got that bad feeling that things are about to pop off again. remember when shit hit the fan last year? it felt so suddenbut the signs were everywhere. unemployment, poverty, diseasenever acknowledgedjust shovedinto tiny cement holes. this time around the circumstances are differentbutthe fundamentals are the same. same jobssame elitesame wagessame abusesame warssame debtsame charades. … Read morebad feeling
There is an active coup happening within the United States government. The goal is to overturn the clear results of the 2020 election in order to reinstate Donald Trump for a second-term as President. But short of achieving that, the attempt alone could sow enough confusion both in Washington and across the country to shake … Read moreThree Inch Horses, Two Faced Monsters
I’m observing a retreat to the “facemasks!” line across the internet and some segments of the media. It’s turning into a stupid culture war. But it’s not just the pinheads who shout about the inconvenience of wearing the cloth. It’s also folks who don’t seem to understand where this stress is coming from. We are … Read moreMasks won’t save us
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After Quarantine comes Capital Crunch & the Austerity Blues. Financial flows wither and excess labor competes for smaller resource pools. Temporary reprieve from constant labor is interrupted by the creep of Capital, growing and exploiting its position to the detriment of labor. We will be asked again to fall under the spell of the market, … Read moreCapital Under Quarantine
It’s tempting to believe that the dangers and calamity imposed by COVID-19 are unique and exogenous. But COVID is only capable of mass proliferation because it feeds on the long neglected externalities produced by our current arrangement of work and life. Where access to healthcare is limited and contingent on employment, we are dissuaded from … Read moreWhat Crisis?
A few weeks ago, Senate Republicans decided to acquit Mr. T of his disturbing acts of treason. If popular justice prevails, their actions will be remembered as acts of pure cowardice. This was their chance to defend an independent government, and they’ve spun it away for reasons either too corrupt or too short-sighted to recount … Read moreThe President Will Speak With You Now
Super Tuesday is on us, and only a fool or crazed propagandist would suggest they know how this will all play out. Biden’s strong performance in South Carolina shows that his base of geriatric support is hardly feeble. Bloomberg has been forced to retreat from the spotlight but is certainly plotting some sinister scheme in … Read moreThe End of Warren’s Gambit