• identity politics

    The Faux Political System by the Numbers

    The Faux Political System by the Numbers Published at CounterPunch on January 15, 2019 It’s sort of funny in a diabolical way: Trump a Russian agent. That’s the line that readers might expect from a remake of Back to the Future 1, 2, or 3, or a possible article from the National Enquirer… the stuff of science fiction, or fiction, or gossip. But the FBI, our national police, seem to have not much else to do than to cook up schemes of intrigue and espionage. There is something going on in the dimension of real politics and it can be expressed by the equation mr=ip squared, where m stands for…

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    “If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.”*

    “If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.”* Published at CounterPunch on December 31, 2018. The Women’s March is not immune to the same forces that have confronted the political left in the U.S. for decades. The larger women’s movement itself, that sprang from the antiwar movement and civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, carried flaws along with its development that are not new to left political movements in the U.S. Looking in as an outsider during the late 1960s and early 1970s, I noticed that much of the women’s movement was made up of upper-middle class professionals and well-to-do students who gave short shrift to…

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