One of the biggest mistakes the left made during the George W. Bush era was to cede the debate on 9/11 to the far right. Not only did respectable far left intellectuals like Noam Chomsky and Alexander Cockburn dismiss the 9/11 Truth movement out of hand, we failed to understand that 9/11 was the central […]
In his classic account of the Revolution of 1848 in France and the dictatorship of Napoleon III, Karl Marx pointed out that “history always happens twice, the first time as tragedy. The second time as farce.” He was right. The authoritarian regimes in Poland and Hungary, right wing populism in Italy, Boris Johnson in the […]
Friedrich Nietzsche said that “God is dead.” I wonder if there’s an untranslatable German word for “God is not dead. He’s out hording toilet paper.”
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hey they invented Western Civilization after all.
A dark dreary day.
I’m guessing Biden but I’m not sure.
As much as I’d like to be wrong, I fear that at this time tomorrow morning, Joe Biden will have inflicted a crushing defeat on Bernie Sanders, effectively ending his campaign. The fault will be mainly do to people my age, privileged old white men and women who voted for the vain, selfish Elizabeth Warren, […]