Now Politics: the Political Opinions of Thomas Sarebbenonnato

A Friend of the People Opposing Elites; Social and Political Commentary of Thomas Sarebbenonnato; Publishing and Contributing Editor, Jay V. Ruvolo [Copyright (c) Jay Ruvolo 2018]

INVERTED TOTALITARIANISM

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Totalitarian Capitalist America––been saying so for decades . . .

Here from a Wikipedia article on INVERTED TOTALITARIANISM:

Comparison to classical totalitarian regimes[edit]

Inverted totalitarianism shares similarities with classical totalitarianism, like Nazi Germany. First of all, both regimes are totalitarian because they tend to dominate as much as possible. Both regimes use fear,[12] preemptive wars[13] and elite domination,[14] but inverted and classical totalitarianism deviate in several important ways:

        • Revolution – While the classical totalitarian regimes overthrew the established system, inverted totalitarianism instead exploits the legal and political constraints of the established democratic system and uses these constraints to defeat their original purpose.[12]
        • Government – Whereas the classical totalitarian government was an ordered, idealized and coordinated whole,[15] inverted totalitarianism is a managed democracy which applies managerial skills to basic democratic political institutions.[16]
        • Propaganda and dissent – Although propaganda plays an essential role in both the United States and Nazi Germany, the role it plays in the United States is inverted; that is, American propaganda “is only in part a state-centered phenomenon”.[17] Whereas the production of propaganda was crudely centralized in Nazi Germany, in the United States it is left to highly concentrated media corporations and thus maintaining the illusion of a “free press“.[18] According to this model, dissent is allowed, though the corporate media serve as a filter, allowing most people, with limited time available to keep themselves apprised of current events, to hear only points of view that the corporate media deem “serious”.[19][4][20]
        • Democracy – Whereas the classical totalitarian regimes overthrew weak democracies/regimes, inverted totalitarianism has developed from a strong democracy. The United States even maintains its democracy is the model for the whole world.[21]

Written by jvr

April 11, 2020 at 11:37 pm

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  1. Reblogged this on The Falling Leaf Review.

    jvr

    August 14, 2020 at 3:24 pm


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