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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Yep


Exaggerating the degree of fascism serves no useful purpose. But the portents are nonetheless real, nowhere better seen than in cutting beneath the surface of the final presidential debate. The absence of policy-discussion itself mocks professions of political-ideological differentiation between the major parties. There really is very little, a consensus on the militarism-advanced capitalism nexus which by itself prevents alternative courses of action leading to other than cosmetic variants of what I am terming centrist fascism, a lockstep of ideology, structure, and political culture concentrating power of elite groups which themselves are unified in thought on what might be called full spectrum dominance, whether we speak of foreign economic policy, the environment, or other areas defining modern times.--NP

The good professor says so.

Fortunately, the World Series starts tonight so that we might find an escape route for the short-term, mere days before the election.

Speaking of--watch the show of inevitable militarism, patriotic fervor, and asinity that comes with baseball.

Will the first 100 Days come replete with a nuclear exchange with Russia?  Them bad Russians...

Bonus coverage:  Talking points.


TS

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