PATRICK WALKER—A wise old political adage says, “When you’re ‘splainin’, you ain’t gainin’.” We need a new, ad hoc version to wake up “climate kid” supporters of an existentially crucial Green New Deal, now sitting politely bored–as through their principal’s speech–while Democrat elders crowd them off stage with their heated-but-trivial Mueller-based debate on whether or not to impeach Trump.
- AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYENVIRONMENTAL STRUGGLESFALSE DEMOCRACYSAVING THE PLANET
- FALSE DEMOCRACYFALSE FLAGS & PROVOCATIONSIMPERIALISMIRANUS GOVERNMENT CRIMES
As usual, the signature of a false flag attack is written all over, and we must ask: Cui bono? But don’t expect the media whores to explore this obvious angle, as their duty is simply to proovide withering propaganda cover for all imperial crimes.
PAUL EDWARDS—Government, which Plato, Burke and the FederalistS argue will always work to aggrandize itself against all restraint, has triumphed over the people who theoretically empower it, but Government is only a device, a giant toy, a Rube Goldberg machine, and the wholly-owned subsidiary of Capitalism, and the dirty, tattered cover for its absolute rule. With apologies to Clausewitz, American government is the continuation of Capitalism by other means.
- AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN PARTY DUOPOLYFALSE DEMOCRACY
ROB URIE—That the Democrats have invested little energy in expanding the voter base is evidence of their satisfaction with representing the oligarchs + the 9.9%. This begins to explain the paradox of working-class voters ‘voting against their own economic interests’ that Thomas Frank identified in the 1990s. The premise that urban liberals— the professional class, represent the interests of anyone but themselves reframes the conundrum as a self-legitimating conceit. Phrased differently, if neither Party represents your economic interests, what is the conundrum?