Saturday, December 12, 2009

Krauthammer Calls It "New" Socialism; I Call It "Neo-socialism".

Dr. K had a nice piece in the Washington Post yesterday talking about the "new" socialism afoot in the world, rising primarily from the elevation of environmentalism to the level of secular religion. I think what Dr. K is trying to describe fits better in my construction of "neo-socialism" than in any attempt to classify what we have out there as some kind of latest iteration of socialist wave theory. What the good Dr. K misses here is the extent to which the huge transfer of wealth advocated by environmentalism is being aided and abetted not ONLY by pliant, lefty governments around the world (ours included), but also by BUSINESS....this is where things begin to show some scary likeness to Jonah Goldberg's "Liberal Fascism" thesis (or part of it), where big business recognizes which way the wind is blowing (or is being blown by government), then colludes with government in order to set the conditions for that business or industry to thrive in the new environment (see "Immelt, Jeffrey (GE)) . Put another way, this is neo-socialism's blending of government and capitalism--that of course--devolves eventually to fascism.


"The Hammer" said...

I call it a good old fashioned Chicago shakedown.

Tom de Plume said...

A comment was left earlier on GG's piece about the GE CEO's cozying up to the Obama administration and the Law and Order episode in which they characters trashed Beck, Rush, and O'Reilly.

Last night an episode of one of the Law and Orders had a plotline in which a young community activist was found dead and had FED scrawled on his body, an obvious parallel to the hoax earlier this year in which a census worker committed suicide and tried to make in appear as though right wingers had murdered him.

But the GE-NBC-Ofacist link is becoming more and more obvious every day, they don't even try to hide it anymore.

Anonymous said...

Let's see, based on faith and not science? Check. Selling carbon "indulgences"? Check.

It's the new religion of the left.

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