Blundering Toward Mass Psychopathy

30 Apr

We are on the edge of a precipice and Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey are claiming Labor has pushed us over when, in fact, it is they are in the process of catapulting us over at the greatest rate of knots they can muster.

The Australian Independent Media Network

Image courtesy of fightback.org.nz Image courtesy of fightback.org.nz

As a society we prey upon the weak and the vulnerable, writes Michael Topic. How has it come to this?

I don’t like authoritarians. I think they’re unwell. I also think that the outcomes, for most people, of a predominantly authoritarian society are extremely poor. So, it was with despair and alarm that I read the analysis contained in this article; ‘Neoliberalism’s War on Democracy‘.

The article, which I believe is, in fact, the introduction abstracted from a whole book on the matter, makes its points with such accuracy, lucidity, truth and honesty, that I found it excessively difficult to read on.

The article’s thesis is that we are being deluged by lawmakers and corporations that are leading us toward an undemocratic, authoritarian life. We increasingly, as a society, prey upon the weak and the vulnerable. We blame the victims. We consign whole…

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