And so I found myself defending freedom of speech and the press and thought, to a fellow graduate of the University of Chicago’s Common Core Curriculum, one of the most brilliant people I have ever met.
Author Archives: Martin the Writer
There Is No ‘Border Crisis.’ There Is an Incitement To Genocide Crisis.
Fox News and other fascist propagandists are engaging in what the scholar of genocide Daniel Jonah Goldhagen calls dehumanization of migrants when they use language such as “migrants swarm border ahead of Title 42’s end.” Harmful insects swarm, not human beings, and you call an exterminator for them.
Who Will You Be, When It All Goes Down?
The time is almost here when all Americans get to decide whether to play the hero or the guilty bystander.
Is an American Genocide Starting?
We have moved far beyond the stage of rhetoric. Spurred to action by Tucker Carlson and other Nazi-esque propagandists fulminating against nonexistent plots to “replace” white Christians, domestic terrorists have already begun to slaughter the groups supposedly responsible.
Is Justice Finally on the Menu? Is Victory Any Closer?
One ominous sign is the way the January 6 putschists jailed in Washington, D.C. have been able to pose as political prisoners, with the loud support of the Republican Party and Trump himself.
I Fought the Mouse, and the Mouse Won
(To the tune of “I Fought the Law, and the Law Won” by the Bobby Fuller Four) I’m already losin’ this campaign runI fought the Mouse and the Mouse wonI fought the Mouse and the Mouse won I needed a butt to kick for funI fought the Mouse and the Mouse wonI fought the MouseContinue reading “I Fought the Mouse, and the Mouse Won”
Freedom and Failure
Accepting failure is the freest degree of freedom available in America on the eve of its final collapse into tyranny.
Evildoers Thrive Like Palm Trees, Strong as the Cedars of Lebanon
When Trump’s hour comes, tens of millions of Americans will mourn and doubtless scapegoat someone for killing him. Mark my words, his funeral will resemble Stalin’s, or the Ayatollah Khomeini’s.
A Future of Fuhrer-Free Fascism?
When the Masses are worked up enough with rage and hatred, do they spontaneously generate a “charismatic” Leader? Or is the Masses’ potential for catastrophic sociopolitical evil inchoate until it is activated by a designated Leader with enough backing from key politicos and financiers?
Hurrah, The 21st Century Goebbels Got the Sack!
Tucker has been inciting genocide, a charge that must also be laid against the Murdoch family, which owns Fox and, as we have just seen, allows nobody and nothing on their network that they think will not make them money.