An anthropologist tells the secrets of cultural appropriation

Cultural appropriation

Summary: The PC police are on the prowl for cases of cultural appropriation. Here anthropologist Maximillian Forte explains its ahistorical origin, nonsensical logic, and valuable function (helping to keep us divided and weak).   Cultural Appropriation, Cultural Exploitation, Cultural Genocide: Problems of Neoliberal Diversity Management. By Maximilian C. Forte From Zero Anthropology, 19 December 2017. Reposted with … Continue reading An anthropologist tells the secrets of cultural appropriation

The Awkward Electoral Dance of Liberal Democrats

Summary: Dr. Torrance Stephens looks at the Democratic Party, probing the reasons for its decay (bringing the GOP to a multi-generational peak power). They can't fix what they don't understand. Are they ready to see his harsh truths? "The Awkward Electoral Dance of Liberal Democrats" By Torrance Stephens at his website, July 2017. Reposted with … Continue reading The Awkward Electoral Dance of Liberal Democrats

Wolfgang Streeck explains the fate of Trump and the Trumpists

Summary: Sociologist Wolfgang Streeck moves the debate about the rise of Trump beyond "racism" and "Russia". He connects Trump to large political forces sweeping through the West. We cannot cope with them until we see and understand them. Otherwise they might sweep us away, as has happened before.   Excerpt from "Trump and the Trumpists" … Continue reading Wolfgang Streeck explains the fate of Trump and the Trumpists

Emmanuel Macron is France’s Clinton and Obama, bringing it more neoliberalism

Emmanuel Macron for President - Getty

Summary: Emmanuel Macron will soon become President of France. He is their Bill Clinton and Obama, leading them into the next phase of the neoliberal revolution. But France's elites have chosen a different way to manipulate their people than America's. We can learn much from these events in France. "A fantasy is a dream that … Continue reading Emmanuel Macron is France’s Clinton and Obama, bringing it more neoliberalism

Oddities of the New Left, making them weaker than the Old Left

Old Left - Friedrich Engels

Summary: Continuing my series describing how both Left and Right in America have become unmoored from their roots and adopted strange new beliefs. This post looks at the New Left. These evolutions have made the Right stronger and the Left weaker. "Using the hijab as a symbol of women's liberation & empowerment is like using … Continue reading Oddities of the New Left, making them weaker than the Old Left