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Signs of Fascism in a Post-Democratic State

by Oui Sun Apr 1st, 2018 at 05:57:03 PM EST

Pulling wool over your eyes for over a decade now under threat and fear of Islamic terror ... becoming paranoid!

The Never Complete Fascist

    "Horkheimer and Adorno consider the stages that paved the way to Nazism
    to be not only the violence perpetrated by the great Western powers against
    the colonial peoples, but also the violence perpetrated, in the very heart of
    the capitalistic metropolis, against the poor and outcasts locked in the
    workhouses."
    Dominico Losurdo

    "Ur-Fascism grows up and seeks for consensus by exploiting and exacerbating
    the natural fear of difference. The first appeal of a fascist or prematurely fascist
    movement is an appeal against the intruders. Thus UrFascism is racist by definition."
    Umberto Eco (1995)

    "[w]e will never have a complete definition of fascism, because it is in constant
    motion, showing a new face to fit any particular set of problems that arise to
    threaten the predominance of the traditionalist, capitalist ruling class."
    George Jackson

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The end of this year (2015) seems marked by a particular coalescing of several very reactionary trends in the U.S., and to a lesser degree in Europe (though Europe now has several of their own, though different, reactionary themes surfacing). But all of it is related.

One of the hallmarks of fascist thinking is a fusing of bigotries. In the U.S. today, there is the surge in Islamophobic rhetoric, accompanied by a resurfacing of antisemitism, and also with a cagey kind of new Colonial branding (see Bacardi graphic novel below). The antisemitism is representative of something else, though, too. Mary Ann Henderson and Brian Platt had a piece recently at Counterpunch that touched on a side bar issue to this; where they write: "The war on Christmas is more than a tinfoil hat conspiracy theory, it is a gateway into a conservative politics that exalts capitalism, racism, and nativism while attacking the Left."

Now, before I get into their cogent analysis of the origins of this veiled antisemitism, I wanted to look at the peripheral ideological elements that serve to link Colonial nostalgia, racism, white privilege, and Imperialist war, militarism, and the re-emerging of pathological paranoia. A paranoia that is rooted in the hyper regressive state of `forgetting' today in the West.

The Outcast State of Israel and its turn towards Misogyny, Racism and Fascism

No, the State of Israel encompasses the settlements and occupied territory of the Palestinian people. By definition the State of Israel is NOT a democracy as all of its people does not have a voice. Stop bullshitting and look at the reality of Jerusalem, settlement expansion onto the West Bank, Ambassador David Friedman, US bigoted policy and decades of hypocrisy.

[Update-1]

Erdoğan to Israel’s Netanyahu: You are a terrorist and an occupier | Hürriyet Daily News |
Netanyahu: Israel rejects Turkey’s ‘moral preaching’ on Gaza | Times of Israel |
EU urges probe into Israel’s use of live fire in Gaza border clashes
Israel rejects UN and EU calls for inquiry into Gaza bloodshed | The Guardian |

END OF UPDATE

Recent diaries ...

The Ghost of the Clash of Civilization
How Xenophobia and Targeted Funding Sank Democrats
Steve Bannon on Cambridge Analytica - SCL Group

Words of warning in 2016 ...

Israeli Ambassador Stepping Over Warm Body Barack Obama

It is a historical fact the 9/11 attack on America, symbol of the free world, was exploited by the State of Israel to split civilization between "Western culture" and the terrorists "Islamic culture". Fear Inc. and Islamophobia is on the rise and created the opening for fascism, populism and nationalism after the banking and financial crisis of 2008. The European far-right and anti-immigration parties developed as anti-establishment voices which led to the LEAVE vote in the UK Brexit referendum and the upset vistory for Trumpism in the US presidential election.

Israel and especially PM Netanyahu took this policy one step too far, sticking it to US president Barack Obama. Bibi overplaying his hand which gets him wide criticism from an otherwise tranquile opposition in Israel.

How Mark Zuckerberg saved Bibi Netanyahu ...

Facebook: Someone May Die But We Connect People
Netanyahu's Revenge: Trump the Winner

Further reading:

Book review: The Samson Option by Seymour Hersh
Did the Saudi Crown Prince make a covert visit to Israel? | JPost |

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[Posted earlier to query by Cat]

Protecting the House of Saud - OPEC and the US Petrodollars

Saddam Hussein - eliminated after the second Gulf War

Muammar Gaddafi - eliminated by HRC in alliance with Tony Blair/David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy

Bashar al-Assad - because it could, planned by neocons in program called PNAC

US presidential candidate - defeated by boosted AngloSaxon dark forces of extreme right conservaties (plus Netanyahu's revenge?)
[key words: Brexit - Tories - Robert Mercer - Cambridge Analytica - Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook]

Conclusion: pure capitalism wins, the individual loses, the nation and world suffers. Mourning deaths of millions, not even counting plight of refugees in the tens of millions.

[Update-1]

As the Jerusalem community observes Passover:

IDF Murders 17 Gazans, Wounds 1,400 in Great Return March Protest | Tikun Olam |
'We will not wait 70 years more' : scenes from Gaza's March of Return | Mondoweiss |
US Amb. Halley blocks UN Security Council statement on Gaza violence | Ynet News |

Abbas says Israel fully to blame as death toll in Gaza clashes rises to 16 | Times of Israel |

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Israel was "fully responsible" for deadly clashes that left at least 16 Gazans killed and over 1,000 more wounded amid violent clashes with IDF troops along the security fence Friday.

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[Photo of Palestinian protest at Israeli-Gaza border - Easter 2018]

In a speech broadcast on Palestine TV, Abbas said he has asked the United Nations to immediately work toward providing protection for the "defenseless" Palestinians. "The large number of martyrs and injured in peaceful demonstrations affirms the need for the international community to intervene to provide protection for our people," Abbas said.

Gaza crisis: Toll of operations in Gaza | BBC News - Sept. 1, 2014 |

General Custer's last stand at Little Big Horn before genocide of the American Natives at Wounded Knee ...

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sun Apr 1st, 2018 at 06:07:20 PM EST


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