In this post at Insty’s which discusses how San Francisco retailing is going down the rat-infested tubes, Stephen Green opines:
The future of shopping in America’s Democrat-run cities will eventually evolve into the Soviet model of paying a clerk first at one counter, then waiting for your goods to be delivered at the next counter. Shoppers won’t be allowed near any of the merchandise. But that’s what happens when you elect Soviet-minded politicians.
Our remaining advantage over the Soviet model is that enough of America still works that there are goods behind the counter.
So far. But the Communists in the Democratic Socialist party are working hard to create the other reality — you know, the one where the State ends up owning the means of production and pretends to pay people while people pretend to work. [/Stalinism]
From Steve Kruiser:
“The radical leftists don’t have the numbers on any issue, they merely have volume.”
He’s writing in the present tense specifically about the trannie issue, but the truth of the matter is that the radical Left has never had the numbers on any issue, ever.
Which is why they try to rule with a Vanguard, or an unelected Politburo, or by bureaucratic regulation when they can’t get their laws passed.
Always a minority, posing as a majority — just another of their parade of lies ever since they began.
Then we have this lunacy:
The goal is to “reimagine” the traditional family beyond fatherhood and motherhood with such roles being replaced, in a “more universal sense,” where children are not “property” of their parents, but “raised by society as a whole.”
“I suppose that I’m called to the challenge of thinking about these really difficult questions of how those intimate spheres are affected by capitalism and how they are political.
“The left needs to get a little bit braver also at challenging the rhetoric of motherhood. Because a lot of the people who do mothering, I call them mother-ers to just ram home the point, that we can mother one another after the abolition of the family, this is what will hopefully be lifted up.
“To abolish the family is not to destroy relationships of care and nurturance, but on the contrary, to expand and proliferate them. Reflecting on the conditions of possibility for such universally xenofamilial — that is to say, comradely — kin relations … argues for utopia(nism) in feminist kinship studies.”
Nurturance? Xenofamilial? Seriously?
The author of this Marxist lunacy is named Sophie Lewis:
Nah, I’m kidding — that’s another Sophie Lewis altogether. This is the expert on “feminist, trans and queer politics and philosophy”, who looks exactly as you’d suspect she would:
There’s never a ducking-stool at hand when you need one, is there?
I don’t know what Sophie #1’s opinion on child-rearing is, but I’ll take hers ahead of the Marxist’s, sight unseen.
Here’s the situation:
With an estimated surface area of over 600,000 square miles, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is the largest plastic accumulation zone in the world.
Located halfway between Hawaii and California, the GPGP is estimated to contain a whopping 2.41 million tonnes of plastic – and is continuing to grow.
Scientists are desperately trying to clear the build-up, and this month have been able to extract 10 tonnes (10,086kg) of plastic, bringing the total of plastic removed to 145 tonnes (145,518 kg).
So the job is about .006% done? Okay, whatever. Keep on going, then.
What I object to is that the junk is being offloaded onto U.S. soil, when in fact it should just be returned to its principle point of origin: China (with an assist from the Japs).
Of course, being the assholes that they are, the ChiComs won’t destroy or recycle any of it, but just dump it all back into the ocean.
Asia wins again.
By the way, I see no reason why this cleanup effort shouldn’t be funded in its entirety by Green billionaires and their woke corporations.
From The Divine Sarah:
“We know the climate changes. We just don’t believe that socialism stops it.”
I’ll start worrying about the effects of mankind on the climate when Bill Gates sells his fucking jet.
Sometimes, the news is just priceless.
Why are people across China refusing to pay housing loans?
A wave of disgruntled homebuyers are refusing to pay mortgages for unfinished or stalled housing projects, as debt-strapped property developers run out of cash. Payments have stopped on at least 100 projects in more than 50 cities, according to researcher China Real Estate Information Corp. Analysts believe that a drop in home values may be another driver for the refusal to meet payments. Until recently, China’s mortgages have been considered among the safest banking assets because of high down payments and collateral value.
So let me see: you take on debt to purchase a product, and when the product fails to be delivered, you refuse to pay for it. Only in a world of banker-thought can you be the bad guy.
As to why all this is happening, see here. (Executive summary: it was all built on debt.)
And it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of Commie assholes.