when neoliberals claim to support the will of the people but really they’re just using imperialism to impose new markets around the world, enriching corporations and keeping the world majority in poverty and powerlessness
those same neoliberals when they come to realize that artificial scarcity inevitably gives way to economic crisis when people are too poor to afford the goods corporations sell and the “end of history” neoliberal consensus falls apart to reveal antagonistic populisms that will change the political landscape for better or for worse
those same neoliberals when they shrug their shoulders and side with the right-wing populists in the end, since they’re the side that will protect the interests of the billionaire capitalists and the white supremacist status quo of third world exploitation and prison industrial complex, in effect tacitly supporting the brutal repression of the left-wing populists who want an actual people’s democracy
it is disturbing and dangerous (albeit unsurprising) that some people are using the mueller investigation to suggest that black people should be arrested for discussing police brutality, mass incarceration, and supporting the black lives matter movement because it was ‘divisive’. black activists and academics have been discussing these issues long before the 2016 election, and will continue to do so long after. it is outrageous to implicate them in russian collusion for continuing to address important issues that directly affect them.
white supremacy and police brutality are woven into the fabric of the united states; pointing that out is not an act of treason or a campaign of disinformation. do not allow this to set another precedent of attacking the left and any opposition to the status quo, with the intent of limiting political debate. that is fascism.