Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr



Dismantling Capitalism: Strategy for Ending Veteran Suicide

Images of flag-draped coffins are often attributed to wars fought abroad. A seldom acknowledged internal battle, however, also poses a danger to U.S. service members. In 2014, twenty veterans took their lives every day. The risk for suicide among veterans was... Continue Reading →

Cinco de Mayo & the Battle Against Oppression

Cinco de Mayo is not an opportunity to make a caricature of Mexican culture. Every single year - as if on schedule - people break out their sombreros, draw on crooked mustaches, and add the letter "o" at the end... Continue Reading →

Syria & Everyday Chemical Attacks in America

President Trump authorized an airstrike against Syria in response to "an affront to humanity" that killed 100+ "innocent children and babies" in a chemical attack. But America is in no moral position to wag its finger at Syria. Anyone who... Continue Reading →

A Critique of Moore’s 10-Point Plan

Moore writes as if all these problems began the moment Trump was inaugurated. By saying we simply need to “stop Trump” – we focus on one person as opposed to the larger structures of racism, heteropatriarchy, and capitalism. Trump is just the most visible and visceral representative of an oppressive system. Even if Trump has a “much-shortened presidential term,” we are still left with an oppressive apparatus.

Bloody Hands: The Democratic Party’s War on Immigrants

In the past week, Immigration Customs Enforcement has arrested 600 undocumented immigrants. The Trump administration is, understandably, the target of criticism - while liberal politicians (i.e. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, etc.) present the Democratic Party as a solution to the... Continue Reading →

Patriotism Leaves No Room for Unity

Donald Trump is officially the 45th president of the United States. Since the inauguration, our eyes and ears have been saturated with a declaration from Trump’s speech: “when you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice”.... Continue Reading →

Against Working With Trump

  The Need for Protest I am hearing and reading a lot of comments criticizing the anti-Trump rallies. Some common arguments have been that they are “pointless” and “stop traffic”. But it is important to remember that – unless you... Continue Reading →

Against the Lesser Evil: Part 2 of 2

I am tired of the simple-minded assertion that Green Party voters will tip the election in favor of Donald Trump. The standard argument used to support this idea - that Al Gore lost the 2000 presidential race to George Bush... Continue Reading →

Against the Lesser Evil: Part 1 of 2

As November inches closer, our eyes and eardrums are being bombarded with propaganda about the futility of voting for a Third Party candidate. The typical, head-in-the-sand argument is, more or less, as follows: 'Every vote that is not for Hillary... Continue Reading →

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