation that is targeting Asian communities amid the coronavirus pandemic that originated in China. – Associated Press While no firm numbers exist […]
As usual, some people want to be stupid during a time of crisis. This is like the aftermath of 9-11, when dumbasses would attack Sikhs whom they mistook for Muslims because they wear turbans. By Sabrina Tavernise and Richard J. Oppel Jr. New York Times Yuanyuan Zhu was […]
On November 2nd, 2019 at http://www.free-flo.org , Seth Andrews gave this presentation as an encouragement to get the facts, understand ideological opponents, and not lose ourselves in the deafening white noise of online outrage. It’s a speech given in good faith, with the hope that it will also […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Another Black History Month comes and another Black History Month goes. The 29 dreary days of the year when we reduce the history of the people who built this country beneath the weight of the whip to extra […]
Recently, in the main N-AM group someone asked this question: “Is race “real”, or a social construct? What does science and biology show? If real then are the White Nationalists correct in their views? If a social construct then are the Anti-racist SJW types correct?” This was my […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley Race is a touchy subject in the West. People across the aisle, especially white folk, tend to avoid it like a plague. A big part of the reason behind this reservation has to do with the fact that […]
aragon.black Jun 11, 2019 14 minute read (full) First let’s decentralize history… This month’s thematic has been a real challenge for us and raised many questions in our minds. Why? The history of decentralization is complex and non-linear. But most of all, it is difficult to be considered from […]
Elizabeth Hannon & Tim Lewens (Eds) Why we disagree about human nature.Oxford University Press, 2018. 206 pp. £30 hbk. JULY 1, 2019 By Simon Jarrett If one day a disturbingly precocious child were to ask what part you had played in the nature/ nurture war, what would you reply? Were […]
In my perfect world, there would be nothing but voluntary communities, and particular communities could be as open or closed as their members wanted. I tend to think that for utilitarian reasons within the current state-capitalist system there needs to be at least some limitation on both immigration […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will-Antonio Gramsci When the individual’s behavior and consciousness get hooked to a routine sequence of external actions, he is a dead robot, and it is time for […]
An interesting take on First World/bourgeois identity politics. This is more or less my long-held position on these questions as well.
Thomas Sowell is much, much further to the Right on most issues than I am, e.g. endorsing neocon foreign policy views, uncritical of the police state, practically ignoring “crony capitalism,” etc. But he’s pretty good at debunking reductionist theories coming from the Left on the causes of a […]
An interesting M-L-M critique of the critical theory oriented “Left.” I don’t agree with his general ideology but I agree with his assessment of “identity politics” as having no real value other than to create divisiveness that will have the effect of undermining the system (“destabilizing the imperialist […]
This is an interesting debate. A measured discussion between two serious thinkers (i.e. not an Alt-Right vs. SJW debate).
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley White Guilt is a very serious affliction in this country. Its symptoms include cultural appropriation, political correctness, and obsessive NPR consumption. Fall is peak White Guilt season, wedged between our country’s most cherished celebrations of genocide, Columbus Day […]