Neopatrimonial Factionalism

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Neopatrimonial Factionalism

Post by twopass » Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:11 am

Faction: A number of citizens, whether amounting to a minority or majority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adverse to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community

—James Madison

The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie

—Karl Marx

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

—Pete Townshend

Third Fisherman: Master, I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.

First Fisherman: Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.

— Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Shakespeare
https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/12/18 ... -republic/
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Re: Neopatrimonial Factionalism

Post by oldschool47 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:32 pm

Interesting read. A bit long winded.

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Post by oldschool47 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:59 pm

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Re: Neopatrimonial Factionalism

Post by twopass » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:08 am

The brutal spectacle of watching Republicans kill their nation’s founding principles.
https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/12/18/ ... Principle/
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Re: Neopatrimonial Factionalism

Post by fisheater » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:43 pm

Gosh, that’s just what I needed. A foreign columnist explaining my government and my constitution to me. I’m sure you watched the proceedings in the House, and that’s why you feel entitled to post that wonderful opinion piece.
I can tell you illegal and governmental compliment Illegal immigration has cost me a huge portion of my lifetime income in my construction industry, and I can speak pretty good broken Spanish to prove it. We in this country have a big disagreement about this. I know people on both sides, generally we don’t talk about it.
Come next November the American people will speak to this one party impeachment, which wasn’t even unanimous amongst Democrats. I know who I’ll be voting for, and I have some pretty good reasons why, and it ain’t because they have an R or D behind their name.
Twopass, if you are an American, I respect your right to your opinion. If you are not, kiss my backside. I’m 58 years old, don’t care if you’re 30 years younger, I’ll send you an address and I’ll tell you to your face.

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Re: Neopatrimonial Factionalism

Post by twopass » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:04 pm

Wow, you think you the only one w/wetback pain? For several months a whole posse of 'em would get on my transit bus same time place five day a week. You can thank Nafta for ruining their corn harvest.
It nice you respect me though, "junior". :P
Here, this is all you need to know about your country....

https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-m ... peachment/
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Re: Neopatrimonial Factionalism

Post by twopass » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:23 am

"I sit in one of the dives

On Fifty-Second Street

Uncertain and afraid

As the clever hopes expire

Of a low dishonest decade."

A Pew Research Center study published earlier this year indicated that nearly half the planet now considers the U.S. “a major threat” to their nations.
https://consortiumnews.com/2019/12/28/p ... ng-decade/
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Re: Neopatrimonial Factionalism

Post by oldschool47 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:07 pm

twopass wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:11 am

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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