Monthly Archives: June 2012

Living in His Parents Basement Part 2: The Ideological Image

From The Speed of Dreams guest author Gregory Lucero. For part 1 of comrade Greg’s series on Living in His Parents Basement: An Exercise in Settler Ideology go here.

Illustration 1: The ideological picture of the typical “basement dweller.”

We can now examine the ideology as presented in society at large with the the background of the tools of analysis we found in part I. In this section, we’ll look at the dominant ideology of shame related to those living with family, see how it statistically affects people within the United States, and touch briefly on some issues regarding sex and gender.

The ideological trope of a man “living in their parents basement” implies an immense immaturity and social failure in life. The failure of the individual is implied in several key fashions. First, it’s implied in an economic manner. The individual in question never reached a level of economic independence from not having a job, working on low paying jobs, or from spending money on frivolous things which frequently imply toys, video games, comics, or movies. Thus, we can see the individual remains immature and never moved along to living on their own while still economically depending on their parents. Secondly, it implies a social failure. It implies a failure because it’s assumed that such an individual either remains under parental control in a substantive way or they ironically exist as an “ungrateful child” who rebels against the rightful and reasonable demands of the parent. Read the rest of this entry

Lakota Blockade White Clay

From the Cante Tenza Okolakiciye – Strong Heart Warrior Society. Cante Tenza Okolakiciye also known as the Strong Heart WarriorSociety of the Lakota Nation is an ancient Lakota warrior society as well as abroad-based civil rights movement that works to protect, enforce and restoretreaty rights, civil rights, and sovereignty of Native people and theircommunities across Turtle Island.

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WHAT:  Traffic blockade of White Clay, Nebraska in order to stop the illegal transport of alcohol onto Pine Ridge Reservation. Friday will be one of the busiest days of the summer as monthly checks come out prior to the July 4th holiday.On Thursday night, Chief Robert Greenwald of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) Department of Public Safety agreed to cooperate with the blockade and enforcement of OSTCode 88.01.  Strong Heart welcomes this participation and noted Greenwald’s past statement in a May public meeting, that he wished to work more closely with traditional warrior societies like Strong Heart.

“The Strong Heart Warrior Society is asserting Lakota customarylaw, which is full sovereignty,” explained Strong Heart Headsman Canupa GluhaMani (Duane Martin Sr.).  Read the rest of this entry

US Imperialism and Regional Reactionaries Line Up with First Worldist ‘Revolutionaries’ Against Syria

From the comrades over at Anti-Imperialism.Com.

Over the past year, the US-led imperialism and its junior partners in the region have waged a relentless proxy war against the Syrian Republic. Under the guise of a popular revolt,reactionaries have armed and trained rebel groups to carry out attacks against the Syria’s state and civilian population.

One of imperialism’s most surprising allies in its assault against the Syrian people have been various ‘revolutionaries’ in the First World. Typically First Worldist and hence reactionary in their own right, such nominal ‘radicals’ from core-economy countries have championed the slogan ‘No to Assad. No to foreign intervention’ Read the rest of this entry