Wednesday, July 24, 2019

 

Way-Back Machine

In 2014, Ratical republished my CounterPunch article Netwar in the Big Apple--with art.
Here is a quote from Wall St. vs the Indigenous Peoples Movement:
In many respects, Klein and McKibben are like the church missionaries that initially helped subdue the Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the US. Instead of the religion of Christianity, however, they proselytize on behalf of the faith in corporate philanthropy, all the while posing as pious champions of the environment, colonized and downtrodden. This is psychological warfare at its most repugnant.

Monday, July 22, 2019

 

Fundamentally Insane

OK, Trump is a sociopath, but impeachment? You’ve got to be kidding. Trade a playboy sociopath for a Christian fundamentalist psychopath? Get a grip — do not propel Vice President Pence into the Oval Office.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

 

Us vs Them

As Wall Street consolidates its power over the people of the United States, the EPA is aggressively attacking the rights of local communities to have any say over the regulation or permitting of polluting industries. A corporate plan that both Bill Gates and Donald Trump support.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

 

GRETA

In his latest article on green fascism, noted playwright John Steppling examines the New Volkisch Mythos of *Greta* that "is the validation of what amounts to royalist wisdom and the dangers of community control of anything."

Saturday, July 13, 2019

 

Rehab of Fascism

Progressive support for the nuclear-powered Green New Deal reminds us how easy it is to hijack a social movement in the society of the spectacle. As noted at Dissident Voice, "the Green New Deal is the fig leaf that provides material for this manufacturing of a new fascist narrative. The green fascism of these new ‘products’ from the Democratic Party laboratories is pretty much in line with what Bill Clinton ushered in and what Obama sort of perfected." As John Steppling remarks, 
The same fingerprints are always found. The Gates Foundation, 350.org, the US state department and an assortment of varied NGOs of the moment.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

 

Climate of Fear

As the Mayor of Los Angeles said in his letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, the proposal to deny public housing to immigrant families "isn't about smart immigration policy, public safety, or fiscal responsibility. It's goal is to spark fear in immigrant households."

Of the public housing residents and Section 8 program beneficiaries affected by the proposed HUD rule change, 95% are people of color, and half are children. 25,000 families across the country--37% of them in California--could lose their housing, even if all but one family member are legal residents.

Currently, they receive less aid to take into account the mixed status of the family members. The new HUD proposal would throw them all on the street.

Friday, July 05, 2019

 

Re-electing Trump

Americans re-elected Nixon, Reagan, and Bush, so why wouldn't they re-elect Trump? With the DNC backing a loser (Biden), it is entirely possible. Which raises the question of the purpose of the presidency, that some argue is to keep democracy down.

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