Monthly Archives: January 2018

Democrats Make A Bold Stand For Neoliberalism

Phillip Mirowski says that one of the tactics of neoliberalism is to ‘flood the zone’ with policy proposals so that any solution to a particular problem chosen by the left or right is liable to have its origins in neoliberal … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

These New Sacrements

It seems that human beings cannot really survive and thrive without something like religion (though how to define ‘religion’ is a task best left for another day). Attempts to do so (as in many communist countries) tend to devolve into … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Democrats Want Americans To Hate Dreamers

That seems like a very odd tactic for a party that supposedly has their best interest at heart (while scuppering workable deals for unclear reasons). But apparently it’s the plan. Is there no one in the Democratic party establishment who … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Mid-point Notes on GLOW

I’ve finished the 6th episode of GLOW. I like the scene where they drag Debbie to a wrestling show and she’s bored and distracted until they start explaining the storylines and her face lights up: “It’s a soap opera!” As … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Nazis Who Couldn’t Goose Step Straight

A few days ago, a Polish TV station shared sensational (in theory) footage of neo Nazis celebrating Hitler’s birthday in the woods somewhere. It created quite a sensation but I don’t think it’s what its being portrayed to be. No … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Oh Goody…. We’re About To Be Preached At!

This story makes it clear that human drama and political wrangling aside, the plight of the dreamers is about to become grist for the Hollywood TV mill. I’m sure there are some interesting stories and some potential and I’m pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Feminists Flopping and Flailing Furiously

To be very clear, I’m not a Jordan Peterson fan boy. I think a lot of his ideas are kind of ordinary (he’s a popularizer not a theorist) and a lot of his vision is really not for me. But … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments