Monthly Archives: January 2018

On the Myth of Benevolent Capitalism: Bezos, Buffett & Diamon. Almost Marx comments

  Don’t call Mr. Bezos a ‘disrupter’! Capitalism is about profit at any cost , it is never about  self-congratulatory Neo-Liberal mendacious rhetorical posing.  Call him an opportunist like all other Capitalist. Mr. Bezos is, in his other guises, owner … Continue reading

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Gideon Rachman defends the “Global Rules-Based Order”. Old Socialist comments.

The foreshortened evolution of Financial Times propaganda:  The Rebellion Against the Elites to the Populist Menace frames Mr. Rachman latest essay,  intervention,  as Corporatist advocate/apologists, that continues to exploit the seemingly endless political irrationalism of Trump. Yet Trump, like his … Continue reading

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janan.ganesh@ft.com warns of ‘these over-politicised times’. American Writer comments

Never fear, Mr. Ganesh has never even approached books like the collection of essays published by Harvard University Press of the Cahiers du Cinema edited by Jim Hillerman,  What is Cinema 1 & 2 by Andre Bazin published by University … Continue reading

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Nick Park is a Genius! American Writer comments

As an American kid, who grew up in the 1950’s watching the ‘Wonderful World of Disney’ ,and its many iterations with my younger brothers and sisters, Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromet video collection was something I gave to my best … Continue reading

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Whither @iamDavidFrum? Political Cynic’s pretentiously framed question

Where is the self-proclaimed  ‘Wise Republican Elder’ @iamDavidFrum when we need him, to interpret Trump & Trumpism? The midwives of Trump created the possibility/actuality of a Trump & are now full of theories, that adroitly avoids confronting their own political … Continue reading

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@BretStephensNYT rapprochement with the dreaded Trump. Almost Marx scoffs!

Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative … Continue reading

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‘Its all about Andy Divine’, episode MMMMMVIII: Myra B. reads part of his latest political melodrama.

Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative … Continue reading

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