Monthly Archives: July 2019

While Paris is Boiling

Macron’s police are brutalizing climate change protesters. (Note: This video is a few weeks ago but it’s important to note that it took place in the Spring before Paris melted from the heat. It’s also remarkably similar to the images that came out of Obama’s brutal suppression of Occupy in 2011).

It was 109 Degrees in Paris Yesterday

Paris saw a record high temperature of 42.6C (108.7F) on Thursday, amid a heatwave that broke records across Western Europe. A red alert – the highest level – was issued in northern France. Meanwhile Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands also reached new record highs, of 41.8C, 41.5C, 40.8C and 40.7C respectively. The UK recorded […]

Western Media Losing Enthusiasm for Failing Coup in Venezuela

Originally posted on The New Dark Age:
253 July 2019 — FAIR venezuela-sanctions-2019-04.pdf When previously unknown Venezuelan opposition politician Juan Guaidó stood up in an East Caracas plaza and declared himself “interim president” of the South American country, Western corporate media were ebullient. In those heady early days, corporate journalists could scarcely conceal their love…

A Few Headlines from Our Rotten World

Trump and the Clintons botch the hit on Jeffrey Epstein.  Look, I’m not going to lose any sleep if this creep gets shanked In prison. But I do want him to go to court and name names first. https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-injured-nyc-jail-cell-sex-traffick.html Boomers, who as a generation have a legacy of political failure, continue to stand in the […]

Al Franken Did Nothing Wrong

While the Me Too movement has had a positive effect on American culture, making it easier for women to speak out against sexual abuse at the workplace, it has always had one big problem. It makes little or no distinction between genuine evil, Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein, and male behavior that’s merely vulgar or […]

Why Are Conspiracy Theories So Addictive?

A couple of weeks ago, for reasons I can’t entirely remember, I started reading a book by David McGowan (who was a major figure in the 9/11 Truth movement) called “Weird Scenes from the Canyon.” Weird Scenes from the Canyon is not about 9/11. It’s about popular culture. McGowan, who died back in 2015, argues […]

On Being a Millennial Turning 30

I have written two full length books and 160 articles for this website but I walk dogs for a living. Part of this was leaving college in the wake of the financial crash, part of this was refusing to water down my politics to suit an increasingly regressive employment culture, part of this was journalistic […]

It Can And Is Happening Here

I gave a quick talk about Occupy Wall Street to the Malta NY Rotary Club once. A man came up to me afterward. He looked like the aged Buster Keaton of The Railrodder and had made his living before he retired fixing CRT televisions. In the abstract I should have loved this guy. He came […]

This is a dramatization of every debate I’ve ever had on social media

Someone always gets canceled in the end.

Why are Eastern European Women Smarter than Western European Women?

Well, they’re not exactly “smarter” but according to the Economist, Polish, Lithuanian, and Serbian women do go into the sciences at a far higher rate than their counterparts in the West. The writer can’t quite figure out why so they blame it on those evil commies, who have been out of power since 1989 (so […]