Category: IDEOLOGICAL STRUGGLE

Beyond Neoliberal Identity Politics

Never mind the many millions, nay billions of people of color who were harmed and menaced by the neoliberal and imperial agenda that Obama advanced no less fervently and viciously than the Clintons.  Never mind your warnings and observations on the many-sided disaster that the Obama phenomenon and presidency was (and still is) for the cause of Black equality. OrContinue reading

Strutting Fascism and swaggering militarism

CLASSICAL ESSAYS • Original version on July 1, 2008 “We work for the moral and traditional values which Socialists neglect and despise. . . .” –Benito Mussolini ROME — It’s their strutting. That detestable image of the strutting that links them, the strutting and prancing Fascists and their swaggering and parading military cousins, up front for their conveniently concealed corporatistContinue reading

THE AMERICAN BRAINWASH: Guess what, Ma, capitalism is not Americanness!

Patrice Greanville Consistent with this practice, overt and pervasive partisanship in support of capitalism is not regarded by the American media as an ideological bias negating their vaunted professional “objectivity” but rather something akin to the serene acceptance of natural law. Yet, despite its currency, the idea that capitalism is synonymous with “Americanness” is as spurious as the equally widespreadContinue reading