Category Archives: feral elite

Decorum

I’ve decided that what really bothers liberals about Trump is his lack of decorum. They claim that oh, no, it’s his policies that they object to but I’m certain that if Biden is elected and continues the very same policies … Continue reading

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Narrative Management

The last four years of Russia-gate, the fairy-tale collection of made up connections between Donald Trump and Russia, has been one long process of narrative management. All the “cool kids” (meaning the elite-corporate media stenographers) settled on a narrative that … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity

What’s fucked is that after the Wall Street crash of 2008, (an event that should have discredited our all-American brand of financial capitalism for a generation), the bi-partisan Washington Consensus sabotaged any effort to re-leash our financial oligarchy. The obscene … Continue reading

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Lies on top of lies

For the last 40 years we’ve been told lies on top of lies and we can’t process them anymore without losing our minds. Indeed, what we witnessed the other night at the presidential debate is evidence that America is suffering … Continue reading

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Discontents

Rick Perlstein’s new book Reaganland chronicles the cultural discontents roiling America during the tumultuous administration of Jimmy Carter (1977 to 1981) that led to the election of Ronald Reagan and the end of the New Deal consensus. Perlstein describes the … Continue reading

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Enclosure

  Capitalism requires the enclosure of the commons. The reasons are twofold. The first is straightforward primitive accumulation, whereby the commons (land, and natural resources) are seized through force. This process is essential to the creation of capitalist surplus, or … Continue reading

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A low and dishonest century

  9/11 ushered in a low and dishonest century. And because we have a low and dishonest corporate media we get shit like this from Paul Krugman: “Overall, Americans took 9/11 pretty calmly. Notably, there wasn’t a mass outbreak of … Continue reading

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Neither New nor Liberal

Thomas Frank’s The People, No, is an amazing guide to our political milieu, tracing the history of populism from the 1890’s to the era of Trump. Frank examines not only the history of populism but that of anti-populism, especially as … Continue reading

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It Was Always Bullshit

The recent Democratic Convention was missing something. Oh, I know what it was–Russia-gate. The 4 year investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, which Democrats once thought could topple Trump for obstruction of justice, went unmentioned, even as it … Continue reading

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Year of the Comet

2020 has been a real bitch, and we still have an election that promises to be the most divisive in history to look forward to. Speaking of which, in my travels I saw exactly one Biden sign but hundreds of … Continue reading

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