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Love Didn’t “Trump” Hate…

By mike flugennockTuesday - February 14th, 2017Categories: Economy, Health Care, Trumpism, environment, liberty

It’s worth noting that in the current wave of protest following the Inauguration, the most effective and inspiring actions have been spontaneous and organic, organized and carried out by real grassroots outfits, many of whom were anarchists and other militant antifascists.

“Pussy Hats”, smarmy focus-grouped slogans, a Facebook group and a 501(c)3 are not “resistance”. Just so you know.

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inspired by the placard in this foto from the recent Berkeley antifascist actions.

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Pretty Vacant

By mike flugennockSaturday - June 25th, 2016Categories: Economy, Globalization

“There’s no point in asking, you’ll get no reply…!”

So, yesterday I’m watching and reading the ongoing coverage of the Brexit vote — watching “Leave” win by something like 4% — but what really got me going was the discussion of the ripple effect through the rest of Europe, as other countries watched the UK bail and thought “Hell, if the Brits can do it, why not us…?”

It’s also worth noting here that the discussion couldn’t really be broken down into a strictly either/or division, despite most media trying to forcibly break it down to “good Lefties vote Remain” and “only Rightist Trumpsters vote Leave”. I started out buying into that because the mainstream US media were beating the living crap out of that riff, but the more foreign and dissident media I read, the more nuances became evident.

In the end, I think it might be a good thing, and that this might actually work out well for our side, simply because I can’t think of a single kind of substantive, revolutionary change that didn’t require chaos, tumult and upheaval — the old “breaking eggs to make an omelet” thing. And man, am I ever hungry for a nice omelet right now.

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Hail To The Choom

By mike flugennockMonday - May 23rd, 2016Categories: Economy, Health Care, Obamarama, liberty

In his high school days in Hawaii, Barack Obama hung out with a circle of friends nicknamed “the Choom Gang” — “choom” being Hawaiian slang for smoking marijuana. Almost all the students in this group went on to be entirely productive and successful citizens — writers, lawyers, businessmen and, of course, President of the United States.

This is by way of reminding everybody out there that cannabis is still listed by the DEA as “Schedule 1″, along with meth and heroin, and that Obama could start the descheduling process for marijuana himself instead of passing the buck to Congress. Obama himself is living proof that cannabis should be descheduled; his legacy could only be improved by ending a program of persecution based entirely on the deceptions and racism of Harry Anslinger and Richard Nixon.

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