February 8th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

I just realized you can embed tweets. Allow me to abuse this new-found superpower:

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This is one of the dumbest things I’ve read on the internet in a long time. Congrats. It has nothing to do with her being a woman and everything to do with the fact that she took money from the private prison industry, “speaking fees” from Goldman Sachs. It has everything to do with the fact that she has proven over and over again that she is a proponent of the same neoliberal economic theory which has destroyed our economy and turned it into a neo-feudal plantation for politically insulated corporations.

“Hillary said she wants affordable college! See!! She’s a progressive!” Democrats have said that all along while they bent over backward for banks and cut taxes on states. Aside from the free market cultists on the right, there was nobody more responsible for the 2008 collapse than the Democrats in the 90s who got rid of the firewall between investment and commercial banks. Oh, Hillary cares about the poor? That faction of the democratic party gutted welfare, they didn’t expand it, and Clinton defended the 1996 Welfare Reform Act in two op-eds, one in which she called welfare recipients “deadbeats.”

The fact that Clinton and her supporters want to make this seem as if it’s about gender rather than policy is Clinton trying to use female resentment the way the right uses white male resentment. It’s just reactionary politics, the same as any other, and in the end corporations win while working people lose, just as they have been losing for nearly a generation now.

Samantha Lemon

February 8th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Samantha Lemon said,

As Jeb would say, these foreign workers are coming here as an act of love. We should be welcoming them with open arms so that they can better themselves economically, even the National Review has come out and said how ridiculous it is to be so concerned about the American economy and job prospects when we should be looking at the world economy.

It’s because they want cheap labor.

Wages have stagnated or declined for over 30 years now even while profit and productivity grew. Do you not understand that labor abundance drives its price down? Why should anyone care if immigrant labor adds to GDP if the wealth it produces accrues to .01% of the population who then turns around and uses it to buy our legislature? Most Americans aren’t going to be padding their 401k’s with the profits that all that cheap immigrant labor produces; they’re going to be competing with it and losing ground, as they have done consistently for more than a generation now.

Also, did it ever occur to you that if you can simply import cheap immigrant labor, there is no real reason to invest in your native workforce or deal with the fact that it has become virtually impossible for them to start or support families? The wealthy in the United States can literally ignore the fact that our institutions have failed to such a degree that working people can no longer support themselves or start families. In case it hadn’t occurred to you, without family formation, there are no communities, no economies, no future.

Can you please explain to downwardly mobile people, 40 million of which now pay more than 30% of their income for housing, why they should welcome immigrant labor that they will have to compete with in a never ending race to the bottom and at a time when you’ve never had a labor participation rate that was lower?

You’re essentially advocating that plutocrats pursue a trade policy that favors investors over labor because virtue signaling on social media and politics-as-fashion-statements are more important to you than the plight of working people.


February 8th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

You’re idiots. Nobody is “pro-rape.” Sorry if you find that disappointing, Chuck Norris. Have you not figured out that pop feminist gossip sites like Jezebel and Gawker are Fox News for feminists? It’s infotainment. They’re turning Roosh into the PUA Charles Manson to get outrage clicks. Roosh himself is courting it because he wants to sell books and tickets to events.

You fucking clowns. The anti-rape squad, protectors of the damsels everywhere, to the rescue! You guys need matching hoodies.