Muppies. Millennial Urban Professionals. The extremely online ones (i.e., writers for Jacobin/Splinternews type outfits) are buying brownstones in Bushwick from their trust funds.
Trump’s biggest feuds of 2019 were with reality and with his crippling paresis.
AOC risks damaging her brand the longer she associates with Bern’s losing campaign. For example, she’ll be held accountable for the misogyny and homophobia exuded by Bern’s online acolytes.
John Kasich say Democrats should avoid hard left candidates. The thing is, Bern and Warren aren’t hard left. They use the rhetoric of class struggle, but they are basically Right deviationists. Bourgeois socialists. Millionaires.
Bern’s online support is more left wing and, frankly, unhinged. But they’ll have no influence on policy.
Interestingly, support for the Vermont revolutionary is low among black voters and voters earning <50k
Bern appeals to the aristocracy of labor and those occupying intermediate class positions. Neither of these groups are particularly revolutionary. Lumpenproles remain with Trump.
Class struggle will continue as it has since 1848: predator capitalists on one side and xenophobic, economistic proles on the other side.
It is no surprise that Michael Moore prefers Trump over Biden. So does Walker Bragman.
Without a theory of needs, woke culture analysis remains superficial (i.e., idealist, bourgeois). It can nag from the sidelines, shame on Twitter, but will have no effect in reality.
White supremacists are as ubiquitous in the military today as heroin was during the Vietnam War era.
Fruitcake has a longer half-life than uranium.
Trump’s 2016 promise to bring the troops home won him accolades from disappointed Berniebros/brosettes, who said HRC was an imperialist warmonger ala Kissinger.
The bros/brosettes are silent about Trump now, but still maintain he was better than Clinton in their tweetstreams.
Drones are not a topic of polite conversation unless it turns to the topic of Amazon delivering the Collected Works of Lenin via airborne tech.
Such is life’s irony.
Imagine Cotton Mather or Torquemada with facial recognition technology. A truly terrifying thing.
Goldens represent bourgeois/suburban respectability; German shepherds are working class canines; mutts are the surplus army of canines (i.e., lumpenproles).
Biden was bashed for saying he got things done with Dixiecrats of yore.
I doubt anti-black/anti-brown proles can become a key demographic within a Warren or Sanders “coalition” without extreme dialectical massaging.
To mix OK Boomer and OK Millennial metaphors: Bern is soft on white supremacy.
Sadly, Bern failed to integrate Burlington schools while he was mayor.
Why is Bernie’s surrogate Cardi B selling product for a billion dollar corporation (Pepsico)?
Re Warren: A century ago, unions fought to limit the workday to 8 hours.
What’s the justification for keeping children in school for 10 hours? (as per Warren’s plan).
Will Putin take away the BUK missiles he gave to Comandante Strelkov? If he doesn’t, he’s signaling consent to this massacre.
It is apparent that the bumpkin rebels are too stupid to carry off this killing operation alone. Putin is running the show. Will he turn himself in at The Hague? Will he bring Comandante Strelkov with him?
After arming ignorant criminals with sophisticated weapons, Mr Putin is now washing his hands of the matter through his UN propaganda minister.
Putin’s shock troops shot down the plane. Either he’s lost control or he gave the order.
When Putin apologists ask questions akin to “Why did the civilians get in the way of our missile?”, they underscore the depravity of Putin and his Ukrainian shock troops.
The “rebels” are what Marx called the “lumpenproletariat”: criminals and lackeys; ready for violence; easily purchased with cigars, sausages, and vodka.