The most “left-wing” an AOC administration would be might be something comparable to the mild social-democratic populism of Cristina de Kirchner. More likely, it would be similar to what a Ted Kennedy regime might have been if Mr. Chappaquiddick had ever gotten himself elected president. The best thing […]
Who cares if they move away? Fuck ’em. Good riddance. I’m not at all someone who thinks that “tax the rich” is that way to solve the problem of plutocracy. Taxes are merely a means through which the state extracts surplus value from subjects (extortion) in the same […]
David Pakman makes one of the best cases against electoral politics I’ve seen in a while. That’s not his intention but that’s what it amounts to. If all of these “progressive” do-gooders put as much effort into building an actual revolutionary movement as they do into reformist bullshit […]
It’s interesting how Alexandria and the other “Squad” ladies vacillate between actual radicalism or at least decent-quality reformism (for example, on Palestine or rent cancellation) on one hand, and “woke” neoliberal brownnosing on the other.
Ya gotta get over that pathological right-wingophobia, Alexandria. If you must vote, then vote Libertarian, Green, Constitution, Transhumanist, Pirate, Peace and Freedom, SPUSA, PSL, SA, Workers World, whomever, but boycott the ruling class parties.
Not bad. Although let’s be clear: Alexandria is not radical or revolutionary. She does not call for the abolition of the state, the overthrow of the ruling class, or overthrow of the empire. She’s merely a reformist. Krystal and Saagar discuss AOC’s decision not to vote for […]
Alexandria strikes me as a generally well-intentioned person who just can’t shake the partisanship and the SJWism. As I have said before, in order to be fully competitive, the Left needs to do five things: 1) recognize neoliberals as the primary enemy; 2) forget Democratic Party loyalty; 3) […]
It’s interesting how the neoliberals are using both the carrot and the stick against Alexandria, trying to coopt her on one hand, and bankrolling her opponents on the other. By Eleanor Watson and Bo Erickson CBS News New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday night said the Democratic […]
Krystal and Saagar discuss a report from The Intercept that exposes AOC challenger, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera’s campaign finance funds from prominent Wall Street executives, bankers.
Alexandria cements her subservience to neoliberalism and her “momma bear” Nancy Pelosi. Reformism fails again. Trump’s populist-nationalism is arguably to the left of Biden’s neoliberalism/liberal-imperialism, just as France’s National Front has moved to the left of the neoliberals on economics and international relations. Regrettably, most “progressives” are so […]
“Progressives” need to stop begging the state for a few more crumbs and get on board with the revolution.
Did Alexandria come through after all?
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. […]
For those who ever thought Alexandria was a serious radical or revolutionary, remember that she was an intern for Ted Kennedy, memorialized (as opposed to celebrating) the death of John McCain, and has never taken positions any more “radical” than do-gooder reformist and SJWish ones. She has never […]
The same pattern the US Left has followed since the 1970s. A relevant observation from the comments section: “I never drank the AOC kool aid. 90% of the interest in her derives from the fact that she’s a young woman of color and she’s from NYC, which we’re […]
It looks like the “progressive” media and the “progressive” politicians are having a falling out. Excellent.
1914 all over again. Never trust a social democrat. Fuck voting. Fuck reformism. Real radicalism is about overthrowing states, ruling classes, and empires.
In the end, social democrats always fail. This principle was originally demonstrated in 1914 when the parliamentary deputies of the German Social Democratic Party voted to grant war credits to the regime of Kaiser Wilhelm II (read the story here). To the degree that the state ever does […]
The relief measures she calls for in this are spot on: UBI, moratoriums on debts, and safeguarding against power grabs by the police state.
A growing split between the social democrats and SJWs?
An interesting critique AOC from Tim Pool.