In the States we for a brief time had developed such a tactic during W’s regime called the 50 State Strategy relying on development of resistance in all around the country. It was sponsored by Demographic Party leader, Howard Dean. This movement allowed the party to overthrow W’s regime. Once deposed, the new suit, party head, Citicorp employee and sociopath, Prez O’bummer dismantled this structure as it did not suit the needs of his employer. Inasmuch as the tactic did not have an underlying philosphical basis, other than the riddance of an opposing fool, it was easily forgotten, Dean cashed out, and was given a lobbying gig working for the Saudis.
During the 2020 dog and pony show, the DNC, that lovable private corporation answerable only to their owners, grabbed the outrage of the George Floyd murder, took over the “Black Lives Matter” movement and utilized it to drive a stake through the general populace and regenerate an old culture war. Standard strategy: divide and rule.
As an old fart who has watched the same tactics replayed over and over again though out my life, I recognized the move, but given the lack of evidence while the game was in play I was unable to even warn my children of it’s outcome, other than say in frustration, “this is BS”.
Given the US is an atomized, overworked people, dependent on oligarchic media, it is difficult for people to have the time or energy to be analytical of their own lives. A friend and Russian refugee of USSR’s dissolution once shared a common emigre’s joke, “the US is a forced labor camp with an abundance of particularly bad food”. I think he eventually gave up and went home once the dust settled. As a nation we are overworked and controlled by fear mongering, appealing to emotional, tribal thinking that has been utilized for control since our nation’s inception. As Chou En-lai once commented, “Americans have no sense of history”.
When economic politics blossomed in the US during the first Guilded Age and specifically the “Chicago Pullman Strike” of the 1880s, the development of a worker’s movement, “Communism” a re-incarnation of an old Christian/Buddist tradition of a common good arose in the States. When the Russians adopted this belief system, and formally politically adopted it, the American oligarchs quickly recognized its power, and re-branded it as a “foreign threat”, rather than a crude attempt to formalize a very old religious tradition, and way of thinking.
The promotion of hedonism, selfishness, and neoliberalism during the 70s and 80s, I believe was a planned counter revolution against the American cultural revolution of the 60s. The latter movement was an extension of the values resultant of the Great Depression, and a belief in the common good.
I have hope that when people become aware of other movements around the world, become sick of our own oppression, we will abandon our prejudices, tribal hatreds and do the right thing out of necessity. This will require an economic and historical understanding of reality.”
Posted by: Michael.j | Jan 6 2022 16:15 utc | 55