More substantial blog posts will be archived here for ease of access.


 

“On Trump’s dog whistling to neo-Nazis” (17 August 2017) – This essay works at unpacking the implications of ongoing political developments with regard to the fight against the white supremacist movement in the U.S., arguing that any response to the white American nationalism of the neo-Nazi with “plain old” American nationalism is inadequate. I advance the notion that right-wing nationalism cannot be stopped without applying an alter-globalist mentality and trans-/multi-/inter-national approaches. (5,672 words)

“Transmodernity is Burning” (13 February 2017) – A schizoanalytic treatment of the notions of “transracialism” and “transgenderism” (used advisedly) as they emerge in Paris is Burning (1990). This comparative and intersectional retrospective analysis is a review of a now classic documentary film, infused with reflections on contemporary race and sex politics, investigating the controversial notion of what it means to be “transrace,” taking the sensationalized Rachel Dolezal affair as a starting point to unpack the psychogenealogical and transgenerational experience implied by the notion of “transracialism,” mostly neglected in contemporary discussions surrounding the topic. Transrace and transgender affinities as well as apparent antagonism are explored. The text sheds light on the role of white supremacist ideology in regulating sexuality through the production of assimilationist transracial desire, additionally examining sexual parallels between white supremacism and the male supremacism implied by the notion of “Celestial Love,” rooted in Greek antiquity. (7,311 words)

“What is Net-Centric Warfare?” (06 November 2016) – On dilemmas facing opponents of war and imperialism in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, the future of war-profiteering, eumemicist racism, the “alt-right” rehashing of neo-Nazi occultism, and Net-Centric Warfare as black magic. (16,438 words)

“Together with Russia?” (17 July 2016) – This essay presents a critique of the pro-Russian strain of “geopolitical” thought which has become trendy among certain sections of the “anti-imperialist” Left in the USA and Western Europe. It is convincingly demonstrated that although many of these would-be “anti-imperialists” couch their reactionary worldview in the phraseological trappings of “Leninism,” they actually deviate from the Leninist conception of imperialism, substituting it for a crackpot theory of “ultra-imperialism” (also known as “super-imperialism”), an idea which Lenin expressly mocked as “ultra-nonsense” (10,069 words)

“Sanders is a fraud and not real socialism” (20 April 2016) – An open letter to socialists in the USA and anyone else who might be “feeling the Bern.” (3,414 words)

‘Dirty War’ Revelations Could Impact Race for the White House” (26 March 2016) – Analysis of how U.S. president Barack Obama’s promise to disclose military and intelligence secrets related to U.S. support for crimes against humanity committed by the Argentine military junta between 1976 and 1983 could impact campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, who have both accepted high profile endorsements from figures implicated in genocide. (2,556 words)

“On ‘Maoist Rebel News’ and the Folly of Ultraleftism-Third Worldism” (19 December 2015) – My debunking of a bogus ideology belonging to First World pseudo-revolutionaries. (11,107 words)

“In response to Jason Unruhe’s knee-jerk reaction to my criticism of ‘Third Worldism'” (19.12.2015)

“In response to Jason Unruhe’s second attempt at a rebuttal of my critique” (20.12.2015)

“More ‘Maoist Rebel News’ Hypocrisy (12.01.2016)

“Remembering Sun Ra: (Not a Jazz ‘Man’, but an Antiwar Hero)” (29 November 2015) – A look at the life of the African-American musician Le Sony’r Ra (1914-1993), better known by his stage name, Sun Ra, and the opposition to war he exhibited throughout his life, through the contextual prism of current events. (4,086 words)

“Cinema and Slavery in Romania” (30 August 2015) – In-depth review of the 2015 film Aferim! (3,201 words)

“European Pop Act First of its Kind to Perform in Pyongyang” (19 August 2015) – A closer examination of the band Laibach, associated cultural trends, and their decision to go on tour in North Korea. (2,613 words)

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