– ക്രിസ് ഹെഡ്ജസ്സും ഷെല്ഡണ് വോളിനും
Democracy turned upside down.
Govt of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
– Ending of Loncoln’s Gettysburg address, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Nov 19, 1863.
govt dominated by few.
still have election, relatively free, relatively free media, what missing is a kind of crucial continuous opposition, which has a coherent position. not just saying no no no, but has to have an alternative. on going critique of whats going wrong. what is the remedy
to types of totalitarianism. in classic totalitarianism fundamental principle is the the leadership principle. people are considers are not as citizen but as a means of support which can be rallied and demonstrated by the dominant power. In classical totalitarianism regimes politics triumphs economics, but in inverted totalitarianism it is the reverse. Nazis and fascist. and part of communists. the economy is viewed as a tool which power that be manipulated and utilized as per political requirements for ruling. they take any steps in the economy to the long running sustainability of the political order. People on the top rules.
in inverted totalitarianism a populist is considered as leadership, but that intact does not rule. People on the top does not rules. political order and economic order.
Max Webber, German sociologist, philosopher, an political economist. He said capitalism is a destructive force to democracy. considered together with Emile Durkheim and Karl Marx, the three founding creators of sociology.
capitalism want an autonomous economy. that destroys all values. It is the most aristocratic system ever.
Chomsky call Leninism is a right wing deviation.
Adam Ulam, Polish-American historian and political scientist at Harvard University. He said Leninism is is not socialism, but a counter revaluation.
American founding fathers considered democracy as the enemy.
Property is considered as talent.
English and American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. Inspired the American Whigs in 1776 to declare independence from Briton.
Permanent revolution. Lenin’s phrase. but not in the sense of violence.
Dwight MacDonald, American writer, editor, film critic, social critic, philosopher and political radical.
Psychosis of permanent war.
Cold war is not framed not only a war against communism
US tanks faces Soviet tanks at Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin 1961.
Alexander Hamilton Chief of staff to General George Washington. Founder of US financial system. He was secretary of treasury. Founder of the First American political party.
Destination Earth (1956) Cartoon commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute.