Another Exception: Woody thinkz it a mistake to look into USer politics in search of European-style fascism, as in: "Although fascist nations do often control their ‘means of production,’ (Whole Foods CEO John) Mackey seems to have forgotten that they usually utilize warfare, forced mass mobilization of the public, and politically-motivated violence against their own peoples to achieve their ends.”
Murkin fascism, like all other USer 'exceptionalities,' is and as one would expect it to be, different.
We don't (and probably WON'T) see the jack-booted thugs on the doorsteps in the middle of the night. They won't be needed. Capitalism's evil genius is to make sure everybody has SOMETHING to lose, on the theory that when you have nothing, you've got nothing to lose; but if you have ANYTHING, then you have EVERYTHING to lose.
Check out Sheldon Wollin's "Inverted Totalitarianism" for the schema of OUR special version of the brand. And usual, Hartmann misses the point.
Prince Tut: Woody seez/hearz lotsa tut-tutting about the Prince Harry's remarks about killing gooks in Asia.
It's all bullshit.
The Royal Scion is the fucking EPITOME of ALL "occupation" forces, anywhere, anytime/everywhere every time.
He's not some exception, laughing at the dead ragheads and joking about killing them.
He is the very EXEMPLUM of the breed, par excellence. NOBODY in theatre disagrees with him, either....
Lower the Bar: Woody's pretty sure these are things Prez LowBar could, but obviously and SPECTACULARLY WON'T, do? But thanks for your interest...
Pres. LowBar persists in the errors which betrayed him to me as a pimp
and a poseur from the first instant, by still acknowledging,
and not resisting, the Righturds' frames for critical issues: e.g.,
'entitlements," the "fiscal cliff," the "Grand Bargain," etc.
no intention of claiming the "crisis" is phony, and no incentive to do
so, either . This is "shock doctrine" politics. Every crisis is an
OPPORTUNITY to shove repressive,or oppressive, shit down the
open-mouthed, fearful populace. Hence, he perpetuates the "crisis"
frame, pursuing the agenda of those who DO frame the "crises."