Author Archives: mlrock2012

About mlrock2012

I'm a Jewish, twentysomething Aspie living in New York City. I'm a huge politics and history buff interested in both domestic and international affairs.

Rudy Giuliani’s Admission Is No Surprise

When former New York City mayor and Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday that the president reimbursed Michael Cohen, another attorney of his, for the $130,000 Cohen paid to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels … Continue reading

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A Message to the Left: Stop Empowering Nazis

Dear socialists, communists, anarchists, and other assorted far left rapscallions, Despite my disagreements with you, I tend to agree with the core tenets of what you believe. That said, many of you, whether you realize it or not, are empowering … Continue reading

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Local Pizzeria Helps Antifa Distinguish Delivery Boys from Nazis

Antifa Member Holding Pizza Sign. Digital Image. Kiwi Farms. Web. 6 December 2017. <kiwifarms.is> NEW YORK – The staff of popular Manhattan pizzeria Papa Tony’s are in shock after one of their delivery boys was knocked unconscious by an Antifa … Continue reading

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Big Changes Underway at the Disaffected American

Hey everyone! Sorry for not being as able to share my commentary as I used to be. Life keeps me busier than before. That said, some big changes are underway at The Disaffected American which will be revealed upon the publishing … Continue reading

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Beinart and Mandel Discuss Trump, Clinton, at JCC Manhattan

  On Monday evening, liberal and conservative journalists Peter Beinart and Bethany Mandel, respectively, held a talk at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan prior to the first presidential debate between real estate executive Donald J. Trump and former Secretary … Continue reading

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My First Impressions of the 2016 Republican National Convention

  The general election season got off to a rocky start on Monday as New York businessman Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, prepared to accept their nominations for president and vice president at the Republican … Continue reading

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Jermaine Himmelstein and the 80-20 Rule

Everyone knows that New York City is a great place for people watching. Its buskers, immigrants, and various eccentric characters of local legend can enable tourists to have a truly exciting visit without requiring them to pay extra at the … Continue reading

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Ming China, Precursor to European Dictatorship: Part 5, Militant Authoritarianism

  In the first post of this series, I defined fascism as: a political system distinguished by an emphasis on patriarchal, rural values; corporatist economic policy; extreme nationalism and patriotism, often involving extreme xenophobia and/or racism; and militant authoritarianism in … Continue reading

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Ming China, Precursor to European Dictatorship: Part 4, Nationalism, Patriotism, Xenophobia and Racism

  In the first post of this series, I defined fascism as: a political system distinguished by an emphasis on patriarchal, rural values; corporatist economic policy; extreme nationalism and patriotism, often involving extreme xenophobia and/or racism; and militant authoritarianism in … Continue reading

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Ming China, Precursor to European Dictatorship: Part 3, Corporatist Economic Policy

  In the first post of this series, I defined fascism as: a political system distinguished by an emphasis on patriarchal, rural values; corporatist economic policy; extreme nationalism and patriotism, often involving extreme xenophobia and/or racism; and militant authoritarianism in … Continue reading

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