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Race and Class

  How, in a nation based on slavery and genocide, did a black man like Obama get elected president? That’s the question I’m left with after reading Ta-Nehisi-Coates masterful essay on race entitled–The First White President. Coates central assertion is … Continue reading

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Behind the throne

  Making sense of the Trump presidency will be challenging. It’s a new environment with all preconceived notions of the American political system vanishing. Up is down and down is up. For example, liberals, who traditionally viewed the CIA as … Continue reading

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plus ça change

  Sometimes, I think that I’ve become too cynical. But, then I see something like this. Look, I’m for political comity as much as the next fellow, but that calculation is for a political system that crafts policies and hammers … Continue reading

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What Are They Good For?

What’s the point of having two political parties that both represent corporations and the wealthy?  My first post at Camelotkidd was entitled TINA,—“There is no Alternative,” proclaimed by Margaret Thatcher about the superiority of neoliberal capitalism. This phrase, uttered with … Continue reading

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Stupid Rich

“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they … Continue reading

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All-American Oligarchy

Deconstructing “free-market” economic ideology is why I started blogging. It was hard to miss that economic ideology was being employed much like religious dogma in an effort to justify conservative neo-feudal policies. These neo-feudal policies, best exemplified by the bi-partisan push … Continue reading

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