Is this the EU you were looking for?

The authoritarian capitalist regime that rules Greece has begun an unconstitutional and profoundly antidemocratic attack on Greek public broadcasting, yesterday announcing that all public radio and television stations were to be shut down by midnight. To understand what this means, imagine David Cameron sending riot police to shut down the …

Solidarity

It always takes a spark, a step too far by the powers that be, for people to rise up. They don’t always win. Often it’s just the beginning of a larger struggle. But once people know that they can rise up, that they have it in them to resist, no …

My curse upon your venom’d stang

Teeth. I hate teeth. If there is a Creator, the existence of teeth proves that He’s one evil son of a pre-Creator void. I don’t have a good history with dentists, especially not in the last ten years here in Germany. I don’t blame myself for this; it’s hard to …

Old Words

I’ve started reposting various things I’ve written that are no longer available or that I feel ought to be available directly from my site(s). This will be an ongoing process, but here are the first three links: Games for Adults A Moment of Perfect Beauty These were originally written for …

Stop Austerity

Austerity has been declared a strategy that cannot mathematically work by: Marxist economists classical liberal (capitalist) economists conservative economists There is no known example of austerity working. There are dozens of examples of austerity crashing economies. There are several modern examples showing that rejecting austerity has allowed economies to recover. …

The Right to the University

Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. – G.K. Chesterton I’ve certainly never made a secret of the fact that I didn’t particularly enjoy the process of getting an education. Wait, let me be clearer: I hated school. I really fucking hated …

Making Numbers Go Up, or Games and Selfishness

I’ve heard the argument repeated a number of times that games are an essentially capitalist artform. This argument takes several shapes, and focuses particularly on the types of games that are all about “making numbers go up”: 1. Games have developed at a time in human history when capitalism is …

Words!

It may be that writing Would You Kindly Not has cost me a great deal of support in certain quarters, where I am now considered an evil white privileged (ahaha) oppressor for daring to question the dogma of identity politics and gender stereotyping, but frankly when I think about the …