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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, September 30, 2022

On January 6, 2021, thousands of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol Building in an effort to overturn the results of a free and fair election after being commanded by President Trump to "fight like hell." Swiftly following the attack, corporate America correctly placed blame on the 147 members of Congress who fanned the flames by refusing to certify Trump's loss. Nearly two hundred fifty companies announced they would no longer support the so-called Sedition Caucus. But since the January 6 insurrection, more than two thirds have abandoned their commitment.

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"Modern capitalism societies are built on a dichotomy: in the political space decisions are (to be) made on an equal basis with everybody having the same say and with the structure of power being flat; in the economic space the power is held by the owners of capital, the decisions are dictatorial, and the structure of power is hierarchical.

The dichotomy was always a complex balancing act: at times, the political principles of nominal equality tended to intrude into the economic space and to limit the power of owners: trade unions, ability to sue companies, regulations regarding discrimination, hiring and firing.

At other times, it was the economic sphere that invaded the political: the wealthy were able to buy politicians and impose the laws they liked.

The entire history of capitalism can be readily understood as the struggle between these two principles:

is the democratic principle "exported" from politics to rule in economics too, or is the hierarchical principle of company organization to invade the political sphere.

Social democracy was essentially the former; neoliberalism was the latter.

Neoliberalism justified and promoted the introduction of purely economic and hierarchical principles in the political life. While it maintained the pretense of equality (one-person one-vote), it eroded it through the ability of the rich to select, fund, and make elect the politicians friendly to their interests.

The number of books and articles which document the increasing political power of the rich is enormous: there is hardly any doubt that this was happening in the United States and many other countries around the world over the past 40 years."

from - Trump as the Ultimate Triumph of Neoliberalism

www.globalpolicyjournal.com

Trump lied to rwingers about being for the working man, protecting them from all those nasty brown migrants taking their jobs (we have a worker shortage) and railing at China for lost jobs (more of those went to our Southern states than to China) and promising tax cuts (for himself and his friends) which they never saw.

So sad that rwingers are too thick (and proud of it!) to admit they were wrong.

Trump is just the latest tool of neoliberal corportists following in the footsteps of Thatcher, Reagan, and Bush and making monkeys out of his idiot voting base.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2022-10-01 12:04 AM | Reply

" is the democratic principle "exported" from politics to rule in economics too, or is the hierarchical principle of company organization to invade the political sphere.

Social democracy was essentially the former"

---Interesting point there. Do we need a National Social Democrat Party then?

"Neoliberalism justified and promoted the introduction of purely economic and hierarchical principles in the political life. While it maintained the pretense of equality (one-person one-vote), it eroded it through the ability of the rich to select, fund, and make elect the politicians friendly to their interests. "

Soros pours $125M into super PAC ahead of midterms - Politico
www.politico.com news 2022 soros-...
Jan 28, 2022 " The mammoth donation is fueling investment in Democratic political groups and races from Senate to secretary of state around the country.

---but then-
"Trump is just the latest tool of neoliberal corportists following in the footsteps of Thatcher, Reagan, and Bush and making monkeys out of his idiot voting base."

---And yet Trump tried to export the principles of democracy, to wit supporting the interests of the nation's population, into the business world - which is Make America Great, by eliminating counterproductive policy of rewarding offshore manufacturing and leveling trade tariffs. Making him a social democrat. NSDP.

The only consistency here is "idiot voting base."

#2 | Posted by facthunt at 2022-10-01 12:49 AM | Reply

Sort of fuzzy, isn't it.

This is why the 'meme' that both sides are comparable.

Soros et al, including artificial persons (corporations) are neo-liberals, because they have disproportionate influence due to their wealth. Did you think they were 'Dems"?

Trump et al are Social Democrats ('nazis', in idiot voter parlance) because they want the government to support geopolitically local business. But he's presented here as a 'neoliberal' product.

The smart money is leaving now. I shouldn't tell you this, to avoid exporting the madness, but Uruguay.

#3 | Posted by facthunt at 2022-10-01 01:04 AM | Reply

Your sin isn't hat you are stupid, it's rhat you pretend tou fon't know you are stupid and rhen get anfry about the xonsequences of your atupidity.

#4 | Posted by danni at 2022-10-01 02:05 AM | Reply

"---And yet Trump tried to export the principles of democracy, "

I don't know what planet you are living on on Earth TRump tried to destroy democracy with the violent insurrection on Jan. 6 that he instigated. He had his cult members searching for Mike Pence with the intention of hanging him and the goal of preventing him from certifying the election as the Constitution requires. Your post was just so disconnected from reality that I suspect you are just nucking futs.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2022-10-01 08:48 AM | Reply

"---And yet Trump tried to export the principles of democracy, "

^
Somebody got into the good stuff last night.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-10-01 08:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Fancy terms are wasted on Trump and his cult. He's just a wannabe dictator who idolizes Putin. His MAGA cult are just sheep.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2022-10-01 09:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I don't go to home depot.

#8 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-10-01 02:04 PM | Reply

- Trump et al are Social Democrats ('nazis', in idiot voter parlance)

lol... yet another moron who "thinks" the Nazis were actually socialists.

www.britannica.com

Whose sockpuppet is this anyway?

The pimply-faced OneNut kid?

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2022-10-01 02:21 PM | Reply

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