Founder, Literary representation by @evewhiteagency. I like disco and the sunlight can kill me, but I repeat myself.
I just published Why Didn’t Americans Take Fascism Seriously Until it Was Too Late?
“Society doesn’t need more markets. It needs systems. Healthcare systems, financial systems, education systems — that deliver not just efficiency, but creativity, trust, sanity, trust, opportunity, imagination, health, beauty, purpose.”
“Thick ownership is more valuable than thin ownership. Me being a joint owner of a healthcare, retirement, education, childcare system is far, far more valuable than me owning endless amounts of status-envy-inducing consumer goods.”
RT @sjwrenlewis: This is parroting the Tory line that austerity was Labour's fault. As wrong coming from the left as it was from the right.…
RT @Tweet_Dec: No but tell us how you really feel The Guardian 🤣
Warren’s platform is just super smart. I say that as someone who thinks more or less everything in American politics and thinking is comically m stupid right about now. It’s no joke, more or less a rewriting of the social contact America badly needs.
This is such an important idea. One thing we don’t talk about is how badly broken venture capital is as a source of entrepreneurship etc. It can make pointless junk like Facebook but rarely does anything useful anymore.
RT @RealMattLucas: No. Because I would leave that room.
Can someone just turn the universe off now please
RT @misslaneym: This man was told his lost dog was spotted in a local field. This is what happened when he picked him up 😂…
“If an entire nation is dying in poverty — it can hardly be the people’s fault. It must be the system’s. Despite lifetimes of grueling work — Americans are left with less than nothing. What kind of a life is that?”
“The American public sphere refuses to use the lexicon, concepts, history of fascism to describe right now — and that is promoting the myth that what’s happening in America is something that’s not fascism, something that will magically go away.”
Ok it’s disco and puppy time for me. Snowy plays the drums in case you were wondering. Hang in there and I hope you guys are all having a fun weekend! 💘
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Time for some sleaze, hate, patriarchy, and propaganda, amirite
RT @ranimolla: Here's the final diversity pandering BINGO board. Thanks for all these great suggestions!
It’s great being able to basically edit and mix a session of vocals in the laptop but you don’t wanna go the whole t pain
It’s made of ideas from the rest of the rich world, so yeah. We don’t need some kind of scholarship test to prove it, we just need to look at Europe
Dehumanization has deep, deep roots in America
This is the American take, it harks back to old myths of self reliance. I differ. I think authoritarianism happens when people lose the capacity to care for one another, to be equals in shared dignity and worth
RT @markrendle: @umairh Fox & Friends: Will you endorse Pence in the 2024 election. Trump: lol like that's ever going to happen. F&F: The…
When u were the bitch and the chump both
History tells us that prosperity doesn’t come from a false sense of “prudence”, it comes from people investing in each other, to build and do things everyone needs. Anglos don’t seem capable of getting this, and it’s the reasons their societies are collapsing
“Prudence” is a politely foolish way of saying “chronic, massive underinvestment.” Anglo conservatism is the biggest failure in the world, and if that’s not clear, take a hard look at America and Britain
RT @coherence_e: « La violence, sous quelque forme qu’elle se manifeste, est un échec. » Jean-Paul Sartre
RT @NickyPenttila: “What kind of people are so afraid of a four month old baby that they tear apart their own democracy just to persecute h…
RT @edwardnh: Bloomberg seems to be calling for war
Snowy’s grinning atcha
RT @NudeEskimo: unmute
Just your everyday...planet melting down
His final failure will be trying to bring down American democracy, and his name will live in scorn and disgrace (ironically enough)
This is all one of modern history’s most transparent setups to fully collapse a democracy into tyranny. It’s very real if you ask me and they are going to try it. Whether they get away with it is the question
Don’t you think that if we have a war with Iran, and it goes nuclear, as it will, cause they’re itching to nuke someone, martial law will be declared more or less the next day? I do. I can see it happening just—snap—like that.
RT @brooklynrob: @umairh I don't know if people think it's alarmist anymore. I do think, unlike, say, the people of Hong Kong, we have beco…
The question is whether Americans see all this coming yet, or if it’s still derided as “alarmism”. Have we learned yet that the worst, way faster and harder than we think? And that these are indeed real fascists? You tell me
You have to hand it to the American fascists, they’re going all in. Camps, dehumanization, institutionalized hate and violence, check. Next up, war, martial law, Reichstag Fire style power seizures
So the plan is a) start another fake war, possibly nuclear b) while accepting “help” from foreign powers for dirt and propaganda on ur opponents, that’s a nice path to martial law and “postponing” the next election
RT @ChristopherWr11: Melt ponds open in Arctic as permafrost melts at levels not expected until 2090
RT @jessphillips: It wasn't perfect but my life & my son's lives were changed by the last Labour government. I will never stop being gratef…
When your real boss is vlad putin not the American people
RT @guyverhofstadt: Today, in 1985, five countries signed The Schengen Agreement. The #Schengen Area is one of the greatest successes of…
Let me get this straight, the average American doesn’t have decent healthcare or retirement and capitalism’s latest IPO is an overpriced exercise bike with an internet connection so you can get shouted at
RT @ECMcLaughlin: Every American should read this. @umairh
RT @TheRaDR: “We have what I would call a concentration camp system... a mass detention of civilians without trial.” 24 people *that we kn…
RT @Peterman43: A fascinating explanation for the rise of Trumpism in the US and around the world America’s Invisible Depression by @umairh
RT @BBC6Music: Has another debut album had such an impact? Joy Division's visceral Unknown Pleasures was released 40 years ago today. Lis…
RT @StormyDaniels: And I hope to be remembered for being a virgin **eyeroll**
RT @jbendery: This is a big deal and it's dropping on a Friday evening when people aren't paying much attention. More science being stripp…
RT @BecketAdams: whoever pulls the knife from the gator's head is the new king of texas
"Poverty in America, in other words, has become endemic and ubiquitous because its systemic and structural. It’s baked into the system. It’s a feature, not a bug." ALICE: asset limited, income constrained, employed. @umairh
RT @jimnobu: @pomeranian99 @czesco @umairh @doctorow I did a thread a while back with this piece as a jumping-off point…
RT @BillWDavis: @Chaos2Night @pomeranian99 @timoreilly @umairh @doctorow That article uses a horrible measure of 'income' including employe…
43% of American households can’t afford a budget that includes housing, food, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and a cellphone. Translation: nearly half of Americans can’t afford the basics of life anymore. —@umairh
RT @pizza_scientist: @aaronlage @pomeranian99 @timoreilly @umairh @doctorow i love my first world luxuries of having a way to get to work,…
RT @pomeranian99: "America is a poor country now." A very good and sobering @umairh essay parsing new stats showing that 43% cannot afford…
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