Economics/Class Relations

Resistance, Fascism & Cracks in Ruling Class Consensus

I’m not a fan of this guy but this is an interesting and, I think, accurate analysis of what is going on with the Republicans. It seems as though the neocons and their allies (neo-Reaganites, superhawks, Never Trumpers, etc.) are pursuing a three-front strategy: colonizing the Democratic Party and liberal media (the Kristol/Will approach), threatening the Republican Party with permanent marginalization by suggesting the possibility of a new party (Miles Taylor’s latest project), and embedding themselves in Trumpism (the Podhoretz/Prager/Horowitz approach). By pursuing such a strategy, the neocons are working to assume the leadership of the “new popular front” (the ruling class unity coalition of neocons, imperialists supply-siders, neoliberals, managerial elites, tech-oligarchs, and woke progressives) while utilizing both Never Trumpers and Trumpism as controlled opposition. These guys’ discussion of how the Democrats will move to repress sectors of the Left they don’t want is also on the mark.

It’s Going Down

On this episode of the It’s Going Down podcast, we speak with journalist and author Shane Burley both about their new book, Why We Fight: Essays on Fascism, Resistance, and Surviving the Apocalypse, as well as on the current crisis playing itself within the Republican party and within ruling class circles in the US in general.

During our discussion, we talk about the current struggle for power between neo-con and Trumpian forces within the Republicans and what this means both for the State itself and for other forces both inside and outside of it. We then discuss elements of Burley’s book, including the future of GOP and far-Right crossover, key lessons and take-ways from the rebellion that kicked off last summer, and how autonomous movements can continue to grow in the current terrain.


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