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Entangling plutocracy, media, internet and the state, is fascism

January 10, 2021

The plutocratic media is all out, accusing Trump of a “coup”. A theme is to accuse the 75 million voters who voted for Trump to be “post-truth” and thus pre-fascist, as Timothy Snyder, a New York Times proclaimed “historian of fascism” from Yale university (see plutocratic universities are not universal)… who does not seem to have studied coups very much: when people march, demonstrate, riot and enter illegally a government public, that’s not a coup. A wiser course would be to inquire why it is that people are so upset, and correct that. Pretending that Trump did it, is not just silly, but dishonest. The elite seems stupidly ready to make a bad situation worse. Or is that apparently stupid strategy actually smart in the most vicious way?

The modern definition of fascism as promoted by Mussolini and his main adviser, professor Gentile, consisted in entangling deeply the dictatorial state and private enterprise as if they were one (the original definition of fascism is basically the opposite: it is the people, united by the law around the axe of justice; that definition is symbolic to the French and US republics; it is on either side of the Speaker in the US Congress). 

Thus real fascism in the modern sense is when the government gives the equivalent of roughly half of the GDP to the wealthiest persons in the land. This is what happened under Obama. I used person in the legal sense: giving money to the wealthiest banks, for example Goldman Sachs, Citygroup, etc. Those banks, in turn, lended to the wealthiest people in the land. This strategy, imitated in Europe too, mightily contributed to increase inequality, worldwide.  

Globalization also increased inequality, as it enabled the world’s wealthiest person to evade local laws, and export jobs to dictatorships. 

This general spirit of the times extended throughout US governance, which is characterized by a revolving door policy, where public “servants” serve themselves with rich private jobs the main function of which is a form of corruption, with armies of lobbyists, and the promise that public job decisions will be well rewarded later.   

It is symptomatic that way that Delaware is the world’s ultimate tax haven. Fostering division in the service of the wealthiest broke the Roman republic. Those who rioted were not the wealthiest.

The Guardian called this the “Plastic Conspiracy: who is to blame?” We protested when we realize some people we knew who are professional ecologists steered a school towards replacing natural grass by plastic on several fields. As a result we got threatened to have our 9 year old daughter summarily thrown out of school. Then the plutocrat (one of the wealthiest heirs) insisted with the school that we would be thrown out, as we were. Couldn’t even say goodbye to people. The school kept the tuition for the following year, and installed the plastic over several fields. BTW that fake ecological heir advised two president (French and US) in the matter of presumably fake ecology, and is from a well-known Silicon Valley fortune… He also finances “Factcheck.org”… Hey, he certainly knows which facts people are supposed to know… To become the simple brutes he handles best…

A possibility, of course, would be for the people really upset against the elite on the left (who persuaded themselves that believed in Biden), to realize that Biden is the same old Biden, all smokes and mirrors… And then for them to make an alliance with the other populists, those who switch from voting for Obama to voting for Trump. Then what is plutocrat Pelosi, the heiress, going to do? Call again the Pentagon to inquire about nukes, as she let us know that she did last week?

This has always been a tactic of plutocracy: create a civil war (or a succession of many of them in the case of the Roman Republic), then claim that only the generals can save the land. And rule through the generals.

Meanwhile as Pelosi readies her ridiculous last few days impeachment, she will demonstrate one thing above all else: that the demented Dem leaders spent Trump presidency trying to impeach him. This creates a new anchor for political thought, looking forward: when one doesn’t agree with the president, one should impeach him. Just as when they fostered riots the demented Dem leaders, they did not expect their opponents to do the same, they do not expect the Republicans to do the same.

But, as I said, plutocracy aims to make a bad situation worse, always, because hell is its abode. In the last few days, the monopolistic tech companies rolled out their muscles, and started to shut down people, companies and form of expressions they don’t like. Their leaders are typically half educated (no Elon Musk there) hackers with a typical geeky view of the universe, where everything is two cent logic without culture.

The New York Times calls this, in their opinion all caused by Trump, the “American Abyss”. But actually, from considering the dying Coral Sea Barrier, to melting poles, a Chinese dictatorship enslaving millions on ethnic grounds, a (Chinese) virus which killed more than one out of a thousand citizens in Europe and America, plastic pollution in the bodies of all, one can see that the abyss is much more than the work of a few individuals. Or even a generation.

The abyss is a way of thinking, and feeling, or, more precisely, a way of not thinking and feeling enough., or appropriately enough Pursuing scapegoats to the end of the Earth is, instead, what is called scapegoatism, the anti-idea of replacing all encompassing logic by the delicious pleasure of hatred destroying people.

That, in this abysmal situation “Democratic” leaders have nothing better to do that to hound Trump, chasing him across the land until the last days and beyond, as if he were an orange fox and the Dems are high nobility mounted on tall horses, with nothing better to do than to boast of their cruelty, is a testimony to their complicity in creating the abyss they contributed to dig.

Patrice Ayme


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