Category news

Just Following Orders

So riot cops in Buffalo shove an old man. He falls down, hits his head, and ends up bleeding out of his ears. The cops here aren’t necessarily evil. It’s clear that they want to stop and help the old man, but they have their “orders of the day,” and keep marching. The urge to […]

Welcome to the age of trickle down conspiracy theories

If you talk to a Republican these days, chances he’s going to talk about “Antifa.” In fact, he’s probably not going to talk about anything else. For the typical Trump supporter, the anti-police brutality uprisings of the Spring of 2020 are the result of gangs of “antifa” organized by George Soros (dogwhistle for “the Jews”) […]

The United States is not a democracy

This photo says 1000 words. This photo by @MarthaRaddatz at the Lincoln Memorial is deeply disturbing. — Eli Clifton (@EliClifton) June 2, 2020 So if the United States is not a democracy, what is it? It’s certainly not a “republic” anymore. Perhaps the best term would be “an oligarchy with the consent of the […]

Are the Chinese a more benevolent great power than the USA?

Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis seems to think so. Here he is schooling some random Karen out of her anti-Chinese hysteria. The Chinese are actually treating the people of the global south better than the Americans are. It’s something to keep in mind as the Trump regime tries to foment conflict over Hong Kong. […]

On the Way to Buy Groceries

I am reminded of realities of some uncomfortable realities. I didn’t go to any protests today, not only because I’m afraid of Covid-19, but because they erupted so quickly I hadn’t mentally prepared myself to find one. When I read the news today, “oh boy,” and looked at photos of dozens of American cities in […]

The Bastille has Fallen

Well, one petty little Bastille in Minneapolis. 🚨🚨🚨: Can't believe what I'm seeing the Minneapolis police has ABANDONED the 3rd precinct's building!! Rioters have stormed in the parking lot and are now damaging the building. — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 29, 2020 It’s a start I guess. But with the number of agents provocateurs I’ve […]

Some False Flags in Minneapolis

It’s always difficult to keep track of anything during a protest, especially one that turns violent, but it looks like both individual police officers and store owners are destroying property and trying to pin it on the protesters. Apparently, a local journalist was also caught making fake gunshot sounds into his microphone. Once again, I’ve […]

Black Irish

A black family in Midland Texas is held at gunpoint by an army of local police. According to “Redfish” the young man’s crime was running a stop sign.   Terrifying moments for a young Black man and his family in Texas, as numerous cops point guns on him and then assault his 90-year-old grandmother. His […]

Attempted Homicide by Cop

A video of a recent incident on the Upper West Side of Manhattan has blown up on Twitter. A 40-year-old white woman is walking her dog in Central Park. A 58-year-old black man tells her to put the dog on a leash, and a confrontation ensues. We don’t know what happened before the video, but […]

The One Percent Doctrine is Back

Back in 2001, Vice President Cheney argued that any step you take to prevent terrorism, however ridiculous, is worth doing if it has even a one percent chance of working. If there’s a 1% chance that Pakistani scientists are helping al-Qaeda build or develop a nuclear weapon, we have to treat it as a certainty […]