Has the world made progress on climate change since 2000? Nothing has changed on a scale that matters. Attitudes have certainly changed. Behavior, not so much—not corporate behavior and certainly not individual behavior. We’ve seen incremental change. What’s needed is transformational change.
“The insurrection was foolish indeed to place its hopes in the old myths of the Republic.” Now the Trumpenreich is kaput; the Bidennium has begun; and the Resistance has taken its final butterfly form—the regime which was always its destiny—the System. Now the Trumpenreich is kaput; the Bidennium has begun; and the Resistance has taken its final butterfly form—the regime which was always its destiny—the System.
New York is going through a troubled coronavirus: socializing itself a major target for left-authoritarian politicians (arguably with good reason). But without the melting pot of best-in-America social life, New York becomes little more than a less aesthetically shocking analogue for a vast human-battery pod hive. Is Brooklyn a viable escape? Is anywhere?
It’s January 15th, 2021. We have 10s of millions of people vaccinated, more each day. Daily cases of new COVID-19 infection also continue to rise, as do hospitalizations. Coronavirus sucks. We can all agree on that. Most of us, anyway. But where is anyone publishing data for those new COVID-19 cases cross-referenced with those new patient’s vaccine status? Like, was a new case vaccinated or not? If vaccinated, which brand of vaccine, how many doses, etcetera?
Trump rallies will start with Biden’s inauguration. He will foment his base to keep their anger on the boil, playing a risky game. Typical Trump. Perhaps he’ll schedule rallies to begin the very day of the inauguration – for maximum media and maximum momentum. His vanity will want to best
Why’s the business world so aggressively woke-progressive? Why is corporate media polarized into lowest common denominator identity politics? Why is corporate media either 100% super-woke or 100% anti-woke but never sincere or nuanced? Why all the #metoo virtue signalling? Why’s Burger King wasting time on #woke statements? Why does Pepsi
Democracy is going through stormy seas. The howling winds of the hurricane have been hallooing to anyone left on deck: Assange, Snowden, Weinstein, Epstein. All stand for whistleblowers, active and passive, all have become shorthands for the political scandals that shook liberal democratic political culture to the core. The sails of SS Democracy
The gov-corp model is endemic to American politics, with its most explicit expression by an American politician in Woodrow Wilson’s 1887 essay “The Study of Administration.” It’s also the cornerstone of the philosophy of neoliberalism, as propagated by wankers like Friedrich Hayek, von Mises, and Milton Friedman. Under the neoliberal
The ideological separation of capitalism (free and empowered individual citizen) and socialism (collective support safeguarding all citizens) is the most divisive misconception of the modern world. Small wonder it’s been conditioned so deeply into the minds of the population as a way to polarize people into irreconcilable teams. Apologists for
We argue about rights and wrongs or problems and their solutions in terms of ideology and ideal, often to hide from the challenge of turning real imperfect answers into next-step decisions. But arguing in abstraction is a popular filibustering propaganda: sounds strident, does nothing. If you want to shift the needle, the practical pro-active answers are the only solutions that count.
FASCISM OR FREEDOM? When most people think of an authoritarian state, it brings to mind scenes like the ecstatic battalions of Sturmabteilung and Schultzstaffel in the swastika-bedecked Luitpoldarena of the Nuremberg rallies (consider the Fuhrer’s exhortations of Nazi folk nationalism) or the pale Russian crowds lining the streets of Moscow