Renaud Thillaye‏ @RThillaye

Two things in this world will remain political/economic constants: Think Tank Apologists for an utterly failed Neo-Liberalism, even in its etiolated version advocated by Macron. And the ‘nihilistic chatter’ of twitter bottom feeders like myself , with some help from M. Varoufakis,  and the premier American Intellectuals M. Chomsky and M. West, aided by the ‘Populist’ Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Should the inquiring reader look to Macri’s ‘ Argentine Experiment’, founded on the buying off of Vulture Capitalist Paul Singer, as the-in-order-to of re-admittance to the Family of Neo-Liberal Nations? As reported in the pages of the august Financial Times that ‘Argentine Experiment‘ is rocky at best!

Or should our attention be directed at the campaign of Jeremy Corbyn, as his poll numbers rise, and the ‘lead’ of May seems to be eroding at an alarming rate? Where is serial liar Jonathan Freedland to reignite the political fiction of a ‘Labour Antisemitism Crisis’? The first iteration was based on an American editorial cartoon and Ken Livinstone’s repeating of the facts of history. What the Blair faction and the Tories cannot imagine is that ‘backbencher’ Corbyn is engaged in the Political Long Game, not about a nostalgia for Old Socialist Labour, but about a party that squarely faces the failure of the mythical Free Market Dispensation: Mises/Hayek/Friedman and demotic pamphleteer Ayn Rand are its Secular Saints. The ‘ideas’ that this quartet produced when translated into to Policy were/are catastrophic. And take credit for your contribution to the dismal political present!

I’ll close with a paraphrase of  a portion of the lines spoken by the character Margo Channing, from the brilliant Hollywood Melodrama ‘All About Eve‘, written and directed by Joseph Mankiewicz. That will describe the very real fate of Macron’s attempts at ‘reform’: hang on, its going to be a bumpy ride!

Almost Marx


About stephenkmacksd

Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.'
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