On Rigged Elections

There are a few on the Left who are calling for a boycott of elections (very few, fortunately). They contend that elections don’t count, that they are controlled by the powers that be in America. They seem to have a different concept of the electoral process than I have. They are convinced it is “rigged,”…

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How can they?

Originally posted on Species and Class:
By Katherine Perlo We’ve all asked this at times, in response to public support for cruel policies towards animals or humans. How can ordinary people vote for right-wing parties? How can they condone cruelty to animals? Of possible explanations, some apply to human issues, some to animals, some to…

On Boycotting Elections

I should begin this post with a few words about the election boycott being advocated by a few on the Left. Firstly, I think it is one of the stupidest ideas I have ever heard. It embarrasses me that it originates with Leftists. Secondly, it is ill-advised. It holds those of us on the Left…

Who Are The Real Socialists?

Since the Utopian Socialists first posited an alternative to capitalism, socialism has undergone a number of iterations, none more influential than the socialist model described by Karl Marx. But even Marx’s model itself has been morphed by Marxists contending with a different world than Marx confronted. Like the evolutionary escalation of an arms race between…

Capitalism: The Ebola Of Economic Systems

The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Scaled to 4.6 years, humans have been here 4 minutes. Capitalism has been here ten seconds. In that ten seconds, humans have destroyed half the world’s forests. In the last two seconds humans have killed off half the world’s wildlife. Capitalism is the most pernicious evil ever to…