• Monthly
  • $25
  • $50
  • $100
  • $other
  • use PayPal


Is it time for our Spring fundraiser already? If you enjoy what we offer, and have the means, please consider donating. The sooner we reach our modest goal, the faster we can get back to business as (un)usual. Please, stay safe and we’ll see you down the road.

A Unity of Delusionals

I am writing this the night before the Iowa caucuses.

There is an expectation that there will be a large turn out for the democrat caucuses in Iowa and many people seem to believe that this larger turnout may be the result of the campaign of Bernie Sanders and his supporters. There is an aspect of this election season however which has not been, and probably cannot be, much examined. That is – the numbers of traditional republican voters who will be more than willing to participate in the democrat caucuses and primaries because the republican version of manipulations such as these seems to be a done deal already and because many republicans see how closely aligned they are with the majority of “centrist” (not) democrats in their desire to repudiate Trump.

The main reason this is important is that, like the majority of democrats who think that it is reasonable to support capital-loving vacillators like Biden, Warren Buttigieg, Klobuchar,…, a substantial number of republicans think that Trump is a too blatantly ugly face for corporate capitalism and they may be more than willing (again, like the large numbers of democrat “centrists”) to try to put a stop to the possibility of what they also see as another threat to their private profits, a Sanders presidency.

The idea of voting in the other team’s primaries and caucuses is fairly commonly accepted among the triangulating democrats and republicans. These are people who think they are especially savvy and their lack of integrity is of little concern to them.

There will be a tendency to see a large turnout in the democrat’s schemes as if that means the people involved are “grass-root” democrats – as if that is in itself some kind of major accomplishment. The fact that anyone would consider the smarmy disingenuousness of the likes of Joe Biden to be a significant contrast to Trump and Company’s corruption must certainly appeal to the misguided delusions of many a republican. The interchangeability of the democrats and republicans has only been increasing over the past decades and now they have reached the point where their foolishness will almost guarantee another term for Trump as they again unite to crush Sanders because his rhetoric makes this majority uneasy.

I can only wish that I will be proven wrong.

It is not that I believe in Sanders. I have no way of believing in anyone who seeks to be a democrat or a republican. Both of these teams in their capitalist-only game are religiously (money is their god) connected to making matters worse, no matter how many lies they use to try to make us think otherwise. They repeatedly tell us that “we” are the exceptional people while they consistently and chronically use the oldest kinds of deviant manipulations and brutalities. “America” is a flatulent flop and the so-called “american way of life” has prioritized property and power while it has reduced justice to a sham gerrymandered and malleable pretense which refuses to take responsibility while blaming others for its own deviances.

If Sanders fails to garner a significant lead in the caucus and early primaries, that will be just fine with the majority of democratrepublicans. He is the candidate who has been most consistent in identifying the possible solutions to the corruption which is rampant in the faking United States of America and that ability is repulsive to the democratrepublican majority’s need to believe in their capitalist religion of the Re-privatic (as opposed to the re-public).

Again, I can only wish to be proven wrong.

More articles by:
June 02, 2020
Zoltan Grossman
Deploying Federal Troops in a War at Home Would Make a Bad Situation Worse
Nicholas Buccola
Amy Cooper is Christian Cooper’s Lost, Younger Sister 
Manuel García, Jr.
Global Warming is Nuclear War
Patrick Cockburn
An Unavoidable Recognition of Failure: Trump’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan
John Feffer
Is It Time to Boycott the USA?
Kathy Kelly
Beating Swords to Plowshares
Lawrence Davidson
U.S. Urban Riots Revisited
Sam Pizzigati
“Failed State” Status Here We Come
Ron Jacobs
In Defense of Antifa
Cesar Chelala
Bolsonaro and Trump: Separated at Birth
George Wuerthner
The BLM’s License to Destroy Sagebrush Ecosystems
Danny Antonelli
The Absurdity of Hope
Binoy Kampmark
Sinister Flatulence: Trump Versus Twitter
John Stanton
How Much Violence and Destruction is Enough for Depraved American Leaders and Their Subjects?
Richard C. Gross
The Enemy Within
Thomas Knapp
Trump’s “Free Speech:” Doctrine: Never, Ever, Ever Mention He’s a Liar
John W. Whitehead
This Is Not a Revolution. It’s a Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation
June 01, 2020
Joshua Frank
It’s a Class War Now Too
Richard D. Wolff
Why the Neoliberal Agenda is a Failure at Fighting Coronavirus
Henry Giroux
Racial Domestic Terrorism and the Legacy of State Violence
Ron Jacobs
The Second Longest War in the United States
Kanishka Chowdhury
The Return of the “Outside Agitator”
Lee Hall
“You Loot; We Shoot”
Dave Lindorff
Eruptions of Rage
Jake Johnston
An Impending Crisis: COVID-19 in Haiti, Ongoing Instability, and the Dangers of Continued U.S. Deportations
Nick Pemberton
What is Capitalism?
Linda G. Ford
“Do Not Resuscitate”: My Experience with Hospice, Inc.
Medea Benjamin - Nicolas J. S. Davies
Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?
Manuel García, Jr.
A Simple Model for Global Warming
Howard Lisnoff
Is the Pandemic Creating a Resurgence of Unionism? 
Frances Madeson
Federal Prisons Should Not be Death Chambers
Hayley Brown – Dean Baker
The Impact of Upward Redistribution on Social Security Solvency
Raúl Carrillo
We Need a Public Option for Banking
Kathy Kelly
Our Disaster: Why the United States Bears Responsibility for Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis
Sonali Kolhatkar
An Open Letter to Joe Biden on Race
Scott Owen
On Sheep, Shepherds, Wolves and Other Political Creatures
John Kendall Hawkins
All Night Jazz All The Time
Weekend Edition
May 29, 2020
Friday - Sunday
Tim Wise
Protest, Uprisings, and Race War
Nick Pemberton
White Supremacy is the Virus; Police are the Vector
T.J. Coles
What’s NATO Up to These Days? Provoking Russia, Draining Healthcare Budgets and Protecting Its Own from COVID
Benjamin Dangl
Bibles at the Barricades: How the Right Seized Power in Bolivia
Kevin Alexander Gray - Jeffrey St. Clair - JoAnn Wypijewski
There is No Peace: an Incitement to Justice
Jeffrey St. Clair
A Few Good Sadists
Jeff Mackler
The Plague of Racist Cop Murders: Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Joshua Frank
In Search of a Lost Socialism