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  •  GOP Brews Unemployment, Mysticism, Sexual Hysteria (6+ / 0-)

    That's how Wilhelm Reich explained "The Mass Psychology of Fascism" in Germany in the 1930s.

    Austerity seems to be some sort of mystical cargo cult.

       We want to pick up the thread of our main problem. If fascism relies so successfully on the mystical thinking and sentiments of the masses, then a fight against it can be effective only if mysticism is comprehended and the mystical contagion of the masses is tackled through education and hygiene. It is not enough that the scientific view of the world gains ground for it move much too slowly to keep pace with the rapid spread of the mystical contagion. The reason for this can only lie in our incomplete understanding of mysticism itself.
        -Wilhelm Reich, the Mass Psychology of Fascism, 1945

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:49:26 AM PDT

    •  And the loyal response of consevative, corporate (1+ / 0-)
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      Dems to plutocratic fascism today has direct parallels as well.

      Frankly, I'd rather take down Exxon or Goldman Sachs, the way we're taking down RushBeckistan, than elect another "better" Democrat who's going to wind up singing for the bankster choir.

      by Words In Action on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 09:44:08 AM PDT

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