David Rovics: My Anonymous Critic Speaks

My Anonymous Critic Speaks

Fascism, or National Socialism, set out from the beginning to be an ideology that would attract the left. This was the very point of the National Socialists using the term National Socialism in the first place. Of course fascists are trying to appeal to leftwingers! That’s what they do! And we leftwingers need to appeal to the fascists, in order to win them over to the side of class war, instead of race war, or war with other nations.

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The New National American Elite

The New National American Elite

More and more Americans are figuring out that “wokeness” functions in the new, centralized American elite as a device to exclude working-class Americans of all races, along with backward remnants of the old regional elites. In effect, the new national oligarchy changes the codes and the passwords every six months or so, and notifies its members through the universities and the prestige media and Twitter. America’s working-class majority of all races pays far less attention than the elite to the media, and is highly unlikely to have a kid at Harvard or Yale to clue them in. And non-college-educated Americans spend very little time on Facebook and Twitter, the latter of which they are unlikely to be able to identify—which, among other things, proves the idiocy of the “Russiagate” theory that Vladimir Putin brainwashed white working-class Americans into voting for Trump by memes in social media which they are the least likely American voters to see.

Constantly replacing old terms with new terms known only to the oligarchs is a brilliant strategy of social exclusion. The rationale is supposed to be that this shows greater respect for particular groups. But there was no grassroots working-class movement among Black Americans demanding the use of “enslaved persons” instead of “slaves” and the overwhelming majority of Americans of Latin American descent—a wildly homogenizing category created by the U.S. Census Bureau—reject the weird term “Latinx.” Woke speech is simply a ruling-class dialect, which must be updated frequently to keep the lower orders from breaking the code and successfully imitating their betters.

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Why capitalism now needs ‘lockdowns’ (social enclosure/segregation) and ‘medical’ tyranny

Because capitalism is working towards its own abolition by replacing commodity-producing labour with automated machines, capital’s profitability is increasingly dependent on low wages, high unemployment, public debt, state purchases, the centralisation of wealth, and — frankly — depopulation.

Why capitalism now needs ‘lockdowns’ (social enclosure/segregation) and ‘medical’ tyranny