Wassup with President-elect Donald Trump’s fixation with the 80s and ramping up military spending? Even if you cast aside the confusing media cycle of Trump tweeting about how the US needs new nukes (as an aside, President Obama proposed spending $1 trillion to upgrade America’s nuclear arsenal), doubling down with a declaration to MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and […]Read More The Error of Trump’s Weapons-Chasing Ways
After losing the Presidential election, Hillary Clinton and her merry band of campaign planners have blamed nearly EVERYONE for why she missed her November coronation. They blamed Huma Abedin, one of Clinton’s insiders. They blamed so-called “fake news.” The F.B.I. Self-Hating White chicks. Angry-Azz White dudes. Putin. Millennials. Think about that for a moment — […]Read More Unpacking Trumpland: The Unmentioned Way Hillary Clinton Played Herself
I want to continue my thoughts from yesterday about the possibility of another economic crisis ahead and what President-elect Donald Trump could do for the poor and middle class. For starters, I’m going to state two things that will make Conservatives and Liberals cackle and become pissed — not necessarily in that order or at the same […]Read More Unpacking Trumpland: Will He Avoid the Economic Storm Ahead?
“And now Yellen raised the rates.” I’ll get back to the importance of Yellen in a moment. There’s so much to unpack with this blog, given the panic of fake news, the Trumpocalypse and Evil Muva Russia 2.0 — I’ll need a series of posts to cover everything. But I want to start by explaining […]Read More Unpacking Trumpland: The Economic Storm Ahead
I’ve decided to riff on Time Magazine and name my own Person of the Year, plus four entries for the short list. Needless to say that my take will differ a bit. 1. Vladimir Putin The Russia President changed the decades-long Neoliberal regime change machine in addition to changing the West’s entire narrative. Do a word cloud […]Read More mentalunrest’s 2016 Person of the Year
The 2016 National Book Award-winning poetry book, The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky, describes a depressing and violent world of wars, societal dismemberment from the assault of free trade agreements, migrant crises, inequality, xenophobia, and dictatorial oligarchs. Borzutzky’s prescription for living in this mad world is to take on a “spiritual mission in […]Read More WordCraft: The Performance of Becoming Human by Daniel Borzutzky