So, who are the modern fascists? Well, if you look online you might see some people talking about race realism or race science. You might find people comparing slaves to drug dealers and espousing the value of having a whites only nation. If you go into the boards on 4-chan or 8 chan you will find them in there pretending they’re sharing nazi memes ironically or giving pointers to each other on keeping a low profile until the time is right. In 2017 they marched in the city of Charlottesville. They are the Alt-right, the Proud boys, and the KKK. You’ll find some in red hats chanting build the wall, and I think it’s fair to say that in Canada they’re wearing yellow vests. Jair Bolsonaro is currently in charge of Brazil and plans to wipe out the indigenous peoples in the region so he can sell off Brazil's valuable rain forests.Read More
All in all, I think that most places in the world have some mixture of right and left political ideas and many agendas with the intent or even possibly the effect of changing things for the benefit of the working class. A couple places seem to have let the right take it over and completely co-opt the message. The UK at least has a counter movement trying to take back the symbolism while in Canada the best we seem to be able to muster is pointing out that the Canadian yellow vests are not working for anyone or anything but are really just a collection of racists and idiots who don’t like our Prime Minister.Read More
I’m anti bullying, I’m pro safe spaces, I actually believe that the world should be one big safe space. Maybe if it was then all those people who think everyone needs to be tough wouldn’t feel the need to cover their own fragility with toughness.Read More
I just want to add a short summary to this so that if the structure of my explanations is bad people can still understand the basic premises of what I’m getting at.
1. Socialism is the idea that workers should be in control of the means of production and should benefit from their labor.
2.Anarchism is the idea that we can have a society built on cooperation without hierarchies or coercion
3.There are a number of suffixes that can follow the prefix anarcho (which just speaks to the anarchism aspect) some of these suffixes can include syndicalist, communist, feminist, naturist, or any number of other philosophies that can be attached to anarchism. In this blog I have only addressed socialism and capitalism.
4.Libertarianism is historically a left wing philosophy that centers on liberty and freedom, as well as the abolition of capitalism and private property. North American right wing style libertarianism is a subversion of that in which wealthy capitalists lobby existing governments to reduce limitations on corporate power.
5.Anarcho-capitalists and right wing libertarians are not anarchists or libertarians.Read More
We all have them, those friends we keep because we grew up in the same place. We might nod and say hi if we see them in public but we don’t really hang out with them. We keep them as friends on Facebook so that we can see what’s going on and what the general mentality of our hometown is or out of some strange sense of loyalty. It almost feels like a betrayal to unfriend them or block them. I mean, they were cool at one point and surely they must be cool now too. Well, not all of them are and this is a message for those friends from our hometown who for one reason or another have held onto those sexist ideas, or really any of the outdated and bigoted ideas that they hold onto.Read More
Some news on the future of the show and what’s going on in DecemberRead More
I’m not trying to say that they (the media) are perfect. They make mistakes, they frame things badly, they’re very American centric and they are deeply rooted in the neoliberalism and capitalism that funds them, but they aren’t making shit up or engaging in coverups the way that some members of society seem to think.Read More
While globalism has a long history stretching back to when ships could travel long distances and different economies and different political ideas could travel with them the conspiracy theories that we’re seeing a lot of today seem to have started in the late 1980s or early 1990s when the term New World Order came about. The New World Order or NWO is considered by those who believe in it to be a secret group of elitists who conspire to rule the world with an authoritarian world government which will replace all the sovereign nation states.Read More
There are different takes on what causes rape culture with some claiming that it is about power and dominance while some others disagree and claim that there is no single cause but that it can be rooted in other social aspect of culture. This idea wasn’t fleshed out entirely in my reading, but it may tie to the previously mentioned acts of sexism in which some men consider themselves entitled to women’s bodies or they have such a denigrated view of women that they barely consider them to be people with autonomy.Read More
I wanted to write a rant on the far right and their rise to prominence, the utter fear for marginalized people that this fills me with, and the need for action of some kind to stop them from carrying out even more harmful acts or gaining any more power but I keep getting caught up in the details.Read More