Poverty as a Tool

Poverty is a form of control. This is something that’s deeply impactful, but is rarely, if ever, directly stated. There is a substantial body of work written about the ways people can become impoverished, what poverty does to the people living through it, or how those in poverty are exploited. These are the trees that create this very important forest which doesn’t seem to be discussed or acknowledged. So, let’s break that mold and say it one more time, just to be safe. Poverty is, in and of itself, a form of control. It is a form of control that … Continue reading Poverty as a Tool

Wisconsin Isn’t a Democracy

Sam Spyra It is no secret that Wisconsin’s electoral maps are unfairly drawn. In fact, many have suggested that Wisconsin should be a much bluer state than it currently is; however, due to unfair map drawing and a state supreme court working with the legislature, our state remains controlled by republicans. At least when it comes to the legislative branch, Wisconsin is not a democracy. It never will be, as long as there are no strong, enforced, federal rules for state elections. Most likely, this is not news to you. Wisconsin’s GOP isn’t just responsible for one of the most … Continue reading Wisconsin Isn’t a Democracy