While the most visible and egregious forms of government power exist in the form of the surveillance state, an aggressive military, and manipulative media, 1984’s most powerful and insidious means of exercising authority is by inscribing beliefs directly onto the mind by the control of language and by psychiatric tyranny.
All economies are ‘human economies’ in the sense that they orient our interactions with members of our family, our community, friends, and other nations. Understanding ourselves and our place in the world, therefore, necessitates understanding our current economic and financial regimes.
We are all subjects of violence, and a person unaffected by violence, whether it is in the form of silence, art, ritual, or brute force, is merely an abstraction.
Until we reorient our relationship to China and heavily invest in our service economies, especially in education and healthcare, we have not fully learned from the 2008 financial crisis.
American history, as well as America’s future, is our story— not the story of a few ‘Great Men.’
Today’s Democratic Party insists that it fights to maintain American Democracy by exposing Trump’s corruption, but anti-democratic values are inscribed into the party’s own nomination process. If we are interested in Democracy, then the Democrat’s nomination process must eliminate superdelegates. It is time for the Democratic Party to live up to the values its name suggests.
Fundamentally, these all point towards the industry’s great success, which is also the praxis of its evil: it teaches people to be consumers of the mental health care industry, thereby reducing their self-efficacy and teaching them to live within an open-air panopticon in which we internalize the values of the status quo.
Much of the discourse around mass shooters ignores that the phenomena arises out of a trio of factors: racism, online communities, and guns. The fight against mass shootings must be fought on all three fronts.
In today’s social landscape, Andrew Yang perfectly embodies a halfway intelligent private investigator who entirely misunderstands the crime.
If the Dems nominate a Third Way candidate (e.g. Biden), it may cost them the election. And if Trump serves two terms, he will pursue a third.