Axis: Bold as Hate

Bernie Sanders sees in the global trend toward nationalism an “authoritarian axis”, and proposes a new progressive international front to oppose it in an op ed for the UK edition of the Guardian  At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when the world’s top 1% now owns more wealth than the bottom 99%,Continue reading “Axis: Bold as Hate”

Fake Views

Comes now the New York Times weighing in on Trump’s South Africa tweet Mr. Trump’s comment came after the Fox News host Tucker Carlson presented a late-night program on South Africa, including land seizures and homicides, and described President Cyril Ramaphosa as “a racist.”The tweet gives prominence to a false narrative pushed by some right-wing groupsContinue reading “Fake Views”

The Alt Right is Dead; Long Live the Alt Right

This Atlantic piece by Adam Serwer, “White Nationalists are Winning”, is a torrent of paranoid hyperbole from the bugman’s id, but gets the important part right. A year after white nationalists in Charlottesville chanted, “You will not replace us!,” their message has been taken up and amplified by Fox News personalities. Tucker Carlson tells his audienceContinue reading “The Alt Right is Dead; Long Live the Alt Right”

Reality’s Trump-et

Is this Washington Post article trying to imply Donald Trump’s recent comments on Sweden’s Muslim problem provoked Muslim rioting afterwards? Just two days after President Trump provoked widespread consternation by seeming to imply, incorrectly, that immigrants had perpetrated a recent spate of violence in Sweden, riots broke out in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood in theContinue reading “Reality’s Trump-et”