mangoselassie
mangoselassie
Jun 30
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See, that right there? That’s exactly the sort of thing I’m talking about. Couldn’t have been better phrased by State Department liberals. Pitch perfect.

Jun 30
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“It’s time to stop fighting the propaganda wars of the 20th century,” you say, while...continuing to fight the propaganda wars of the 20th century, when US efforts towards the domestic left were explicitly focused on fostering a sort of “pox on both their houses” equivalence between wildly inequivalent powers.
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Jun 30
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No background on how the major source for this stuff, Adrian Zenz of the “Victims of Communism Foundation,” is a right-wing end-times evangelical who claims the fall of the US will bring about the rise of the antichrist and that homosexuality is “one of the four empires of the beast”? A researcher whose other Read more

Jun 29
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Yeah as noted in another comment: given the historical track record of unnamed US intelligence sources when it comes to making inflammatory claims like these (that of course just so happen to support their ideological aims), you might think our news organizations would express even the barest hint of skepticism Read more

Jun 29
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Over the weekend, news reports came out that the Russian government had offered bounties to Taliban forces to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, which reportedly led to Taliban forces doing exactly that.
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Jun 29
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Just a quick aside to say how much I love Jorge Ben! Got into him back in college and to this day he’s buy-on-sight whenever I see his stuff in a record store (which fortunately for my wallet isn’t very often). Had a Keanu-whoa moment when I researched the subject of one of my favorite songs of his, “Zumbi.”

Jun 24
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Ron my friend, as an honest-to-god commie radical, I can tell you that every single day these people prove the essential truth of the old Maoist dictum “no investigation, no right to speak.”

Jun 23
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Lol the people toppling Washington statues are most assuredly not liberals

Jun 17
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Also lol at the idea of taking anything John fucking Bolton says seriously or believing it’s accurate (not saying Trump is trustworthy either; anything but, simply that my credulousness extends to neither of them, particularly when everyone ensconced in the bipartisan foreign policy/imperialism blob is rushing to Read more

Jun 14
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Whoops, got my former/latter mixed up. Meant there’s a strong argument in favor of abolishing “the school” as an institution borne of/buttressing the US state and its associated ideological underpinnings, but no one — least of all Dr. Davis — is arguing against education. It’s been a long Read more

Jun 14
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Yeah, let’s be careful to differentiate “schools” from “education”; there is literally zero interest on the left in abolishing the former (in fact, pretty much every left government ever has made education one of its highest priorities), but the latter is a site of ideological indoctrination and, in a white Read more

Jun 14
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Thank you for posting about this — Dr. Davis is one of the finest thinkers in the world and a genuine revolutionary. Are Prisons Obsolete? answered so many questions I had about abolition and expanded my sense of the possible; between this and Mariame Kaba’s editorial in the Times it’s great to see some of the people Read more

Jun 13
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So the thing is there’s no such thing as a “non-problematic” capitalist, be they man or woman or nonbinary. In fact, tying feminism to capitalism is an enterprise that is designed to degrade the former for the benefit of the latter.

Jun 11
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Well, personally I think killing Nazis is a good thing — though I’ll admit to a bit of a personal bias here, because the Nazis sent an entire side of my family to concentration camps where they were systematically slaughtered (except for the ones liberated by communists) — but I guess we can agree to disagree, bro :)

Jun 10
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And yeesh, you know Black voters have been voting for anti-Black candidates for more or less the entire history of their enfranchisment, particularly nationally, save for a few isolated individuals and exceptions like the Radical Republicans, right? A white supremacist nation produces, as a matter of course, white Read more

Jun 10
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Lol that you think either of those things would preclude his being a racist, as opposed to an actual decades-long record of consistent advocacy for racist policy (and palling around with...racists, unless you think Strom Thurmond was some sort of misunderstood advocate for equality). Also who gives a shit about Read more

Jun 10
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Well, Biden *is* a huge racist, but so is she, and so is Trump, so this one’s kind of a wash.