A New Red Scare Is Coming
Let me explain. No. It would take too long. Let me sum up. Capitalism is simply the reorganization of feudalism under scientific, rather than theocratic, means. Like feudalism, capitalism requires both ever-expanding extraction and systemic violent coercion in order to survive. Capitalism is a totalitarian system in disguise, that is antithetical to democracy. Capitalism is built on asymmetric power relationships. It is built on violence. All right-wing politics facilitate this. You may select, both as a consumer of products or politics, from the products or ideas offered by the oligarchy. If you attempt to select something else, or if you refuse to offer up what is demanded by the system, you are punished with violence (be that structural, legal, or physical). Fascism is the extreme totalitarian compensatory reaction to increasing attempts to reform (and ultimately defeat) the system of capitalism. Thus, no democracy will ever be safe from totalitarianism, or from fascism, so long as capitalism exists. We must embrace a socialist paradigm. Not a faux entitlement system built upon continued corporate dominance. Genuine socialism with the widespread deconstruction of hierarchical power relationships. Capitalism must ultimately be destroyed. And, if we choose not to do this in the short term, the climate will do it for us, taking our species and many others with it.