The Narcissism of Capital

by Mawr Gorshin Infinite Ocean edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019 Photo by Carlos Herrero on Pexels.comIntroduction Analysis of the 1944 film adaptation of Gaslight, leads to a recognition of ‘political gaslighting.' In abusive interpersonal relationships, the abuser fabricates, denies, and distorts the truth to disorient the victim. The super-rich, as well as the … Continue reading The Narcissism of Capital

Endless Culture War

  by Linh Dinh Postcards from the End of [the] America[n Empire] Dec 24, 2018 Ea Kly, 2018 In Bangkok for Miss Universe 2018, Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam made international news when they were idiotically mocked by Miss USA for not knowing English. The Vietnamese beauty, H’Hen Nie, is a Rade from Dak Lak, a … Continue reading Endless Culture War

For What It’s Worth: The Yellow Vests and the Left

by JIM KAVANAGH  The Polemicist Dec 19, 2018 Something’s happening here… Class Act The “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) movement has upended French politics, at least. It has delivered a sharp and refreshing smack in the face to the smuggest of smug, entitled neoliberal brats, Emmanuel Macron, forcing him to retreat on substantive tax and minimum wage … Continue reading For What It’s Worth: The Yellow Vests and the Left

How Identity Politics Makes the Left Lose Its Collective Identity

The identity politics phenomenon sweeping across the Western world is a divide and conquer strategy that prevents the emergence of a genuine resistance to the elites. by Tomasz Pierscionek RT A core principle of socialism is the idea of an overarching supra-national solidarity that unites the international working class and overrides any factor that might divide … Continue reading How Identity Politics Makes the Left Lose Its Collective Identity

Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down

Identity politics only served to disempower the left and fuel the rise of white nationalism. Can we move on? by ANIS SHIVANI Salon Race is the foundation of identity. I would say that that’s kind of a more touchy-feely version of this, but it’s maybe the most important one. We understand ourselves as coming from some place. … Continue reading Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down

From Sans Culottes to Gilets Jaunes: Macron’s Marie Antoinette Moment

  by Sylvain Cypel New York Review of Books Dec 11, 2018 In Soviet times, Russia’s Jews told a joke about a man named Rabinovitch who was distributing pamphlets in Red Square. In a matter of minutes, the KGB had found him and taken him to headquarters. Only there did the agents realize that the sheets … Continue reading From Sans Culottes to Gilets Jaunes: Macron’s Marie Antoinette Moment