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Paul ADK

Ha! I wonder if she’s listed on the stock exchange, yet?

polarbear4

but she’s got Schumer on her side–why should she care. hope AZ voters decide diff.

Paul ADK

I heard a primary challenge is in the works. You know… I can’t think of two other places where a REAL progressive would be more attractive than Arizona and West Virginia.

Paul ADK

Why do people anywhere continue to vote for these opportunistic con artists? I will never understand it. People who wouldn’t dream of strolling blindly through any other area of their lives, are dazzled by advertising and various other bs. I live in NY, and I can’t remember the last time I voter for Schumer. There is usually a better alternative, or I leave it blank. Regardless of outcome good can come from voting for third party alternatives to the two headed oligarch party. Third parties with a growing capacity to garner votes benefit us all.

Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death
Aint Supposed to Die A Natural Death

I think Sinema ran as the complete opposite of who she is now.

Paul ADK

Yes. I wonder if she was teaching her course in corporate fundraising, at the time? There’s a dead giveaway.

jcitybone

jcitybone

wi63

The GQP is complaining about refugees at the boarder, Just wait till climate change refugees start abandoning the coastlines and head inland all over the world , if they can survive the heat– ex Pacific northwest this summer. Cant wait until POC that live on coastlines start to “invade” white rural America where they still unofically observe the old sundown laws. Some people in Wi are already having a shit fit about the Afgans that will stay in Wi

polarbear4

These 2 have got to go.

orlbucfan

Hear, hear!

Paul ADK

Senate leadership still gets elected by the Clinton/ corporate wing of the party. We’re making major gains in the House, however. It’s only a matter of time.

orlbucfan

T and R x 2, Ms. Benny!! 🙂

polarbear4
polarbear4

magsview

Thank you for the tip Polar Bear!

David Graeber Knew Ordinary People Could Remake the World

the available evidence shows is that the trajectory of human history has been a good deal more diverse and exciting and less boring than we tend to assume because, in an important sense, it has never been a trajectory. We never permanently lived in tiny hunter-gatherer bands. We also were never permanently egalitarian. If there is a defining trait of our prehistorical condition it is its bewildering capacity of shifting, almost constantly, across a diverse array of social systems of all kinds of political, economic, and religious nature.

Graeber and Wengrow’s suggestion is that the only way to explain this kaleidoscopic variety of social forms is to posit that our ancestors were not actually that stupid, but were instead self-conscious political actors, capable of fashioning their own social arrangements depending on circumstances. More often than not, people would choose to switch seasonally between sociopolitical identities as to avoid the perils of lasting authoritarian power.

And so, rather than asking “Why did inequality arise?”, the most interesting question to pose about human history becomes “Why did we get stuck with it?” This is only one of many kindred claims advanced in this astounding new book.

https://jacobinmag.com/2021/10/david-graeber-the-dawn-of-everything-human-history-anthropology