Open all borders

The caravan of 7000 refugees headed through Mexico to the U. S. border is an embarrassment to liberals and establishment Democrats, and may even cause them to fail to retake the house. But from what I can tell, this caravan/march is really a spontaneous anti-imperialist movement with one crucial demand: open all borders. None of the news stories I’ve read say anything about the politics of this march. The New York Times mentions “activists” with no other identification. But the opening of borders is an essential step to achieving the kind of egalitarian society world wide that many of us […]

What’s wrong with this picture?

The 24/7 hullaballoo over Khashoggi being most likely assassinated by Saudi Arabian security forces is symptomatic of everything that’s wrong with the current political situation, and it’s not just Donald Trump, not just the Republicans. 6500+ civilians have been killed in Yemen, mostly from U.S. weapons sold to the Saudis. Our own Green Berets are clocking up a death toll on the ground there. 8.4 million people are starving. But the media is obsessed with the fate of one guy. Sure, maybe he was a good guy. A journalist. A bit of a celebrity. It might not have been the […]