What is distinctive about the new mode of authoritarianism is that it is driven by a criminal class of powerful financial and political elites who refuse to make political concessions. These elites have no allegiances to nation-states and do not care about the damage they do to workers, the environment, or the rest of humanity.
They are unhinged sociopaths, far removed from what the Occupy movement called the “99 percent.” They are the new gated class who float above national boundaries, laws, regulation, and oversight. They are a global elite whose task is to transform all nation-states into instruments to enrich their wealth and power. The new authoritarianism is not just tantamount to a crisis of democracy: it is also about the limits now being placed on the meaning of politics and the erasure of those institutions capable of producing critical, engaged, and socially responsible agents.
==America’s Addiction to Terrorism (Giroux, Henry A.)
There is no national institution left that can accurately be described as democratic.—– Chris Hedges
There is no one, no one, in Washington that sits in a position of power that has not been corrupted. There are no coincidences in politics. The string of events over the past few days are not coincidences.
This morning’s damning analysis of Hillary Clinton’s actions related to her personal email server and her now disproven claims are the subject of a brutal new video released by the Donald Trump campaign.