[essay] The Tragedy of Darth Commons

Support the author! Did you hear the Tragedy of the Commons? I thought so. It’s exactly a story the liberal economists would tell you. “The Tragedy of the Commons” is a tired old saw that gets trotted out by know-nothing college kids whenever one of us has the gall, the audacity, to suggest a communal … Continue reading [essay] The Tragedy of Darth Commons

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[Essay] Fascism and Queerphobia

[Presented at the Gainesville Antifascist Committee community teach-on 7 OCT 2018] The queer community has been and will continue to be oppressed under capitalism, and fascism is only capitalism in decay, which is to say capitalism in fast forward, the mobilization of the professional-managerial class, and so queers have been historically and continue to be … Continue reading [Essay] Fascism and Queerphobia

[Essay] A Servile Nation: The greater implications of prison solidarity

  Praxagora:  I want all to have a share of everything and all property to be in common; there will no longer be either rich or poor; I shall begin by making land, money, property common to all. Blepyrus:  But who will till the soil? Praxagora:  Why, the slaves, of course. --Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae *** On … Continue reading [Essay] A Servile Nation: The greater implications of prison solidarity

Our Queer Ancestors: Das Institut Für Sexualwissenschaft

Hey so it’s October and October is traditionally the perfect time of year for getting sad about the past, so this is a thing I’m doing.  Expect lots and lots of posts in this series. Das Institut Für Sexualwissenschaft was founded in Berlin in 1919 by Magnus Hirschfeld and Arthur Kronfeld. From their headquarters in … Continue reading Our Queer Ancestors: Das Institut Für Sexualwissenschaft

I am a trans woman and y’all gotta cut this shit out

(Note: this here contains frank discussions of transphobic violence) Bealocwealm hafadh freone frecan forth onsended Giedd sculon singan gleomenn sorgiende on Meduselde (Terrible death has sent a brave warrior away from us; The minstrels will sing sad songs in the mead-hall) --Tolkien   My name is Gretchen Natalie White, and I’m a lot of things. … Continue reading I am a trans woman and y’all gotta cut this shit out

The Land Without a President (essay, politics and current events)

The 2016 election was interesting because nobody won. Both of the major parties went miles out of their way to field the absolute least appealing candidates they could dredge up, and these candidates campaigned to gain “support” on the platforms of not being one another. At the end of the day, Donald Trump “won” with … Continue reading The Land Without a President (essay, politics and current events)