Writing outside one’s own identity is called fiction writing.
This should go without saying.
Naive and/or intersectionalist realism faces a conundrum when it comes to the Little Women film.
Saoirse Ronan is Irish.
Emma Watson is British.
Florence Pugh is British.
Eliza Scanlen is a Roo.
Compulsory intersectionality and naive realism suggest they are unfit to portray “American” little women. Some type of cultural appropriation is going on here. It must outrageous.
Art does not bear the burden of truth, it bears the necessity of being art. Art is only untrue when it ceases to be art.
Jacobin magazine says Jesus was a revolutionary. That would make the Catholic Church the Communist Party of antiquity.
Paul would be Lenin. Constantine would be Stalin.
American Evangelicism is convenience store Christianity. It is clearly the most hypocritical sect among the world religions today.
This is worth reposting:
The War on Christmas: recalling Michel Foucault’s account of the execution of the regicide Damiens in 1757, in December 1951 Father Christmas was hung and then burned at the Cathedral in Dijon. According to a newspaper report quoted by Claude Lévi-Strauss,
Jane Lynch is correct.
Nonetheless, Ellen and Jane Lynch are officially class enemies. Modern day kulaks!
Wine cave-gate blew up in Warren’s face. She thought she could pick up love from Berniebros/brosettes w/ the winecave stunt. Now that we know she held her own winecave fundraiser, she’s destroyed her campaign.
Which shows that many political attacks are self-referential.
Shows the limits of the class war/class enemies trip Bern and Warren have been on.
It’s good that Joe the Plumber still has stans.
Let’s face it. There’s a homophobic undercurrent to the current Pete hate, especially from Berners and Warren stans.
They are a nasty lot, mocking Biden’s stutter long before the loathsome Sarah Sanders did so.
Amazing how Berners and Warren stans are unnerved by Buttigieg.
Tulsi is running for present.
In the Kremlin, Trump’s codename is Baba Yaga.
Reporters are like fiction writers. They must constantly invent new storylines. Unlike fiction writers, they must produce content on deadline.
So Trump as LBJ 2.0 is a foreseeable plot.
Christianity Today overlooked the Trump-Hicks tryst, but the quid pro quo from bozo was one sin too many.
The retirement of David Letterman devastated the late-night TV landscape.
Trump saying he’ll “no longer read” Christianity Today is like saying he’ll no longer cheat on his wife(ves).
Christianity Today basically said Trump’s soul is rotten from wallowing in sin.
Hard to disagree.
The Army and Naval academies made a bad decision. But at least we’ll know where to find white nationalists: they’ll wear uniforms.
Is Steve Bannon running these academies?
Officers with bad reputations were “fragged” in the Vietnam era.
Every Marx-inspired crisis theory since 1848 is basically a re-write of The Eighteenth-Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte. See the latest New Republic.
There’s no virtue in a small donation. That’s the bizarre populist dogma that has infected the campaign.
Warren is polling at 17% nationally with women and 14% with African Americans. She needs to beef up those numbers or, like Bern, she’ll die in the southern primaries.
Banging on Buttigieg won’t help in this area.
Michael Tracey is famous for knowing the right way to be anti-Trump (e.g., Tulsi Gabbard) as oppose to the wrong way to be anti-Trump (e.g., Nancy Pelosi).
As opposed to Tracey, the revolutionary left are as unhappy with the impeachment as the hardcore MAGAts. Both sides realize it was a massive victory for the Democratic Party Establishment.
Thus the effort to downplay the impeachment or to suggest it was conducted on the wrong basis.
The more the campaign is about NDAs and tax returns, the more politics is trivialized and the more ridiculous Democrats look.
Populism will be the reason why we can’t have a nice Democratic President.
Tis weird that a candidate like Buttigieg, who has no apparent path to winning the nomination, is under such vicious attack from surrogates of other candidates who also lack a clear path to victory (i.e., Sanders and Warren). I suppose their outrage needed a new outlet after Beto quit.
It’s trendy to call Buttigieg a racist these days. So I wonder what to call this:
I think that having so many Southern states go first kind of distorts reality,” Sanders said during a taping of “The Nightly Show” on Comedy Central earlier this month …
As the field is weeded perhaps Klobuchar will attract more media attention. She doesn’t cry about lack of attention like Castro and Booker.
Darling Nikki Haley is definitely running and has just locked down the vote of the Confederacy.
Clinton wouldn’t have cut food stamps. But Berniebros/brosettes said there was no difference between Clinton and Trump.
So much for their political wisdom!
Pelosi puts her boots on the necks of Kremlin-affiliated Republicans.
Pence misses his old names: Son of perdition. Little horn! Most unclean!
Homeland is basically the Trump Russia/Ukrainegate + Tulsi Gabbard.
Beshear is no AOC or Sanders. Can’t imagine there will any champagne uncorked at the offices of the Justice Democrats or in yurts of the Sunrisers.
The so-called progressive wing of the Democratic Party will view a Beshear victory as a repudiation of their ideology and, therefore, as a defeat.
Trump trends higher in counties with high meth and oxy addiction.
Most damaging to the faith-healers who touched Trump: their souls are saturated with sin.
Re the changing of the guard at One Police Plaza: It’s always a big deal when a street gang changes leadership.
Roger Stone is the forgotten capo of the Trump Crime Family.
Bern marched with Dr King and broke rocks with Mandela.
Bern doesn’t care about the math. He just wants to come off as one angry populist, more angry, and hence, more progressive, than Warren.
Regarding Bern’s M4A plan … to quote Marx (from the 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte): “There the phrase went beyond the content.”
It’s one thing when Shep went off on Trump. But when Ed Henry flips, one knows Trump has lost Fox News.
I can’t believe people still believe in “age appropriateness” for consenting adults. Must be the New Puritanism.
Populism is why we can’t have nice things.