Militarism, War, and Dictatorship

Nick P at Black Sun Gazette

There is a clear trajectory of the American ruling class away from normal, democratic rule. Increasingly, over the last fifteen years, there has been a tendency to move towards naked authoritarianism. I have spoken on Black Sun Gazette repeatedly on the subject of nascent American fascism. While I don’t wish to downplay the significance of obviously fascist figures such as Glenn Beck receiving a hearing in the mainstream media, perhaps this is not the form that dictatorship in the United States will take when democratic norms finally collapse. Indeed, America’s history is arguably closer to and more intimately intertwined with that of Latin America. Perhaps the model for the catastrophic end of American democracy is not the lumpen thugs of Europe, but the Latin American military strong man, and his throngs of tanks “disappearing” all potential opposition. Dictatorial rhetoric, increased saber-rattling abroad, and a clear short-term historical trajectory away from electoral normality add up to a chilling picture for the near future.

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3 Comments on "Militarism, War, and Dictatorship"

  1. puzzlesgames234 | Oct 7, 2009 at 3:03 am |

    I hate War.

  2. Jonathan Statski | Oct 12, 2009 at 12:49 am |

    This makes sense to me. The more militarism, the more authoritarianism, the more profits for those making weapons.

  3. jonathanstatski | Oct 12, 2009 at 11:21 pm |

    Hope we don't have a catastrophic end. But Marx did say capitalism decays into facism.

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