Greenwald and Siskind, Red Scare and Tucker Carlson, Steve Bannon and deep state police spies.
you can go pretty far as a left-adjacent twitter / podcast / substack person by simply upholding the exact opposite of whatever you think the liberal mainstream believes on a given day. but it should be obvious that this has nothing to do with materialism. "elite overproduction" and other laschian concepts are not a theory of history.
also fuck glenn greenwald.
@kate i think this is less true outside the english-speaking discourse
@kate but yeah i think the reason is simply that they have won and have no real opposition
@kate kids in cages, kate. kids in cages.
@kate robinhood for electricity!
we are, all of us, precipitously close to our 'normal lives' becoming very serious and genuinely mortal disaster. we have to be very clear-eyed about this!
there are no systems in place to save us, they have all been scrapped and sold for salvage. one weather event, one bit of police attention, one weight on the scale…we have to prepare.
and a lot of that means getting stronger and more resilient for ourselves and our friends, even (especially) when its hard
mask-off radical liberalism will say "we should abandon red states to freeze cause they're all racists anyway."
for liberals, the lesson of the last four years was that "the people" are stupid and unworthy of democracy.
here's an NYT opinion piece arguing that literacy and critical thinking are too dangerous to encourage:
@NatVoltaic @kate this is a decent overview for the USSR context https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/aufheben-what-was-the-ussr
@kate The house isn't on fire, that's just the invariant program of the proletariat
rose 🥀̸ can read little 𝑎 lacan
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