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At an April 2019 Bernie Sanders rally in Fairfield, Iowa, Cris Evergreen cited Albert Einstein who once stated: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” I’m not sure that scientific method can be approached in exactly the same way as ideology critique since... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
We do not fight racism with racism. We fight racism with solidarity. We do not fight exploitative capitalism with black capitalism. We fight capitalism with basic socialism. And we do not fight imperialism with more imperialism. We fight imperialism with proletarian internationalism. – Bobby Seale On February 16, the Sanders... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
On February 14 the Bernie Sanders campaign posted an advertisement on the Bernie Channel featuring an endorsement by the actor and activist Matt McGorry. McGorry is known for his television roles on soap operas like One Life to Life and drama series like Orange Is the New Black. According to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
Enthusiasm around the Bernie Sanders campaign has given rise to a new generation of activists and media personalities. In 2018 it seemed as though the leftist solidarity that had built up around the Arab Spring, Wisconsin, Occupy Wall Street and the Quebec student strike had all but abated and been... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
Volume 2 of The Idea of the Avant Garde – And What It Means Today is now available in print (b+w) and as an ePDF (colour) from Intellect at: The concept of the avant garde is highly contested, whether one consigns it to history or claims it for present-day... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2019 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
Having supported all of the above candidates for the Democratic Party leadership, Obama has called for moderation in political ideology as the best means to beat Trump in the next election. A recent article by Ryan Lizza in Politico has made it known that what Obama and the majority of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2019 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
Emory Douglas, KILL BILL-Nobel Fraud, 2013. Excerpt from the conclusion of my forthcoming book: Too Black to Fail: The Obama Portraits and the Politics of Post-Representation: Obama attempted to distance himself from woke culture on the occasion of a discussion at the 90-minute Obama Foundation Summit on October 29, 2019.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
In State and Revolution, Lenin discusses the notion of the “withering of the state” as it was debated by Marx and Engels.1 In his “Critique of the Gotha Programme,” Marx reflected on the problem of any premature substitution of state power for the community, which could be referred to as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2019 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
Cowards in the orbit of the Democratic Party are suggesting a replay of the Clinton defeat. Sadly, the director who gave us Capitalism, A Love Story and Farenheit 11/9 has suggested that Michelle Obama should run for president since people love her book tour and she wouldn’t put up with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2019 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
The recent decision of the San Francisco United School District School Board to destroy the 13 murals of the life of George Washington by the WPA-commissioned artist Victor Arnautoff has more to do with the state of politics in neoliberal times than most writing about the issue has acknowledged. As... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2019 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS
This article is excerpted from my forthcoming book: Too Black to Fail: The Obama Portraits and the Politics of Post-Representation Over the past several years the decolonial movement has demanded or worked with public authorities to alter or remove symbols of America’s colonial history that are considered racist or offensive... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2019 at BLOG OF PUBLIC SECRETS