The virtue of excellence
Aretae, Why would you link to the piece on MM's crappy post when MM's contradictions were quickly covered in his comment section? Was it because of the anti-Exxon wheezing that you seem to like? Would it be better if the feds nationalized the whole energy sector to remove power disparities between corporations and feisty environmentalist lawyers?
Yvain distinguishes between structural power and social power. However, he acts like structural power is just something one finds, or lucks into. Maybe structural power accrues because the party is actually doing something useful that deserves the power.
The current power structure in the United States - and our current governance - was erected [quietly] by the New Deal. And along came their Diapers.They do not..ahem..create value. They loot and destroy value. Their firm policy is to take all, leave none for others, and salt the earth behind them. And now..madly...they whose inheritance is founded on "manipulating procedural outcomes" that is..deceit...feel safe to drop the mask and rule directly. Openly discarding the Dead Parchments. And as afterthought...which should have been foremost..DISARM. Their ruin is ongoing and manifest, and manifest unfit to rule. So..The Great Question.
Aretae,Thanks for linking to this:The things people actually care about, like money, success, influence, and psychological health, come entirely from structural/unconscious power.Would this be best called vulgar leftism? If I had read this in isolation, I would have assumed it were the product of some FOX level lampooning of the leftist mindset. It's really that dumb.
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