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    palingenetic is from Griffin yeah.

    Though like most fascist studies scholars he sees fascism as solely a form of revolutionary rightism when it is really a haphazard concoction of middle class state collectivity (we are all the fuhrer the fuhrer incarnates us) disposal of thugs at the terroristic state machine, and bourgeois democracy in its more open form when it can no longer serve as a principle to cohere divergent interests. democrats are filth. After all, it was Mussolini who called fascism:

    "But if democracy be understood as meaning a regime in which the masses are not driven back to the margin of the State, and then the writer of these pages has already defined fascism as an organized, centralized, authoritarian democracy."

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    I mean this is the whole liberal shtick isn't it! less russian state interference, less fake news, more democracy, people are an ignorant herd, people exagerrate the coruption of the PT (as if living under social democracy isn't alienating enough!)

    Democracy is elevated to this principle that is dispossessed from our human experience where it becomes a concretised fetishism where we talk about anything but our immediate needs and how we relate to the embryo of the pan-racial and classless human community, suddenly we are experts on world and state affairs that we have no control over. of course, this collective memory is inscribed by the state, apart from a few quiet talks at cantines and pubs. de tockville (hardly someone our side) was a master at democratic disinformation. more newspapers, more illusions of commodified choice! and there you have it, a plient public overloaded and colonised by the outpouring of capitalist social relations into every day life. democracy is totalitarianism! Democracy is the spectacle, the spectacle is reality.

    I'm not against democratic decision making when it is organically needed. What I am against is democracy abstracted from its very real social relations. And then the left trotskyist/social democrat is like but look at feudalism! well so what! that doesn't mean you accept capital's positing of its own history as a given.
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    So you're on your way to the G20. You know it's gonna be boring as shit. You decide to spice things up a bit and take party supplies but you get busted on the way there

    https://edition-m.cnn.com/2019/06/26...ntl/index.html

    I'm sure Bolso had no idea...
    Took a rest stop that wasn't on the schedule

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    Putting the G in G20. Guess the afters is gonna be pretty boring now
    Took a rest stop that wasn't on the schedule

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    I hope he tried to blag it as "for personal use".
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    Has anyone come across this book by Raluca Soreanu, which has a lot to say on the climate in Brazil that enabled Bolsonaro? https://books.google.co.uk/books/abo...AJ&redir_esc=y

    From the blurb, it sounds much more 'academish' than it actually is (I read 50 pages of a friend's copy, resigned to maybe paying 50 to get a copy of my own, which is insane but...that's the academic game) - I found it really approachable, poetic and human, with fascinating ideas on the connection between memory, forgetting and trauma, placing Brazil as a particular case that never benefited from the kind of truth and reconciliation activities that happened in Argentina and Chile after the dictatorships and atrocities there, and so suffers from a particularly deep and singular trauma. Maybe suggests parallels to the US in this too, though I haven't got that far into the book to know.
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