Sep 19 • 26M

We Aren't Returning to "Normalcy"

And We Shouldn't Want to

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Paul Street
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Quick note: I meant to say “World War One,” not “World War Two, at 11:27.

The picture depicts the vicious capitalist execution of four framed Chicago radical labor leaders and social revolutionaries, killed on false charges essentially at the command of the retail baron Marshall Field (there’s nothing like bourgeois democracy) in the fall of 1887.

Speaking of Chicago and the glories of bourgeois democracy, here’s another execution-related image: