What does it mean to be a “radical” in the United States? Does it mean anything? Many self-styled “radicals” in the US are petty bourgeois, myself included. How should the petty bourgeois radical approach revolutionary writing? Should they approach it at all? How can the petty bourgeois radical (or PBR for short) be in a position to critique capitalism when they profit from the exploitation of third world labor; when they own Apple laptops and use Facebook; when, just by existing, they tacitly support countless amoral, multi-national corporations? Can PBRs call themselves radicals in any true sense? Can they advocate any anti-capitalist agenda without collapsing into self-parody?
Hi there! My name is Asher. I used to have a pretty elaborate personal website, but over the past couple years, I stopped doing much with it. It seemed more fitting (and a hell of a lot cheaper) to start up this little blog to replace the old, bloated monstrosity that I barely ever updated. There were a lot of comics and animated shorts on the old website that I probably won’t transfer over here, because I made them in high school, and they embarrass me.
I hate writing introductory posts like this, so I’m gonna stop. Stay tuned, though, ’cause I’ll be posting plenty of insufferable writing in the near future!