Category reblogs

Tik Tok Teens Have Managers?

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
In addition to being unbelievably sad, there’s something quite revealing about the story of Siya Kakkar, a 16-year-old New Delhi girl who had over a million followers on the Chinese streaming media service. She not only committed suicide. She had a manager. In the social media post, Viral wrote:…

Steven Salaita on “Free Speech”

The pro-Palestinian college professor (now bus driver) who lost his academic career because he took the idea of “free speech” a little too seriously is probably better qualified to write about the issue than I am. In short, free speech isn’t merely an ideal that allows everyone to have a say, commie and Nazi alike.  […]

Gustave Courbet and the Vendome Column

Originally posted on 1870 to 1918:
Vendome Column, c. 1890-1900. The Paris Commune of 1871 ended mangled and defeated. Its demise was both tragic and predictable. Terrible things happen when impractical idealists stake their lives against the great monolithic institutions of society. Regular troops man a barricade against the Paris Commune. Ever since, leftist activists and revolutionaries…

Brave New Normal (Part 2)

Originally posted on Consent Factory, Inc.:
My columns haven’t been very funny recently. This one isn’t going to be any funnier. Sorry. Fascism makes me cranky. I don’t mean the kind of fascism the corporate media and the fake Resistance have been desperately hyping for the last four years. God help me, but I’m not…

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

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
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…

On “strasserism” and the decay of the left.

Originally posted on Malcom Kyeyune – Power & Politics:
The Socialistic bourgeois want all the advantages of modern social conditions without the struggles and dangers necessarily resulting therefrom. They desire the existing state of society, minus its revolutionary and disintegrating elements. They wish for a bourgeoisie without a proletariat. The bourgeoisie naturally conceives the world…

It’s a Bourgeois Town

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
Westfield, NJ April 2020 The local bourgeoisie has discovered water soluble chalk. A few years ago, during Occupy Wall Street, or Black Lives Matter, chalking the sidewalk often meant that dozens of militarized police would roll up  on you, throw you to the ground, and put you through central…

The So Yer Living Outta Yer Car Cookbook Pt. 2: Seafood Friday

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
What I made for dinner tonight. After the astonishing popularity and success of my previous article about my rice cooker and how to cook cheap on the go, it seemed like a waste not to do a second recipe. Tonight’s recipe is inspired by the fact that giant bags…

The So Yer Living Outta Yer Car Cookbook

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
So you don’t feel so hot about this civilization thing and want to live on the cheap for a while. Happens to a lot of us. Sometimes in a 20 year old car that’s falling apart. But that doesn’t mean you have to eat shitty road food. Do better…

Parasite (2019)

Originally posted on Writers Without Money:
Back in 1982, a young Jeremy Irons starred in Moonlighting, a film about four Polish construction workers building a townhouse in London for their employer back in Warsaw. While the film was effusively praised by American critics, not only for Irons’s performance, but also for what they perceived as…