In Defense of Robespierre

  I will assume that the reader is familiar with the history of the French Revolution for this post. I recently saw a barrage of comments on a documentary on the French Revolution attacking Slavoj Žižek for his defense of the Jacobins and Robespierre. Do you not understand that in order to establish the fundamentals…

Who does the “Alt-Left” hate?

Recently Trump gave a speech about the massive alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Instead of unilaterally condemning the racist violence, hatred, and bigotry of the alt-right, Trump claimed that “there was blame on both sides”, and coined the term “the alt-left” to refer to the leftist counter-protestors. Despite the outbreak of racist violence at the…

Why I am a Socialist

I am a socialist because I simply refuse to accept that the richest country on earth “can not afford to” provide housing for all, employment for all, guarantee a means of subsistence to all who work, provide universal healthcare, and not exploit the third world. Somehow, it is “unethical” to seize the means of producing…

My 25 Rules, Guidelines and Principles I Live By

1.) Never burn books. Write new books, new articles and new criticisms to refute wrong ideas. To destroy wrong ideas by burning them physically is to admit that you are afraid that you are wrong. It is to suffer a defeat. 2.) Never subjugate reason to faith. Everything must justify its existence before the judgement-seat…

Immigration, The Future of Capitalism, and a Defense of Trotskyism

Immigration When we look at the world today we do not see a very pretty picture. European social democracy isn’t doing so well and its economic crisis is worsened by the immigration crisis and with it the reactionary response among the more conservative elements of European society. Indeed European society is in a crisis unforeseen…

Homesick (peom)

Mars before the oceans dried up. The lint behind the washing machine. Gateway to another world. The fairy bunnies and mysterious creatures. The woman in the dark room with 100 lamps. Driving under the electric towers to the mirror house, to that girl. The star deity who came to me that young night. The naked…