May 21, 2020
Mike Davis is a historian, political activist, and writer. He is the author of many books including City of Quartz, Buda’s Wagon, and Planet of Slums. Davis has also written for The Nation and The New Statesman among other magazines and publications. Davis is also an editor of the New Left Review.
He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Lannan Literary Award.
Davis is also a Distinguished Emeritus Professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.
Mike Davis warns that the pandemic is only the first in a series of disasters which will include food and fresh water shortages, loss of jobs to AI, robotics and other new technologies, global climate change, and growing income and wealth inequality which change the world as we know it.
Mike Davis also explains how if the Republicans lose control of the United States Congress, presidency, and other ruling bodies that there will likely be civil unrest as right-wing paramilitaries join together with White Americans en masse to fight a low intensity conflict modeled on the Jim Crow South’s “massive resistance” against the civil rights movement.
And Professor Davis warns that the Republican Party in the Age of Trump may represent the single greatest threat to human civilization in the world today.
Chauncey DeVega explains how white right-wing terrorism is a very effective strategy in the Age of Trump. The most recent example: Trump’s street thugs effectively intimidated the Michigan legislature to shut down for fear of violence in the form of fake pandemic “protests”.
Chauncey also shares a story about the interesting and strange happenings in his neighborhood during the pandemic.
And Chauncey DeVega continues to share public health advice about the pandemic. What should you do if you are stuck in your home with a ghost during the stay-at-home quarantine?
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