Category: America Descending

Everything I will EVER have to say about the George Floyd thing

Let’s get this over with, shall we? I frankly have four million better things to do with my time and energy than spend them on a story that is filled to overflowing with so many of my least favorite things in modern political reality: social justice warriors, Donald Trump, race politics, international progressive activism, white guilt…you get the picture. But a dying nation’s...

Timely Reflections: Chaos, Trump, and Trotskyites

What could be more ideal, from a socialist revolutionary point of view? Millions of people forcibly removed from the norms and equilibrium of ordinary life by government lockdowns, many of them looking at artificially-induced unemployment, and living in a climate of propaganda-sustained public fear and mass uneasiness. Throw into the mix a media-hyped flash point…

Dr. Fauci Maps Out Your Future

Today, America’s Lord and Master, “Dr. Fauci,” is making a plea for Americans to continue taking his word as gospel truth forever and ever, and to sacrifice every iota of dignity and self-government they ever thought they deserved, even though it is now ridiculously obvious that he has no idea what the hell he’s talking about, and has been dead wrong about every...

The Prose Poems and The War

In Citizen Kane, there is a wonderful, breathlessly paced little moment when young newspaper publisher Charles Foster Kane is confronted with a wire from a reporter concerning a war the reporter was sent by Kane to hype for the paper’s readership: Kane: Read the cable. Bernstein: “Girls delightful in Cuba. Stop. Could send you prose poems about the scenery, but don’t feel right...

In the theatre, they call this “emoting”

Puke Alert: The following post includes a graphic description of actual content from The New York Times. The world’s leading media voice for international communist totalitarianism, in the most glaringly disrespectful, cynical, life-disavowing act of agitprop since those famous pictures of Joseph Stalin smiling with a happy little girl in his arms, has decided to fill its first page on Sunday, May 24th,...

America Bows Her Head

In keeping with his stellar performance as the first self-styled wartime president to simultaneously deny that there is a war, Donald Trump has ordered that flags at all federal buildings and Navy vessels be lowered to half-staff in honor of those who have died of COVID-19.  Why? Amusingly, I notice that CNN actually reports this as “Donald Trump has finally ordered flags to...

Hey, wha’ happened to America?

When future Earthlings open the time capsule on this age, they will quickly realize they are examining the skeleton of a civilization that was in suicidal decline. But of all the absurdly self-destructive findings those prospective archaeologists have in store for them, surely none could be as incomprehensible as the discovery that the man seen in this documentary footage from 2003 would eventually...

Trump calls Fauci’s remarks “not acceptable”

So reads the first headline greeting me on the front page of this morning’s edition of The People’s Daily Panic.  Of course they are not acceptable. They are not acceptable to Trump because they undermine his optics of being in command of this “crisis” like the great wartime president he is (in his dreams). They are not acceptable to people who give two...

This is Trump’s Moment

This will be less an essay than a personal letter. It is a letter to my readers, past and present, who have sometimes questioned my heavy focus on Donald Trump, my unwillingness to bend a little on my opposition to him, and especially my unkind words for and about his supporters, including those among them who used to be friendly to me. Specifically,...

Costly Metaphors

Defenders of today’s near-global tyranny in response to a virus that has so far amassed fewer deaths in four months than a fairly typical common flu season are keen to exploit the metaphor of wartime measures to excuse their desire to suppress liberty and subject their neighbors to the risk of permanent material suffering and extreme emotional hardship. They speak of “defeating the...