Tag Archives: Barack Obama

The limits of identity politics

  I’m pretty sure this will not be a popular post, but I have to ask some uncomfortable questions. Is US society better now that we have woman torturer as head of the CIA who also happens to be a … Continue reading

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The ideology that failed

  Neoliberalism is a failed ideology that has immiserated millions of ordinary citizens. Like communism, neoliberalism benefits a small cohort of elites at the expense of everyone else. Under communism, the vanguard of the proletariat, i.e. members of the Communist … Continue reading

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The Washington Generals

  The Democratic Party has transformed from a political party that represented working-class interests to a party that serves affluent professionals. In the process they’ve become a faux opponent very much like the Washington Generals who pretended to oppose the Harlem Globetrotters. … Continue reading

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The art of the possible

  Politics is the art of the possible. It’s not enough for Democrats to simply oppose the policies of Donald Trump, they need to offer alternatives. And, while the marches and protests organized by the DNC and supporting NGO’s are … Continue reading

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The political/economy of empire

  The US is an empire, in case you hadn’t noticed. The political/economy of the US empire is the deep state. The deep state in America is largely composed of the military/industrial/complex, the oil and gas industry, and Wall Street. The … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy is thy name

  Only our unique American exceptionalism could create hypocrisy so great that it threatens to blot out the sun. Historians have documented that empires fail when the discrepancy between what elites say and what they do grows too large. It’s … Continue reading

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Decorum

  Let me get this straight. Pussy grabbing is bad, but assassinations, torture, and invading a largely defenseless country are cool? Watching the 2016 Presidential election has been illuminating. In my opinion, what bothers our elite, who are united in revulsion … Continue reading

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