Britain and the Great Shift

In the year 2009 Brexiteers, after 15 years of unsuccessful campaigning, discovered the topic of immigration. It might seem farcical now to think that Brexiteers, faced with unlimited immigration from Europe, were not using this issue to bolster their case for leave the European Union, or as a weapon to use against the Left –…

Love In The Time of Charlottesville

Fiction submitted by A.M. Welles Two days afterIt would be hardest to tell my father. My mother had already found out from Rylan’s mother when I called. Hours of tearful recriminations passed before I could extract a concession from her to keep quiet. The indignation of having to lie by omission to her husband gave…

Impeachment: The Senate Trial

The Democrats got their vote. It couldn’t even dominate the media cycle for a week. It might be the most boring thing to discuss at the moment. Middle East mischief has upstaged it. Congress will return from their winter recess, and we will get to see a Senate trial. Maybe not. Sen. Josh Hawley wants…

On Towards the '20s + Five Friday Reads 1/2/20

A decade turns so the decade in review posts go up everywhere. It is easy content. Trump occupies so much space in the average journalist’s brain that despite being President just three years of the decade, he defines it for them. This may be a bigger indictment of Obama who instead of being a trans-formative…

Pass Me The Benzo

Submitted by Stav I. Commodification “if apostates and unbelievers can put up Christmas trees in blatant appropriation of my culture i can say the n word “change my mind, retards”             The “War on Christmas” was rigged from the start. It was an in-joke everyone but the Boomers and Boomers-in-spirit knew, because only Boomers had…

The Feasts of Shame

“Humiliation with a big H denies the social world of normalized encounter. In fact, it humiliates by virtue of this denial. It tells the victims that all social norms are suspended in dealings with them because they are not human.” – William Ian Miller, “Humiliation and Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence” The air was…

The Populist Monkey Wrench for the International Order

Submitted by Jones In recent years, the world has seen a considerable increase in the number of politicians espousing populist rhetoric. Particularly in Europe and North America which ostensibly bear the negative costs of a globalized society through mass migration, demographic replacement, and economic decline, voters are becoming evermore cynical of the capabilities of the…

The Absolute Submission of Noam Chomsky

There comes a time in any profession where the old guard becomes decadent, or can no longer function at peak capacity, and must loosen the reigns to let the younger generations have a kick at the can, for better or for worse. This happened to the Soviets in the 80s, where every week was a…

Impeachment: Another Bite At The Apple

The Democrats have not handed over the articles of impeachment to the Senate. They want to try to finagle the terms of the trial. This is a joke. They want to try to rig it as much as possible not in hopes of a conviction but in hopes that all Biden related or Ukraine 2016…

New Year's Goals + Five Friday Reads 12/27/19

People talk about resolutions at the turn of the year and immediately break them. The gym marketing campaigns are in full swing now to lure in the January tide. This tide will wash out by mid-February. Forget resolutions. Create goals. It seems as simple as writing them down, but the idea of a goal is…