Resistance Is Futile

What I like about Wendy Brown’s books is that all she says is easily provable. Years after she wrote her stuff, examples abound of everything she predicted coming true. Democracy is an empty word because voters can’t decide anything that doesn’t serve the needs of global capital. Look at Brexit. People voted for a tiny little bit of resistance to liquid capital. And what? Nobody cares. National governments are both impotent and unwilling to make it happen. People who voted on the issue have been labeled what nobody wants to get labeled and then some, ridiculed, and dismissed.

And it’s one example after another. In any area of human life, resistance to fluidity is severely castigated. Vote, don’t vote, what’s going to happen is what helps capital flit about faster. Just think about it. Here in the US, starting with Reagan (because that’s when the neoliberal revolution began), which administration did anything to put even a tiny crimp in the movement of global capital?

We don’t have a political force that supports neoliberalism and a political force that opposes it. Instead, we have a political force that supports it and a political force that refuses to acknowledge it exists.

Christmas Prophecy

At my favorite Christmas event “Brunch with Santa” that features really great oysters and shrimp (oysters and shrimp have nothing to do with this story. I simply like mentioning them), a very old gentleman approached me right after we sat down.

“You have between 8 to 10 good years left with her,” he said pointing at Klara. “Enjoy them now because once they are over. . . It’s really bad! Kids are cute at this age but give it a few more years and. . . Ugh!!”

I don’t have a fun punch line to the story because I really porked out on those oysters. We are invited to a dinner party tonight, and I have no idea how we are going to go because we can’t look at food any more.