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The Republican House Speaker Votes Show Progressive’s Disbelief In Their Own Legitimacy


Week-end Wrap – Political Economy – January 8, 2023


  1. bruce wilder

    is interesting for where it appears as well as its content.

    Not so long ago, criticism of war crimes would have come from the “left” and implicit trust in military authority would have been a badge of honor for the “right”.

    The “Twitter files” have the liberal left dismissing the whole thing. The sharp summary narratives come from elsewhere.

    Meanwhile, Democrats remain all in on war with Russia. The voicing of objections come from a minority of Republicans.

    The long-awaited realignment ?

  2. multitude of poors

    Would love to see the immigration conversation from Ian’s 01/0/23 Canadian Housing And Immigration Policy carried over here, even though I have no time or much fortitude left to partake other than my comments on that post, and the following few paragraphs.

    Bleakly fascinating that the term Immigration Washing™ hasn’t been popularized to this day, though the US mythologies have cost vast amounts of harm. For a perfect recent example, California Governor Gavin Newsom has honed it to a fine art™ doing irreparable damage to California’s most vulnerable citizens, along with its illegal immigrants, while showering all sorts of benefits towards legal™ immigrants from middle and upper classes in their respective countries. Nothing so dystopian as seeing young twenty some males on various visas, in brand new luxury model cars while watching someone in their sixties, who may have been forced into early retirement at Hewlett Packard, and who lived here all their lives, sleep on cement in Silicon Valley, where the night temperatures can easily drop to under forty in the winter.

    The countless US visas available for Meritocratic™ immigrants should be a required high school. course. Amoral, DOD/CIA subsidized, tech billionaire megalomaniacs: Sergey Brin, Peter Thiel and Elon Musk come to mind immediately in that category. And who, of a certain age, can ever forget Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos?

    Really gotta run.

  3. different clue

    @multitude of poors,

    I’ve sometimes thought about a way to help the homeless to solve their homelessness problem.

    Give every homeless person an Uzi or an AK-47 and a few thousand rounds of ammunition for it. Give them all training in the care and feeding and use of their new “personal political empowerment” devices.

    Give them all maps to where their friendly neighborhood rich people live.

    Most especially, give them all maps to every bank-owned and Private Equity Firm- owned vacant house in their area.

  4. mago

    Apropos of nothing, here’s a quote from Cecil Taylor:
    Success in America? You’d better take a hard look at that.

  5. StewartM

    Bruce Wilder

    The “Twitter files” have the liberal left dismissing the whole thing. The sharp summary narratives come from elsewhere

    “CISA targeted posts questioning the election procedures introduced into the election process on account of COVID-19, like mass mail-in ballots, early voting drop boxes, and lack of voter ID requirements. ”

    So, CISA in effect stopped a R-directed wave of disinformation towards voters to confuse them on locations, COVID-policies, mail-in ballots, early voters, etc, with the deliberate attempt to suppress voting. And Bruce cries over this suppression of “free speech”.

    I have zero, nada, sympathy for these clowns. The opportunity for such a problem arose when the Right hammered away at the free, un-censorable, distributed interent (usenet) to promote a localized, privately owned, internet starting in the late 90s and early 2000s. Once something is localized and privately owned, it could be co-opted by any government or threatened into submission by powerful interests. The Right largely succeeded in doing this, and now, like the Soviet leaders described in Solzhenitsyn who cheered on the Cheka in the 1920s, they are paying the price.

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