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What I’ve been watching: Eastern European Class Struggle Edition

A few months ago I watched a Croatian limited series called Uspjeh (Success). It was pretty good and then I found it had stuck in my mind in a lot of ways and I only figured out why a few … Continue reading

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Too Broken to Fix, Too Late to Matter

The Polish government, in its usual cack-handed matter recently passed a bill limited the time that applications could be made for the resitution of property seized by the communist governmen. Contrary to most international media coverage, this is not primarily … Continue reading

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American Dysfunction… coming to a country near you?!

I’ve been watching an obscure youtube channel lately that is updated almost daily. It features drive by videos of the worst, most dysfunctional areas of Philadelphia. It’s gripping and horrific. Trash is piled up on the streets along with homeless … Continue reading

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History repeating…

Not too long ago there was an outburst of anti-Ukrainian prejudice in one of my classes. A student said she didn’t like Ukrainians, didn’t want them around and wasn’t happy that there are so many of them in Poland in … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2021: Finale and Summary

After the first and second semi finals comes the big night…. Bye Bye Awards…. (in order of appearance). UK: Affable looking singer in an under-powered performance of a forgettable song (I can’t remember a single thing about it). Spain: Wimpy … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2021: High notes and hard rock

So Eurovision is back! And yesterday was the second semi-final. Rundown: San Marino: A high energy number I would like except the human piece of garbage known as Flo Rida was part of it. Fool needs to take care of … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2021: Back! And that’s enough!

Eurovision is back! I love Eurovision beyond all rationality and was very upset about it being cancelled last year. Now it’s back and the first semi-final is over. The excitement and happiness of the crowd in Rotterdam was touching as … Continue reading

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The Agenda on the Agenda

The tech oligarchy supports trans… ideology because it disrupts traditional feminism which has outlived its uselessness to digital capital. It doesn’t support trans-racialism because it blurs the lines between races which might lead to class consciousness. Anything that the tech … Continue reading

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A Diet of Crazy Pills

I love conspiracy theories as interesting things to look at, not as ways of understanding the world. I’ve read and followed more than my fair share and though I’ve let my knowledge slide in the last few years I have … Continue reading

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The Most Important Book Nobody Has Read…

Back in the day when the world was more or less normal, I would often walk through a train station (I love train stations) on the way to or from work. There was (is?) a newsstand in the main hall … Continue reading

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