USA Presidential Election -Trump/Biden - Future Uncertain

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adri
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Feb 11 2021 17:42
Spikymike wrote:
As usual a sound well written postscript from Paul Mattick junior here;
https://brooklynrail.org/2021/02/field-notes/Editors-Note-The-Coup-That-...

A nice piece, and I can't say I understand what threat some Trump idiots dragging their knuckles across the Capitol and getting killed posed, or why there was any reason for the left to "turn out and oppose them." It should be obvious why Democrats and leftists characterize it as a coup, i.e. for party-political reasons. It's not like small-businesses and the factory-sector would suddenly prosper and be revived if there were some take-over (the conditions for which having never existed), as the piece alludes to.

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Apr 1 2021 11:52

So it seems IP members are still mulling all this over and even revisiting whether Trumpism might presage the emergence of ''...something resembling fascism..'' in the near future. They have started to re-examine some of the background to what the 'real domination of capital' in the modern world means via a useful (to non USA based readers) fast lesson in the historical components facilitating mass irrationality. Not much reference this time round to any more positive counteracting social responses. It's left pretty open ended for more to discuss. Links here to some of the issues I referred to earlier in my posts 3 and 14. There is perhaps more of a balance in rereading some of the earlier posts.
But for now these are the latest IP texts I'm referring to:
https://internationalistperspective.org/a-second-pandemic-madness/ and
https://internationalistperspective.org/a-sigh-of-relief/

Spikymike
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Apr 11 2021 12:56

Charles Reeve has this rather wordy but less useful piece along similar lines to one of the above IP texts here:
https://brooklynrail.org/2021/04/field-notes/The-Conspiracy-Plot and there is also this more reassuring? 'back to basics' text referencing Pannekoek here:
https://brooklynrail.org/2021/04/field-notes/Fake-News-and-Real-Conditio...

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May 10 2021 13:35

An updated text from Paul Mattick jnr on the limitations of Biden's first term policies and the disarray of economic theorists in their attempt to understand and advise their capitalist masters plus a commentary on the changed circumstances for trade union organising, here:
https://brooklynrail.org/2021/05/field-notes/Back-to-the-Future