Mainstream society in the metropole of an imperial power can go on an awfully long time without ending up on the wrong end of the gun or the baton.
Author Archives: Martin the Writer
Common Sense on the Ohio Disaster
The general truth about pollution in America is that in our plutocratic democracy, its negative effects are deliberately dumped mostly on the poor, doubly so if they are racial minorities, and triply so if they are Black.
When ‘Both Sides’ Are Right—and Catastrophically Wrong
We could all use a good dose of humility, gentle reader. Think twice, and three times, and think yet again.
The Scorpion and the Whip
Israel, like every democratic nation now plagued with powerful far-right movements, has its own unique backstory that helps explain it.
Florida Führer Fires Furious Fill-in
First it was the theory of evolution they came for, now it’s infectious disease theory and vaccination, perhaps tomorrow they will ban electricity.
I Dissent From America’s Racial Caste System
I would have to be unusually free of paranoia (unhealthily so, as a post-Holocaust-born Jew) not to fear future misuse of “racial” data if the federal government should fall even temporarily into the hands of someone like General Michael “One Religion” Flynn.
The Fascists Learn From Each Other. So Must We.
In three elections in a row, it has become clear that the American majority is anti-fascist.
Florida Führer Fans Folio Flames
Where are the passionate guardians and protectors of the mind?
Jews Are Not Your Pawns
This sinister farce is a perfect illustration of the truth that while Jews are the victims of antisemitism, antisemitism is not really about them.
The Plot Against Knowledge
A know-nothing populace will easily be misled into supporting a tyrannical government based on “libertarian” principles that liberate only the wealthiest, mingled with a fraudulent form of Christianity tailor-made to support their interests.