The “tridemic,” the war in Ukraine, the self-sabotage of our food and energy supplies all have the effect (some might say indented) of increasing the general level of fear and anxiety, something that fuels a totalitarian mass-formation.
The Deep State is real and put its thumb on the scale for one of the candidates in the 2020 presidential election. (You can probably guess which one.)
Totalitarian systems call on their members to defer reason and judgment in crucial areas to an expert class. Those swept up in the mass formation are convinced to place their faith not in God or religion, but experts and science. Just like with religion, this new machine messiah demands sacrifice and a subordination of will to itself.
Mass formations depend upon fear to exist. As long as people can be made to fear something, a totalitarian system can be established and maintained.
This goes a long way towards explaining the kind of vitriol and condescension so prevalent on the left nowadays towards anybody who refuses to go along with them. This explains the steep rise of authoritarianism, especially in the West around COVID and climate-change.
Things like ESG already control the behavior of individuals indirectly. The aim of the Utopian Left is to extend this sort of control to the individual level. Examples of this can already be seen in such things like vaccine passports and mask mandates. The reliance on technology will be used as a point of control. Access to things like education, online commerce, and entertainment will be subject to an ever-increasing array of rules and regulations. In order to partake in the modern lifestyle, people will be made to trade their freedom and privacy for goods and services.
If Trump is a fascist, especially a Nazi, he's certainly a very poor one. If his followers are fascists, they sure cling to a lot of non-fascists ideals. One of the defining traits of Nazis was their violent antisemitism. Trump ended the Iran nuclear agreement, something that the Israelis celebrated, and their Prime Minister at the time called for in front of the UN. This paved the way for one of Trump's in-laws, one of his Jewish in-laws to broker a peace deal between Israel and several neighboring Arab states. He then moved the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. These are things that a true Nazi would have a hard time doing, and even a harder time selling to his supporters.
Fear is the coin of the realm for the Left. They employ tactics of fear and even terror to control others. They use deception to exaggerate the nature of the danger, then they exaggerate or even falsify the effectiveness of their solutions. They in turn fear that if they are not in control, someone else will be, or even worse...no one else, and that scares them the most.
Fear is the coin of the realm for the Left. They employ tactics of fear and even terror to control others. They use deception to exaggerate the nature of the danger, then they exaggerate or even falsify the effectiveness of their solutions.
A New third party? Reporting by Sharyl Attkisson and Tim Reid for Reuters talks about a new third party called the "Forward" party to compete with the Republicans and Democrats that is due to launch this fall. Is this the real deal, or just a party to run spoiler candidates against one party or the other? Why hasn't America had a successful third party?