1. 15:10 21st Aug 2014

    Notes: 25346

    Reblogged from ryanvoid

    Tags: hillary clintonpolitics

    I hope everyone remembers Hillary Clinton’s passionate defense of Israel’s war crimes and total silence on Ferguson when she’s running for president in two years.

    (Source: mysharona1987)

     
  2. 15:50 2nd Jun 2014

    Notes: 43

    Reblogged from politicalprof

    Tags: politicsracismarizona

    politicalprof:

    Well, it’s a strategy …

    ht: Lawyers, Guns and Money

    Words fail me…

     
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    thecrankyconservative:

Tumblr Radicals. Making up politics since 2007.

Tumblr Conservatives. Inadvertently revealing their own ignorance since always.
Anarchism is right wing? I guess the Paris Commune, the Spanish Civil War, and the WTO protests in Seattle never happened? I guess the IWW doesn’t exist? I guess all those anarchists participating in the May Day protests the other day are all imaginary, too?
Anarchism has long been associated with the broader Left. Sure, there are huge disagreements between anarchists and socialists and communists and social democrats and so on (see: Life of Brian's People's Front of Judea vs the Judean People's Front), but that doesn't mean anarchists are suddenly right wingers because they happen to share some superficial similarities with certain libertarian movements.
Just because you’ve never heard of something before today doesn’t mean it was just made up.

    thecrankyconservative:

    Tumblr Radicals. Making up politics since 2007.

    Tumblr Conservatives. Inadvertently revealing their own ignorance since always.

    Anarchism is right wing? I guess the Paris Commune, the Spanish Civil War, and the WTO protests in Seattle never happened? I guess the IWW doesn’t exist? I guess all those anarchists participating in the May Day protests the other day are all imaginary, too?

    Anarchism has long been associated with the broader Left. Sure, there are huge disagreements between anarchists and socialists and communists and social democrats and so on (see: Life of Brian's People's Front of Judea vs the Judean People's Front), but that doesn't mean anarchists are suddenly right wingers because they happen to share some superficial similarities with certain libertarian movements.

    Just because you’ve never heard of something before today doesn’t mean it was just made up.

     
  4. Working on a unified theory of Southern identity, as it applies to Italy and the U.S.

    Short version: in both countries, the South is an economically depressed, largely agricultural region that the industrialized, liberal North can use as a scapegoat for the problems of poverty, racism, xenophobia, and so on (i.e. if you blame everything on those backwards rednecks/terroni, then no one will notice the root cause of those problems inherent to the system)

     
  5. 13:51

    Notes: 892

    Reblogged from ryanvoid

    Tags: politicspovertyracism

    And do you ever wonder why republicans are only concerned with folks in the “inner cities” AKA black folks? Why no mention of poor folks in rural places in states like West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee? Could it be because these poor white people vote republican and you need them (and others) to view those inner city people as being bad? Why demean one group of poor people and give the other group of poor people a pass? Is it because one group of poor people should be blamed for their condition but the other should not? Why cut food stamps and other programs that you think will help poor folks in the inner cities, but throw all kind of farm subsidies to rural poor folks?
     
  6. You want to know why most folk musicians are leftists? It’s because leftists were the only ones who cared enough to try to preserve folk music in the first place.

    The folk revival of the 1960s is a direct result of the work done by people like Charles Seeger (Pete’s father) and John Lomax (Alan’s father), among others, as part of various WPA programs (Federal Writers Project, Federal Musicians Project, and so on) enacted during the New Deal.

    So, yeah, if you’re a fan of folk music, you damn well better be a leftist. Otherwise you’re just an ungrateful little shit.

     
  7. The failure of the American left to engage more substantially on environmental issues at home has real consequences for the expansion of neoliberalism worldwide.

    The history of environmentalism is littered with Malthusianism, ecological determinism, biological essentialism, and neocolonial conservationism. Left skepticism of — or perhaps more accurately, indifference to — engagement with ecological politics is certainly understandable. But we’re not talking about preserving an idealized concept of pristine, untouched nature — we’re talking about the world we choose to make, and the world we’ll have to live in.

     
  8. Friend, your Facebook posts have been particularly enlightening lately and have caused me to reconsider my previously held beliefs. Your keen insight has brought up some interesting theological and philosophical points which I hadn’t previously considered. Thank you so much for your help in fostering my spiritual and intellectual growth. If it is all right with you, I would very much like to continue this conversation in greater depth in the future.
    — No one. Ever. In the entire history of the human race.
     
  9. eschaton-disaster:

    SB 2566 IS DEAD IN COMMITTEE UNTIL NEXT YEAR!

    Thank the Lord. Now we need to ensure that this doesn’t come back again.

     
  10. Fixing the education system is complicated! You can’t just throw a bunch of money at the problem and guarantee kids will get a quality education!
    — Rich people who send their kids to exclusive prep schools, shuttle them to countless résumé-padding extracurricular activities, hire personal tutors for extra one-on-one attention, and donate to their alma mater to ensure their kid’s legacy status.