American Pravda: The 2020 Election 🔗 1610989757
Unz is right to point out the suppression of the Hunter story was the "real steal".
The market for cruelty is a real thing. It is one special case of the market for power. As everyone has known since Gutenberg was a little boy, people like to read and believe things that make them powerful, or make them feel powerful. These powerful ideas experience a selective advantage in the Darwinian marketplace of ideas.Important. I said much the same in "no market for liberty" -- there is no desire for freedom, but for "justice" AKA vengeance and cruelty.
Yesterday was a death rattle of the establishment gods. They have sown the seeds of their own destruction over the decades and now reap its bitter harvest. These self-anointed elites, these circle-jerking naked emperors, they do not recognize the rapidly falling darkness. Even were these "gods" to recognize the gallows on the horizon, they cannot admit their complicity in their end. To do so would be to concede they are human, not gods. And that they cannot do.Yesterday was beautiful. Watching people tear down the veil like the soviet peasants in '89. We shall see if the .gov goons fly off the handle or not. If they don't massively overreact, this will embolden the peasantry and it's over for Mordor. If they do it will simply radicalize them further. There is now no way out for DC.
Since they were only fishing in the Rubicon, not making any kind of practical plan to actually cross it, if they accidentally do cross it, they are lost. They will just wander around in the endless fields of Chianti, "wondering why the level isn't ending," until some Roman asswipe finds them and kills them with a spear.BONUS II: Greenwald's Take. Entirely sensible as expected, so nobody will listen.
You think there must be something else; but no, this is all there is. And this ugliness, too, is aped. Somewhere, right now, in a school or office near you, someone is being humiliated and destroyed, by small, cruel, thirsty souls, for the benefit of the people. Do you have a tear for them? Of course you don't. You can't feel anything but power.PHD secrets to elite thinking right here. This is why ideology is irrelevant other than who gets run over by the machine.
The disadvantage is that, once this financial system can no longer hide systemic losses, it can no longer hide the reality that America loses half its GDP in red ink every year. Is it any wonder that if you drive across the country, you see a country bleeding to death; even before 2020? Well, that's exactly what you're looking at. Financially, anyway.Why we can't actually go back to capitalism in a nutshell