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“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

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Keep in mind Hip that Watergate happened early in America's march to oligarchical fascism.  At the time, the American body politic (though sick in its foreign policy, as John Lewis and other Cold War historians note Americans at the time were okay with treachery abroad but did not want it at home) was healthy enough that both parties held those who went past established norms to account.  

Nevertheless, Watergate was the first festering sore on the portrait of the American Dorian Gray and the corruption seeped in and fostered.  Through the rest of the 70s the nation limped through Ford and Carter and a return to normal, and then in 1980 Reagan partisanized politics in a manner not seen since the Civil War as he had his infamous 11th commandment, don't attack your fellow Republicans.  A decade later talk radio and an angry hostility to reality in favor of party entrenched itself.  Nixon probably would not have resigned in the 90s and in the 2010s he would not have even been impeached. 

That is how far fascism has metastasized in our body politic.  This isn't just a GOP bash, after all the 1990s saw the Clinton revolution where he took the DNC right of center and shoved the GOP off the cliff into out and out fanaticism and what is so sad is the DNC remains on a far right trajectory so that if nothing changes the DNC will nominate and elect a candidate to the right of Donald Trump by 2032.

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3 hours ago, Herodotus said:

Keep in mind Hip that Watergate happened early in America's march to oligarchical fascism.  At the time, the American body politic (though sick in its foreign policy, as John Lewis and other Cold War historians note Americans at the time were okay with treachery abroad but did not want it at home) was healthy enough that both parties held those who went past established norms to account.  

Nevertheless, Watergate was the first festering sore on the portrait of the American Dorian Gray and the corruption seeped in and fostered.  Through the rest of the 70s the nation limped through Ford and Carter and a return to normal, and then in 1980 Reagan partisanized politics in a manner not seen since the Civil War as he had his infamous 11th commandment, don't attack your fellow Republicans.  A decade later talk radio and an angry hostility to reality in favor of party entrenched itself.  Nixon probably would not have resigned in the 90s and in the 2010s he would not have even been impeached. 

That is how far fascism has metastasized in our body politic.  This isn't just a GOP bash, after all the 1990s saw the Clinton revolution where he took the DNC right of center and shoved the GOP off the cliff into out and out fanaticism and what is so sad is the DNC remains on a far right trajectory so that if nothing changes the DNC will nominate and elect a candidate to the right of Donald Trump by 2032.

 So both sides are in bracing fascism?

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”

 

Twitter: @HKTheResistance

 

HipKat, on *** other h***, is genuine, unapoli***tically nasty, and w**** his hea** on his ******. jc856

I’ll just forward them to Bridgett. comssvet11

Seek help. soflabillsfan

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46 minutes ago, HipKat said:

 So both sides are in bracing fascism?

Pretty much, the GOP is embracing it at running speed and the DNC would rather take a leisurely stroll towards it.

There is a glorification of a past. GOP likes the 50s, Joe Bidencrats view themselves as 60s protestors.  There is a shared sense of hypernationalism that normally is built around some threat (domestic or external) no matter how real or imaginary.  Dissent is squashed and suppressed.  Military and empire are glorified (look at how much we spend compared to the rest of the world and look at how those who question that are treated and why no politician wants to touch Pentagon spending with a 100 foot pole.).  The interests of the Oligarchs are all that matters in terms of the economy and the state makes its economic decisions solely on what will help the empire.  

So ultimately, yes both parties on the big ticket issues are essentially the same.  Sure the Dems will have a transsexual non binary transracial Hindu ordering airstrikes on third world nations while the the GOP will have some angry white man order thr air strikes.  The Dems will have a Homosexual black man as sec state place sanctions on and launch coups in Latin American, African, and Asian countries who don't go along with American hegemony while the GOP will have old crusty white guys do that.  The dems will have a black female AG support crime Bills and call for the further militarization of police that will disproportionately affect minorities while the GOP will have a white woman do this.  The Dems will talk, but not do (not do is key here), about things voters want such as Healthcare reform, student loan forgiveness (or at least bankruptcy, you can discharge everything else, should be able to discharge student loan debt if you really can't pay for it), and green energy, and the GOP and DNC will talk up reproductive health issues but really that is more smoke screen.

Where it matters most, the support of empire via regime change wars, military spending, Wall Street, silencing dissent, and increasing the power of the security state both parties are nearly identical. 

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