Trump’s language seems buffoonish, but he’s no clown. His rhetoric is meant to destroy thought and democracy by HENRY A. GIROUX Slate NOVEMBER 18, 2018 Somewhere every culture has an imaginary zone for what it excludes, and it is that zone we must try to remember today. -- Catherine Clement In an age when speed overcomes thought, … Continue reading Donald Trump’s fascist politics and the language of disappearance
Right-wing Populism. Can More Madness Cure the Madness? by Montanus, Rammer, Bohm, Bischoff, Stanley, and Berlet Oct 22, 2018 Neoliberal policy was always mad. But an even greater madness now appears with rightwing populism. Politics is mad because it writes off large parts of the population. Economic Darwinism has nested and established itself as market ideology int … Continue reading What is Right-Wing Populism?: Can More Madness Cure the Madness?
by Martin Lukacs Guardian Would you advise someone to flap towels in a burning house? To bring a flyswatter to a gunfight? Yet the counsel we hear on climate change could scarcely be more out of sync with the nature of the crisis. The email in my inbox last week offered thirty suggestions to green my … Continue reading How Neoliberalism conned us into fighting climate change as individuals
The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf Guardian Researchers at the International Monetary Fund settled a long and bitter debate over “neoliberalism”: they admitted it … Continue reading Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world
An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities by Paul Verhaeghe Guardian We tend to perceive our identities as stable and largely separate from outside forces. But over decades of research and therapeutic practice, I have become convinced that economic change is having a profound effect not only on … Continue reading Neoliberalism brought out the worst in us
Cultural Imperialism: Linguistic Perversion and Obfuscation of Empire Building James Petras Nov 12, 2018 In the contemporary world, western imperialist propagandists, particularly journalists and editors of the mass media, have resorted to perverting everyday concepts and the language of politics. The use and abuse of the language of politics has served to blame victims and to justify … Continue reading “Nationalism” and “Populism”
If “Did Not Vote” Had Been A Candidate In The 2016 US Presidential Election, It Would Have Won By a Landslide by O Society Nov 10, 2018 Today someone asked: "Now the 2018 Midterm Elections are over. What do the results tell us about who is going to win in the 2020 presidential race? Should … Continue reading 2020 Vision: If Nobody’d Run, They’d Have Won!