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November Monthly Digest
Top posts, Book Recommendation, Badass of the Month, Assorted Nonsense, Memes, Top Reader Comment, and A Quote.
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Top Posts from November
In a midterm referendum, Illinois voters amended the State Constitution guaranteeing workers the right to unionize and outlawing union-busting “right-to-work” laws.
I was fired last month, meaning I lost my health insurance. I detailed my foray into the American health insurance market, and how it is a system designed to reduce worker power for the benefit of Capitalists.
Last month the world’s richest man purchased America’s customer complaint board (Twitter) under the guise of “promoting free speech.” To no one’s surprise, Musk doesn’t actually care about free speech, as he funded the acquisition with money from repressive regimes and has a long history of silencing critics.
This month I read The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick. Written in the 1962, it tells the alternative history of if the Axis won WWII. You might be familiar with the TV show of the same name, which is also pretty good.
Worth a Read
Chapo Trap House’s Will Menaker’s words on the massacre of LGBTQ folk in Colorado Springs. (Transcribed by LMcspicy)
From the Archives
The holiday season is here, meaning millions of Americans will lose their minds enduring heinous travel conditions. Here’s a piece I wrote detailing how and why the U.S. should nationalize the airlines.
Badass of the Month
Labor organizer Joe Hill was executed by firing squad on November 15th, 1915. His last words were, to borrow the terminology of Elon Musk, “extremely hardcore.”
“Waste no time mourning. Organize.”
Reader Comment of the Month
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This month’s top comment comes fromon the recent post Capitalism is for Stockholders. Socialism is for Stakeholders.
“I’ve been a part of political focus groups and I think most people have an intuitive sense of being screwed but lack the framework and language to understand it coherently and express it.”
I started writing to show people how we can take the feeling of injustice that surrounds us and actualize it into policy and movements that build a more peaceful, equitable world.
November was JoeWrote’s best month yet! With +90 new subscribers, we crossed my end-of-year goal of 500. Thank you all for lending me your attention. I look forward to more readers joining our community.
Meme of the Month
I’ve written a lot on the internet, most of it serious and well-researched. But wouldn’t you know it, the dumbest thing I ever created went viral.
Here’s a perfect synopsis of Conservative Tough Guy Pundits.
I’m making TikToks now, and this one on the absurdity of how Musk bought Twitter is approaching 13k views. Check it out and give me a follow.
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Quote of the Month
“I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant… It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.” - Mewtwo, The Pokemon Movie
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