Dispatches From A Collapsing State | Jared Yates Sexton

Jared Yates Sexton
The home for Jared Yates Sexton's political, cultural, and historical writings diagnosing a world in crisis and searching for a better, realer, more human future
Created 17 Feb 2021
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  • THE CRISIS OF LIVING IN A BROKEN SOCIETY
    02 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 14 2
    The morning is soaked through with dread. As the Supreme Court of the United States of America, a historically oppressive and contemporarily crooked body, begins to hear the case of Dobbs v. Jackson W...
  • On The Outside Looking In
    01 Dec 2021 • 1 min read • 6 1
    The soap opera that is the Right Wing fringe took another turn this week as the red-pilled QAnon faithful clashed with those nearer to the Republican mainstream. Lin Wood, who has traveled the country...
  • To Burn It All Down
    17 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 11 2
    This week Steve Bannon surrendered to federal authorities after being found guilty of contempt of Congress for not cooperating with a subpoena to face the January 6th Commission. Thus ended weeks of s...
  • The Fantasy of Violence as Violence
    10 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 15 4
    The video is…pretty pathetic. An edit of the anime Attack On Titan, it’s a childish fantasy that reduces complicated and nuanced politics with wild-eyed conflict. In it, Democratic politicians and fig...
  • Fascism as Capitalism's Emergency Protector
    05 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 17 2
    This article is an annotated collection of tweets from a thread posted on November 5th, 2021. It details how fascistic movements in the 20th century and now in the 21st function as emergency protectio...
  • A Completely Predictable Disaster: Virginia and the Need for Courage
    03 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 21 2
    Everyone felt pretty certain what Tuesday would bring. The pundit and political class were trading messages and texts fretting over prospects in Virginia. Glenn Youngkin had momentum, thanks to a potp...
  • CONTROL THROUGH IMPLIED AND ACTUAL VIOLENCE
    28 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 15 2
    To be honest, it’s a nightmare. The possibility that the Right might resort to outright and widespread violence has been brewing for awhile now, but the current signs that those fears are coming to pa...
  • ODDS & ENDS: MANCHIN, SUPPLY ISSUES, FACEBOOK'S ALTERNATE REALITY, UPDATE ON THE NEW BOOK
    21 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 3
    We’ve got too much to talk about today, so we’re doing a triple-stuffed Odds & Ends edition of Dispatches From A Collapsing State, talking about Joe Manchin’s holding the Democratic Party hostage unle...
  • How An Attempted Coup Becomes A Successful Coup
    13 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 23 0
    Like all things Trump, the former president’s video was equal parts absurd and disturbing. On what should have been veteran Ashli Babbitt’s thirty-sixth birthday, her family played a taped message fro...
  • This Isn't a Game, This Isn't Entertainment
    05 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 20 3
    I’m exhausted, and I know you are too. This entire debacle over the passage of President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure and Social Safety Net bills has put more gray hair in hair and beard than almost any...
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