OK, we need to talk about fascism. Not just any kind of fascism. A particularly insidious kind of fascism. No, not the fascism of the early 20th Century. Not Mussolini’s National Fascist Party. Not Hitler’s NSDAP. Not Francoist fascism or any other kind of organized fascist movement or party. Not even the dreaded Tiki-torch Nazis.
It’s the other kind of fascism we need to talk about. The kind that doesn’t come goose-stepping up the street waving big neo-Nazi flags. The kind we don’t recognize when we’re looking right at it.
It’s like that joke about the fish and the water … we don’t recognize it because we’re swimming in it. We’re surrounded by it. We are inseparable from it. From the moment we are born, we breathe it in.
We are taught it by our parents, who were taught it by their parents. We are taught it again by our teachers in school. It is reinforced on a daily basis at work, in conversations with friends, in our families and our romantic relationships. We imbibe it in books, movies, TV shows, advertisements, pop songs, the nightly news, in our cars, at the mall, the stadium, the opera … everywhere, because it is literally everywhere.
It doesn’t look like fascism to us. Fascism only looks like fascism when you’re standing outside of it, or looking back at it. When you are in it, fascism just looks like “normality,” like “reality,” like “just the way it is.”
We (i.e., Americans, Brits, Europeans, and other citizens of the global capitalist empire) get up in the morning, go to work, shop, pay the interest on our debts, and otherwise obey the laws and conform to the mores of a system of power that has murdered countless millions of people in pursuit of global-hegemonic dominance. It has perpetrated numerous wars of aggression. Its military occupies most of the planet. Its Intelligence agencies (i.e., secret police) operate a worldwide surveillance apparatus that can identify, target, and eliminate anyone, anywhere, often by remote control. Its propaganda network never sleeps, nor is there any real way to escape its constant emotional and ideological conditioning.
The fact that the global capitalist empire does not call itself an empire, and instead calls itself “democracy,” doesn’t make it any less of an empire. The fact that it uses terms like “regime change” instead of “invasion” or “annexation” makes very little difference to its victims. Terms like “security,” “stability,” “intervention,” “regime change,” and so on are not meant for its victims. They are meant for us … to anesthetize us.
The empire is “regime-changing” Bolivia currently. It has “regime-changed” most of Latin America at one time or another since the Second World War. It “regime-changed” Iraq, Libya, Yugoslavia, Indonesia … the list goes on. It very much wants to “regime-change” Iran, which it “regime-changed” back in the 1950s, before the Iranians “regime-changed” it back. It would love to “regime-change” Russia and China, but their ICBMs make that somewhat impractical. Basically, the empire has been “regime-changing” everyone it can since the end of the Cold War. It has run into a little bump in Syria, and in Venezuela, but not to worry, it will get back there and finish up eventually.
Now, let’s be clear about this “regime-change” business. We’re talking about invading other people’s countries, and orchestrating and sponsoring coups, or otherwise overthrowing their governments, and murdering, torturing, and oppressing people. Sending in terrorists, death squads, and such. We have organizations that train guys to do that, i.e., to round people up, take them out to the jungle, or the woods, or wherever, rape the women, and then summarily shoot everyone in the head. We pay for this kind of thing with our taxes, and our investments in the global corporations that our militaries and intelligence agencies serve. We know this is happening. We can google this stuff. We know “where the trains are going,” as it were.
And yet, we do not see ourselves as monsters.…
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This could actually be a problem for implementing the total surveillance/no-cash society. It could also reduce the level of entrainment and social control imposed via the mass media and social media. Happiness and social autonomy are always problematic for tyranny.
Dozens of students at Adelphi University, a private university in Garden City, New York, abandoned their smartphones for a week, it was part of a college course that would break the cycle of addiction of their dependence on technology, reported CBS NewYork.
CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff interviewed several students last week who were finally reunited with their smartphones.
Dannenberg had to write notes and keep a journal of tasks because without a smartphone, he was basically paralyzed from completing some of life’s simplest tasks.
One student told Gusoff that “I’m freaking out, I could probably cry right now.” The student said she didn’t have a smartphone for a week.
Professor Donna Freitas, who experimented with students, said it was a bold challenge for students to recognize just how dependent they’re on technology.
Dannenberg told Gusoff that after ditching his smartphone for a week, life is truly amazing. “I’m having a lot of better relationships… it’s a stress-free environment no pressure about social media,” he said.
Student Adrianna Cigliano said, “I think it’s really refreshing and relaxing… I was able to fall asleep a lot easier” without the phone.
Cigliano added that “Doing homework was 100 percent easier. I got it done faster, and I was in the zone.”…
If you look at the stats, the US is undergoing a slow motion plague of chronic disease.
No other major country is declining at our rate.
What’s the cause and what can be done to turn it around?
Joe Rogan talks with author Chris Kresser.
The “Free Market” banking scam explained
Here’s what happens when countries “modernize.”
It’s not a pretty sight.
Don’t think this only applies to “other” countries. The same thing is being done in the United States – to small businesses. local governments and individual citizens.
The “Free Market” banking scam explained.
This excerpt from “The Princes of Yen” shows how the scam works.
1) find productive countries with foreign exchange surpluses
2) persuade them to open their banking systems
3) lend them tons of money on EZ terms
4) change the deal
5) bankrupt them
6) “bail” them out, and
7) take everything not nailed down as conditions for the bail out
It could be worse.
These countries could have ended up like Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, or Syria.
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