The blogging routine is off-kilter. It feels wrong and lazy. Something has to change.
Census document from Cortez period rediscovered. In Poland. It’s miraculous it survived.
How Facebook, fake news and friends are warping your memory. Hm. Interesting. Usually being an outsider might somewhat spare me from this effect, although I have my own serious memory impairments. The Iraq as Vietnam argument doesn’t seem terribly persuasive though. How’s that a false memory? The ebola outbreak is annoying too, because it seems forgotten or ignored that ebola was mutating. I was more scared of it than I should have been, but viruses are not immutable. Even that prediction about Truman being as forgotten as McKinley by 2040 seems as fishy as hell. Being the first person to authorize the use of atomic weapons would seem to outshine slightly a largely forgotten war with Spain.
DeVos and the “Free Lunch” Flimflam: Orwell, Neofeudalism, and the Destruction of the Welfare State. Ah, neofeudalism. Good stuff. The elites clearly want the populace to be as ignorant as possible.
Outsmarted. Rick Perlstein. I’ve trashed The Great Gatsby so long that I forgot that passage (and pretty much the whole fucking book.) Oops. Awesome. Connecting liberalism’s penchant for eugenics fits nicely with how now charter schools are the flavor du jour. Some people cannot be allowed to reproduce. Some people aren’t worth the effort to educate.
Hillary Clinton’s TV ads were almost entirely policy-free. “But her platform!” If Hillary hadn’t wasted everyone’s time babbling about Russia instead of how she was going to improve people’s lives, she would have won. Oh, right. She couldn’t’ do that. “America’s already great!”
A couple of Steve Bannon links to check back on.
- The One Book to Understand Steven Bannon. It’s Revolt of the Elites.
- Steven Bannon’s Long Love Affair with War.
New Ty Segall EP. Sentimental Goblin. I don’t even have the latest album yet.