as opposed to slaughterhouses, right, where everyone gets a living wage and health insurance
or do you only care about the working class when they can be used as a prop
Fascism is simply a monolithic expression of imperial-capitalism where a conservative section of the bourgeois class mobilizes the masses against their own interests, often cohering around a rabid patriotism. In a racist society, scape-goating racialized populations is the most common way to achieve patriotic cohesion and clearly connects to the anti-liberal ideology of that sector of the ruling class that is attempting to monopolize its entire class.
Fascism emerges, according to many historical materialist theorists, in periods of capitalist crisis as a ruling class strategy to preserve capitalism. Since another ruling class strategy is welfare reforms, fascism appears in the conflict between the liberal and conservative elements of the bourgeoisie: it is a contradiction between capitalists. Both the liberal-welfare and conservative-fascist positions, we should note, recognize that capitalism can only be “saved” by state intervention––both possess, unlike free-market libertarianism, a somewhat realistic understanding of market relations because both understand that without a capitalist-orientated state or states there can be no capitalism. The general point, however, is that capitalism and democracy are not synonymous: when capitalism takes on a fascist form, the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie, that once permitted different parties representing different ruling class positions to compete in parliamentary elections, becomes monolithic.
At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.
Reblogging again to add:
Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that the man was asking people if they were Jewish and waiting for an affirmative response before shooting. The more people who are paying attention to this story the harder it will be for it to be swept under the rug.
A lot of people are currently very excited about the recent Cap movie. If you believe that it was worthwhile for Steve Rogers to fight fictional nazis, please show that you care about the people harmed by those in the real world who still agree with Nazi ideology. If you can get super excited and make tons of posts about Cap, then you can do this too, right? (obviously there are people who are upset/triggered by this stuff, which is an entirely different situation. but if you can spread the word please do)
Oh no of course not a hate crime -_-
Of course they’re casting doubt on its being a hate crime. Because it’s not like anti-semitism has been a pernicious and shameful constant in the history of Western civilization or anything. Just some Gentile guy having a bad day, let’s not be hasty.
Israel has gone ahead and destroyed several EU-funded humanitarian projects in a settlement zone in the West Bank, despite diplomatic threats and repeated calls to desist, it has been revealed by EurActiv.
There are concerns not only that this is against international law, but that disrupting the area’s territorial coherence could seriously undermine any prospect of peace with the Palestinians.
The E1 corridor, as it’s called, contains an area known as Ras-a-Baba (or Jabal-al-Baba), overlooking Jerusalem. It has been a target of the Netanyahu government ever since 2012. The three projects destroyed will be joining whole scores of other EU-funded structures that Israel has destroyed, without regard for international law, as Europe believes, calling the area “a red line”, a report by EurActiv, an EU policy news and discussion portal, has revealed.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is believed to have ordered the destruction of these projects hours after the Palestinians expressed a wish to join 15 UN treaties, and after he halted all ongoing talks with the Palestinian authorities.
i’ve eaten 4 gingerbread rabbits today. i am out of control and no fucks are being given.