Category Personal Diary

The Bern is Right and the Buttcrack is Wrong

Bernie Sanders thinks felons should have the right to vote. “Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘Well, that guy committed a terrible crime, not going to let him vote. Well, that person did that. Not going to let that person vote,’ you’re running down a slippery slope,” […]

Under Neoliberal Capitalism Anybody Can Become Homeless

Rebecca Twigg, who’s one of the greatest female cyclists in history, is now homeless and living on the streets of Seattle. The tragic irony of this story lies in the fact that what made her a great cyclist in the 1980s inevitably made her homeless in the 2010s. In a sense. Rebecca Twigg has always […]

On the Antisemitic Underpinnings of the Russiagate Hysteria

Yasha Levine writes about the similarities between American liberal Russophobia and classical antisemitism. with its blood-drenched “Judeo-Bolshevik Lite” aesthetic and hints about other diabolical Russian conspiracies to control the world, Time sure wasn’t going for subtlety: Sure, that plot was a dud, but the liberal global order shouldn’t let its guard down just yet. There are other […]

Notre Dame Burns Down

The great cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, one of the most iconic buildings in the world, is on fire. They’ll probably be able to save part of it, but the whole building looks critically damaged. The cause appears to have been an accident during restoration work. The real issue seems to have been […]

Why do so many political activists wind up dead?

Unlike Ferguson there’s no obvious connection to the police but it’s still disturbing. The body of Columbus activist Amber Evans was found in the Scioto River this weekend, Columbus Police said in a press release Sunday. Evans, a 28-year-old African-American woman, had been missing since Monday, Jan. 28, when police found her car near the […]

Mueller Report

Some already well-known scumbags (Jermone Corsi, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort) are going to prison but it looks like Mueller decided to pass on going any higher up the ladder. (Correction: Apparently Corsi’s not being charged. Too bad. The “Swiftboat Vets for Truth” brainwashed my elderly Marine veteran father in 2004 into voting for Bush and […]

It’s a big club and you ain’t in it

An NYU student heckles Chelsea Clinton, who tried to make an ill-advised appearance at a vigil for the victims of the Islamophobic massacre in New Zealand. Who does she have on her side but the son of our Islamophobic President. As usual, class trumps everything.

Remember when we used to pretend mass murder wasn’t “political?”

A white supremacist in New Zealand walks into a mosque and live streams himself slaughtering 40 people. Yeah. It’s fucking political. This is not a “problem to be solved.” It’s terrorism. He said the mosques in Christchurch and Linwood would be the targets, as would a third mosque in the town of Ashburton if he […]

A Social Media Gate Keeper

On Twitter, if you question the benevolent intentions of US foreign policy, you will inevitably have some liberal or “anarchist” label you “pro-Assad.” (These accusations almost always come from the left, not the right.) It doesn’t matter what you actually think about the current President of Syria or if you’ve even heard of him. It […]

Brazil gets its own Sandy Hook

I keep coming back to the thought that the Sandy Hook Massacre as the decisive moment in recent American history that made Trump possible. It’s hard to believe that anyone ever doubted that mass shootings were “political.” It’s equally baffling that we’ve debated them as a “problem to be solved” instead of “a demonic attack […]