Whooshing Red: America After the Rain So much relies on a pint of Austin Eastciders and a pack of American Spirit menthols on an election night. The people the next table over analyzed at each other, talking about how long a certain area on a certain map would stay a certain color. I knew I shouldn’t have been there, but our […]
Whooshing Red: Beyond the Ballot Box Voting is a ritual. You walk into the polling place, take your seemingly-incomprehensible sheet of bubbles and numbers, slide it into the machine that makes sense of the chaos, and that’s the climax of two to four years of repressed political frustration. Voting is a ritual, and American society is intent on ritualizing it more. […]
Whooshing Red: Socialism Is… The Cold War ended with the red flag lowering over the Kremlin in 1991; 30 years later, The Hill reports that 70% of millennials would vote for a socialist. Gallup reports that about half of them prefer socialism over capitalism outright. Three decades of neoliberal hegemony — and the… mixed results thereof — look to […]
Thank You, Capitalism. Now, Goodbye Is capitalism really that great? Is socialism really that awful?