There have been numerous blow-ups during the Democratic primary about words and behaviour. The interminable debates about Joe Rogan. Elizabeth Warren partially attributing her non-endorsement of Sanders to snake emojis. Endless tone policing of Bernie surrogates like Briahna Joy Gray. The details have been stripped like desert bones and are, in any case, irrelevant. I'm … Continue reading I don’t know how to tell you that politics is about murder
Something to read in Quarantine- Essays 2018 to 2020
After the quarantining of the 17th of March President Donald J. Trump Had programming distributed on Fox and Friends Stating that the people Had forfeited the confidence of the stock market And could only win it back By increased work quotas And the sacrifice of the old But Would it not in that case be … Continue reading The Economic Solution (After Bertol Brecht)
Thanks for visiting my blog. About the top third of what I write goes into the "Above average quality" category, so that's a good place to start browsing. I have a book form PDF of my best essays titled "Something to read in quarantine: Essays 2018-2020". It's free and you can grab it here. If … Continue reading Welcome to de Pony Sum
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There's an urgent need to update Guy Debord's concept of the spectacle to explain the unique contours it takes on in American politics. The way people desire a certain kind of succession of images and seem totally oblivious to the substance of politics is something that can surely only be understood in terms of the … Continue reading An essay I wish someone would write
I have seen a lot of people be cruel on social media. I've seen some remarkably cruel Biden supporters and some remarkably cruel Bernie supporters. Because the majority of journalists are anti-Bernie, they pick up more bile from Bernie supporters than Biden supporters, creating the illusion that the phenomenon is one-sided. The reply from Sanders … Continue reading Why we are angry and why you should join us.