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More on Donald Trump and the Justice Department

Perhaps the bureaucrats can save us. Imagine if every time Trump tried to do something terrible, it required infinite paperwork.

The importance of seeing yourself clearly

The Votes By Income Graph Does Not Prove Working Class Whites Didn’t Break For Trump

Stratify your samples folks.

Media: End Reporting on Polls

If the media you consume/pay for devotes time and attention to polls, find something else.

Stunning Highlights from the 2016 International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest

Dystopian Worlds by Michal Karcz

Can’t Wait Forever

employee is trying to force his way into a job that I don’t want to hire him for
Gumption is thinking you deserve someone’s job because they went on maternity leave

Ready or Not

Compliments, “potential” and power

November 15, 2016
by sarcozona

While there is much gnashing of teeth over our own, cartoonish Hitler wannabe, too many political actors seem more than willing to turn their heads away from our own Supermanagerial Reich. Like mid-1930s Germans, too many are quite simply comfortable with the rolling slow-motion horror that has been neoliberalism. They view the Trumps and the Le Pens and the Erdo?ans, and so forth as a new crisis, a sudden shock to the system. Many in the United States fear a Trump election because there might be an explosion of state repression against the vulnerable, particularly against specific racial and ethnic minorities. And yet, the neoliberal state has already created a penal system to rival the world’s most authoritarian dictatorships. The United States imprisons more citizens (total and per capita) than any other country on Earth, and African Americans and Latinos at a vastly over-represented rate. Many fear Trump would bring massive deportations of undocumented immigrants. And yet, the neoliberal state already engages in mass deportations, at the level of millions during the current administration, with countless more waiting in dire conditions in the world’s largest network of immigrant detention camps. Many fear a Trump election would bring mass persecution, surveillance, and restrictions for American Muslims. And yet, the neoliberal state already spies on Muslims, administers religious tests at borders, and polices Muslims for nothing more than their religious practices. Many fear a Trump election might bring economic ruin, and yet, for most Americans, wealth is vanishing, wages stagnant, real unemployment steady.

Source: The Supermanagerial Reich – Los Angeles Review of Books