Organized Misery is Fascism

Pubished on Dissident Voice, by John Stanton, May 14, 2016.

When the United States goes to war they will introduce a war economy. This means sacrificing everything for the army and war purposes – and misery for the population … — Leon Trotsky … //

… They Don’t Give a Sh… : … //

… Eve of Destruction:

But to “fight the power” is tough, even in the US Homeland: Look what happened to Flint and Detroit and to pensions, food assistance, and military veterans returning home from war. And when the neoliberal gangs decide that the government of a country needs to be reined-in, resistance is often futile. And if the gang leader in charge is the United States, the fight is lost cause.

The US remains the dominant global power and, as such, can shape cognitive environments and physical terrain using its extraordinary instruments of national power (INP’s): Diplomacy, Intelligence, Military, Economic, Finance, Law Enforcement, Information and Human Capital. There is a symbiotic relationship between the US government and private sector (academia, media, NGO’s, telecommunications, etc.) elite who design and execute strategies, operations and tactics meant to maintain the supremacy of the INP’s and, hence, America’s supreme position in the world. And, there is, of course, dumb luck like having the Atlantic and Pacific moats protecting fortress USA.

The Honduran government fell in 2009 in a US supported coup. That country’s social and economic fabric has collapsed. Brazil faces a similar plight: Rousseff—Lula supporters will not take the situation lightly. Consider the neoliberal financial forces at work behind the coup in Brazil and US links.

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(John Stanton is a writer from Virginia. His latest book is Media Trolls, Technology Shamans. He can be reached here. Read other articles by John).


Money and Banking, Financial Crises, on naked capitalism, by Lambert Strether, May 15, 2016; 

Refugee Conversions: Asylum Granted by God [VIDEO, 3.01 min], on Spiegel Online International, by Robert Ackermann and Leonie Voss, May 13, 2016: many refugees in Germany are converting to Christianity in mass baptisms. Doing so increases their chances of asylum, because in many countries, converting from Islam is punishable by death … more by internal link;

Changing the System: an Outsider Takes on Political Corruption in Ukraine, on Spiegel Online International, by Christian Neef in Lviv, May 12, 2016 (Photo Gallery): Ukraine’s most popular politician lives far away from the country’s capital. The mayor of Lviv is admired for his pragmatic approach to politics and for his refusal to do the president’s bidding. Many believe he could soon bring his leadership style to Kiev;

Numérisation: pour que le pire ne devienne réalité, dans Miroir Social, par Pascal Pavageau, le 10 mai 2016;

Un effondrement généralisé, économique et moral, dans, par Christophe Reymond, le 10 mai 2016: l’invitéChristophe Reymond, directeur du Centre Patronal, décapite proprement la proposition du revenu de base inconditionnel;

La finance comme enjeu de puissance, dans Le, par Guy Mettan, le 10 mai 2016: … hrase toute simple mais qui renverse complètement le discours tenu jusqu’ici, à savoir que la politique de création monétaire était justifiée pour relancer l’économie. En clair: la politique des banques centrales est en train de conduire à la faillite au lieu de nous sauver …;

Ce qui unit et différencie l’Europe et la Suisse, dans, par Bruno Kaufmann, le 9 mai 2016: … Depuis le 1er avril 2012, l’UE est devenue un peu suisse. Depuis ce jour en effet, les quelque 500 millions d’habitants de l’UE peuvent contribuer directement au processus législatif de l’Union. L’initiative citoyenne européenne est le premier instrument de démocratie directe transnational (dans 24 langages, as European Citizens’ Initiative, or Europäische Bürgerinitiative);

Canada: Ontario’s soaring poverty gap ‘starkest’ for single adults, on Metro, by Torstar News Service, May 9, 2016: Poverty gap for single adults on welfare has skyrocketed by 200 per cent over past 20 years, according to analysis by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.;

Should Swiss families get CHF 75,000 a year to do nothing? on le, by Jade Cano, May 9, 2016;

Canada: Ontario’s soaring poverty gap ‘starkest’ for single adults as welfare rates stagnate [PHOTOS], on The Star, by Laurie Monsebraaten, May 9, 2016;

Inventing The Future, on the Oxonian Review, by JONNY ELLING, May 9, 2016: inventing Postcapitalism and a World Without Work;

CZECH REPUBLIC: Of-Money-and-Men Conference, on BIEN, by Kate McFarland, May 9, 2016;

Indignados, Occupy: toujours actuels, toujours stimulants, dans Reporterre, par Viviana Asara et Barbara Muraca, le 9 mai 2016;

Russischer Präsident gibt öffentlich zu das Außerirdische unter uns leben, 8.17 min, uploaded by 7777Funki, Dec 10, 2015;

India: Only 10 lakh earning over Rs 10 lakh a year declare income, on The Economic Times, April 30, 2016;

WEED (here for cannabis resp. Gras) – What You DONT KNOW, Marihuana, 43.27 min, uploaded by DOCUMENTARY TV, Apr 30, 2014… an Investigation;

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