Ralph Nader pretends he has a choice
I think Sabrina Salvati has a good take on this one
Here's the key passage from Nader's statement. I'm not into the Bezos Post, so I'll quote from The Hill:
“I know the difference between fascism and autocracy, and I’ll take autocracy any time,” Nader said in a telephone interview with the Post. “Fascism is what the GOP is the architecture of, and autocracy is what the Democrats are practitioners of. But autocracy leaves an opening. They don’t suppress votes. They don’t suppress free speech.”
Here one thinks that Nader is starting to make claims that he can't back up. Fascism was something Donald Trump would like to imitate but is too lazy to do much of anything to create. January 6, 2021 was a sick joke: a real fascist coup looks like September 11, 1973.
Joe Biden is a transformative President. He has transformed the business world into an entity which distrusts the United States and the European Union. He's made the "Left" of the United States and the European Union into a new version of the global Right. All the nice liberals love them some Caspar Weinberger-style neoconservative politics now. His proxy war against Russia has led to the deaths of at least 310,000 Ukrainians for no significant reason, and may eventually grant us World War III. The Team Biden-inspired wars on Russia and China have strengthened both nations while weakening Europe, though if you dare to criticize such wars you will be called a "Putin puppet."
I might add that poverty went up 60% from 2021 to 2022, a statistic that puts the lie to all of the "the economy's doing fine under Biden" talk. Watch as Team Biden runs on "the economy."
Eventually, the Joe Biden transformation will give us a world ruled by BRICS in which the US has become a frustrated resident of the semi-periphery and in which much of Europe sinks into the Third World. It will be an authoritarian world, with a lot of closed societies. Thanks, Joe.
Contrary to what Ralph Nader says, Joe Biden loves censorship; in fact, his team is likely to do more in that regard than any Trump team would do simply because Trump is really lazy. Also contrary to what Ralph Nader says, autocracy does not leave you an opening. Oh and he's going to "help Biden" -- yeah, that'll work. Supporting Joe is -- as far as I can tell -- the best way to help Donald Trump, 'cause let's all develop Trump Derangement Syndrome and pledge allegiance to a guy who can't campaign effectively, who is significantly behind in the polls, and who has nothing to promise anyone. But, really, it's beginning to look like Ralph Nader has become another example of the complete atrophy of political imagination of which Cornelius Castoriadis complained.
On a cheerier note, here's Norman Finkelstein: