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It was the Democrats' embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump | Naomi Klein | Opinion | The Guardian

While I don’t think Naomi Klein goes far enough in her prescription (unionized/welfare-oriented capitalism is not sufficient enough, as it always risks being once-again gutted by capital; we need full socialist economic democracy), her diagnosis is spot-on. An unholy mixture of nationalism, racism, and an anxiety-ridden neoliberal climate created the Trump presidency. We need to acknowledge this, let the Democratic Party crumble, build a new leftist party on the ashes, mobilize and empower people to reject Trump’s fascism, and offer real solutions to neoliberalism and capitalism as a whole. We can do this.

seeing a lot of people make the point that liberals, when faced with the option of socialism or fascism will choose fascism but it’s worse than that. what we’re seeing in the uk is that liberals will choose fascism over fucking *mild* social democracy. 

you have guardian ‘centre leftists’ making excuse after excuse about how the left is too mean to them on twitter or some pointless shit so they’re going to vote for the Sensible Theresa May when in reality they are just far more comfortable with may’s fascist rhetoric than corbyn’s call to fully renationalise the nhs or pay people livable wages.

there was a guardian article about the world transformed, momentum’s fringe event at the labour conference and in it the journalist basically spoke to all these young activists about why they want to change the world and how they’re going to do it and ended the article with what amounted to ‘but what about people like me who don’t want the world to change?’ like if that doesn’t sum up the guardian and liberals i don’t know what does. imagine talking to people who clearly represent the feelings of a majority of people who find the current situation unsurvivable and your takeaway being ‘this is a bit scary for people like me who get paid 6 figures to write articles.’ 

these people are not on our side and never will be. we need to just start bypassing them completely and stop looking to them for approval.

Trump seems to have the emotional range of a Power Rangers villain and the social skills of a teenage Minotaur. He looks like a pumpkin having a nervous breakdown, talks like the words are being fired out of his mouth by a tennis ball launcher and has the general manner of an arrogant televangelist suspected of murder by Columbo. His approach to public speaking? ‘If in doubt, switch to your internal monologue.’ His core demographic? Possibly men whose holiday destinations would significantly overlap with a list of missing women. Trump is bringing out people who’ve never voted, people who felt they had no one to speak for them until now, people who throw microwaved beans at the television and people who go shopping in their pyjamas. And who knows, if Trump’s supporters are using their eight-fingered fists to make banners and red hats rather than drunkenly beating their kid into a coma that they won’t let a black doctor treat, maybe that’s a good thing. Trump knows that he appeals to people who are suspicious not just of political elites but everything those elites believe in, including rationality, and when confronted with anything empirical instinctively retreats into unverifiable anecdotes.
—  Frankie Boyle
The most effective propaganda is found not in the Sun or on Fox News - but beneath a liberal halo. When the New York Times published claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, its fake evidence was believed, because it wasn’t Fox News; it was the New York Times. The same is true of the Washington Post and the Guardian, both of which have played a critical role in conditioning their readers to accept a new and dangerous cold war. All three liberal newspapers have misrepresented events in Ukraine as a malign act by Russia - when, in fact, the fascist led coup in Ukraine was the work of the United States, aided by Germany and NATO.
—  John Pilger, ‘War by media and the triumph of propaganda’

Liberated Guardian, circa 1973.

“The Victory of the Vietnamese Is a Victory for Us All,” is the main cover line. Up in the corner: Amilcar Cabral, leader of the Guinea-Bissau liberation movement who was assassinated in 1973. The Liberated Guardian was a split off publication from the National Guardian (later just The Guardian), a left-wing weekly paper whose history extended back to the 1940s. The Liberated Guardian published for several years, first as a weekly, then bi-weekly, then monthly. This issue was a relaunching of the title as a New York City-centric paper, although somehow the cover designer didn’t get the message.

erik lehsnehrr vs The Media

  • his politics debated in The Guardian by liberal columnists in 2014 whose bigoted relatives weren’t killed in any of his 1970 – 2014 attacks and who title their column ‘Why Magneto is onto something and What’s Wrong With Modern Day America’
  • the c.i.a hacking his email in 1994 and finding that he always forwards ‘IF YOU DONT SEND THIS TO 10 PEOPLE A GHOST GIRL WILL APPEAR AT MIDNIGHT!!!! AND YOUR CRUSH WILL NEVER KISS YOU’ chain emails

  • interviews on radio stations in 1966, interviews on news channels in 1967

  • as he radicalises throughout the late 60s – early 70s and people (government controlled news stations etc) investigate him in depth and one after the other he’s publically outed as an illegal immigrant, max eisenhardt, a holocaust survivor, an ex-mossad agent (mossad agents publically condemning his most recent actions in satellite interviews with cnn!??!?) etc
  • blurry paparazzi-esque photos appearing in newspapers in the 80s of Mutant Terrorist and C.I.A wanted Vigilante getting Close to an Unknown Male in argentina 
  • a vine of 2015 erik lehsnherr flipping the police car that tries to arrest him that lil mutants dubsmash w “mmm watcha say”