An Essay on the Modern Problem of Living

As the old fears creep in, the tendrils of the mystical, the totally preserved anxieties of the ancient mystery religions transported into the present day, we question the foundations of our society. The pre-Christian terrors, the primeval fears of a world where we have all the complexity of raw phenomenon and experience, but with no […]

DAMN: When Prophets Become Pessimists

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN is a product of its times, for better or for worse. To Pimp a Butterfly was an epic, a relentless drama about internal struggle that culminated in rap’s ideal, Tupac Shakur, announcing blood, death and riots as America’s self-consuming future. Mortal Man, the final track from To Pimp a Butterfly, ends on […]

Circling Around Chaos

So you’ve been wronged, screwed, born upside-down, the world is a pale shade of what it should be, and your own internal development is stagnating and festering like sitting water. You’re not wrong about any of this. The denial of this suffering is impossible in a world where responsibility exists. Responsibility for oneself implies loss. […]

The Jobs Are Not Coming Back

Jobs are never coming back to the United States. The price of labor, with benefits and wages, is simply too high to compete with international sweatshops. Trump’s worship of business clashes directly with his protectionism. It is an incoherent worldview. Once Tesla’s self-driving cars become a reality, truck drivers will be the first out of […]

The Trumpland Podcast

The Trumpland Podcast chronicles the weeks following Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the 2016 election. The goal of the podcast is to hold the Democrats accountable, expose neoliberalism and oligarchy, and offer some hope for a progressive future in light of the global rise of far-right populism. EPISODES: Further resources: (Full of the usual wrong […]

“Bougie Knows Best” – The Crisis of Democracy and Subversion, Trump and Brexit

Liberals are the most self-destructive people on the planet. Knowing what makes their opposition tick, they continue to act so insufferably, so disingenuously moralizing from an upper-middle-class pedestal, that Trumpism has been able to masquerade as counterculture. The radical wings of social justice and the middling liberalism of The New York Times are united in […]

Hillary Clinton is an Abysmal Candidate

In just a few paragraphs I’m going to destroy this elitist, corporate-concocted, conniving political construction who bears the torch of Henry Kissinger, military globalism, ‘At-least-I’m-not-a-Republican’ domestic policy and the continuation of everything that is morally abject about Barack Obama’s presidency. Of course, I’m talking about Hillary Clinton. I write this in advance of all the […]