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  • HomerRamone (430 posts)
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    A Masterpiece: The De-Putin-Nazification of America

    So hard to pick just four paragraphs:

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/08/11/the-de-putin-nazification-of-america/

    For those unfamiliar with the Putin-Nazis, it’s an official term I recently made up to describe, not just the Russian Federation, and Vladimir Putin and his inner circle, but also the maleficent global alliance of Russian hackers, Russian propagandists, Russian diplomats, Russian businesspersons, persons married to Russian persons, persons with Russian-sounding names, neo-Nazis, alt-right geeks, Goldman Sachs guys, Sandernistas, Corbynistas, former coal miners, hillbilly oxycodone addicts, socialists, anarchists, Black Lives Matterists, the ghost of George Carlin, the ACLU, and anyone who has ever retweeted Wikileaks or didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton.

    As I’m sure you’ll recall, the Putin-Nazis originally materialized out of thin air around the time that Clinton was managing to lose the US presidential election to a repulsive, jabbering, narcissistic clown with absolutely no political experience, who the mainstream media had been assuring the world for months was the Second Coming of Hitler. Given that it was virtually impossible for Clinton to lose to such a noxious buffoon, the only rational explanation was that the Russians had somehow “hacked” the election, or “interfered with,” or “influenced” the election. They had done this by getting their hands on a batch of internal Democratic Party emails, passing them on to Putin-Nazi Propaganda Minister Julian Assange, who published them on the Internet, where they were read by former Obama-voters, who were so completely shocked by their contents that they decided not to vote for Clinton, as they had obviously been intending to do, until their minds got “interfered with.”…

    Seven months later, here we are, with a Special Counsel and a D.C. grand jury, who will certainly be able to find something on Trump, or at least ensure that he spends the rest of his term denying the stream of allegations, rumors, and leaks that will flow therefrom. Which means it’s time to start getting ready for the day when our national nightmare is over, and Kamala Harris (or whichever loyal figurehead the ruling classes ultimately choose) marches through Washington like Charles de Gaulle, presumably with the Obamas and Clintons in tow, after which the USA can continue to bomb, occupy, sanction, and otherwise destabilize various other countries, allow its banks to debt-enslave its citizens, maintain a brutal, militarized police force, and everything else it’s doing at the moment, but in a normal, liberal, non-fascist manner, and Stephen Colbert can get back to comedy…

    See, odd as this is going to sound, the majority of your Putin-Nazis don’t see themselves as Putin-Nazis. They see themselves, well, as just regular Americans who have lost all faith in the electoral system, and who believe they are living in a sham republic controlled by global corporations and obscenely wealthy individuals who couldn’t care less about them and their families, and whose only allegiance is to a transnational class of corporatist leeches like themselves. Still, despite their cynical beliefs, most of these folks are not particularly fond of being likened to Nazis, or racists, or xenophobes, or useful idiots. So this is exactly what the Resistance is doing, and intends to keep doing for the next few years (i.e., calling their detractors bad names, basically), so that any anti-corporatist dissent that they can’t get Google to make disappear with an “anti-fake news algorithm” can be stigmatized as racist, misogynist, or some other variation of “deplorable.”

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  • Koko (3994 posts)
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    1. Quite a Read! Here's another snip:

    Seven months later, here we are, with a Special Counsel and a D.C. grand jury, who will certainly be able to find something on Trump, or at least ensure that he spends the rest of his term denying the stream of allegations, rumors, and leaks that will flow therefrom. Which means it’s time to start getting ready for the day when our national nightmare is over, and Kamala Harris (or whichever loyal figurehead the ruling classes ultimately choose) marches through Washington like Charles de Gaulle, presumably with the Obamas and Clintons in tow, after which the USA can continue to bomb, occupy, sanction, and otherwise destabilize various other countries, allow its banks to debt-enslave its citizens, maintain a brutal, militarized police force, and everything else it’s doing at the moment, but in a normal, liberal, non-fascist manner, and Stephen Colbert can get back to comedy.

  • whispers (1390 posts)
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    2. An excellent read. Thanks for sharing!

    "There is no god higher than truth."  Gandhi
  • NJOCK (570 posts)
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    3. A masterpiece INDEED

    Thank you HomerRamone!

    “The first revolution is when you change your mind about how you look at things, and see there might be another way to look at it that you have not been shown. What you see later on is the results of that, but that revolution, that change that takes place will not be televised.” -Gil Scott-Heron
  • senz (5386 posts)
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    4. Highly recommended — thank you!

  • Fire with Fire (794 posts)
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    5. Spot on description of the game plan

    My only counterpoint — it ain’t working.

    And in spite of some impressive coordination of specific propaganda themes pushed by dozens of “liberal commentators” (like Cosmopolitan Magazine), it is not working because of two very obvious factors:

    1. The Putin-Nazi complex of verbal rabbit punches contradicts the daily reality experienced by everybody.
    2. We are not going to keep our own mouths shut.

    Their desperation is highly amusing to me.  It is their dying sputter.

  • JEB (606 posts)
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    6. Sounds a lot like Third Way Manny. Highly recommend. Funny shit.

  • nevereVereven (3170 posts)
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    7. HEIL! …er, I mean, "Recommended".

    A hologram of a magnifying glass will also function as a magnifying glass, but a hologram of Sherlock Holmes won't solve anything.  
  • Coldmountaintrail (2491 posts)
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    9. great piece.

    approximately one hundred miles to the east, deep in the heart of Resistance territory, where villas rent for up to a million a month, members of the notorious Bridgehampton Cell of the Neoliberal Liberation Army were gathered in one of their luxury safehouses, vetting the latest leading candidate for the coveted position of “resistance leader.”California Senator Kamala Harris, multimillionaire woman of the people…

    Although the ruling establishment was bound by law to allow a neo-fascist dictator who was clearly working for a hostile foreign power to move his circus into the White House, they were hardly going to sit idly by and watch as he transformed America into some sort of neo-nationalist dystopia…

    lol.  i’m skeptical of the ‘trump as fascist’ memes (not saying he’s not a ‘fascist,’ but think he’s not at all off the radar on that among our leadership) for various reasons, and one of them is just this: if he were so terrible and there was real evidence, or even if he threated the power of significant big interests, he’d be out in a heartbeat: assassination/covert ops are just two of the possibilities.

     

  • Wood (1184 posts)
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    12. "The last thing the Resistance needs at this point…"

    “The last thing the Resistance needs at this point is to go through all the trouble of regime-changing Trump, only to have Americans elect some other non-vetted, narcissistic billionaire who thinks it might be fun to run for president.”

    great article

    "All things wrong will move on if you let them."  - Prem Rawat
  • avaistheone1 (1081 posts)
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    14. K&R

      I'm not a conspiracy theorist - I'm a conspiracy analyst.   Gore Vidal      
  • mick063 (2342 posts)
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    15. Bookmarked

    Sums up the Clinton wing perfectly.

    "I welcome their hatred"    Franklin D. Roosevelt