Category History and Politics

You Call Yourself a Moderate Because You’re Too Much of A Pussy To Call Yourself An Asshole

It was unbelievably obvious months away from the primaries what the Russian/GOP plan to take down Biden was. They’re gonna hammer him with ads about his son, Burisma, and the probably legitimate #metoo accusations he carries around like some token validating he’s actually a boomer. These things provide enough cover for center-right cowards to vote […]

Abraham Clark: 1726-1794

Today the United States government used the cover of the Coronavirus pandemic to pass a “stimulus package” so regressive it’s going to make the Wall Street Bailout of 2008 look like the New Deal. Corporate America is going to get trillions of dollars in our tax money. You and I are going to get a […]

The Revolution is Now

People know the government is lying to them now.   That’s progress.   People know the system is rigged against them for the benefit of the 1%.   That’s progress. People know the rich don’t care whether they live or die. That’s progress.   People don’t yet think they have recourse or the wherewithal to […]

4/1 International Rent Strike

Come April 1st, don’t pay jack shit on mortgages or rent until the government takes measures to make sure we don’t all die or go broke. A one time $2000 payment isn’t gonna float anyone for 3-18 months who didn’t already have the resources in the bank. You think cops are going to want to […]

A Public Call For the Immediate Resignation and Prosecution of All Senators Who Knew About COVID-19 And Gaslit the Public

An NPR report today revealed that GOP top brass knew about the seriousness of COVID-19 AKA Coronavirus for weeks/months and chose to only tell the truth to business leaders while telling dangerous lies to the public and refusing free testing kits from China. I am making a public call for all those Senators and House […]

Chomsky Against Social Democracy

Young Noam Chomsky argues against the idea of welfare state capitalism, the “Social Democracy” of Bernie Sanders. He’s right. Bernie’s social democracy has its origins in Bismarck’s authoritarian welfare state, the turn of the British liberal party in the early 20th Century towards social democracy under Winston Churchill and David Lloyd George, and the progressivism […]

Why Were Most of Joe Biden’s Victories in States With Widespread Voter Suppression Problems

Biden won 10 states on Tuesday: Alabama  * Arkansas  * Maine Massachussetts Minnesota North Carolina * Oklahoma * Tennesse * Texas * Virginia * A simple google search for “voter suppression” in many of these states turns up a lot of results. Given that Biden attracts a more conservative voter base than Sanders and voter […]

Biden’s Magical “Electability” is Magical Thinking

Why don’t the kids like Biden? Here’s why: Imagine you were on a boat that was rapidly capsizing. Now imagine the captain of the boat said the only reasonable course of action was to find out what the rapidly rising sea water wanted and compromise between the needs of it and the drowning crew. And […]

Cross of Gold (1896)

In 1895, the American government teetered on the edge of bankruptcy. The Panic of 1893 had put millions of people out of work. As European investors called in their loans, the federal treasury was hemorrhaging gold reserves at an alarming rate. By February of 1895, not only were gold reserves down to 9 million dollars, […]

Low Cost Higher Education Has Always Been an American Tradition

Until recently I had thought that free tuition at the University of California and City College in New York had been a part of the Cold War, that the American ruling class decided to fund higher education in order to compete with the Soviets.But then I read this passage from John Muir’s autobiography about just […]