Monthly Archives: May 2022

Liberalism is not democracy.

This is the kernel of truth expressed, yet distorted in the centrist’s false equivalence of left and right “populisms.”

Liberal democracy is democratic liberalism.

What we are witnessing in the US and elsewhere is the de-linking of and contradiction between liberalism and democracy.

Very superstitious.

Desert is an even notion sillier than destiny.

Evaluation.

Better to be brilliantly mistaken than mistaken as brilliant.

Wealth and power.

Trumpism is based on an impoverished model of wealth and a repressive model of power.

Is the United States a superpower?

That nation, it turns out, is more violent than powerful. It is rather the people that bear the power to shape change.

Extraordinary and ordinary.

The extraordinary is an actual intensification, and potential transformation, of the ordinary.

Fascists believe that all politics is war.

They even believe that all economics is war. Sadly, they may have a point.

We are way beyond polarization.

“Polarization” is a euphemism when used to describe fascists’ relationship to everyone else; the more appropriate word is “enmity.”

Our “nature” is to make meaning.

You can see, then, how severe and deep the crisis of meaningless is.