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american shock doctrine fascism.

not all regimes rest on demographic majorities.

by wu ming on Mon Dec 3rd, 2007 at 02:12:39 AM EST
I gave that a lot of thought. Obviously I believe that is a possible future, and is pretty much our present reality. My guess, and it may be little more than that, is that the main political movements that contend for public support will be the white libertarian nativism (which has always been friendly to shock doctrine fascism) and a pluralist progressivism. Shock doctrine fascism doesn't really rely on any political base, it just terrorizes the public into accepting it as a fait accompli.

In other words, of the movements that are created to produce an America that isn't "shock doctrine fascism" the two options will be Ron Paulism and a diverse social democracy. And Ron Paulism can easily find a concordat with "shock doctrine fascism."

I don't believe demographic majorities alone produce political movements, but they will help an organized progressivism find a wider audience.

I didn't intend this piece as a complete view of our future, more to spell out the differences between white libertarian nativism and a pluralist progressivism, and why a mushy centrist liberalism is no longer possible.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Mon Dec 3rd, 2007 at 10:36:50 PM EST
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sometimes the ron paul phenomenon seems straight out of upton sinclair...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 06:49:38 PM EST
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