this article by alex hochuli nails the problems with antifascism as a left strategy under neoliberalism. obviously we have to protect ourselves & our communities from cops & the far right, but that doesn't constitute a political vision. fascism doesn't appear to be the weapon of capital in the 21st century, but pretending it is lets liberals play as defenders of the "democratic" status quo.
caves of qud dev brian bucklew makes the extremely strong point that the WSB crowd are best understood to be something like Goonswarm, e.g. a griefing process by people who study exploits in games https://twitter.com/unormal/status/1354585713380089861
i can't find a good source for this but it sounds legit and would be funny if true
"I have, which will surprise you not a little, been speculating — partly in American funds, but more especially in English stocks, which are springing up like mushrooms this year (in furtherance of every imaginable and unimaginable joint stock enterprise), are forced up to quite an unreasonable level and then, for the most part, collapse. In this way, I have made over £400"
Karl Marx to Lion Philips, 1864
You've merely adapted the gloop. I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the splurg until I was a man and by then it was only yoinky.
mike davis on how marxists should respond to intensifying state repression (from The Antifada episode 125):
"the movement needs to grow through creating survival niches for young radical poor people, working class people... we have to create an infrastructure that gives people opportunities and survival resources, jobs and income... we need to nurture class fighters, and we need to nurture resistance in the communities that are most ready and able to fight."
When a reactionary tide floods the world, can the critic or artist salvage anything before being sucked down?
Part 2 of 2
Content warning: TERFs, dunking on bad art takes, systemic doomerism
rose 🥀̸ can read little 𝑎 lacan
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