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Thu Sep 19, 2019, 07:28 AM

This article gives hope that this too shall pass

A new global mass movement is exposing the authoritarian right as beatable



Spin the globe to Italy, where the right-wing populist leader Matteo Salvini has just been ousted by a presidential coup. He’s called for his supporters to “march on Rome” next month — a direct echo of the 1922 coup which brought Mussolini to power — telling them to “keep your phones on in case we need to take to the streets and squares”.

Spin the globe again to London, where outside the Supreme Court, deranged English nationalists spit venom at the most senior lawyers and judges in Britain for daring to consider that Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliamentary rule might be unlawful.

What you are watching is far-right populism losing its grip on power. Its twin global figureheads, Putin and Trump, also look cowed and confused. For men like Salvini, Johnson and Netanyahu had become pistons in a chaos engine, whose purpose was to disrupt the global order. But the pistons have misfired.


[link:https://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2019/09/new-global-mass-movement-exposing-authoritarian-right-beatable|]

There is a level of optimism in this article that I fear is slightly inflated based on the reality. After all as MLK said... “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”... However the analysis is really interesting and maybe from Paul Masons fingers to Gods ears? Worth clicking on the link to read the whole piece. I would be interested in peoples thoughts on this.

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