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Wednesday
Mar092016

Us Versus Them: Left and Right Become Confused in Our Age 

(Replying to this article about the Koch Brothers agreeing with Bernie Sanders regarding the export-import bank. http://politi.co/1XcYFBE)

... I don't know whether it is realignment or confusion. But ideology is not working anymore. Laissez faire capitalists didn't like it when government supported an industry, the way Europe supported Airbus, giving it a competitive advantage. The new liberalism argued that government structuring capitalism was actually good. Why not help your best industries become world leading? Then comes retro 1970s McGovernism which says that this policy helps the bourgeoisie. And so you have extreme left and right becoming the same thing for opposite reasons. I mean -- who is protectionist this year? Why it is Trump and Bernie. Apparently, no one likes markets or capitalism anymore. One doesn't like it because of nativism and the other because capitalism is a dirty word. All there is, is this "us versus them" crap on BOTH sides. Whether its us versus the billionaires, us versus foreigners, etc., etc. I cannot wait for not only the election, but the entire time in which we live, to be over. When will this social fixation end?

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