The Republicans have the Christian Zionists and the Democrats have the Communist Scientologists. Fair enough.
Bidenism will be about marginalizing the Trumpists, co-opting the Left, and strengthening repression, while consolidating the position of the neoliberal/neoconservative ruling class. Styx greatly underestimates how serious the economic situation is. He’s listening to too much ruling class propaganda about how well the stock market is doing.
Excellent. Conflicts between the states and the feds are always welcome.
I disagree with some of the philosophical premises that Styx is arguing from in this, but much of his factual analysis is correct. He offers some advice that is worth heeding.
Indeed it is. What the totalitarian Left typically tries to do is ride the wave of popular rebellion to state power. But when they start attacking the religion is often when they start losing popular sympathy, and public opinion will then take a rightward turn. It happened in […]
I’m glad to see someone from the Right pointing this out. What we need is an Anarchist Rifle Association. For many years, I have said that anarchists should infiltrate mainstream civil libertarian organizations, left and right, and push them in a revolutionary direction.
A few years back, when I used to speak to Alt-Right groups, leftist friends would ask me why I was interested in them. I used to always say, “Just think of them as the Communist Party of the Right.” I even presented what was essentially a Maoist interpretation […]
Apparently, Andrew Cuomo was shipping COVID-19 victims off to nursing homes. Genius idea, Andrew.
My political perspective is somewhat different from Styx’s (who is a something of a right-libertarian Trumpist). But I generally agree with his analysis in this. For all practical purposes, the US now has three political parties: Trumpists, neoliberals, and social democrats (all completely lame, of course).
Democrats: “We suck so bad we can’t even beat Donald Trump.”
As a pro-rent strike guy, I’ll let Styx speak for the other side.
Yes, very LePenist. Right on target.
Many of those who are engaged in civil disobedience regarding the shelter-in-place orders are misguided in a lot of their thinking, but they are still a necessary counterpart to the state. The state must be challenged in all circumstances. It is for this same reason that oppositional subcultures […]
A great example of the application of the anarchist principle of direct action.
This is actually some pretty good economic commentary. I disagree with bits of this but it’s more than just the standard right-wing rant against “socialism” (although there are elements of that as well). This fellow seems to have a better understanding of the relationship between State and Capital […]
Like many people, Styx is confused about what “leftist” economics actually is. As Murray Rothbard demonstrated, state-socialism was a reactionary effort that had its intellectual roots in Counter-Enlightenment thinkers like Jean Jacques Rousseau and G.W.F. Hegel. What Americans think of as “socialism” is really progressivism, i.e. the deification […]
Once again, it really is interesting how the Democraps have split between the social democrats/progressives on the left and the neoliberals on the right, with the faux-populist Repugnicans having moved in-between the two.
Styx makes the interesting argument that Biden would likely suffer a John Kerry/Hillary Clinton marginal loss to Trump whereas Sanders would suffer a George McGovern/Walter Mondale landslide loss.
The entire spectrum of the Democrapic Party is falling in line behind Sleepy Joe who, like Hillary, is arguably to the right of Trump on many issues.
Styx/Tarl is an excellent commentator on many levels but he gets a lot of stuff wrong in this. Although many anarchists portray anarchism in the worst possible light, so it’s not surprising there are so many misconceptions about the philosophy. As everyone probably knows, I’m anarchist, although I […]