The Goblin Speaks
My God, if ever the world needs me, it’s now.
And that can only mean shit has gotten weird.
I’m going to finally re-start and attempt to maintain this page, after a long and inexcusable hiatus. I’ve watched the rise of the “alt-right,” the election of Trump, and the emergence of the GOP as the most dangerous organization on earth (with apologies to Noam Chomsky for being first to note that.)
I’ve also been heartened by the emergence of genuine resistance to the rising authoritarian regime here in the US, and it’s long past time I got my ass in gear and started pulling my weight.
To that end, I am changing the focus of this page, away from the labor-heavy focus of the past, and towards an emphasis on critical reporting and radical critique of Trumpism and neoliberal capitalism. This is a subtle change, since there have always been a fair amount of diverse subject matter posted here, but I think it’s important to state from the outset that all of our issues, from labor to LGBTQ rights, immigration to women’s reproductive freedom, the environment to indigenous rights, are at this historical moment almost indistinct from each other. Corporate rule has now been edified in the person of Donald Trump, and we must join with each other’s struggles if we are to mount an effective resistance.
We are now in a state of war, and it’s all hands on deck. We cannot afford the internecine squabbling of identity politics. Trump and his cronies are the enemy, and all of their enemies are our allies.