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The lesson of Coronavirus us that every life on planet earth should have decent healthcare and safety and food and water. It’s not about all this Trumpist moral panic isolationist bullshit
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They don’t give a shit, especially not the guardian. They have their fair haired poster children and it’s all they want really. This is not a left, it’s a right in flimsy disguise
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You’d think that things like Coronavirus might hint at the essential lesson of this century, we’re in it together, but centuries of capitalism and supremacy have made us deeply resistant to learning that
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Yup, I don’t think we can coexist as minorities with this publishing industry
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If people cared about giving each other decent healthcare as much as they do about Coronavirus
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The New York Times 7h
“I dream about being warm,” said a Syrian father whose baby froze to death. “I just want my children to feel warm. I don’t want to lose them to the cold. I don’t want anything except a house with windows that keeps out the cold and the wind.”
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Replying to @marcorubio
That sounds like a functioning society to me
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“‘Creeping’ authoritarianism is not so much frogs boiling a pot — though that part’s certainly true — as it is that suddenly, it’s too late. One week, society’s a place rich with dissent and opposition — and then, the next, all that seems to have vanished.”
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“Neoliberalism is what led to epic poverty — even amidst plenty — while billionaires became mega-billionaires. That’s left too little money in the hands of every else, hence, a hidden depression, which economic statistics didn’t, and don’t capture.”
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I just published Why Americans Don’t Even Own Themselves
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“Why don’t Americans have any decent public goods or social institutions—whether an American Healthcare System or a Retirement Fund? Because neoliberalism laughed at such things, and said that they would lead to laziness, indolence, poverty, and collapse.”
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“Like the right, the left got taken over by a new movement — the alt left. Where the old left was concerned with things like world peace, eliminating global poverty and hunger—this new left, the alt left, seems to be obsessed with only one thing: identity.”
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I just published The Age of Infantilization
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❤️ Feb 25
“In a vacuum of sanity, reason, and moral courage, social norms tend to shatter. The authoritarian has set an example for years, by now, transgressing basic lines of decency and civilization at every opportunity possible.”
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❤️ Feb 25
“America’s choice—and the world’s—is stagnation, decline, and collapse, or revolution, reimagination, reinvention. Towards social democracy, the only thing we know of that beats authoritarian-fascism. Neoliberalism doesn’t, and conservatism doesn’t.”
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LTC (R) Peter Lerner Feb 24
“Do you know what happens to societies that don’t make the transition from capitalism to social democracy? They implode into the flames of fascism and authoritarianism, as capitalism’s inequalities and inequities....” —  on
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I just published (Why) Social Democracy is the Key to Defeating Authoritarian-Fascism
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❤️ Feb 24
“Think about identity politics. To it, we’re human beings last. First, we’re the sum of our tribal affiliations. To identity politics, I’m a “cis straight disabled brown male bodied person assigned male at birth.” But where is my humanity in that picture?”
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“America crossed a line that was invisible at the time. Power was being concentrated. The basic functions of democracy were being shattered. The institutions of government were being corroded, and the branches of government were being clipped.”
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“If in Bernie — the man who’s barely a social democrat at all — America begins the process of growing up, maturing, becoming a social democracy, then Bernie will have done something astonishing, historic, and remarkable.”
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