Category History and Politics

A Critique of DSA and Bernie Sanders

An interesting critique of DSA and Bernie Sanders from the left by Doug Enaa Greene. The requirements of Realignment required kowtowing to liberal prejudices, prizing loyalty to American institutions, and an unquestioning reformist vision. As his conduct proved during the Vietnam War, Michael Harrington’s whole strategy acted as a brake and a roadblock to revolutionary […]

So is Russiagate on Again?

I wonder how lucky Snowden feels now that he never made it to Ecuador?

Because the Ecuadorian government is about to turn Julian Assange over to US torturers. Julian Assange is to be ‘kicked out of the Ecuadorean embassy in London within hours and arrested’ claim Wikileaks. Wikileaks made the claim about its founder in a tweet and quoted a high-level Ecuadorean government source. It also said that Quito […]

My Take On Joe Biden

He’s basically a poorly trained dog who will hump just about everything in sight, including a table or a chair. This kind of behavior is irritating for men. Many women find it threatening. There are also photos of him doing it to children. In any event, Biden is a right-wing shithead who should have been […]

Who Taught The Saudis How to Slice and Dice Jamal Khashoggi Alive?

Would you believe me if I told you “we” (“we” being defined as “Americans”) did? Of course you would. Several of the Saudi agents who were involved in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul last year had received training in the United States, the Washington Post reported Saturday. Post columnist […]

“An intramural scrimmage between right-wing factions of the ruling elite”

I occasionally find the World Socialist Website tediously sectarian but they do have a very good take on Russiagate. Basically this is a war between white nationalists and neoconservatives, between Pat Buchanan and Dick Cheney. The dispute, in other words, has been confined to an “intramural scrimmage” (as Obama put it after Trump’s election) between […]

If I had to guess I’d say the only way we’re going to get to see the whole Mueller Report is if someone gives it to Wikileaks

I mean you never know, but if they do release an official version it’s going to be so heavily redacted it’ll be worthless. In any case it will be a useful (to the ruling class) distraction for the next few months. What the hell is in the damned thing?

Christopher Hitchens’s Marxist Argument in Favor of Reparations

  Sometimes Hitchens is bad. Sometimes he’s good. Here he makes quite an effective argument that paying reparations for slavery is basically the essence of Marxism. Since the ultimate agenda of socialism is paying the worker the full value of his labor, you can’t be a socialist and not be in favor of reparations.

Mike Gravel for President

(You probably don’t know who he is but he’s the man most responsible for ending the Vietnam era draft. That also means he was in the Senate before I was born, so I guess he’s old. Caveat. I have no idea if this site is connected to the real Mike Gravel or not. It has […]

The massacre in New Zealand was not the act of one man

It seems to have been an organized fascist conspiracy. Three people have been arrested in connection with the massacre. Weapons were found near each of the mosques. Police also disarmed two explosive devices found in one vehicle—an indication that further attacks might have been planned. So far, only one man has been named, 28-year-old Australian […]