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Lies, Damn lies, and Turning your back on your base to further your political ambitions
Geoff Young is a masterclass in how to get young populist/anti-imperialist peoples’ hopes up only to watch them be dashed at the last minute - a student of Bernie Sanders perhaps?
Honestly I’m writing this for a few reasons, one is to prove I’m not dead - sorry if you’re a subscriber who’s missed my work, I haven’t been writing as I’ve been so uninspired to write as the most obvious media myths have fallen apart in real time and I’m never one for a game of “I told you so.”, I’m far too modest.
The second is, it is mostly a comment on the piece written by Infrahaz, found below.
Third, I just felt that being September it’s time to remind people of the name of the game in establishment politics: lying. Insert “Shocked face” here.
To start, we all know it. Every politician does it and they do it fragrantly now that corporate media exists solely to cover for them and carry water on their behalfs, even sometimes falling on the sword (Chris Cuomo, anyone?) for them. nil sub sole novum
However, to see someone like Geoff Young do it is both entirely unsurprising while still being simultaneously disappointing as well. I also am with Haz in that I’ve never endorsed any of these new breed of ghouls, not Geoff or Paula Jean or Nina Turner or… You get the picture? None of them. I find them all to be transparently thin and with no functioning moral compass that I can see. It’s all about power and doing what the corporate Democrats tell them to do, all the while taking your donations to them and giving them to corporate Democrats at risk of primary challenges.
Shameless. And very sad that there’s now an entire lumpen proletariat class of donation chasing streamer fanboy white knight defenders being formed around them on YouTube and Twitch - no names, but you all know them and you all ratio the fuck out of them in the comments. I see you out there. What a sad state of affairs. We are supposed to critique politicians, not Stan and yassify them you fucking nitwits.
Thanks, I’m out, enjoy your Labor Day weekend and I’ll see you just in time to remind you all that winter holidays are bullshit and you’ll never find happiness in buying shit you don’t need with money you don’t have. And to my European friends, may the odds be forever in your favor this winter.