Category Archives: neoliberalism

Fight to the Finish

New readers get confused because I criticize liberals but then espouse what they believe to be “liberal” values. So, let’s get one thing straight–the left and liberals are different–but this fact is routinely obfuscated. As the Biden administration takes shape … Continue reading

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The Damage Done

I despise Donald Trump but the thought of a Biden victory makes me want to gargle anti-freeze. Mostly because of Russia-gate but the whole brunch thing really grates on my nerves too. With Russia-gate, liberals have been in a hysterical … 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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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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Opaque

I’m re-reading Matt Taibbi’s, Hate Inc., and enjoying it even more than the first time. Written as an update to the classic–Manufacturing Consent–it’s a great primer on media malfeasance and how we came to have a con-man as our president. … Continue reading

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Color Revolution

The recent Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests have got my spider sense tingling. After studying regime-change operations for decades I know one when I see one. Going further, this looks to be a continuation of the deep state coup that … Continue reading

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Political Codependency

Both of our political parties use race to take advantage of their constituents. The GOP scares lower-class white people to vote against their class interests by invoking the specter of “big-black-bucks purchasing T-bone steaks with food stamps”, or something. The … Continue reading

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Corporate Control Area

  Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words. The election of Trump has always been useful in exposing the contradictions between the narrative of a “bright shining city on the hill” and the brutal reality. That is what … Continue reading

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