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Re: <nettime> What is the meaning of Trump's Victory
Alex Foti on Thu, 24 Nov 2016 04:29:02 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> What is the meaning of Trump's Victory


   trump has brought neoliberalism to an end - he's a nationalist not a
   conservative - in my view it will bring the demise of liberalism in all
   its forms (including those protective of individual rights) across all
   of what used to be called the west - i mean if le pen prevails in
   france all security council members are nationalistic and increasingly
   authoritarian - the old allies against fascism have all turned
   fascists! �you could make an exception for the so patriotic uk
   remaining a liberal democracy of sorts - but with nigel farage as
   ambassador to the united reich of greater america.. verhoefstadt
   possibly europe's most eminent liberal has said one clown in washington
   was enough - i mean it tells you the measure of the atlantic rift and
   the terminal crisis of liberalism that won't be solved by angie merkel
   (even if she wins again: will she, dear germanophones?) - england
   remains anti-putin for the time being tho and probably will remain so
   because it traditionally opposes continental hegemony
   this rambling to say the trump is neither neoliberal nor
   neoconservative - he's a new kind of fascism which breaks with liberal
   tradition either in economics (he's protectionist) or in politics (he's
   racist) - national populism as the 21st century equivalent of 20th
   century national socialism, if you will - like all aspiring dictators
   he's not immune to laughter - let's just make sure we'll have the last
   laugh with this bastard and his transnational network of authoritarian
   regimes - even if it takes a decade

   On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 3:04 AM, Molly Hankwitz <mollyhankwitz {AT} gmail.com> wrote:

     Thank you for the link, Iain.
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