Los Angeles is boiling in record-breaking heat, putting the lives and health of many people there at risk. One of these is Arthur Silber, whose chronic poor health is severely affected by the heat, as he explains in his most recent post. Silber is an extraordinary writer and powerful analyst, and his blog is his only source of income. When his health prevents him from writing, contributions naturally drop off. But as he notes, he is still here, and will be writing again as soon as he can, and he still needs support to meet basic needs. (Yes, you may well be astonished to find that telling the truth about our imperial state — which Silber does incomparably — does not lead to wealth and comfort. Strange, but true.)
These are lean times all around — except for the elite and their sycophants — but if you’ve got any change to spare, you might consider throwing a bit Silber’s way, and bring some cooling balm to help keep this vital voice going in the face of the inferno.