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The New Economy

Presaging the new economy of progressive fascists like 350’s Naomi Klein, CERES’ Mindy Lubber and Avaaz’ Ricken Patel, was the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), that emerged in 2004, and the affiliated Campaign for America’s Future (CAF). It was a horrifying development, leading to the appointment of Reaganite U.S. Senator Barack Obama, as keynote speaker at the 2006 Democratic National Convention.

Blogging as a platform had just peaked, and the Democrats were funding fascist bloggers at CAF. Merging progressive institutional interests with fascist ideology led to efforts by CAF to marginalize the views of democratic socialists and indigenous cultures. This capitulation by progressives, due largely to their failure to mount successful electoral or judicial challenges to the conservative fascist regime of G.W. Bush, signaled their endorsement of a totalitarian national security state.

As America’s nervous breakdown intensified, the progressive fascists produced such horrors as the 2006 bill, introduced by U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D) San Francisco, to make activism against corporations illegal. With the 2010 U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrests of anti-war and environmental activists, for the crime of showing documentary films criticizing the arms and energy industries, Feinstein was in seventh heaven.

In 2012, as federal prosecutors and law enforcement escalated harassment of #Occupy activists attempting to influence U.S. policy, the defense of civil and human rights moved from the courts to the streets. Neoliberals like Hillary Clinton, Diane Feinstein, and Barack Obama — committed to state-sponsored violence for the benefit of Wall Street —  exercised progressive fascism through aggression, surveillance, and repression of dissent.

While emotional weakness and psychological dysfunction initially led progressives to this point of complete compliance, mounting insecurity since the 2008 economic meltdown has sealed the deal.

2 Comments

  • Jay Taber on Jan 15, 2015

    Feinstein’s 2006 bill was examined at the time in an article at the San Francisco Weekly, but it is apparently no longer available online. Here’s an op-ed on the Charms of Naomi you might find interesting. http://wrongkindofgreen.org/2014/09/15/charms-of-naomi-the-mystique-of-mass-hypnosis/

  • Les Jordan on Jan 14, 2015

    Can someone come up with links to Feinstein’s ’06 bill to criminalize activism against corporations? Under what statute did DHS arrest Activists for showing films critical of the war and defense industries? Are we talking the Patriot Act here? I was a big fan of Naomi Klein until I began reading her stuff through the lens of “progressive fascism”. Still can’t entirely “quit” her, but am certain that the foundations and the NGO’s are up to no good. Thanks for your work.