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Ten years ago I would have agreed. Now I don't. For one I didn't appreciate how deep the rot goes in the European project. One of the key myths of the after war golden age was that democracy and markets are mutually supportive instead of diametrical opposite ways of organising a society. And they built the core structure very much out of markets and market rules with very little democracy. With a lot of those rules failing on the level of basic arithmetic. Additionally the European idea and consequently the legitimacy of the European institutions have been used as ablative armour for the capitalist counter revolution.
So what do I expect will happen now that the European Union is threatened by actual fascists? Doubling down on failed policies. CETA or Trump. Austerity or the fascists win.
by generic on Sun Feb 5th, 2017 at 05:40:38 PM EST
Polls currently point otherwise. We shall see how they materialise into real voting.

Although ignored by some of the media, what has happened in Portugal the past 14 months is leaving many scratching their heads.


by Luis de Sousa (luis[dot]de[dot]sousa[at]protonmail[dot]ch) on Wed Feb 8th, 2017 at 07:17:45 AM EST
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Is that attached to the right comment? I'd be very interested to hear about what happens in Portugal but I don't see a direct connection here?
by generic on Wed Feb 8th, 2017 at 08:58:40 AM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Feb 8th, 2017 at 08:59:20 AM EST
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