Friday, January 4, 2019

Two More Fascist Ideas

After having successfully muscled a Muslim travel ban into existence by including North Korea and Venezuela in it, Trump now has his sights set on his big, beautiful wall along the border with Mexico. To accomplish this Trump has floated two ideas I have previously suggested he would eventually use: a national emergency and borderland eminent domain.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Chuck

Yesterday, a federal court decided that New York's nunchuck ban is unconstitutional. It should be noted that New York bans practically all weapons, even ones typically used for self-defense. I got nabbed for this one time when I was brandishing pepperspray on my belt. The officer let me off with a warning. Hopefully, this ruling will apply to those weapons as well.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Union Power

Those charter school teachers in Chicago who went on strike have reached a tentative agreement with their school. Theirs was the first strike of charter school teachers in the country. Hopefully this sets a precedent.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

16 Shots and a Cover Up

Was doing a lot of crying this morning educating myself on the shooting of Laquan McDonald. Among other things, I came across this podcast series. Anyone who knows me knows I don't listen to podcasts, but this one actually held my attention. Check it out here.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Conquest of Bread

I finally got around to reading the bread book. It was okay. I prefer Mutual Aid. The basic premise of The Conquest of Bread is to map out necessary conditions for what Kropotkin calls Social Revolution. In such a revolution, the manner in which production is carried out, as well as the ownership structures governing it, must be overhauled. For Kropotkin, revolution is all or nothing. If any vestiges of liberal capitalism remain, the revolution is doomed to failure.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

It's Like Angela Nagle Read Settlers and Sided with the White People

Angela Nagle pulls at our collective memory of decommunization by invoking Reagan's Berlin Wall speech in the lede of her latest for American Affairs Journal. In keeping with her steady slide into Strasserism, we find her parroting some of Tom Metzger's favorite talking points by positing unchecked immigration as inherently anti-working class (and the reverse position as the True Left).