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Old July 24th, 2017, 04:53 PM   #1
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Three Dogmas of American Idiocy

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Three Dogmas of American Idiocy

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The first dogma of free-market fundamentalism posits the unregulated and unfettered market as idol and fetish. This glorification of the market has led to a callous corporate-dominated political economy in which business leaders (their wealth and power) are to be worshipped -- even despite the recent scandals -- and the most powerful corporations are delegated magical powers of salvation rather than relegated to democratic scrutiny concerning both the ethics of their business practices and their treatment of workers.

The second dogma is a new and "aggressive" brand of militarism, of which preemptive strikes are extensions, and the third dogma is an accelerating authoritarianism accented by expanded police powers and the equally expanding prison-industrial complex, as well as unregulated male power, as in domestic violence against women at home and in the workplace. "This dogma is rooted in our understandable paranoia toward potential terrorists, our traditional fear of too many liberties, and our deep distrust of one another. The Patriot Act is but the peak of an iceberg that has widened the scope of the repression of our hard-earned rights and hard-fought liberties." Additional authoritarianism is found in "the market-driven media" exploiting a divided country that is also exploited by "profit-hungry monopolies" that own the media in the first place.
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Old July 25th, 2017, 04:03 PM   #2
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All "theories". Got any practical examples?
The United States:

1) The unregulated market as idol and fetish --- check!

2) Aggressive Military War Machine distorting government and society --- check!

3) Authoritarianism accented by expanded police powers and the equally expanding prison-industrial complex --- check!
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The United States:

1) The unregulated market as idol and fetish --- check!

2) Aggressive Military War Machine distorting government and society --- check!

3) Authoritarianism accented by expanded police powers and the equally expanding prison-industrial complex --- check!
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Old January 9th, 2018, 04:02 PM   #4
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Well, that doesn't apply to you, Ralph!

Although you still believe the lies, you are certainly far, far from knowing the truth and seeing the truth! ---
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Well, that doesn't apply to you, Ralph!

Although you still believe the lies, you are certainly far, far from knowing the truth and seeing the truth! ---
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