Category Archives: Modes of control

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

writes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Yes, that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. And he simply nails it, by calling out how the racism discussion is/will be a smoke-screen: [U]nless we want the Ferguson atrocity to also be swallowed and become nothing more than an intestinal … Continue reading

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“Sharing economy” is a euphemism for exploitation

CBS has a post up titled 5 ways the “sharing” economy works against workers. For those who don’t know, “sharing economy” refers to companies like AirBnB and Uber that have non-employees rent out private property like appartments or cars, and … Continue reading

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NFL: reflecting barbaric mores

As Shutdown Corner points out, the NFL has upped their abysmal handling of the Rice situation (my emphasis): The NFL is still being criticized for giving Ray Rice a light, two-game suspension, as well it should. The league did a … Continue reading

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The powerless get disciplined, the powerful not so much

BNP Paribas has just paid a rather large fine for circumventing US sanctions, HSBC paid a (significantly smaller) fine for laundering money of criminal organizations, yet in both of these cases the decision makers have been untouched – undermining any … Continue reading

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Why does anyone think it a good idea to make fun of the oppressed?

Blizzard Entertainment releases April Fool’s related to their games, typically well thought-out and funny. This year, however, they succumbed to gamer’s disease and decided to publish something (“Artcraft—Remaking the Female Draenei”) that was racist, ableist, made fun of the poor, … Continue reading

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