Distancing from Intelligence

Though I am loathe to use the phrase, I am, just for today, going to mention the contradictory term that we have been bombarded with on an incessant loop for the last few months. It's oxymoronic construction not withstanding, social distancing, like any term, seems to lose all meaning when it is reiterated so often. … Continue reading Distancing from Intelligence

Virgin on the Ridiculous

The myth that perpetuates capitalism is that 'anybody can be fabulously rich if they work hard enough'. This is often known as The American Dream - seeing that the US is the flagship of the rampaging capitalist fleet. This myth falls down upon the even most cursory of examination, as it is evidence that the … Continue reading Virgin on the Ridiculous

Prepare for the Shockwave

The latest rumblings to emerge from Washington this week revolve around the administration's consideration of proposals, following suggestions from right-wing think-tanks the Hoover Institute and the American Enterprise Institute, that those facing poverty due to the pandemic be given a once-off cash injection, but at the cost of sacrificing social security protections and benefits in … Continue reading Prepare for the Shockwave

Time for Disaster Capitalism

Yesterday I mentioned the concept of The Shock Doctrine, a philosophy of taking advantage of disasters - wars, hurricanes, recessions, or pandemics - to further enrich the sliver of the population at the top of the class pyramid at the expense of everybody else. Naomi Klein, in her unrivaled brilliance, covered this in meticulously researched … Continue reading Time for Disaster Capitalism