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‘We've dug ourselves a really deep hole’ – David Neiwert on the rise of the far right | World news | The Guardian
Nostalgia
“I mean, Trump’s all about ‘make America great again’. It’s this idea that this American exceptionalism will never die. And it has to die,” he says. He looks out of his window once more, over a neighbourhood partly buried under the glass, steel and concrete of the gentrifiers.

“It has to die because it’s killing us.”

Brexit Nostalgia - Fintan O'Toole
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8 weeks ago by asterisk2a
(1) Guest DESTROYS Bloomberg Panel On The American Dream Lie - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-2TEwdRnX0&t=416s - The New Feudalism
Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility
- Edelman Trust Barometer - 76% want change - lead by CEO, not wait for government.
Bullshit about the Aggregate.
The Aggregate bullshit you've been telling doesn't matter for fly over American country.
Davos should be cancelled this year because of Brexit, Trump (gov shutdown), Gelbwesten, AfD, Salvini, refugee crisis (Mittelmeer Wall)
Davos is a family reunion for who broke the world.
Outcomes inevitable by policy (Austerity, tax evasion etc)
&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66hFqKq4fVc&feature=em-uploademail - Stop Talking about Philanthropy
taxes taxes taxes all the rest is bullshit
&! Davos elites reject higher taxes, offer upskilling as answer to inequality - https://www.reddit.com/r/Economics/comments/akbdyu/davos_elites_reject_higher_taxes_offer_upskilling/ https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12196963
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8 weeks ago by asterisk2a
(1160) How to Fall Down the Anti-SJW Rabbit Hole - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahxP2SO0vPk - James O'Brien: Reclaiming and Redefining the Social Justice Discourse
// Social Media bubble //
- average joe - vs newspaper op ed -
caught between entertainers and pol commentators
this is not about politics
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12 weeks ago by asterisk2a
(14096) Lewis Lapham: Can America Survive the Rule of a “Stupified Plutocracy”? - YouTube
“Money and Class in America,”
where does "American Dream" come from?
100 years ago the American Dream got corrupted, now again
Harvard grads have done the most damage do America.
how do you find mediation, balance power between rich and poor
democratic society put premium on society
capitalism not
constant tension between capitalism and a democratic society
constant dialectic
more money earned with rents and dividents than wages 1984 and the gap is widening further.
"do we live in a democracy?" No!
loss of faith in democratic idea
&!
Stupidfied Plutocracy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DXsPeBiIQY - When Meritocracy Breeds Greed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZU0IXO7AQw&t=88s - The End of American Exceptionalism
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november 2018 by asterisk2a
(13856) Admit it. Republicans have broken politics. - YouTube
Admit it. Republicans have broken politics.
/ my way or the highways is not democracy
Brexit same picture, journalists did not call out some both.
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october 2018 by asterisk2a
Police chiefs warn of fewer officers after Treasury shrinks budgets further | UK news | The Guardian
Fresh cuts will leave largest forces in England and Wales with officer numbers last seen in the 1970s [...] “There is no question there will be more obvious rationing of services. The public can already see it is going on,” he said. “We are already not pursuing crimes where we could find a suspect. We are doing things now that surprise me.

“We are struggling to deliver a service to the public. I think criminals are well aware now how stretched we are.”
UK  Austerity  Police  public  safety  democracy 
october 2018 by asterisk2a
Kenneth Olisa: ‘To improve social mobility, we need to raise children’s aspirations’ | Society | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/18/rich-britons-inequality-poverty-social-wealth - As the rich get richer, why don’t British people care about inequality? - The solution is to invest in social wealth - The danger is that the paradox of wealth inequality becomes self-reinforcing: as wealth at the top increases, the likelihood of redistributive reform decreases. The reason is that high levels of wealth inequality bias the democratic process. Martin Gilens has documented definitively the “elite economic domination” of American politics. But similar concerns about the unequal influence of the new aristocracy have been raised in Britain.
social  income  mobility  inequality  class  UK  Austerity  1%  democracy  Brexit  AfD  PEGIDA  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  poverty  working  poor  downward  welfare  state 
october 2018 by asterisk2a
(9120) Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari - YouTube
Data & Tech now asset. Dictatorships more efficient in 21st century. Algorithms know you better than you yourself. human feelings - manipulated! elections turn into emotional puppet show "spectacle of society" / "they hack our feelings" // vanity - Status Anxiety Alain de botton / facism exploits our vanity
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june 2018 by asterisk2a
(6119) The Best speech on Donald Trump's Rise. - YouTube
[as GFC shock to capitalism, Trump shock to third-way liberal democracy ] Glenn Greenwald delivers a scathing look at Donald trump's Presidency and the underlying causes of voter frustrations. // ORG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC0V25HzhEM - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChelp8wmBXztIa0Qo2ON3Jg //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsY70_uIXNc - VIDEO: GLENN GREENWALD AND JAMES RISEN DEBATE THE TRUMP/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv002AUCZaPNwiADqwchijg //&! @ggreenwald watched ur talk. If GFC was shock to finance led crony neolib capitalism. & 'Trump is shock to existing order of third-way liberal democracy.' Then what is TARP, ZIRP, NIRP & QE for liberal representative democracies? cc @mtaibbi @nntaleb https://youtu.be/WC0V25HzhEM
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  GFC  Glenn  Greenwald  BarackObama  democracy  Brexit  history 
march 2018 by asterisk2a
The Pledge | 8th February 2018 - YouTube
arguments against violence don't hold up in a perverse violent opressive environment. (see hedges, cornel west, Malcom X, etc) especially if your elite "fellows" sell you down the river (barack Obama eric holder and co). Or see Vietnam, Buddhists burned themselves (self-immolation) up because of the injustice and their beliefs. Or Bobby Sands et al. Indefinite hunger strikes. Or Guantanamo/AbuGhraib if I am not mistaken, people there went on hunger strike. //&! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/series/womens-rights-100-revolutionary-years - Suffragette //&! the women who chose to sit in protest on the bus in the white section, and the what followed blacks entering white establishments. a knowingly intentional provocation not answered by law and order but by public violence. //&! or the 2011 uk youth riots - debatable, but a grain of salt, violence answered w violence in this case looting ... what else? a bank? which is an impossibility. or looting your neighborhood block of flat Grenfell? // especially institutionalized structural oppression regime against minorities. or institutional disadvantaged.
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february 2018 by asterisk2a
(5679) ZAPP vom 31.01.2018: Eigene Wahrheit: "Project Veritas", Privatfernsehmacher für den ÖR - YouTube
fingiert fictitious / planted fake news by alt-right right-wing white nationalists supremacists // Project Veritas // polarised // ziel system weiter destabilisieren. demokratie. civic society. jeder gegen jeden - psychopolitik psychopolitics // neoliberalism capitalism // wir gegen die us against them // Milo Jordan Peterson Ben Shapiro etc etc etc
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february 2018 by asterisk2a
Underfunded justice system 'crumbling', top criminal barrister says | Law | The Guardian
[pure rational rationing (workload) decisions out of necessity - by individuals, forced upon them by Austerity decisions] Failures to disclose evidence in rape prosecutions are a sign of the “dystopian disaster” engulfing the criminal justice system that has been caused by chronic government underfunding, the head of the criminal bar has warned. Angela Rafferty QC, who represents criminal barristers in England and Wales, criticised ministers for trying to promote the justice system as “a national asset” at the time of Brexit when in reality “the fabric of the court estate [is] crumbling”. [...] The Law Society, which represents solicitors across England and Wales, has launched legal action against the Ministry of Justice for cutting fees for defence lawyers, who have to examine increasingly large volumes of material recovered from mobile phones and laptops.
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january 2018 by asterisk2a
“It’s Even Worse Than You Think”: David Cay Johnston on Trump’s First Year in Office - YouTube
“It’s Even Worse Than You Think”: David Cay Johnston // & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-2cOAUO_wM - David Cay Johnston On His Book, "It's Even Worse Than You Think: What The Trump Administration Is Do
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  democracy  book 
january 2018 by asterisk2a
Donald Trump's success reveals a frightening weakness in American democracy - YouTube
liquid times by Zygmunt, globalization - accelerated times, inequality, 1%, poverty trap, weak institutions being fleeced (latest and biggest - GFC, one rule for the one TBTF and other for the many, many have to suffer what they must (varoufakis)), same w broken promise of globalisation benefits everyone, same w failed military interventions ... STRUCTURAL REASONS - DEMOCRACY ELECTED REPRESENTATION does no more exist! its lobbied $$$ vested interest pork barrels corruption abuse get rich quick schemes. Longing for past greatness eg case Brexit. //&! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YU9djt_CQM - Authoritarianism: The political science that explains Trump &! https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-Skala_(Autorit%C3%A4re_Pers%C3%B6nlichkeit) &! Democratic Backsliding (salami tactic) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF-Tdsvk0tI - The decline of American democracy won't be televised
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january 2018 by asterisk2a
(5392) Michael Wolff on Fire and Fury - BBC Newsnight - YouTube
'I tried to picture the forest, not the trees.' 'book itself became a political event.' //&! doesn't like to quote people. quotes don't help to get to the great truth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UanRFSei78&feature=youtu.be&t=22m13s //&! describes himself as wheat wacker - spreu vom weizen trennen - bc everyone tells lies in their self interest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDFZKAS5eQw - Michael Wolff: You Should Believe All Of 'Fire And Fury' - EVEN COLBERT presses him on the truth/references. no quotes issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDFZKAS5eQw&feature=youtu.be&t=4m05s &! Trump unpredictable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA1dVEAfG-0 &! Bis hierhin ist die hektische Welt Trump auf den Leim gegangen. -
https://twitter.com/friiyo/status/952139677993177090 &! https://twitter.com/friiyo/status/952141406268780546 - Alle Ideen und Projekte des neuerlichen, superdigitalen New Journalism waren Lachnummern. &! https://twitter.com/friiyo/status/952144245258964992 - "Alles ist wahr" reicht mir vollkommen. Der Autor hat Autorität. Wie Wolff hier das Buch (bzw. Bücher) als Format verteidigt entzückt mich geradezu. &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4aAJrJB6h0 - Alain de Botton: "The News: A User's Manual" | Talks at Google &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSKPaCesK_4 - Lemon to Michael Wolff: Is Trump book gossip or journalism? &! https://www.cjr.org/analysis/michael-wolff-book-journalism-trump.php - @CJR argumentiert das @MichaelWolffNYC das einzige Naturtreue Buch was man uebers erste Trumpian Jahr schreiben konnte, geschrieben hat. &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foR6SDtIRUU - Janice Min: Details In Michael Wolff's Book Are Accurate &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1nuxcG2V30 - Michael Wolff the doubleagent April 2017
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january 2018 by asterisk2a
Tory members 'a breed apart' from other main parties, study finds | Politics | The Guardian
Poll shows Conservative grassroots more supportive of the death penalty, obedience to authority and a hard Brexit &! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YU9djt_CQM - Authoritarianism: The political science that explains Trump & Trump Brexit Putin AfD = Tyrant - https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/1814546858557902/ //// 30 years thrid way technocracy produced autocracy plutocracy pure unashamedly in your face.
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january 2018 by asterisk2a
(4510) Jordan Peterson LIVE: 12 Rules for Life - An Antidote to Chaos - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx4ltQhdlhg - H3 Podcast #37 - Jordan Peterson - 59:00 Hiterl was a mouthpiece (not the man w the ideas) for resentment in population (exploitation w cheap nationalistic populism), Same again w Trump and Brexit and AfD. 'It was a collaboration between Hitler and the people.' again Brexit Trump - bridge between poor people and elites. Allister Heath "sacred and historic compact between elites and people” // Carl Jung - people dont have ideas, ideas have people. // Ben Shapiro / Milo Yiannopoulos / Douglas Murray / et al // Jordan Peterson Tweet about sexual assault/rape/abuse/violence post-Weinstein 'its time to get sex back into marriage.' is a anti post-modernism answer - retrotopia to the problem. Finds Michel Foucault a reprehensible, resentment-ridden individual https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson/status/929149692360798209 // https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson/status/928981541849522176 - With all the accusations of sex assault emerging (eg Louis CK) we are going to soon remember why sex was traditionally enshrined in marriage... // anti-ideology cult, pro free speech, anti professional demonstarator(s) indoctrinating feable //
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november 2017 by asterisk2a
Facebook founding president sounds alarm - BBC News
do you know your neighbour? Chomsky manufactured consent. perfect personal propagandist. outrage machine. time waster. feedback loop for No Representation feelings. “I use these platforms, I just don’t let these platforms use me,” // Adam Curtis - FB can not present you with a future, a proposal. bc it is insular isolated environment (perfect personal propagandist) even if you are 'connected with the world.' It's a sham. Its millions of bubbles. not "A" world connected. Occypy was better than facebook. But Occupy hat not even a handful of leaders. political social economic movements need leaders to refer to, dialogue, interview, sign policy papers, etc etc. mass democracy still needs a leader and leadershuip and management and people skills. see Momentum.
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november 2017 by asterisk2a
Social media firms under scrutiny for 'Russian meddling’ - BBC News
Facebook, Twitter and Google lawyers defended themselves to US lawmakers probing whether Russia used social media to influence the 2016 election.
The three firms faced hard questions at a Senate panel on crime and terrorism about why they missed political ads bought with Russian money. &! https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/10/30/social-media-democracy/ - Francis Fukuyama - This is not the situation that prevails in today’s internet world. There are not a variety of competing platforms with differing points of view; rather, there is Facebook, which has become a sort of global utility. [ creating for each their own bubble own world, enabling to reject, deny reality in spite of fact. Orwell on nationalism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notes_on_Nationalism - Indifference to reality ] ESPECIALLY when the user is the product, sold to corporates. Keep users more and more clicking = keep making more and more money. &! Displayed in their dedicated teams in-house support for Trump campaign! $85m. Client satisfaction and profit maximisation. --- https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/facebooks-2016-election-team-gave-advertisers-a-blueprint?utm_term=.ox8O6gxWY#.ji2Ngpmoz &! https://staltz.com/the-web-began-dying-in-2014-heres-how.html
Facebook  democracy  presidential  election  2016  Brexit  Donald  Trump  DonaldTrump  AfD  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  Social  Media  Newsfeed  bubble  algorithm  filter  bias  Gesellschaft  Nationalism  Orwell  Orwellian  Patriotism  demagogue  Twitter  Google  monopoly  duopoly  monopsony  Amazon  antitrust  Francis  Fukuyama  totalitarianism  Capitalism 
november 2017 by asterisk2a
I sold sex to fund my unpaid internships. Poor kids are still battling the class gap | Paris Lees | Opinion | The Guardian
Granularitaet von Lebenslaeufen. Ossi diskrimination (monitor) in den CEO etagen sind ossis und auch politik nicht angekommen auf bundesebene. privileg always having a leg-up from parents or grandparents. // I remember going on Radio 4 a few years ago, and thinking that all the people I met inside Broadcasting House sounded strange. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first. And then the penny dropped. They sounded like the people on television. The people on the radio. The people you see on the news. The way prime ministers sound. I remember sitting in the car on the way home and realising: “Oh, you’re the people who run everything.”
class  UK  Brexit  No  Representation  Klassenkampf  discrimination  Precariat  working  poor  poverty  trap  prejudice  bigotry  BAME  Society  Gesellschaft  Zusammenhalt  cohesion  privilege  Privileged  meritocracy  meritocratic  East  Germany  Ossi  Saxony  Reunification  social  income  mobility  inequality  career  ladder  equality  gender-based  pay  gap  Marx  Anarchism  Trump  democracy  tyranny  neoliberal  neoliberalism  Capitalism 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
In our focus on the digital, have we lost our sense of what being human means? | Genevieve Bell | Opinion | The Guardian
MAKE OUR OWN FUTURE - And of course, there are bigger questions about the role of technology more broadly. In making the machines smarter, we have sacrificed a little something of ourselves – we run the risk of being reduced to data and the decisions it drives. I believe we are more than data, more than just intelligence. I worry that, in our current focus on the digital, we have lost some of our agency and some of our sense of what being human might mean. But I don’t believe this is inevitable or irreversible.
Anarchism  humanity  social  media  Facebook  Data  Big  currency  AI  artificial  intelligence  augmented  Utopia  neoliberalism  democracy  Silicon  Valley  UBI  Universal  Basic  Income  Consumerism  Consumer  Materialism  Capitalism  consumption  Gesellschaft  Wertegesellschaft  Society  Soziologie  Psychology  Transhumanism  algorithm  inequality 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Senior judge warns over 'shaming' impact of legal aid cuts | Law | The Guardian
Last year, Amnesty International said the cuts were far worse than anticipated and had created a “two-tier” system that denied the poorest people access to justice.
UK  Austerity  injustice  Justice  LegalAid  poverty  trap  Precariat  No  Representation  nasty  party  democracy  Brexit  totalitarianism  Corporate  GFC  bank  bailout  recovery  secular  stagnation 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
(3935) 35 Minutes on YouTube Demonetization - YouTube
Conservative corporate totalitarian times. Monopoly and monopsony. &! politics hit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkYR89SzXNc - J&N, The Young Turks // 'anti-liberal democratic people democracy' policing content
YouTube  Creative  Creatives  Creators  Culture  Advertising  corporate  totalitarianism  Consumer  Capitalism  advertisement  Facebook  Newsfeed  monopoly  monopsony  Google  anti-trust  Amazon  LGBTQ  Liberal  free  speech  democracy  Subscription  Patreon  PayPal 
october 2017 by asterisk2a
Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists - BBC News
who blinks first. high noon pistol fight. &! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41582469 - Catalonia: Spain takes step towards direct rule //&! alt view to 'counter revolution' movement left populist outward looking welcoming immigrants welcome nationalism: http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/katalonien-brexit-trump-geistige-kleinstaaterei-a-1171814.html https://twitter.com/henrikmllr/status/917289882061598726 - neonationalism (global village no accountability) neoliberal kapitalism teilte die leute auf gegen sich auf. nicht vereint. siehe fb there is no global village connection to all (fb zuck dream PR talk), alles kleine identitaeten und grueppchen. isoliert. eigener blase. schaun nicht ausm fenster, wie mittlerweile in der realitaet. wer kennt schon alles seine nachbarn im etagen house wie sein bruder oder schwester? Scotland and Catalonia indy are majority led by left socialist populous. Brexit is led by far-right conservative neoliberalism on steroids populous.
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october 2017 by asterisk2a
Proportion of students taking arts subjects falls to lowest level in decade | Education | The Guardian
Education Policy Institute says schools in England have cut number of pupils taking subjects such as dance and fine art after cuts and policy changes
Art  Culture  Austerity  education  policy  rationing  democracy 
september 2017 by asterisk2a
(2173) Noam Chomsky (2017) "Advertising, Consumerism, and Human Nature" - YouTube
The 19th-century working class read more than aristocrats, back in the days! // dignity self-worth identity independent. consumerism is a drug to numb, to suppress, narcotic on humanness. human condition. // there is no market economy bc consumers are not informed not making rational choices. irrational choices. uniformed.
Noam  Chomsky  Consumerism  Materialism  Status  Anxiety  mobile  homescreen  shopping  Dopamine  self-medication  comfort  coping  mechanism  Democracy  Alain  de  Botton  AlaindeBotton  Television  Facebook  Entertainment  distraction  Consumer  consumerist  Politics  Capitalism  working  poor  social  security  poverty  Armut  Advertising  Identity  Fashion  No  Representation  Psychology  nudge  theory  Sociology  Society  Wertegesellschaft  Manufactured  Consent  dignity  self-worth  class  struggle  economic  history  culture  creative  creativity  UBI  Grundeinkommen  Universal  Basic  Income  humanity  Economics 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Student debt rising to more than £50,000, says IFS - BBC News
UK, shifiting gov debt (public) onto the private balance sheet. // The report says there have been two main beneficiaries from the current fee system - universities and the government's finances. // & study survey finds ~50% find it no or poor value - http://www.independent.co.uk/student/news/higher-education-students-university-poor-value-money-dissatisfaction-survey-poll-a7779161.html
UK  Austerity  student  debt  loan  tuition  fees  education  policy  Enlightenment  College  democracy  Bologna  University  neoliberal  neoliberalism  capitalism  for-profit  profit  maximisation 
july 2017 by asterisk2a
Positive Psychologie - Warum Wohlbefinden wichtig für Leistung ist
Für die Definition von Leistung spielt Wohlbefinden bisher kaum eine Rolle. Die Psychologin Michaela Brohm-Badry plädiert für ein Umdenken: Nur wenn das Wohlbefinden des Menschen berücksichtigt würde, könnten Menschen ihr volles Potenzial entfalten. // wer depressed muede erschoepft und ohne alternative ist - gezwungen zu horchen - weil er am ende kein 100£ aufm konto hat - kann keine revolution anfangen oder an der revolution mitmachen. Byung-Chul Han - In Fatigue Society (original German title: Die Müdigkeitsgesellschaft)
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june 2017 by asterisk2a
The Maybot and Monsieur Zen. A drama that didn’t obey the script | Andrew Rawnsley | Opinion | The Guardian
Despite the manifold advantages with which she started this campaign, Mrs May has never evinced any sense of joy about making a case to the country. That lack of enthusiasm for the democratic moment has also shown. It has shown in her unwillingness to debate directly with other leaders, a refusal to engage with argument that revealed a sense of entitlement to be prime minister – no questions asked. It has shown in the brittleness of her performances when she has deigned to expose herself to the scrutiny of the electorate.
GE2017  Brexit  Theresa  May  nasty  party  nastyparty  Conservative  democracy  No  Representation  Tories 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen: Wie Wirtschaftskrisen Populisten helfen - Kolumne - SPIEGEL ONLINE
All das passt zu Zahlen, wonach - auch in Deutschland - eine große Minderheit seit Jahrzehnten real an Einkommen verliert. Und der Abstand zwischen Gewinnern und Verlierern atemberaubend groß geworden ist. Und es passt zum verbreiteten Gefühl, dass nur noch schwer nachzuvollziehen ist, welche Macht Konzerne ausüben. Und wie wenig die Regierungen dem noch entgegenzusetzen haben. [...] All das lässt sich nicht mit ein bisschen mehr Konjunktur beseitigen. Wie der französische Ökonom Thomas Piketty diagnostiziert hat, gibt es eine fast automatische Verschärfung der Ungleichheit - schon weil mit großem Geld mehr zu verdienen ist als mit harter Arbeit.
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may 2017 by asterisk2a
More than half of donations to EU referendum campaigns came from just ten wealthy donors | The Independent
In its report Take back Control: How big money undermines trust in politics, the campaign group found that of the £31,834,885 donated to both sides during the referendum, £16, 444, 905 – about 52 per cent – came from just 10 individuals or companies. [...] Leave received £17.5 million of all donations - almost exactly one vote for every pound given towards the Brexit campaign - compared to Remain’s £14.2 million.

Transparency International also found that 95 per cent of all money raised during the referendum campaign came from just 100 donors – a tiny fraction of the millions who voted on June 23.
Brexit  Super  Rich  1%  Oligarchy  Plutocracy  10%  Democracy  lobby  UK  tax  evasion  avoidance  Populism  Propaganda  Trickle-down  neoliberalism  capitalism  crony  bank  bailout  Exploitation  GFC  recovery  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty 
may 2017 by asterisk2a
Tory candidate defends spending up to £1m on West Midlands mayor campaign | Politics | The Guardian
; a new start in democracy for this region. << it's not devolution and mayors is a scam, just shifting blame. tokenism. bread crumbs. [political communication: framing the argument/policy/change/change management/positioning] tokenism for neoliberal capitalism austerity accelerated times of globalisation and the weak suffer what they must.
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may 2017 by asterisk2a
Labour to oppose 'Henry VIII powers' being used to rewrite EU laws | Politics | The Guardian
[ no moderation, moderation is gone. Global Britain is here. 'indyref2 wil happen one way or another. no opposition and no say will infuriate Scots even more eventually ] It is expected that this will involve extensive use of “Henry VIII powers” – laws allowing ministers to change primary legislation (government bills) using secondary legislation (orders that go through parliament with little or no scrutiny). [...] Corbyn said Labour would oppose handing ministers such extensive powers when the House of Commons votes on the great repeal bill. [ less accountability, transparency, democracy, representation ... more technical! technocracy! that was voted actually against as it is practiced in EU ... the irony ] //&! The Observer view on triggering article 50. As Britain hurtles towards the precipice, truth and democracy are in short supply - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/26/observer-editorial-triggering-of-article-50-jeopardises-60-years-of-unparalleled-peace
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march 2017 by asterisk2a
"Democrats Would Rather Lose Than Win With A Progressive"-Former Sanders Official Nick Brana Pt 2 - YouTube
Democrats fought & stole it from Bernie because they rather would lose to GOP/Trump than move to the left progressives. // See also book Thomas Frank - Liberal - https://youtu.be/M9u2aR19P3g. & Matt Taibbi on GOP and in general the establishment - $ - choosing the candidate not the voter electorate and journalists feeding themselves co-opting into the game then wondering why they are called fake and luegenpresse. And Mark Blyth mentioning Bill Clinton finished what Reagan could not ( Surrender: How the Clinton Administration Completed the Reagan Revolution by Michael Meeropol (Paperback) - https://www.yo​utube.com/watch​?v=a0q_Ww1q1j8. And Obama did not fight GOP in public, he preserved the status quo, did not upset the DNC elite and establishments going to the left and much more progressive and then there was the Drone Warfare.
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february 2017 by asterisk2a
Mark Blyth--"Liberalisms' great trick has been to naturalize very difficult political contests." - YouTube
'blocking coalitions' libdems and tories, GroKo, ... Dems/Obama, // /// Trump was bound to happen - https://youtu.be/2dTh3uLTEpk - Russell Brand on Donald Trump's Presidency - Full Interview - on radio X w moyles.
Brexit  DonaldTrump  Centrists  GroKo  democracy  history  neoliberalism  technological  unemployment  far-right  right-wing  Nationalism  Mark  Blyth  Protectionism  Populism  squeezed  middle  class  working  poor  Precariat  Armutsrisiko  poverty  trap  social  mobility  income  gini  Coefficient  inequality  Austerity  bank  bailout 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Border agents defy courts on Trump travel ban, congressmen and lawyers say | US news | The Guardian
“We have a constitutional crisis today,” representative Don Beyer wrote on Twitter. “Four members of Congress asked CBP officials to enforce a federal court order and were turned away.” &! 4 Ways Border Patrol Union’s Trump Endorsement Is Filled With Lies and Misinformation - https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/4-ways-border-patrol-unions-trump-endorsement-filled-lies-and-misinformation
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  MuslimBan  CBP  USA  Justice  System  Democracy  separation  of  powers 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Thoreau and Civil Disobedience - YouTube
Henry David Thoreau // Patriots are not those who follow blindly the leader (majority/minority votes) and their administration. But those who follow their own conscience, and the principles of reason. It is independent through (see also uk, us media landscape). hated political passivity - do nothing to put an end to xyz, although happening to have an opinion. but not acting on it. [...] // serving your own mind and conscience.
History  Brexit  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Resistance  Opposition  Career  Politicians  Public  Intellectual  reasoning  book  Politics  WomensMarch  Democracy  Democratic  Nationalism  Patriot  Patriotism  Populism  Dogma  Ideology  Propaganda 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
Donald Trump: Massendemos gegen den neuen US-Präsidenten - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Kaum ist Donald Trump vereidigt, protestieren weltweit Hunderttausende gegen den neuen US-Präsidenten: Allein in Washington gingen mehr als eine halbe Million Menschen auf die Straße. Doch die Zukunft des Widerstands ist unsicher. [...] Die Demokraten hoffen, dass der Protest in den kommenden Monaten und Jahren auch in politisches Engagement mündet. Die Partei muss sich neu organisieren, personell und strukturell. Eine emotionale Basis könnte die Arbeit erleichtern. Zudem stehen bald viele wichtige Senats- und Gouverneurswahlen an, die das Gleichgewicht in Washington verschieben könnten. Und je mobilisierter die Partei an der Basis ist, desto besser. [ mmflint build "regional resistance" ] &! https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/823001984085164032
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january 2017 by asterisk2a
Michael Calderone on Twitter: "Reminder: Trump repeatedly claimed media didn't cover his campaign crowds, even though he knew that wasn't true: https://t.co/EEXEBqnGVE https://t.co/Oh2Ghz1NyD"
donald trump or presser, 'calling out' the press/media/journalist not doing their job, not representing correctly, misrepresenting, ... will be his method, as "the messenger" for "the movement" to actually tell how it is. or not is. or correct. so that "the movement" knows. /// similar to Theresa May talked about "hyped up media reports" not helping. - http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/theresa-may-brexit-speech-every-hyped-up-media-report-is-going-to-make-it-harder-for-us-to-get-the-right-deal-for-britain/
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  freedom  of  press  Pressefreiheit  Propaganda  Brexit  Theresa  May  Polarisation  Populism  Transparency  democracy 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Trump inauguration speech was ‘angriest ever’ – professor
[ addressing the obedient mob the obedient mob will do it. stump speech as usual. no different trump ] “It was confrontational, particularly angry at everyone in Washington D.C., everyone who is a part of established government and system,” he said. “It was vintage populism: I am the voice of the people, we will get the job done and to heck with the rest of you.” // America, Americans first, 'speaks to my heart# - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04q6jyz
DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Nationalism  Populism  Dogma  Ideology  USA  Brexit  democracy  Oligarchy  Plutocracy  1%  Super  Rich 
january 2017 by asterisk2a
John Oliver to Jorge Ramos: "I'm not a journalist" - YouTube
success of heute show, die anstalt, jung un naiv, this week tonight, colbert, and co.- are a testament to the abomination that what calls itself journalism or a journalist. // could go into psychology/philosophy. kierkegard and co. absurdit of life we live today. that we are living a comedic cartoon version of what was imagined. 200 years ago w the advent of democracy. (alain de botton). is evident all that people gave up on reason. surrendered and started to self-medicate; ie w comedy, drugs, alcohol, consumerism/materialism, selfies, social media filter bubbles, yet another credit card to sooth the pain, anxiety, frustration. 'I don't want to feel anymore/ excpet dopamin. .. weil auch demokratie floeten geht, weil checks & balances durchsickert wird mit corruption usw. kein ckecks und balances. gewalten teilung wenn eine gewalt rumlaeuft mit den armen hinterm ruecken.
democracy  Brexit  Trumpism  journalism  journalismus  Comedy  Cartoon  Philosophy 
november 2016 by asterisk2a
The Naked Truth: Is the U.S. Political System Rigged? - YouTube
book rat fucked. // still segregation (race as a proxy for political party)! and Voter ID Law. And not a public holiday. //
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november 2016 by asterisk2a
Mark Blyth on the Brexit vote - YouTube
the start of Trumpism. Every country has a version of it. 80% of the bottom got a shit deal (trickle down) for the last 30 years. &! https://youtu.be/czE7dkSSFB0 - Economic Anger Of Working Class &! ppl left out of the econ growth prosperity, not participated. Osborne saying econ grows. But that has nothing to do w working ppl in xyz who seen living standard deteriorate further. ..&! https://youtu.be/waXfqPt_ip8
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october 2016 by asterisk2a
Ferguson: Democracy Around the World Is in Crisis - Bloomberg
globalisation _ gfc _ recovery _ immigration _ political establishment corrupt not representing us // populism doesnt work to solve gefuehlte wirklichkeiten (never be enough).
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october 2016 by asterisk2a
Understanding Peter Thiel’s Politics
he “no longer believe[s] that capitalism and democracy are compatible.” (Thiel has since said that he was wrong to think America was a democracy, calling it instead a “state dominated by very unelected, technocratic agencies”). [...] Thiel let slip that he was pessimistic about the current system continuing. The failure of the present Establishment, according to Thiel, may point to Marxism, libertarianism, or something else, but “it’s going to be this increasingly volatile trajectory of figuring out what that’s going to be.” [...] political zero to one
Peter  Thiel  Donlad  Trump  Brexit  presidential  election  2016  Centrist  Centrists  Establishment  Toff  Privileged  1%  10%  20%  Super  Rich  Plutocracy  Plutocrats  democracy  demos  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  GFC  bank  bailout  gini  Coefficient  inequality  social  mobility  income  squeezed  middle  class  warfare  crony  capitalism  in  crisis  tax  avoidance  evasion 
august 2016 by asterisk2a
monkeyseemonkeydoodo comments on All Turkish academics banned from traveling abroad – report
a list of all, so far, fired people, // turning turkey into a true democratic dictatorship.
Turkey  Erdogan  Military  Coup  democracy 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
Erdoğan's crackdown: 'Free speech is being rebranded terrorism' – video | World news | The Guardian
Since Turkey’s failed military coup on Friday, more than 6,000 people in the civil service, security forces and military have been arrested. Writers and journalists fear that Turkey’s authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will use the failed putsch as grounds to dramatically escalate his continuing purge of opponents, particularly in the media. Phoebe Greenwood goes to Istanbul to meet the journalists risking life sentences to report and publish stories critical of the Erdoğan government
Erdogan  Turkey  free  speech  freedom  of  expression  freedom  of  press  freedom  of  speech  Military  Coup  democracy  human  rights  Kurd  Kurdish  Kurds 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
The Guardian view on Turkey: beware an elected dictatorship | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian
A brutal and indiscriminate reaction to the failed coup would threaten the values that defeated it
Turkey  Erdogan  Military  Coup  democracy 
july 2016 by asterisk2a
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