The only way to get out of this social crisis is to cut the Gordian knot of capitalism, chuck it all and build a new economy on a new basis: one for the masses, by the masses, led by the working class, in our interests.
Archive for July, 2015
When confronted with repeated allegations that police often abuse their power, apologists and allies sometimes say that cops have a tough job. Whether or not that’s true, that’s hardly the point. The point is, what are they up to?
Hillary Clinton says the problem with capitalism is the emphasis on quarterly profits. She’s right, but reforms won’t help people who are miserable right now.
If you want to conserve water, forget about “only if it’s brown, flush it down”. Don’t let your landscaping whither when your July is dry. Stop limiting your teenage daughter to one shower per day.
Garrison Keillor has announced that, effective next year, he’ll be retiring from his long-running NPR weekend show, “Prairie Home Companion.” Thank God! But the reruns will live on, no doubt.
Skewed News — Every day we’re being dragged deeper into the capitalist nightmare. While workers are the only ones directly exploited by capital, many others such as the petite bourgeoisie (the “middle” classes) are also subject to its terrible effects: economic crisis, wars of conquest, oppression, poverty, police-state terror, global warming, suicidal thoughts, Febreeze ads and all the rest. Academics, […]
Measles vaccinations don’t always prevent the vaccinated from getting the measles, while at the same time they may actually cause it or make people more susceptible to it, or bring about other health complications.
Tokenism is about individual personality. Tokenism says: Look how great America is! Progress may come slowly, but comes it does. We have a black president! And now, maybe a woman too! Could a gay or lesbian, or a Jew, or a trans person be far behind?
The Duggar parents knew about their son’s molestation proclivities a long time ago. They responded by sending him to a Christian program for therapy.
Skewed News — (Note: all quotes are paraphrased). They scan the horizon constantly, seeking the next target. Cuba looks soooo tasty. They bide their time, dreaming of the day their advances will inevitably be accepted, however reluctantly. It starts out with a sympathetic glance, an offer of help. “I’ll teach your children to read,” murmurs Saudi Arabia to Bangladesh. First […]