Weaponizing Fascism for Democracy

https://youtu.be/eq9yst4W-6c The Beginning Go back to the end of World War II — to the days when the weaponization of nationalism was just beginning to crystalize as an American foreign policy strategy. by Yasha Levine edited by O Society Jan 24, 2020 Immigrants as a Weapon argues America has done more to promote the far-right around the … Continue reading Weaponizing Fascism for Democracy

Corporate Media’s Superficial Coverage Created Fascist Frankenstein Trump

DemocracyNow! edited by O Society August 2, 2019 Dr. Cornel West, I want to ask you about the structure of the debate itself.  Many on social media criticize this kind of pageantry, complete with movie trailer-like montages, which opened the debate last night, as well as Tuesday’s, with some terming it the opening of a sports … Continue reading Corporate Media’s Superficial Coverage Created Fascist Frankenstein Trump

American Fascist X

by O Society July 30, 2019 Two or three years ago, things just got different. You know what I mean. Trying to make sense of it all (like everybody else I suppose) led me to the realization all of this is but the manifestation of a hungry hankering for a helping of authoritarianism. That's right. … Continue reading American Fascist X

How Fascism Works

Philosopher Jason Stanley on fascism, truth, and Donald Trump. by Sean Illing Vox Nov 28, 2018 “Fascism” is a word that gets tossed around pretty loosely these days, usually as an epithet to discredit someone else’s politics. One consequence is that no one really knows what the term means anymore. Liberals see fascism as the culmination … Continue reading How Fascism Works

Welcome to the Jungle

A troubling new era has begun in Brazil with the election on Sunday of far-right fascist Jair Bolsonaro as president. By Pepe Escobar Consortium News October 29, 2018 It’s darkness at the break of (tropical) high noon. Jean Baudrillard once defined Brazil as “the chlorophyll of our planet.” And yet, a land vastly associated worldwide with the … Continue reading Welcome to the Jungle

How Fascism Works: the Politics of Us and Them and its Normalization

(Editor's note: see our series on the Conservative Moral Hierarchy and notice how much overlap there is between what Stanley calls fascism and Lakoff calls the CMH. Also please see our Word of the Day Series The "F" Word: What is Fascism?) On Trump and the Rise of Fascism Across the Globe Democracy Now! October 11, … Continue reading How Fascism Works: the Politics of Us and Them and its Normalization

Why Catastrophic Climate Change is Probably Inevitable Now

How Capitalism Torched the Planet by Imploding Into Fascism by Umair Haque Eudaimonia Oct 10, 2018 Sometimes, when I write scary essays, I encourage you not to read them. This one’s different. It’s going to be brutal, scary, jarring, and alarming. But if you want my thoughts on the future, then read away. It strikes me … Continue reading Why Catastrophic Climate Change is Probably Inevitable Now