Category Archives: Critique

TOTALITARIAN TENDENCIES (Part 3.)

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, I suggested that mass society driven authoritarianism is currently having a considerable hold globally over many people. Totalitarian solutions are being increasingly adopted by the elites in control of hierarchical mass societies … Continue reading

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TOTALITARIAN TENDENCIES (Part 2)

The material basis of totalitarian tendencies. Currently many mainstream commentators think that the main problem we face today in the advanced capitalist countries, is that liberal democratic politics is under extreme stress and severe attack by angry, misguided and misled … Continue reading

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TOTALITARIAN TENDENCIES (Part 1.)

Totalitarianism and Hierarchy. In terms of hierarchical mass society dynamics, totalitarian rule is merely a further extension of existing hierarchical rule. The one cannot be understood without understanding the other. Furthermore, state and non-state forms of coercion and compulsion are … Continue reading

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THE COST OF LIVING CRISIS!

The current media discussions on what is described as the ‘cost of living crisis’, have been a confused mix of sense and nonsense. The sources of this confusion have been politicians and so-called financial experts, most of whom clearly do … Continue reading

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THE WORLD OF RISHI ‘RICH’

Those who are hoping that the new boy on the UK Tory block, Rishi Sunak, will be any better than the last lot of Tories, will soon have to think again. Saving the UK from the worst economic storms ahead, … Continue reading

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CLASS TRIUMPHS OVER ETHNICITY?

The election of a dark skinned male immigrant, Rishi Sunak to leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister in the UK, follows the slightly earlier ascension of a pale skinned son of a former immigrant family, Charles Windsor (formerly … Continue reading

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UK: TORIES AT WAR – AGAIN!

It is tempting this month to just pour scorn on the debacle that continues to spiral downward among the governing British Conservative Party, but that would be to miss a more important dimension to the events here and elsewhere. The … Continue reading

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QUASI (and KWASI) GOVERNMENTS.

Well, Kwasi Kwarteng, the latest Chancellor of the Exchequer of the latest ‘quasi’ UK government, did not last very long did he? By the way, I am using the term ‘quasi’ in the normal manner used in dictionaries; to describe … Continue reading

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WOMENS’ RIGHTS IN IRAN.

I hope, that the courageous young women and men who have begun to valiantly rebel against the authoritarian male dominated regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran have started to realise that male control over women is no different in … Continue reading

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS.

As a description of a political leadership in the 21st century, the above title could be applied to the leaders of any number of countries addicted to the capitalist mode of production. Trump, Bolsonaro, Erdogan, Assad, bin Salmon, Putin or … Continue reading

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