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SATURDAY, JAN 08, 2022 - 11:30 AM

Authored by Matt Taibbi via TK News Substack

A Tale Of Two Authoritarians

The appearance of Dick Cheney in the House of Representatives on the anniversary of January 6th helped identify the true villain on the scene...

SNIPPET:

All those things Trump is rumored to be, Dick Cheney actually is. That’s why it’s so significant that he appeared on the floor of the House yesterday to be slobbered over by the Adam Schiffs and Nancy Pelosis of the world. Dick Cheney did more to destroy democracy in ten minutes of his Vice Presidency than Donald Trump did in four years.


Seeing leading Democrats nuzzling the man George W. Bush called “Iron Ass” summed up the essential problem of the ordinary person trying to find a political home in this landscape. Even if you find the Trump phenomenon troubling, his opposition is not only authoritarian, but organized and armed with the intellectual tools to understand and appreciate how the technological elimination of democracy might be achieved in the 21st century.

Full article:
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/taibbi-tale-two-authoritarians

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Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Whale

February 6, 2022 by Chas Walker

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Reading Moby-Dick in the era of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, C. L. R. James ✨ sees Ahab as “the most dangerous and destructive social type that has ever appeared in Western Civilization.

He argues that Melville’s genius was an almost-prophetic creative process, prefiguring twentieth-century totalitarians by perceiving both the disruptive world changes that would produce them and the disasters that would follow in their wake.

For James, the core of Moby-Dick revolves around the key question of “how the society of 💰🎩 free 😈 individualism would give birth to 🦍 totalitarianism and be unable to defend itself against it.” ... ...

The catastrophes are upon us: all-consuming wildfires and rising tides, a resurgence of hard-right authoritarian political movements, and brutal inequalities that predated and have been compounded by an unrelenting pandemic.

Billionaires race to rocket off-planet to avoid the fate to which they would condemn the rest of us (although, as Melville would have noted with some jouissance, so far they have mostly edged into space).

Greater disasters loom, and we brace for each successive stormfront, afraid of losing power in a literal and figurative sense.


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https://www.jacobinmag.com/2022/02/moby-dick-herman-melville-socialism-literature
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Re: Creeping Police State
« Reply #152 on: February 13, 2022, 12:54:18 pm »
The Class Struggle

If the workers of the world want to win, all they have to do is recognize their own solidarity. They have nothing to do but fold their arms and the world will stop. The workers are more powerful with their hands in their pockets than all the property of the capitalists. --Joe Ettor (IWW labor organizer)

Sunday, February 13, 2022


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