Hm. I thought that I posted this yesterday. All the better. I hadn’t read most of this thoroughly yet anyway.
The New Man of 4chan. Angela Nagle. This is a lot nastier and deeper than the other recent 4chan piece that was thrown around, digging into the anti-feminist streak with certain cultural touchstones and tying it to leftist counterculture with its tactics. She quotes from this 2014 Esquire piece by Sanjiv Bhattacharya. It’s uncomfortable, but not quite as softballing as certain other profiles. It’s unsettling to remember these people drew from Discordian ideas. Damned Illuminatus! is more prescient than it should be.
I didn’t know Zero Books has a podcast. Angela Nagle on her upcoming book Kill All Normies.
Trump blames Obama for town hall protests and security leaks. What a dumb motherfucker. The only political activity Obama has been involved in is slandering Keith Ellison and installing Tom Perez as the chair of the DNC. There’s actual reporting on it. Obama hates grassroots activism, despite his reaping its benefits in 2008.
How the Cool Kids Killed Obama’s Grassroots Movement. Tah dah. Organizing for America and the New Media team. Used, lauded, then discarded. 2009. “We don’t want to tell stories about people with problems. We want to tell stories about the heroes inside the White House solving those problems.” That worked well, didn’t it?
Does Stephen Miller Speak for Trump? Or Vice Versa? ha ha. This bit is good.
In fact, it was no accident that the order was sprung without warning on a Friday afternoon. Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon arranged the timing in the expectation that opponents, freed from work on the weekend, would stage huge protests—drawing maximum attention and galvanizing Trump supporters as the president followed through on a controversial campaign promise, says a senior administration official.
even if it's true – it's bannon's cunning plan – he's not a supergenius. protests were extremely effective and helpful to those in need
— Atrios (@Atrios) February 28, 2017
What Duncan said. Bannon has grandiose plans and he’s not a total dullard who has only read Sun Tzu…. but he’s still an arrogant fuck-up. Cheney is an actual competent supervillain and even he fucked up more than a few times.
Berta Cáceres court papers show murder suspects’ links to US-trained elite troops. It was an execution by state-backed forces.
Texas is the Future. I dunno.
Why is the Wyoming GOP scared? Town hall discord.
Two Trump profiles because he’s a fat oaf and pretending any more depth (especially after his first State of the Union address) is dangerously silly.
- ‘He’s a Performance Artist Pretending to be a Great Manager’
- Trump Solo. old New Yorker piece from 1997.
I didn’t watch Trump’s speech last night, passing out around 8 PM, waking up at 12 AM to read the Twitter reaction, falling back asleep at 2 AM, waking at 4 AM. Fuck this.