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Long, hot summer

  Conventional wisdom has it that an armed revolt would stand no chance against the US military with its tanks and jet fighters. But is that true? Civil wars, for starters, are not like conventional conflicts. They are messy affairs … Continue reading

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Looting Opportunity

  We don’t do competent governance anymore. Everything is simply a looting opportunity. There are clusters of competence, of course, but they are overwhelmed by incompetence, corruption and callous disregard for anyone who isn’t wealthy or powerful. The elites have … Continue reading

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We the Precariat

  Here’s an observation from Lambert at Naked Capitalism that perfectly captures the precarious world that’s been created by the advance of neoliberalism. “So, Walmart spends squillions destroying public education, and then pays low wages because people can’t read or … Continue reading

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Pitchforks

  Since the election results came in the Hillary Clinton wing of the Democratic Party along with the corporate media have been in full cry over Russia’s supposed interference. Nick Hanauer, a Seattle-based entrepreneur, has a better explanation of why … Continue reading

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The flight to serfdom (Part 2)

  Another example of neoliberalism working as planned. “Mom feared being beaten by United crew, so she didn’t complain when her son’s seat was given away.” Like I say, you can’t make this shit up. Sorry, here’s Part-1 

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Washington Generals (Part 2)

  How can the Democratic Party effectively oppose Trump and get back into power after they’ve lost over a thousand seats nation-wide since 2008? Oh, I know. Maybe former Vice-President Joe Biden, a Democrat, can show up at a swanky Deer … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Acquiescence

We live in a second Gilded Age where fabulous wealth and grinding poverty exist uneasily. In this milieu, American elites have largely come to rely on advertising, public relations and propaganda, rather than force, as a means of controlling a restless … Continue reading

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