Lenin, Imperialism, 1916/7: Summary Notes and Questions
Two standout quotes:
-"Capitalism has grown in to a world system of colonial oppression and of the financial strangulation of the overwhelming majority of the population of the world by a handful of 'advanced' countries."
-"Obviously, out of such enormous superprofits (since they are obtained over and above the profits which capitalist squeese out of the workers of their 'own' country) it is possible to bribe the labour leaders and the upper stratum of the labour aristocracy."
Tom Cotton isn't some misguided, country bumpkin, insane, right wing outlier. This dude went to Harvard, Harvard Law, then worked at Kinsey. He correctly sees that there is a huge support for open fascism in the republican party. My biggest fear, genuinely, is that he takes that and pairs it with benign, social democratic/labor stuff. That would leave the Dems with woke capital, the thing literally no one wants.
You have to remember that the entire doctrine of judicial review was self-appointed. It derives its authority from itself.
People say the Supreme Court is important but I’m 100% certain that it the 5-4 was reversed in favor of liberals the Trump admin would just stop paying attention to it.
theory: system of a down has aged incredibly well because all of their lyrics read exactly like posts you would read on the tl
exhibit 1: my cock is much bigger than yours. my cock can walk right through the door.
exhibit 2: revolution, the only solution, the armed response of an entire nation. we've taken all your shit, now it's time for restitution
ableism, "this is not how to remove a sitting president"
I'm still pissed that someone on here tried to say that getting Orange Demon and his whole gaggle of strigoi 86ed from the white house could be achieved by having some hypothetical shrink label him as sociopathic and removed from office as "unfit".
the layers of 100% not getting civics, rule of law, legislative process, disability rights and reading the momen here is peak "liberals say the wackiest things". smh
“Facing a slew of media requests asking about how protests might be a risk for COVID-19 transmission, a group of infectious disease experts at the University of Washington, with input from other colleagues, drafted a collective response. In an open letter published Sunday, they write that “protests against systemic racism, which fosters the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on Black communities and also perpetuates police violence, must be supported.”
to add onto this a little bit with something I forgot to mention
this also means, when you are speaking out against some sort of imperial excursion or action!!!
*do not start your statement with some boilerplate criticism of the target of that action!*
(ie "ok so yeah Soleimani was terrible but I don't think the US should have asassinated him")
again, even if your intended message was against the action, you still end up adding to the narrative that "the target of this action was bad"!
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