A flotilla of weapons-grade defeatism


Notice how quickly the meme formed?
I expected our outright enemies (and our wobbly allies) to grasp hold of the “Gaza flotilla” story like a life preserver, and they didn’t disappoint. The only thing missing was Dennis the Peasant chirping, “Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help! I’m being repressed!”

Alas, we also [...]

Left Playbook — Crash the Tea Parties


Ghandi famously charted the trajectory of his protest movement thus: “First they ignore us, then they ridicule us, then they fight us, then we win.”
In the aftermath of the hand-to-hand combat that was the Health Care Reform bill I think it is safe to say we are well into step three. (For the guardians of [...]