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Days of plague 4

Spare a thought for the poor heroin user who will be waiting for the man for quite a long time.

New York’s Governor Cuomo is effectively functioning as the President of the United States.

Jacobin mag’s katheder anarcho-syndicalists called for a general strike! During a pandemic.

Fear (of the unknown)

Is it odd that so-called socialists applaud when Bern begs the proles to fund his multi-million dollar campaign, yet lambast Buttigieg when he soaks the mega-rich donor class directly?

What sort of “redistributive economics” is at work in the campaigns of Bern or Warren?

Warren is fighting for Bern’s 15% of the electorate, leaving the other 85% to Biden and Buttigieg.

This is bad campaign math.

Fox News is no longer Trump’s safe space.

The Democrats’ interrogation of emocon Kavanaugh broke something in Lindsey Graham.

Elissa Slotkin is more courageous than any member of the Squad.

Aqualung

Re Tulsi Gabbard:

One number to remember: 65 million.

That’s the number of Democratic votes for HRC in 2016.

Gabbard’s Trumpesque tweet is political death warrant. As a Democrat.

She’d be a great mainstream Republican. I tend to think that’s where she’ll wind up.

Gabbard represents a “sane” version of Republicanism. That’s why Meghan McCain is smitten with her.

Gabbardistas are shattered, though. Michael Tracey is so worked up about this, he’s completely forgotten the oppression of NRA moll Maria Butina.

In calmer moments, he would surely admit that the Russo-Republican fox has no place in the Democratic Party hen house.

However, it is rather confusing when Tulsi sounds like Trump who sounds like Chomsky.

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From Jacobin magazine to the Boston Review, from Naomi Klein and to the Young Sparts: everyone agrees Obama was a neolib.

Will the King of the Cocaleros, Evo Morales, be President for Life? How many years in power are enough?

Letalis deus

Most commonly we come to books with blurred and divided minds, asking of fiction that it shall be true, of poetry that it shall be false, of biography that it shall be flattering, of history that it shall enforce our own prejudices. If we could banish all such preconceptions when we read, that would be an admirable beginning.

Virginia Woolf, “How Should One Read a Book?”, The Second Common Reader, 259.

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There has to be a more intelligent way to decide important issues than the TV debate. Hot appeals to emotion should not trump the cold facts of reason.

When will journalists realize the “live shot” is chaotic, filled with attention seeking members of the public. Stay in the studio.

China has incentivized an end to bigotry and chauvinism as opposed to moralizing about it.

I read a lot of boilerplate political rants about the USA on the internet. Sure the regime must go, but you know it won’t.