Pseudo-democracy and the ‘end of history’ May 27th, 2018 ·
R48G: the irony that the ‘end of history’ argument undermines the status of American pseudo-democracy: it is collapsing on the way to the real endgame
May 4th, 2017 ·
One of the great ironies of the ‘end of history’ debate is that if we take its thesis seriously the directionality of history so proclaimed by Fukuyama will move beyond the pseudo- democracy of liberal capitalism to ‘real democracy’. We see not one but two failures in this directional framework: the failure of bolshevism and now the apparent failure of the kind of fake democracy we see in the US. And the system under these terms will move inexorably to try and create a new and higher freedom as democracy. Continue reading “Pseudo-democracy and the ‘end of history’”
The push to impeach Trump should become a rallying cry to put the capitalist system on trial too.
Source: The Battle to Impeach Trump Is Part of a Global Struggle for Democracy
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll run political ads even if false. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he’ll stop running political ads.Dorsey has the correct approach, but this entire debate about ads skirts the bigger question: Who’s responsible for protecting democracy from big, dangerous lies
Source: Here’s how existing antitrust law could save our democracy: Robert Reich – Alternet.org
…revolutionary communism as a variant of the democratic revolutions of the early modern… March 22nd, 2018
Source: …revolutionary communism as a variant of the democratic revolutions of the early modern… – Darwiniana
Quo vadis? the athenian tragedy, and the american…? March 30th, 2018
Source: Quo vadis? the athenian tragedy, and the american…? – Darwiniana
The claim that capitalism goes naturally with liberal democracy has never been more discredited. Today, capitalism’s liberal form is increasingly challenged by a statist authoritarian model — and in many places it’s buckling under the strain.
Source: Capitalism Is Killing Liberal Democracy
Man’s capacity for justice makes democracy possible; but man’s inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. Reinhold Niebuhr, The Children of Light And the Children of Darkness To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record . . . Remember who you are and whom you serve. – More
Source: Trump and Machiavelli: Does Morality Matter? – CounterPunch.org