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Trump is consolidating power and using Russia as a distraction

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I. Some background.Back in April, political scientist John Bellamy Foster wrote an article entitled 'Neofascism in the White House' for the Monthly Review, a self-described 'independent socialist magazine'. In his piece, he painstakingly details how what Steve Bannon calls the 'deconstruction of the administrative state' is a component of fascist ideology, disturbingly similar to what the Nazi Par...

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Achieving a mutualist society through decentralisation

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Adam Kokesh, controversial anarcho-capitalist celebrity and anti-war activist, is planning to run for President of the United States on the platform of an orderly dissolution of the state.As far as I can tell, he plans to do this by slowly privatising or abolishing each and every agency of the government throughout his term, and then fully dissolving the entire government as he leaves office.I hav...

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For compassion-based politics, or: a proposal for anarcho-Mohism

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I.The Chinese philosopher Mozi postulated that the primary ill of humanity is too much partiality in compassion. (A further argument can be made that (post)modern society suffers from a deficit in compassion all around.)Human beings have a bias toward the members of their ingroup. This bias can be exploited in horrific ways: when the Germans accepted themselves as the 'ingroup' and the Jews, Roma,...

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On punching Nazis

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By now, almost everyone has seen the video of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer getting punched.Notice how he got decked instantly after mentioning Pepe? It appears that Kek has turned on him. Praise Kek!I've noticed left-wingers. both my friends and random people online, celebrate Dick's decking. Myself, I'm mildly amused by it. He's a hateful white nationalist bastard, and while I cannot ...

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Softcore fascism and the policies of Trump

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There have been a variety of fascist dictators, and not all of them are Hitler or Mussolini.One could argue that fascism exists on a scale of severity. I'd like to propose one here.Scale of Fascist Regimes:Straussian/Neoconservative (ex. United States under George W. Bush).Quasi-Democratic (ex. Italy under Silvio Berlusconi, New York City under Rudolph Giuliani).Softcore Fascist (ex. Chile under A...

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