Plebeian Glenn

I'm Glenn - a Trotskyist, fan of folk and soul, and aspiring motorcycle rider.

No to Scottish independence under bourgeois terms! For the unity of the Scottish, English, Irish, and Welsh working class!

Come all of you workers who toil night and day
By hand and by brain to earn your pay
Who for centuries long past for no more than your bread
Have bled for your countries and counted your dead

- Dick Gaughan, Workers’ Song

This summer saw an increase in shootings, many gang-related, on the streets of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. Youth, in particular, are at risk: From 2008 to 2012, more than 1,100 of the city’s 2,389 homicide victims were under the age of 25.

The politicians and media offer no explanation for these conditions beyond a need for more police, with some even calling for the National Guard to be deployed. But residents offer a different take—that after years of increasing inequality and cuts to social services, some youth in the city feel they have no future and find that gangs bring money and status that is otherwise hard to find.

velocityvsreality:

Trotsky slays the monster of counter-revolution with the aid of his mechanical horse. (Birthday prestent for a dear friend)

velocityvsreality:

Trotsky slays the monster of counter-revolution with the aid of his mechanical horse. (Birthday prestent for a dear friend)

To write a song like this, knowing full well that the decrepit media establishment will crucify you for your candour, is nothing short of courageous.

Living in the wasteland of the free, where the poor have now become the enemy

Let’s blame our troubles on the weak ones

Sounds like some kind of Hitler remedy

Living in the wasteland of the free

Iris Dement, Living in the Wasteland of the Free