“How did we get to Trump?!?!”

Hello, all! Long time, no type, I suppose. I’ve had my hands full these past several months re-acclimating to life outside the social-justice sphere. I knew there would be quite a gulf between my beliefs, and how I acted upon them, and the beliefs and resultant actions of most everyone else with whom I interactedContinue reading ““How did we get to Trump?!?!””

48 Shills: The myth of independent media, part two

Scant seconds after arriving to 48 Hills, a donation plea pops up with a message. “We need independent, local news sources featuring diverse, progressive voices more than ever.” Truer words, never spoken. Unfortunately for visitors to their website, and San Franciscans in general, 48 Hills fails on all counts. Like their big siblings at TheContinue reading “48 Shills: The myth of independent media, part two”

What White People Say in Private: The bigoted birthday boy

The inaugural What White People Say in Private post is also a textbook example of it. The gleeful and defiant use of a slur, the immediate backtracking when his racism isn’t met with approval, the flimsy rationalizations and finally full circle to gleeful and defiant use of the same slur again. White supremacy at itsContinue reading “What White People Say in Private: The bigoted birthday boy”

POTUS and the Democrats lunge right again

POTUS Barack Obama and his beloved Democratic Party refuse to allow the holidays to slow their inexorable march to the right. The leader of a Democratic party utterly crushed by a GOP now in full control of US government sat for an interview with David Axelrod, his former advisor whose £300K advice led to LabourContinue reading “POTUS and the Democrats lunge right again”

Homelessness: San Francisco’s newest heist

Homelessness has long been an issue San Francisco has ignored in favor of well-funded “solutions” that inevitably fade into nothing but good intentions paving a road to Hell for the homeless people they’re allegedly created to help. As the San Francisco Chronicle leads a second round of mass exploitation of homeless people disguised as crusadingContinue reading “Homelessness: San Francisco’s newest heist”

Anatomy of a tech-NPIC heist

With invaluable assistance from the NPIC, tech has been on a decades-long mission to assume the reins of power in municipal governments through turning over the electorate and privatizing public services. A recent opinion piece by San Francisco treasurer José Cisneros provides an excellent opportunity to see how tech and the NPIC leverage city officialsContinue reading “Anatomy of a tech-NPIC heist”

Why people hate Democrats and the NPIC

A group of San Francisco lawyers organizing against the Trump administration are putting on a clinic in deflecting blame for years of abusive Democratic policies while rushing to take advantage of fear of Trump’s presidency. In statements and interviews ahead of an event in the Mission tomorrow, NPIC (nonprofit industrial complex) lawyers made predictions ofContinue reading “Why people hate Democrats and the NPIC”

NPIC rides Trump to biggest payout in years

Donald Trump’s victory opened the floodgates for winners-and-losers opinion pieces and one week later the current is still running strong. While opinion varies on who won and/or lost other than Trump and Clinton, the NPIC has emerged an early victor in one indisputable statistic: money. Unsure of which politicians to support as government restructures, peopleContinue reading “NPIC rides Trump to biggest payout in years”

Peaceful protests: Democrats seize the protest narrative

Politicians and protests are rarely a harmonious match. Politicians are often the focus of protests and are rarely in a position to speak in concert and share a camera with organizers. Politicians and police, with help from all-too-willing media, often portray protests as violent and focus on vandalism and property damage frequently caused by agentContinue reading “Peaceful protests: Democrats seize the protest narrative”

White Doe, though?

This might be the most ambitious fiction of Francis Ford Coppola’s entire damn life. So Coppola opens a restaurant in Geyserville named Werowocomoco that serves “American native” food and centers the legend of Virginia “the White Doe” Dare: a fair-haired young girl of English descent, raised among a Native American tribe, transformed through black magicContinue reading “White Doe, though?”