Letter from an American

An On
Reviewing the first rough draft of history from a materialist perspective
Created 10 Jun 2021
  • 1/10/22
    10 Jan 2022 • 5 min read
    Wag the Dog is a 1997 American political satire film centering on a spin doctor and a Hollywood producer who fabricate a war in Albania to distract from a presidential sex scandal. War is may be just ...
  • 1/9/22
    09 Jan 2022 • 5 min read
    The CPC is the leading entity guiding China, the most important country in the world in terms of population and economy. While US ruling class acamedia will carry annual messages from the Queen of Eng...
  • 1/8/22
    08 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    Candidate Biden told us that he would “shut down the virus.” He told us, “Anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as president of the United States of America.” That was unfor...
  • 1/7/21
    07 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    So it happened. That is, the political theater of January 6. Literal theater, by the way, as the Demopublicans, representing the consensus Dream Hoarding top 20% bourgeoisie, had “Hamilton” cast membe...
  • 1/6/22
    06 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    Clashes between anti-government protesters and state forces in Kazakhstan have forced Central Asia into an unexpected crisis. Kazakhstan has about 19 million people and is the ninth largest country in...
  • 1/5/22
    05 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
    The US ruling class is composed of its billionaires and the capitalist democracy, i.e. those who have capital, of the top 20% Dream Hoarders. They are united in their class interests, but are a fracti...
  • 1/4/22
    04 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
    The lines between neoliberalism and its discontents domestically and internationally are becoming clearer. Yesterday morning, acamedia was filled with the ‘news’ that their bete noir, former president...
  • 1/3/22
    03 Jan 2022 • 1 min read
    The Democrats preparing for the midterms of 2022 having little more to run on than the fact that they won in 2020. So, for them, the “big story of the new year” is what we will learn from the ̶T̶h̶e̶ ...
  • 1/2/22
    02 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
    On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed his name to the Emancipation Proclamation, just about a year after he ordered the largest mass execution in US history as 38 Dakota warriors were h...
  • 12/31/21
    31 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    For as long as I’ve been writing this substack, I’ve referred to ‘Biden’s handlers’ rather than Biden himself. Biden himself is a shambles, periodically reanimated for short bursts. He’s pushing 80, a...
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