Democrats fear a genuine left-wing strongman much more than they fear a far right one, if they fear it at all. I think this Trump phenomenon is one big psyop campaign. Trump is one of them. As distasteful as his (feigned) manner may be to some liberal / “moderate” elites, he’s the right man for the job at this time – to protect their capitalist system in crisis (or to forestall a crisis). – PC
As Georgi Dimitrov wrote in The Fascist Offensive over 80 years ago, fascism is not a petty bourgeois or lumpenproletarian uprising, but rather a creation of the big bourgeoisie in order to crush a genuine progressive populist revolution. Fascism is capitalism in crisis where the most reactionary elements of the ruling class ruthlessly defend the capitalist system. – PC
Former extremists say they were sucked in by propaganda as teenagers, thanks to an algorithm’s dark side.
For David Sherratt, like so many teenagers, far-right radicalization began with video game tutorials on YouTube. He was 15 years old and loosely liberal, mostly interested in “Call of Duty” clips. Then YouTube’s recommendations led him elsewhere.
“As I kept watching, I started seeing things like the online atheist community,” Sherratt said, “which then became a gateway to the atheism community’s civil war over feminism.” Due to a large subculture of YouTube atheists who opposed feminism, “I think I fell down that rabbit hole a lot quicker,” he said.
Let there be no mistaking just what a bourgeois liberal is – and it’s important to understand that liberalism is a BOURGEOIS ideology. It attempts to put lipstick on that capitalist pig. The above quote very aptly sums it up, but there should be clarification as to what exactly is meant by the last part of the quote regarding “innate talent and drive.” As my book makes clear, the kind of talent and drive required involves an ambition that necessitates stepping over and screwing over your fellow man through attitudes and acts of dishonesty, callousness, hubris, elitism, classism (as one must generally begin with some measure of privilege in order to “succeed” in a capitalist society) and all-round inhumanity.
Liberals believe in a meritocracy that revolves around MONEY. Again, it is a purely bourgeois capitalist ideology in which money is the great equalizer. To a liberal, a brown person with wealth deserves a seat at the ruling class table – this is what makes them center-right / moderate conservatives. What makes the far right (ultra-conservative Republican types) worse, as far as it goes, is that they believe that one must have both wealth, PEDIGREE and WHITENESS in order to get a seat at the high table. That is the (small) difference between these two bourgeois ruling class camps.
It has occurred to me that right-wingers obsess over threats and evils that either do not exist at all or else are grossly exaggerated. They fixate on unreal supernatural threats or the vilest type of criminality like pedophilia (which seems to especially appeal to these sick fucks) that surely must exist, but its prevalence is greatly exaggerated in their twisted grand conspiracy theories as well as distracting from the true reason for injustice; it also reveals their own projected sick fantasies and obsessions. They are easily duped by ruling class propagandists and puppet-masters and distracted from the real evils of this world and the means and methods of defeating it. – PC
I am nearly finished compiling most of my original blog postings for my next book called The Proletarian Handbook. This book will contain most of my original articles dating back to the creation of this blog nearly 8 years ago. For the first time you can have in print the commentary and analysis that you can only get from the one – the only – Prole Center!
I am planning on finishing up this project within the next couple of weeks and making it available in print and ebook format. Get ready!