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Totalitarian Capitalist America––been saying so for decades . . .
Here from a Wikipedia article on INVERTED TOTALITARIANISM:
Comparison to classical totalitarian regimes
Inverted totalitarianism shares similarities with classical totalitarianism, like Nazi Germany. First of all, both regimes are totalitarian because they tend to dominate as much as possible. Both regimes use fear,preemptive wars and elite domination, but inverted and classical totalitarianism deviate in several important ways:
- Revolution – While the classical totalitarian regimes overthrew the established system, inverted totalitarianism instead exploits the legal and political constraints of the established democratic system and uses these constraints to defeat their original purpose.
- Government – Whereas the classical totalitarian government was an ordered, idealized and coordinated whole, inverted totalitarianism is a managed democracy which applies managerial skills to basic democratic political institutions.
- Propaganda and dissent – Although propaganda plays an essential role…
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From an April 20th 2018 post in NOW POLITICS
What if I were to present the following as fiction, perhaps what some might call flash fiction, for whatever reason or reasons you may consider, fiction being no less a bearer of truth than non-fiction.
Here is what I would say, write, in preface, although prefatory in placement only because I would likely write it after the fact of what I have written here in the bullets below?
In italics, is my after-word prefatorily placed for you then to decide if what is presented here as one or the other, fiction or non-fiction, is indeed what it purports to be, thus raising yet another question as to the veracity of the notion of Truth and whether fiction is a valid bearer of what we once called capital ‘T’ Truth, or whether that capitalization exists, or if fiction is a valid form of epistemology, which we could venture in further discussions:
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From March 30th, Now Politics
What was amazing to me at the beginning of the buying craze at the onset of the coming of CoVid 19 was that hand sanitizer was difficult to obtain, while bars of soap remained plentiful. Dish soap is still not difficult to get.
Are people using handsanitizer and not washing the common silverware as much as they should be washing their hands? Have people been relying on hand sanitizer rather than soap and water? It seems so.
But then every time I would go to the bathroom at the Met Opera, the New York City Ballet or at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was always amazing to me just how many people used the bathroom and left without washing their hands, or only nominally put their hands under water for what had to be no more than two seconds, at best, top end, no more than ten.
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A guest post by Carol Mavor, author ofBlack and Blue: The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, La Jetée, Sans soleil and Hiroshima mon amour (2012).
Alain Resnais has died, has vanished from the earth. The French filmmaker is known for his documentaries (including his 1955 Night and Fog on Nazi concentration camps) and feature films (including his 1959 Hiroshima mon amour, a film about making a film about Hiroshima, which is also a love story). Resnais has died on the heels of his friend and sometimes film collaborator Chris Marker (July 29, 1921-July 30, 2012). Resnias’s documentary film All the Memory of the World (1956), which turns the pages of memory as collected in the Bibliothèque Nationale, received assistance from Marker.All the Memory of the World follows a book, like the life of a man, like the telling of a story, from A to B:…
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Consensus, non-sensus . . . we can all disagree in this pseudo-democratic nation managed by power elites bent on keeping the masses semi-educated and semi-literate--but consensus in the end is the mandate. To disagree with mandated consensus is to become excommunicate and anathema, socially. If the President were Pope, I'd be excommunicate, I would have … Continue reading CONSENSUS, NONSENSUS
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