Late Capitalism in Weimerica Pt. 1: The Bundy Revolt

The Atlantic: “Late capitalism” became a catchall for incidents that capture the tragicomic inanity and inequity of contemporary capitalism. Nordstrom selling jeans with fake mud on them for $425. Prisoners’ phone calls costing $14 a minute. Starbucks forcing baristas to write “Come Together” on cups due to the fiscal-cliff showdown. This usage captures the resurgent left’s anger over the recovery…

Trump Speaks to Congress

Process: I fucking hate this shit.  Paul Ryan and his entitlement reform can go suck a fucking fat cock.  Must be nice to know you won’t ever have to use medicare and social security because you’re wealthy. Let’s give even more tax breaks to the wealthy and cut the shit out of Social Security and Medicare.  I’m so glad we got…

The Willing Destruction of Self Belief in Bonapartism II

I’ve been asked a few times how I was able to predict a Trump victory.  First and foremost, I did not.  I merely mapped out the conditions in the United States and how they were similar to when a similar demagogue was able to pull out unexpected electoral victories. Second, I am not the first to say that Trump is…

Trump’s Administration Picks

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus Previous Job: Chairman of the Republican National Party Cons: This mother-fucker was about to be railroaded out of office like the charlatan he is.  He more or less ran the party into the ground, then eagerly licked Trump’s hands in desperation, even going so far as to back Trump up when it came to…