To the Point

There comes a time in every epoch when pragmatism simply evolves into extreme acquiescence and surrender to the forces of apathy and do-nothingness, a guarantor of the status quo in all of its easy, democratic criminality--its fortress of greed. You could line up all the pols in the U.S. in a straight row and examine them head to toe and not find a single man or woman capable of admitting, never mind ending, the corruption of their vocation--Buddy Dooley

Monday, February 6, 2017

Seeding Fascism

One thing is already clear: this drastic tilt toward yet more Pentagon spending and away from investment in diplomacy abroad and civilian needs at home will only further militarize American society, accelerate inequality, and distort the country’s already highly questionable foreign policy.  After all, if your military is the only well-funded, well-stocked arm of the government, it’s obvious whom you’re going to turn to in any crisis.--WDH

Successive administrations were given a free pass on the militarization of American society and instituting its attendant surveillance mechanisms.

Amid the corporatist onslaught of global overreach, propagandized and embraced by ruling elites from the edifices of Wall Street to the desktops of the welfare bureaucracy, and every place in between, the seeds were planted long ago.

And people are shocked by what it has wrought?

The disgust I feel curls my flesh.


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