Entries by John Q. Publius

Triumph of the (Well-Funded) Shrill: Exposing the Funding Networks of the Left

Months of sheltering-in-place have gone down the drain—along with tens of millions of jobs[1]—when rioters torched parts of dozens of American cities in response to media-generated outrage over the questionable killings of two black men (and one legitimate police phone call in Central Park). 1,288 public health professionals, infectious diseases professionals, and community stakeholders signed […]

A Fish Called Wakanda, Part 2: The Pervasiveness of Neo-Liberalism

Go to Part 1. So the Chamber of Commerce Republican talking points have even infected the Eastern Bloc. Even Italy has announced a pathway to legal residency for tens of thousands of “undocumented migrants” through work permit applications in the agricultural sector and for “domestic helpers.” Most agricultural production of seasonal fruits and vegetables in […]

A Fish Called Wakanda, Part 1

“You’ll say we’ve got nothing in common No common ground to start from And we’re falling apart You say the world has come between us Our lives have come between us Still I know you just don’t care… So what now? It’s plain to see we’re over”–Deep Blue Something, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Reliably, right when […]

The Men Who Make the Killings

The white male has become the monstrous Other in his own nation, a nation he does not recognize and that no longer recognizes him. In America, his invisible suffering finally found a voice after one mention of liberal Hollywood icon Rosie O’Donnell as a fat pig changed everything. Be-cucked and floundering, the Republican establishment looked […]

The Shadow Architecture of Electoral Politics 

“I have called you by name; you are mine.”-Isaiah 43:1 One of the hallmarks of neo-liberalism is its “namelessness,” that is to say that it largely operates anonymously, in the shadows, or by not calling something by its real name: “human rights,” “liberal democracy,” et cetera. It is power for cowards. To quote George Monbiot: […]

The Coronavirus Silver Linings Playbook

Greetings fellow anthropoids! Having received the day’s talking points from CNN, I will dutifully refrain from calling the viral scourge of the globe “Chinese.” I do not know if it is appropriate to cite the origin of the saying/curse “May you live in interesting times,” so I will not, but interesting times these are, at […]