Tag Archives: New Deal

Termites

Movement conservatives should be viewed as termites gnawing away at the structure of the commonwealth. Like an unscrupulous exterminator, who surreptitiously introduced the termites initially then shows up to rid them, conservatives then benefit from this destruction. Since Reagan, conservatives have … Continue reading

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Major Major’s father

  The latest Sagebrush rebels remind me of Major Major’s father, a fictional character in Joseph Heller’s classic novel Catch–22. “Major Major’s father was a sober God-fearing man whose idea of a good joke was to lie about his age. He … Continue reading

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Two to Tango

  We face a perfect storm of corruption in America, where corporations and the government conspire against we the people. The ongoing campaign to be the next US president is a bright and shiny 2-year reality TV show that changes … Continue reading

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Wedgie

To accomplish their economic agenda conservatives have historically used race, crime, abortion, and gay marriage as divisive wedge issues. It’s the same today. Indeed, government at every level is under attack by the forces of organized wealth and their political enablers who … Continue reading

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Public Diplomacy

Neoliberalism and neoconservatism are not an accident of history. They are the ideological components of a sophisticated and largely successful counterattack on the New Deal, that commenced within seconds of the signing of the progressive legislation by President Franklin D. … Continue reading

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All-American Oligarchy

Deconstructing “free-market” economic ideology is why I started blogging. It was hard to miss that economic ideology was being employed much like religious dogma in an effort to justify conservative neo-feudal policies. These neo-feudal policies, best exemplified by the bi-partisan push … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back–Continued…

The recent election was quite illuminating in understanding neo-feudalism. There’s always been a tension inherent in the vision of America democracy.   On one hand are the Jeffersonians who see democracy as the natural trajectory. On the other hand, are the … Continue reading

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It’s Pee

Republican’s want to immediately privatize government. They hate the thought of the government doing anything for “those people.” Ever since the New Deal, Republicans have made the intellectual argument that a welfare state saps American’s freedoms, and have mounted a decades … Continue reading

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Dollarocracy

A friend asked me a great question the other day: Is neo-feudalism just fascism? According to the 1983 American Heritage Dictionary, fascism is: “A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of … Continue reading

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How Liberalism Came to Suck

I set out to write a very short post on the fascinating conversations going through the inter-tubes about the support on the left for Ron Paul. While this support may be due to his opposition to endless war, torture, assassination … Continue reading

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