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This attack is no good turn for world peace and sane politics and economics. Norway, of all places...

The most certain outcome of this event for the left politics is fear. The left is already marginalized and betrayed by own elites in most countries. They can't buy a confidence boost in this century. Whatever revival scenarios were in cards, the area of passive fear - of loosing your job, house, friends, and now perhaps your own life - has just expanded. Whatever "global awakenings" you may hear about, you don't see any mass pressure on rather coherent crashing events (unlike the 1960s), just a passive observation. Did totalitarian manipulation experts dream of anything better?

Even if there will be an expectable crackdown, with these governments you will never know what they would be actually doing. Thanks for extra "emergency" powers, no watch this... A compartmentalized control of global politics, economics through shock events is not only feasible, it should be now a serious consideration.

Don't laugh, but I checked a few "truth" sites:

Oslo Police Conducted Bombing Exercise Days Before Terrorist Blast

Obama Reaction To Norway Massacre Betrays US "War on Terror" Fundamentalism

I don't believe that "the" global conspiracy is that awesome as, say, David Icke describes. That type of conspiracy actually needs to inflate its awesomeness with "leaking" stories to leave a few options to those "getting it". Let's see: the mass media is evidently consolidated and routinely manipulated; much of alternative information sources do not leave much potential for rational analysis; more and more commentary and decisions are based on fear, unknown factors. It goes only one way since some time, and no slowdown or turn around in sight.

by das monde on Sat Jul 23rd, 2011 at 08:30:14 PM EST
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The most certain outcome of this event for the left politics is fear.

The left still doesn't know what hit it. But, to be honest, the left's base has become "bourgeois" - the post-WWII prosperity has given them (us...) a lot to loose and a middle class ethos even when they're still just hiring their labour out rather than owning their own business. And, of course, the trend towards transforming full-time employment with self-employment with a single client just reinforces that political shift.

Economics is politics by other means

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 06:30:04 AM EST
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Ask a comedian:

That's the way the ruling class operates in any society. They try to divide the rest of the people. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other so that they, the rich, can run off with all the fucking money! Fairly simple thing! Happens to work! You know? Anything different! That's what they're gonna talk about race, religion, ethnic and national background, jobs, income, education, social status, sexuality, anything can do, keep us fighting with each other, so that they can keep going to the bank!

You know how I define the economic and social classes in this country? The upper class keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there... just to scare the shit out of the middle class. Keep 'em showing up at those jobs.
by das monde on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 11:54:55 AM EST
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