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The Brittle Grip, Part 2
"Let me state the phenomenon as clearly as possible: The extremely wealthy are objectively far wealthier, far more politically powerful and find a far more indulgent political class than at any time in almost a century - at least. And yet at the same time they palpably feel more isolated, abused and powerless than at any time over the same period and sense some genuine peril to the whole mix of privileges, power and wealth they hold."
politics  wealth  paranoia  power  income  income-distribution 
january 2014 by tsuomela
TUMEKE!: Hacktivism meets Wall St
If you look at the mode of policing and arrest rates of different protests, it is clear that some ideas and movements are perceived as much more threatening than others. For example, the 2009 Taxpayer March composed mainly of Tea Party followers on Washington had no arrests, yet 700 of about 1500 protestors were arrested yesterday on Brooklyn Bridge.
protests  activism  internet  online  hacktivism  paranoia  law  ideology  capitalism  wall-street 
october 2011 by tsuomela
Harold Meyerson - Dangerous outcomes from a culture of paranoia
"The primary problem with the political discourse of the right in today's America isn't that it incites violence per se. It's that it implants and reinforces paranoid fears about the government and conservatism's domestic adversaries."
conservative  rhetoric  paranoia  government  violence 
january 2011 by tsuomela
A working hypothesis - Charlie's Diary
Deep craziness: we're in it, and there's probably not going to be any reduction in the prevalence of authoritarian escapism until we collectively become accustomed to the pace of change. Which will, at a minimum, not happen until the older generations have died of old age — and maybe not even then.
future-shock  politics  paranoia  style  eliminationism  rhetoric 
september 2010 by tsuomela

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