“The COVID-driven centralization of economic power and information control in the hands of a few corporate monopolies poses enduring threats to political freedom”

GREENWALD BLOG
The Threat of Authoritarianism in the U.S. is Very Real, and Has Nothing To Do With Trump
by Glenn Greenwald
December 28, 2020

…The hysterical Trump-as-despot script was all melodrama, a ploy for profits and ratings, and, most of all, a potent instrument to distract from the neoliberal ideology that gave rise to Trump in the first place by causing so much wreckage. Positing Trump as a grand aberration from U.S. politics and as the prime author of America’s woes — rather than what he was: a perfectly predictable extension of U.S politics and a symptom of preexisting pathologies — enabled those who have so much blood and economic destruction on their hands not only to evade responsibility for what they did, but to rehabilitate themselves as the guardians of freedom and prosperity and, ultimately, catapult themselves back into power. As of January 20, that is exactly where they will reside. READ MORE

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