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Trout Fisting In America #55 – The Death of America

When I was growing up people started worrying if The American Dream—the idea that opportunity was available to all, that if you worked hard enough you could get ahead, etc.—still existed. The recession of the early 90’s had called the … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #54 – The Hypermodern Condition

I’m not even going to try and make this cohere, to journey smoothly from idea to idea. That kind of linearity no longer exists, and as such it is a lie. By Hypermodernism I mean the era that has arrived … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #53 – The Democratic Party

To belong to the Democratic party in 2017, or to even have a rooting interest in the party b/c the alternative is so much worse, is to be trapped in the backseat of a car while the two people in … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America # 52 – The Conservative Movement

‘The market is rational, the government is dumb,’ says the republican congressman, a member of the government, thinking himself smart. It goes by many names: anarcho-capitalism, libertarianism, free-market capitalism, public choice, the radical right, but they eventually settled on conservative … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #51 – Utopian Visions, Or Can Your Trout Fisting Dialectics Break Electric Bricks?

To live without dead time, to live without restraints. The fascists are coming, those undersexed lowlifes. Ideology can only shatter to pieces when confronted w/radical subjectivity. /endless rupture & priceless ecstasy How will workers survive if there’s no work? How … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #49 – Elections

In theory it’s the only power any of us actually have, those of us without money, without access to power. No wonder the government wants to keep us from voting (note: all links open in a new tab, b/c there’s a … Continue reading

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Trout Fisting In America #48 – Civility

For a nation that implicitly & silently supports mass murder and a white supremacist police state, we sure are sensitive about which words people use. You’d think after all this time people would realize that civility and good manners don’t … Continue reading

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