I’ve been saying for a while that “cute and clever” strategies don’t work against authoritarians and fascists. Here’s a confirming example from the UK. Time after time, the Conservatives are going “ha ha, UKIP will definitely hoist itself this time!” and repeatedly UKIP is gaining ground by being underestimated. According to the TLDR guy, the […]
This just turned up on Politico: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/26/congress-socialist-nazi-debate-1237472 The right wingers pull this stunt all the time: “Antifa are the real fascists because they yell and get mad at their opponents.” “Socialists are Nazis because they use the power of government to make people do stuff that they’d prefer not to.” “Nazis were actually socialist because […]
This YouTube video from “NonCompete” is interesting and worth the half hour. The narrator is explaining one thing in depth, and I’m not going to try to repeat it all, but I’m interested in this side point that comes about 2/3 of the way through: If you’re truly, actually sharing Pepe memes and “ironically” flashing […]
County Council claims it’s “working on” the problem and “needs more time.” A coalition led by Black Lives Matter has gotten ahead of the curve and presented this simple six-point solution. Bring all the Cuyahoga County jails into compliance with the “Minimum Standards for Jails in Ohio.” Provide full access to healthcare services. Carry out […]
Some people are blaming the county charter system for the corruption and abuse at the Cuyahoga County jail. They’re wrong. The old three-commissioner system would be even worse.
I just listened to the sixth episode of Serial and I’m going to be a little judgy here. If your municipality is so broke that people are driving on the sidewalks to avoid potholes in the street, so broke that you can’t imagine ever paying a realistic tort judgment against your police force, and so […]
Last night, someone came by a Jewish community center in Fairfax County, Virginia, and spray-painted swastikas on the outside. I don’t want to downplay the inherent violence here and make it about something else, but it underscores a thing I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. Elections do matter. Yes, by all means, let’s go […]