What Happens When a Neo-Liberal Feels Threatened
This is quite an opinion piece in the Guardian where Nick Cohen spews out a stream of neo-liberal claptrap that is truly epic. No doubt it will receive praise on ToP.
Nigel Farage’s social call on Julian Assange’s hideaway in the Ecuadorian embassy was a clarifying moment that ought to have flooded light on a dark world. To those who are willing to see, it revealed that far left and far right are now one movement.
Two people met and it's the end of the world. Now Nick Cohen has never seen a western intervention he didn't like.
As for the last one he still doesn't get it:
Ten years on, the case for invading Iraq is still valid Nick Cohen
Why the Guardian still publishes his nonsense beats me.
He sadly goes on and on.
Then the real reason pops up:
Chomsky and his many adherents on the defeated radical left say the masses are brainwashed into voting against their interests by journalists, who are under the control of rich proprietors and advertisers.
He also objected to the "Stop the War coalition" as far back as 2001, of course he did.
Ah it's all about Chomsky, really it is. All that gobbledegook to surround his real target. Laughable really.
Neo-liberal warmongers really tie themselves into Gordian knots to justify their past idiocy and the utter chaos and carnage they leave behind:
Of course he had to jump on the RUSSIA!!! bandwagon
Now I would not normally bother linking this neo-liberal trash-talk but time after time it is what leads us into wars for profit and a body count to match. Their wars have lead to much of the xenophobic hatred and the negation of many of our rights that we took for granted. They helped support, sponsor and create the "Surveillance State".They helped fuel the extreme rights rise through "fear and loathing", they joined merrily into the ignorance race of "we will keep you safe" by slaughtering others. Millions in refugee camps, thousands drowning in the seas, and explosion in the number of "terrorist groups" and the rise of authoritarians.
But you know what.
They still think they are right and the font of all wisdom.
If Hillary had won, as with Obama, every war could be justified, every child killed mere collateral damage for our freedoms. Spreading democracy and peace by drone strike.
Calling the left and the right the same is intellectually lazy and ignores expressly the reality. They seem to be determined to send us back to an all out cold war and to justify the cyber-war to come.
Yet they propose nothing to change the injustices of this world that are the root causes of extremism and what is universally called, no matter what the fundamental reasons are "terrorism". Terrorists are only rebels when they are "ours" is the clue.
Women's rights only matter when justifying the carnage.
They have deliberately been divisive over the decades, using wedge issues as a flail, yet they have stoically ignored the catastrophe of the oligarchical neo-liberal agenda. Socialism only works for the rich, the rest of us are served up more crap because we are "too needy".
Oh and by the way, grievances can be bipartisan and there is more "truth" in them than the so called corporate centre want us to actually deal with.
Intellectually moribund, dysfunctional, deceitful and lap dogs of the wealthy the neo-liberals need to go. Centrists my ass, pillagers, radicals and extremists more like.
Democracy? Which of them actually gives a shit about that one?
Just a thought and a little too angry to be precise.