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And finally today, we have our first ever post by someone who is not me; specifically Jacksonville IWW organize Chris Walker is here to take us through the current situation in the Orwellian American eviction apocalypse that has already started. Things are bad in Florida, but this problem is about to go national - and it's going to kill poor people and the marginalized:

ninaillingworth.com/2021/05/13

Please check this one out; Chris is a guy I'm really excited to be working with.

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New out this morning:

While I was surprised by the (fully deserved) guilty verdicts in the Chauvin trial, I was not surprised that legislative police reform advocates seized on the moment to push a tired, ultimately dead strategy for stopping racialized murderpig violence.

The simple truth is the police are doing what their profession was designed to do, and you can't stop the killings until you acknowledge and address that - racist cops and capitalism are an item:

canchewread.tumblr.com/post/64

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Betcha weren't expecting a 38 minute solo podcast, were ya?

It's the second ever episode of Nina Bloc as I explain where I've been, why I didn't invite Nick to record this particular show with me, and of course - why you'd have to be a goddamn rube to believe Joe Biden is going to end the War In Afghanistan.

You can find the links to the show and full notes here - I'll post the naked link to the Soundcloud in the replies.

ninaillingworth.com/2021/04/23

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And today's Instagram feature is astounding because it features W.E.B. du Bois predicting neoliberalism decades before these minions even started trying to sell it to us.

Legit cannot stress this enough; the best book about John Brown, is the one W.E.B. du Bois wrote and I am very much in debt to du Bois for all his scholarship has taught me; and what the evolution of his politics allowed me to skip in my own life.

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Ok, so first up:

If you're looking for a home base for *all* of my content that isn't unique here to Mastodon, you'll want to check out my website:

ninaillingworth.com/

If you're just looking for updates whenever I publish something new, be it a blog, or essay or whatever, then try my (always free-to-read) Patreon Blog:

patreon.com/ninaillingworth

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D'oh - organizer.

And now y'all see why I'm working on getting us a copy editor and spinning out an advertising department.

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And finally today, we have our first ever post by someone who is not me; specifically Jacksonville IWW organize Chris Walker is here to take us through the current situation in the Orwellian American eviction apocalypse that has already started. Things are bad in Florida, but this problem is about to go national - and it's going to kill poor people and the marginalized:

ninaillingworth.com/2021/05/13

Please check this one out; Chris is a guy I'm really excited to be working with.

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Yesterday; in this semi-autobiographical site update journal, I go over why I originally started ninaillingworth.com, why I'm not good at blogging even if I can write essays, and why I'm now prepared to burn a lot more money buying content off left wing writers who might not otherwise have an opportunity to reach an audience - and of course, I'm paying:

ninaillingworth.com/2021/05/12

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Ok, so I feel a bit behind because apparently I'm an editor now:

From May 1st; Nick Fuentes has been in the right wing news after claiming he's on a no fly list and all the usual crypto-reactionary suspects who front left defended him. But is true and should you defend a guy with a body count like Nick's? The answer to both questions is no - featuring a great video by Thought Slime and all the analysis you're used to from me:

ninaillingworth.blogspot.com/2

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Listen, I know I'm not supposed to care but this is a real fucking tweet by Ben Beanwald and I need a crisis intervention therapy session so folks can explain to me how I'm still debating whether or not this guy is a fascist because "he's a good journalist."

A) no he's not

B) no really, he's fucking not

C) yeah this fucking muppet is at a minimum a Strasserist piece of shit; right wing populism =! socialism.

D) Will you fucking READ THIS SHIT PLEASE?

Get fucking bent.

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@AnarchoNinaWrites This reminds me of a loose thought that’s been kicking around about how the Republican party seems to have moved into a mode of governance entirely through media and propaganda instead of governance through policy, which is cemented by the revolving door between media <—> politics gigs for conservatives. Carlson would be a shoe-in for the white replacement conspiracy theory as propaganda-based governance vote.

Random thought:

Ok, but what if all of this is just the opening phases of Tucker Carlson's run for President in 2024 and the reason the crypto-strasserists are backing it is because they've finally figured out Hawley is a wet blouse/non-starter for the fascist base?

I'm not saying I have any evidence except what these guys post publicly; everyone has suspected Carlson sees himself as Trump's heir for quite some time now.

My uncle's family home was stolen by European Landthieves in Haifa in 48 when he was a child. What is happening in Al Quds today to Palestinians has been happening for the entirety of the Zionist project. It is all "occupied territory" and justice won't be until all Palestine is free, from the river to the sea.

@AnarchoNinaWrites no worries! im just happy this info is being spread haha

yeah it's really really disgusting

IIRC some Welsh communists wrote to Lenin in the 20s(!) about how they should approach organizing, with the fact that the Labour party was taking much of the Left's focus -- he advised that they join the Labour party, and as soon as it faceplants out of inefficacy, he said you should basically say "hey bud, this isnt working out, wanna join my party?"

Apparently this worked in Abertillary and several other places! lmao
@AnarchoNinaWrites

"""
Beatrice talked of ‘the colossal stupidity of the trade union rank and file’, ‘those underbred and undertrained workmen’. [65] There was not even a grain of human sympathy. Beatrice Webb castigated the Liberals’ for providing health insurance for workers. In 1911 she wrote that it:

'is wholly bad, and I cannot see how malingering can be staved off... What the government shirk is the extension of treatment and disciplinary supervision – they want merely some mechanical way of increasing the money income of the wage-earning class ... No attempt is made to secure an advance in conduct for the increased income
(Beatrice Webb, Diaries, pp. 151–52)
"""

"""
The Fabian Tract of 1896 entitled The Moral Aspects of Socialism declared:

'The Socialist policy, so far from favouring the weak, favours the strong ... it is a process of conscious social selection by which the industrial residuum is naturally sifted and made manageable for some kind of restorative, disciplinary, or it may be, ‘surgical treatment’ ... In this way it not only favours the growth of the fittest within the group, but also the fittest group in the world competition of societies.' [68]

Long before Hitler, Bernard Shaw toyed with the breeding of a master race and a ‘superman’, while advocating ‘sterilization of the failures’.
"""

Quotes taken from "A Marxist History of the Labour Party", which is an excellent book about how "Labour used to be good and leftist!" is a myth that's persisted back to it's formation(!)
@AnarchoNinaWrites

"""What can we hope from these myriads of deficient minds and deformed bodies that swarm our great cities – what can we hope but brutality, meanness and crime."""
(Beatrice Webb, Our Partnership (1948), pp. 83–84)
@AnarchoNinaWrites Fun fact - the Labour party was specifically invented to stop a revolution, Beatrice Webb, one of the founders wrote specifically about this and about how scared the founders were of the "unwashed masses" taking any sort of power

Also, if anyone for some bizarre reason needed to hear me say something nice about Biden, "for balance" or whatever - raising the refugee cap was necessary and shouldn't have taken so many people calling him a pig, and pushing the patent waiver for the vaccine was the right thing to do and possibly even courageous.

Now about the fact that you ran on "kids in cages" and we still have concentration camps you Mummy piece of shit...

This morning, all over my television, I'm being told that the only solution to Labour getting waxed last night is to move right.

They have moved right every waking moment since 2017, and lost every single contest in that span - badly.

Please consider that maybe the point isn't to win, but to get you to move right?

Considering the sabotage of Corbyn in 2019, and attempted sabotage in 2017, it seems clear the Labour right would rather lose, even to a semi-literate fascist, than go left.

Folks who tell you that the language of class struggle cannot be co-opted by the machine, have clearly never watched an episode of Tucker Carlson. They also clearly missed the last 80 years of fetishizing support for the middle class; Reagan, Nixon, Goldwater, oh yeah and the actual NAZI party, and fascism as a whole - what is "National Socialist" if no co-opting class struggle to do fascism?

Please stop listening to "journalists" who've never read a book about socialism in their lives.

Purely for educational purposes:

vox.com/culture/21437879/stay-

Generally before you start using a word as an insult or a slur, especially if you're borrowing that usage from the far right who're known racists and fascists, it'd be a good idea to look it up.

Factually tho, I don't think Glenn and his friends give a shit what woke means, I think they're literally pushing a nazi conspiracy theory about cultural Marxism. And I think that's super obvious; Taibbi too.

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Anyway, obviously there's a whole article here but I needed someplace that wasn't going to ban me to post the screenshots. Thanks and sorry for the burst posting.

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I should also point out that in ADITION to pushing nazi conspiracy tropes designed to undermine the marginalized, fracture the left, and justify political repression - they're also vastly misrepresenting what woke means, and Lee is entirely fucking lying about folks doing anti-racist activism having no concrete answers; defund the police is a pretty specific demand and there are numerous other orgs providing extremely concrete ways to combat systemic racism. He's just fucking lying.

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