The title of this post is based on a hashtag used by folks wanting to destroy capitalism. Even though I have never used the hashtag, I recognize that capitalism has been, is now, and always will be an engine of oppression. I further realize that the destruction of capitalism is necessary for America to even think about addressing issues of equity, police brutality, ableism, racism, poverty, a lack of health care, a healthy environment, and all the things where America has led the world to failure.
Shades of Glory: The Story of the Negro Leagues and African-American Baseball, by Lawrence D. Hogan is exactly what its title promises. If you want to learn a lot about the history of black people playing baseball in America, Shades of Glory is for you.
Joe Posananski’s The Soul of Baseball: a Road Trip Through Buck O’Neil’s America struck many cords with me.
The verdict for this episode is: the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder shows why voting blue is a waste of time.
In this episode, I show how the response to George Floyd’s murder by Democratic politicians demonstrates why voting blue is a waste of time.
The verdict for this episode is: the political parties only care about Karen.
In this episode, I use Biden’s recent comments about black voters and the House bill to show how the Democratic Party only cares about Karen.
Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine is one of the most important books I have read about the intensional cruelty of capitalism and America’s leading role in destroying the world in the name of corporate profits.
The verdict for this episode is: nothing the centrists can say will make me vote for Bloomberg.
In this episode, I discuss the racism, sexism, and the purchasing of the election by Mike Bloomberg.
The verdict for this episode is: now is the time!
In this episode, I remind everyone that now is the time for the revolution America has needed for 250 years.
Steven Greenhouse’s Beaten Down Worked Up is a critical look at the past, present and future of unions in America. While Greenhouse’s work, as he acknowledges, doesn’t provide the detail into historical incidents other books do, Beaten Down Worked Up is an important read.
I consider myself a student of history. I like to believe I have a good grip on why American history has unfolded the way it has unfolded.
Yesterday, I learned about the Teller and Platt Amendments for the first time. I’m writing about them because they say so much about the dominance America wishes to hold over other nations, the way American imperialism was a driving force behind Castro taking over Cuba, bungled foreign policy, oppressing people of color in the name of corporate profit, and outright racism and white supremacy on the part of the United States.