Capital favors conditions that support capital accumulation even at the expense of human flourishing.
Robert Fisk, journalist and author of The Great War for Civilization, has died. Here he is, talking about that book. For those interested in anti-imperial politics and modern history, especially in terms of the Middle East, this is well worth your time.
One way to suppress the vote, particularly of African Americans, was to require literacy tests. If you got one of the questions wrong on this test from the state of Louisiana, you would be barred from voting.
“I Want a President” by Zoe Leonard
Biden: “He thinks wind causes cancer. Windmills. It’s the fastest growing jobs…”
Trump: “I know more about wind than you do. It’s extremely expensive. Kills all the birds.”
Mark Fisher, “Exiting the Vampire Castle”
The ruling class is degenerate.
This level of dramatic irony would be too heavy-handed in a play.
The HR-ification of BLM entails saying the right things while giving very little concrete, material support to the people who need it. Imagine if the focus was less on “Hire more Black admin” and more on “Abolish tuition. In fact pay students to attend school.” How many Black lives would be transformed by this kind of program?