Saturday, February 20, 2016
NATIONALISM VERSUS NATIONALIZATION
In previous posts I said I would NOT link to Trump rallies available on C-Span, nonetheless, I will do so one more time BECAUSE they and he speaks nicely for themselves, himself, representing THE MAJOR ISSUE involved and MAIN reason for his ascendancy.
The rest being merely secondary, window dressing, icing on a cake, really does NOT matter.
Trump is a NATIONALIST.
The REAL IMPERIALIST contradictions, challenges, are GLOBAL, NOT HERE.
What happens domestically and abroad being a by product first and foremost from USSR dissolution, and, RED China, additionally.
Since a program, demand, organized OPPOSITION, movement, for INDUSTRIAL AND RESOURCE NATIONALIZATION, EXPANDED PUBLIC OWNERSHIP, does NOT EXIST HERE, then, the ONLY next possible solution to an endemic, pandemic, SYSTEMIC economic crisis becomes IMPERIAL and MILITARY NATIONALISM, patriotism, hegemony, with a LONG history something I can not offer in a post, but, others with a little more historical and theoretical background well understand.
However, the vast majority of people HERE know NOTHING of which I speak.
NO LEADERSHIP, NO LABOR PARTY, NO CP, NO PRINCIPLED OPPOSITION, NO and KNOW NOTHING!
So, Trump DOES offer a REAL alternative at his rallies, and, from HIS perspective, I'm sure, BELIEVES what he says and WILL act on it.
Remember, he KNOWS from personal experience where bodies are buried, skeletons, dirty laundry, in closets, blackmail, extortion, etc.
Of course, imperialist global COMPETITION is NOT new and ever increasing MILITARY superiority and strength becomes THE IMPERATIVE order of the day to defend or maintain far flung superiority in order to dictate terms, control market share, protectionism, expansionism, trade wars, tariffs, asset stripping, natural resource, human exploitation, etc.
SYSTEMIC ECONOMIC CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN PROFIT DRIVEN PRIVATE OWNERSHIP versus NATIONALIZATION DO NOT GO AWAY, DISAPPEAR, VANISH, automatically, MAGICALLY, with a wave of Trump's NATIONALIST hand, promise, and, program.
So, the ante constantly spirals upwards, every action breeds a counter reaction, shifting alliances, coalitions, retaliation, increased global militarization, deepening competition, resentments, etc.
His illusory military supremacy hypothesis reminds me of a famous promise to
"make the trains run on time."
Definitely NOT a precise or exact analogy, but, nonetheless, vaguely reminiscent.
To some extent, the RRs did run on time, PERHAPS, but, for how long and at what price??
A promised 1000 year Reich lasted only a few.
Ancient Rome and China, for example, DID last for quite a while, however, those were very different circumstances from now.
Aside from any other reason, a MOST important factor THEN being NO global economy!
FUNDAMENTAL, systemic, economic dilemmas CAUSE these problems and their HISTORICAL background and baggage are misrepresented at a Trump OR any other political rally.
But, TRUMPS NATIONALISTIC cry resonates well, has elements of truth, reality, and, DEFINITELY IS something unemployed, displaced, working, labor, union, people should and can SUPPORT and RELATE TO BECAUSE NO OTHER POSSIBILITY OFFERED them beyond continued job, wage, income, losses.
So, they might as well shoot themselves in the foot now, otherwise.
They represent a redundant labor force.
NO ANSWER beyond what Trump offers exists within the confines, parameters, of our present POWER STRUCTURE which, of course, remains UNOPPOSED, UNCHALLENGED, every inch of the way.
Our preceding FAKE OPPOSITION forfeits EVERY single possibility handed them on a silver platter to change course on a sinking, stinking, NAZI Ship of State and so they CONTINUE singing the same refrain merrily like sheep blindly on their way to slaughter.
So, TRUMP IT IS!
I add a brief postscript to those seated perhaps in the Mideast or broader geographical Eurasian context.
MANUFACTURED, EXPANSIONIST, COLLABORATIONIST, PERSIAN NAZI IRAN REGIME, ALONG WITH KRG, AND THEIR OCCUPATION OF NEIGHBORING ARAB IRAQ, EXTENDING THRU TO SYRIA, MUST BE DECAPITATED, DEPOSED!
THAT TOO PRESENTS A FUNDAMENTAL REGIONAL CONTRADICTION.
Most everybody agrees suddenly in hindsight Iraq War #2 represents a tactical and strategic mistake destabilizing the Mideast.
Well, it was NOT a mistake any more than dissolving the USSR and RED China, Iraq War #1, Yugoslavia, the Taliban, Freedom Fighters, and, lots of other post WWII counter-revolutionary far flung military adventures too numerous to itemize.
It was a logical consequence and inevitable fiasco to come in one or another form, shape, time.
It was only a matter of which, where, when.
What WAS, instead, THEIR PRIMARY tactical and strategic mistake regarding IRAQ INVASION #2 was to utilize NAZI MANUFACTURED ISLAMIC ARYAN IRAN, PRIMARILY, and KRG, secondarily, as surrogates to occupy, invade, annex, IRAQ.
NAZI IRAN, ALONG WITH ITS CLONES, MUST exit ALL external territories it NOW occupies along with their numerous sponsored clones and ANY military response from ANY other regional neighbor is more than justified and their PREROGATIVE!
Not that PERSIA/Iran being the ONLY problem, but, they are the PRIMARY fly, contradiction, in an expanding irritated Mideast Arab ointment.
The Saudi Kingdom also despicable despots, BUT, they ONLY became involved militarily in IRAQ and SYRIA by sponsoring ISIS, or whatever name used, mercenaries, as a direct counterweight to EXPANSIONIST IRAN, an existential, external, threat and economic competition to themselves and others in the region.
For those who could and still can NOT find IRAN on a map and do not know the difference or history between Iran and Iraq, except for a single letter in their name in English, too bad!
So, Trump's latest rally: