Thoughts On “The Media” and “Fake News”

At the dawn of 2019, what can we really say about "the media"? It is a thing that, like "the people", often embodies a meaningless abstraction to be used or abused as the powers that be see fit. But "the media" is a real, tangible, complicated thing just as "the people" consists of countless individuals …

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Don’t Let Rojava Become Another Yemen! Contact Your Representatives To Defend Our Kurdish Allies!

  Trump’s announcement of his plan to withdraw US troops from Syria has struck terror into the hearts of the Kurdish people of Northern Syria. It is genocide they fear-- not from ISIS but from Turkey. The Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava) is a staple of democracy in the Middle East. It is however …

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In Defense of Positive Liberty

Every so-called right today was once in olden times, or perhaps in times not so long ago, nothing more than a privilege for the few, a dream for the many. To say on the one hand "freedom is not free" and to ask on the other hand "who will pay for it?" is an irreconcilable …

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Sympathy With The Super-Villains

In superhero movies, the protagonist often "saves the world". This rarely of course means saving the structural integrity of the planet we live on, but rather "the world" symbolizes the status quo. The "bad guy" is demonized to the extreme and holds no coherent theoretical or scientific basis for their critique of the status quo, …

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A Critique of Post-Structuralism’s Rejection of “Grand Narratives” and The Need For A “Post-Post-Structuralism”

The rejection of "grand narratives" by post-structuralism is no different from Marx's conclusion that religion would simply no longer exist in a truly free, or classless society. The post-structuralist critique of ideology, like Marx's critique of religion, is by and large rooted in social reality. But the post-structuralists fail to understand that rejecting all "grand …

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WHY DO SOME PEOPLE SAY, “REAL SOCIALISM/ COMMUNISM HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED”? AND ARE THEY RIGHT?

A common argument made on the left is the allegation that real socialism has never been tried. This has, naturally, caught the attention of many right wing bloggers, memers, and think tanks who make fun of such a notion. But the question itself is a valid one, and one worth exploring by anyone who claims to be …

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Rethinking Marxism In The 21st Century: Turning Marxism Back On It’s Head

In what way do I make the claim of "Rethinking Marxism"? I make the claim only in regards to trends within the socialist movement that have converted Marxism into a political religion. This conversion of Marxism into a political religion is artificial, itself a deviation from Marxist theory that paves the way forward for totalitarianism. …

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