Tagged: Elizabeth Warren

New opened eyes

Susan Sontag is the last, quality “public intellectual” the US has produced.

3% of socialists for neolib Buttigieg. What would Rosa Luxemburg think?!

Splinter News was shut down. A quick history of corporate overlords shutting down historic entities:

East India Company 1600-1874
Edsel 1956-1959
Splinter 2017-2019

One Splinter writer, Emma Roller,  did her “proudest work” for “vulture capitalists goons.”

The Splinter writers occupy a “contradictory class location”: neither prole nor owner of capital. (See E O Wright + a nod to Jeet Heer).

2 years is about the average life-span of a leftwing publication. It’s odd to hear its writers blame private equity ownership now when they accepted their paychecks for two years without a peep of disdain for neolib financing.

And, to be honest, it was surprising to learn AOC paid neolib prices for a posh haircut.

Trump’s next wife will come from Turkey.

Neolib Obama defended the Kurds. Trump “the Peacemaker” does not.

Purity politics is for religionists. I don’t know why an intelligent person like Warren feels a need to indulge in it.

Crush times

In the absence of guaranteed contracts, why does Kansas City keep a child-beating thug on the roster?

In the future, people will ask “who shot Oliver North?”

Trump will welcome the National Bail Bondsperson of the Year to the White House rather than the teacher of the year.

Nineteenth-century philosophy updated for the twenty-first century. Neo-liberalism meet neo-socialism.

Bernie repeatedly talks about revolution. Warren talks about specifics. Bernie luxuriates in rhetoric. Warren gives a blueprint for action.

Faith in the digital is risible. It’s a condition and a tool, not a panacea or paradise.

The morning sad

A nice Watergate-style break-in at the IRS might work.

Mother Pence only tithes to God.

What’s with the circuses (Zizek and the alt-right Canuck, Gay and Hoff Sommers)? Just because Twain did it doesn’t make it right.

How much dosh did Zizek make for his performance art sketch?

Bernie is an establishment candidate now (Warren is the insurgent) and Warren has a gender disadvantage.

Warren offers specifics and feasible solutions. Bernie offers utopian critique and egotism.

“Easter worshippers” apparently prefer to be called “Easter fetishists.”

Rudy Giuliani’s incredibly disappearing neck is a thing of wonder.

If Satan had a daughter, she would be Sarah Sanders.

Democratic convention, Act 1

Unknown

 

Mr Sanders is learning first hand how politically naive his most fervent supporters are.

One person’s tantrums are another person’s heteroglossia.

Al Franken brings the comedy.

Sarah Silverman brings the rationality.

Can I just say, to the “Bernie or Bust” people, you’re being ridiculous.

Mic drop.

Mr Booker shouts, Berniebros bark.

FLOTUS announces candidacy delivers the goods.

Ms Warren questions what kind of a man Mr Trump is. Berniebros heckle.

Bernie endorses over tears of supporters.

It’s over.

Tamborine

The long, expensive national nightmare of the House Republican witch hunt is over, producing a finding that a risible in its obviousness.

Mr Trump urging on supporters who have no clue about Brexit and can’t locate the UK on a map.

As a philosopher once said: today was a good day.

A Washington Post poll shows that only 8% of Berniebros will back Mr Trump, down from 20% in May.

Now that Ms Warren, the real star of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, has endorsed Ms Clinton and is campaigning with her, Mr Sanders has lost most of his leverage. The best he can hope for is a speech in primetime on the Tuesday of the convention.

Only twitter can cause twitter outrage.

The morning after

The migration of monotheists from Europe ruined the Americas.

Some of my best friends are European monotheists.

Elizabeth Warren in 2016? Doubtful. Both Warren and Hillary Clinton are to the left of Obama on domestic policy. Warren has no record in foreign policy whatsoever. Clinton has massive financial support and institutional ties throughout the Democratic Party establishment. Warren has no Obama-like charisma to overcome Clinton’s gravitas.

Karl Marx knew when to break off relationships with bad men like Hegel and Bakunin.

Morrissey abandoned twitter. Or perhaps he was never really there. It was all a miserable lie.

What difference does it make.

All Morrisseyiana is welcomed, however. I often complete my own thoughts with a line lifted from the great man.

Nationalism is a 19th century affair. Nationalism, as a form of barbarism, can’t be eradicated. All one can do is point it out, criticize it, empathize with its victims, and mock its perpetrators.

Facts rarely deter fear-mongerers and those who are susceptible to them.

The firing of Jill Abramson is a distraction from Benghazi.