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Monday, June 23, 2008

Arguably Infantile

There's a tendency among progressives to conflate reform with revolution. One often overhears liberals discussing how to overcome American fascism through the non-profit sector, or through the established political system. This is, of course, nonsense, but a persistent delusion among the innocent.

As corporations themselves -- corporations dependent on the for-profit sectors' propensity to launder monies through them for the purpose of tax evasion and co-optation -- non-profits support the illusion of inclusion in the public mind. Expecting those dependent on the largesse of inherited or otherwise unearned wealth to lead a revolt against their benefactors is ludicrous. Yet we hear it repeated ad infinitum.

While one might say that Americans are culturally imbeciles, in politics they are arguably infantile.


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