The right has gone crazy and the suspicion arises they wish to provoke revolt so that they can take over the US gov via a fascist coup.
This seems extreme but is hardly so: the whole country is falling apart and in the context of climate change, Hurricane IDA seems to foretell the US mainland becoming uninhabitable.
Please note that many conservatives would welcome a bloodbath of tens of millions of Americans: the better to hole up in their bunkers.
The left should have been ready here but is not. We have tried with some impatience to recast the left beyond the sterile marxism. Marxists just sit around and thumbtwiddle between quotes from Marx and are essentially paralyzed.
But the provocations to revolution along with the objective indications should leave the public worried about the future of the republic.
We have tried to create superfast a post-marxist corpus of materials, hope that helps. But Marxists have secretly given up and don’t do anything. The right is clearly trying to forestall with their own revolution and their contempt for law is transparent.
The abortion law (next to the governor’s hypocrisy over mask mandates) is somehow a deliberate provocation.
We have essentially lost the Supreme Court, a grim omen of a collapsing republic.
The law bans abortions as early as six weeks after conception and allows Texans to sue anyone who aids, abets or performs an abortion past that mark.
#TrumpJudges: Justices Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, and Barrett cast key votes to further weaken Congress’ authority to insulate agency officials from political pressure and to strike down a law on the Federal Housing Finance Agency. #CourtsMatterhttps://t.co/gUZyom2IQU
— People For the American Way (@peoplefor) July 2, 2021
This quiet bit of news signals a catastrophe for working-class organization. The state of America seems to get worse and worse. But the current neoliberal system is aiming at total control and as the current racist right commotion points, in silence, to the long-term restoration of slavery. That’s counterintuitive to liberals of this era, until recently, but there were ominous signs already in the nineteenth century, and not just the obvious case of KKK action against abolition. It is no accident that figures like Gurdjieff, with parallel figures like Nietzsche, peddled a spiritual doctrine to liberal moderns but as a front that harbored nothing less than the destruction of modernity, restoration of slavery, the destruction of democracy, and ‘all that’, plus fascist over and undertones. Various new age shadow figures use the guru platform to subtly enslave a slew of disciples who think they are on a path of enlightenment. In a world where the left has no awareness of the larger potential of man as a creeping mischief can sow the seeds of ultra-reactionary futures. This is a bit lurid, and alarmist, let’s hope, but many who, as here, predicted some outcome to reactionaries find their suspicions, if not forecasts, confirmed in the sudden rightist/fascist alt-right global phenomenon, not least the Trump ‘farce’ in the US. This second coming of fascism began in the seventies or so of the last century. Trump is it seems a kind of drone figure and carried out an operation more than successful for someone so stupid. Note that we thought the Trump era would pass, but he seeded a very clever path beyond democracy that is on the verge of destroying democracy. Everyone defined fascism in terms of Hitler, but that was misleading. A new set of tactics are at work. As far as I know this is distinct as such from neoliberalism but there is an obvious affinity and the two blend easily.
The left has lost the ability to resist.
We need to rethink the left, as we have done here. But our critiques have generally left a core legacy alone. Marx’s theories have crippled the left but his other work remains relevant: issues of class, ideology, etc…The criticism of Marx will actually liberate the core thinking and free it from the confusions of dated theory.
It is too late to change the makeup of the Supreme Court to avoid the blow the court is likely to deliver.
.@SenSchumer reminds us of Justice Ginsburg's final wish that the next president name her replacement.
— People for the American Way (@peoplefor) October 26, 2020
"You can't spell shameful without SHAM and that's what Senate Republicans have turned this nomination process into … a SHAM…
— Kristen Clarke 866-OUR-VOTE (@KristenClarkeJD) October 26, 2020
Breaking News: President Trump has selected Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative favorite, to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. https://t.co/5RKWoXPlx4
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 25, 2020
Let’s be 100% clear about what is happening here. Impeached and failed president Trump and Senate Republicans are trying to ram Amy Coney Barrett through an unprecedented and illegitimate process so Republicans can pack the Supreme Court as election year insurance against a loss. https://t.co/qYhgK3P8vI
— UltraViolet (@UltraViolet) September 25, 2020