Adam Joyce

Adam Joyce is the assistant director of the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management. He is a member of Democratic Socialists of America and director of communications for a Chicago aldermanic campaign.

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Civility Policing Obscures Our Political Reality

by Adam Joyce 01-11-2019

Detroit, Mich. - June 26, 2018: Congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib speaks in protest against the supreme court's ruling on the Muslim ban. Shutterstock / Stephanie Kenner

Today, civility policing is just one more layer of rhetorical fog which obscures the truth of our political reality ─ how poverty and cruelty are manufactured and sustained by the policy regime of America’s ruling class. In reality, the Trump tax cut is uncivil, the American support of Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen is uncivil, the prison-industrial complex is uncivil, ripping families apart at the border is uncivil.