Bordering on Fascism: Scholars Reflect on Dangerous Times

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      ZimInSeattle
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      by PAUL STREET

      More: https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/01/11/bordering-on-fascism-scholars-reflect-on-dangerous-times/

      "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime" - Aristotle "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK #SurviveAndRevolt

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      ZimInSeattle
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      Since I can’t seem to post more than one line in the OP, here is the last paragraph:

      As Hedges reminded us last year:

      “The Trump administration did not rise, prima facie, like Venus on a half shell from the sea. Donald Trump is the result of a long process of political, cultural and social decay. He is a product of our failed democracy. The longer we perpetuate the fiction that we live in a functioning democracy, that Trump and the political mutations around him are somehow an aberrant deviation that can be vanquished in the next election, the more we will hurtle toward tyranny. The problem is not Trump. It is a political system, dominated by corporate power and the mandarins of the two major political parties, in which we don’t count. We will wrest back political control by dismantling the corporate state, and this means massive and sustained civil disobedience.… If we do not stand up, we will enter a new dark age.”

      "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime" - Aristotle "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK #SurviveAndRevolt

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      JustSayin
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      It feels like dejaVu with the racist Russiagate diatribe. The fact that our problems did not start with Trump or end with his impeachment debunks it. The only reason dem party exists is to ensure that no FDR style changes ever occur again. If you want change stop voting for corpodems based on fear

      Never expect different result by following the previous steps

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      Great article. One quibble. The Supreme Court will not go along with Trump on this probable attempted power grab. Roberts will buck, probably Alito as well, maybe even Thomas.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

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