Category Archives: Capitalism

Pilot Fish and Zombies: G20 and why Trumpian Mad Cows have eaten our brains

By ann summers The pilot fish is sometimes used as a metaphor or simile; “they are like the pilot fish to the shark, serving to lead him to his victim”. Pilot fish are also used as a metaphor or simile … Continue reading

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Will the Democratic party recuperate from Late Capitalism’s biggest joke

  By ann summers Because you voted for Trump and regret it doesn’t mean you should disavow politics in the future and there may be hope for some transformational movement and/or candidates. Assuming you believe in an emancipatory left, you’ve stuck it … Continue reading

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Trump devolves the US into profit-taking chaos, putting the “la(t)te” into late capitalism

By ann summers Whether it’s the amusing “deconstruction of the administrative state” or “reinstating Glass-Steagall” the realities of late capitalism are represented in Trump’s self-dealing using some time-honored tools of usury and the manipulations of money, value and data emblematic … Continue reading

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#TrumpRussia – “Grab them by the… Catfishing POTUS45*

  By ann summers “We use the word Catfish to describe online hoaxes where someone falsely represents themselves on the internet, due to various new forms of media such as chartrooms, Facebook, online dating, and so on…” Trump is our … Continue reading

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Swann’s Way: anarchist cybernetics & organizational dynamics in politics

By ann summers I came across this published dissertation that while symptomatic of the state of academic process in terms of using some rather tired qualitative methods, it also showed that some interesting ideas do happen. Think ‘Lost in Translation’ … Continue reading

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If the GOP could only stop being gutless about #RussiaGate …

By ann summers Unfortunately, those blissfully naive Americans who need to be swayed from their support or even tacit tolerance of Lord Dampnut may need the rhetorical message of a xenophobic CT to get to the discourse space where he must … Continue reading

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POTUS45* a useful idiot … полезные дураки (polezniye duraki)

 By ann summers In political jargon, a useful idiot is a In the Russian language, the equivalent term “useful fools” (Russian: полезные дураки, tr. polezniye duraki) was already in use in 1941. It was mockingly used against Russian “nihilists” of … Continue reading

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