Burning America: Be Careful What You Wish For

Gold Goats ‘n Guns

I wake up this morning to multiple U.S. cities on fire, the police are under siege and V for Vendetta trending on Twitter. Hackivist group Anonymous has declared war on the government and a whole lotta people are very confused about what’s going on. I have no doubt the riots, looting and burning happening around the U.S. today is a directed, coordinated attack on the institutions of this country. But saying that doesn’t mitigate the real anger and desperation of so many Americans and the victims of this government. It doesn’t mean that part of this isn’t truly organic and real. When people lose everything, the saying goes, they lose it. In my last post I talked about the solipsism of what version of America people have in their heads. One screen, two movies and all that.

Read More

From Soft to Hard Fascism: “Get In Your House Right Now!”

Another Day in the Empire

America is now a full-blown fascist state. There can no longer be any doubt—America is now a full-blown fascist state. In the past, authoritarian fascism was kept reserved in the shadows, largely out of the public eye, but in a remarkably short period of time it has emerged from the darkness to show its fangs and snarl menacingly at the people, many of them cowed and dutifully following irrational orders from on high. The social fabric is coming apart at the seams. First mandatory lockdowns, state-imposed impoverishment, followed by an unfolding Greatest Depression as a result of a shutdown economy, and now social unrest, violence, theft, and arson in two dozen large cities across the country.

Read More