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Art Haberland
05-09-2019, 08:49 AM
Interesting read: https://eand.co/the-quislings-of-american-collapse-f25071465063?source=email-f20fa31f54c-1557394523600-digest.reader------0-59------------------3243a965_7bff_4bf9_8e89_71fab9cef7a3-1&sectionName=top

Flying Orca
05-09-2019, 09:09 AM
Very. Thanks for posting it.

oznabrag
05-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Interesting read: https://eand.co/the-quislings-of-american-collapse-f25071465063?source=email-f20fa31f54c-1557394523600-digest.reader------0-59------------------3243a965_7bff_4bf9_8e89_71fab9cef7a3-1&sectionName=top

We see this right here on this board EVERY DAY.



What’s happening, to put it bluntly, is that (some) downwardly mobile white American middle class men — at least some of them — are being radicalized. Not by ISIS, by communism. But by a seductive, grandiose kind of authoritarianism. To become something like true believers in the Russian model of society. A patriarchal supremacy. A repressive, ethnically charged patriarchy, in which the state is a mechanism for the pure and strong to dominate the impure and weak, with violence, exclusion, fear, and intimidation. All of which the pure and strong believe vehemently is right, just, noble, and true. But it’s in fact just a tool of oligarchy, to go on enriching itself. Give men in decline someone to hate, it seems, and they’ll let you exploit them to the bone. Who cares if an oligarch owns your energy grid — when you have gays to bash, women to demean, and immigrants to bully?

skuthorp
05-09-2019, 04:20 PM
I think I was the first to use the term 'Quisling' on this forum, there was a thread about it some time back.
Thanks for the article link.

purri
05-09-2019, 04:41 PM
Another article: "America is the Venezuela of the rich world"

Ted Hoppe
05-09-2019, 05:33 PM
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Garret
05-09-2019, 05:48 PM
Thanks for the link. Thought-provoking indeed. Of course the guys pictured in the T Shirts will never get it.

skuthorp
05-09-2019, 05:55 PM
"Give men in decline someone to hate, it seems, and they’ll let you exploit them to the bone. Who cares if an oligarch owns your energy grid — when you have gays to bash, women to demean, and immigrants to bully?"

The world is changing, and amongst this age group, of which I am in the senior age range, were the ones that thought that once they'd finished school/apprenticeships etc. that was all they'd have to learn for the rest of their lives. An thast attitude was encouraged for political reasons…….. until it wasn't. Add in equal opportunity and the movement against racism and for them a perfect storm.
I doubt that they can be changed now, resentment being far too well entrenched.

Hallam
05-09-2019, 06:23 PM
That was an interesting read. I heard a radio interview with Cass Sunstein on how social change happens and in the light of the OP article it is very relevant:
https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgdGoADgyV?play=true

Art Haberland
05-09-2019, 06:45 PM
The world is changing, and amongst this age group, of which I am in the senior age range, were the ones that thought that once they'd finished school/apprenticeships etc. that was all they'd have to learn for the rest of their lives.

Unfortunately, I work with a lot of people who are still like that. Quislings in the making.