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View Diary: History of Corporations  Part 11 (5 comments)

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  •  I would buy this book (1+ / 0-)
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    First I saw if the series: It's way more than a quick read, but I'll finish a couple chapters of it over the weekend.

    Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

    by chimpy on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 03:53:05 PM PDT

    •  I expect a lot of progressives will not like what (1+ / 0-)
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      I say about the neocons--it is almost an article of faith among the left that Bush and the neocons were corporate stooges and waged war on behalf of American corporations.  The reality is different--the neocons were implacably opposed to the corporate globalist agenda, and not even the American corporations supported the neocon agenda. Indeed, global corporate opposition is why the neocons became the most-opposed and least-popular administration in recent history, and why the corporados gave their support so heavily to Obama in 2008.
      •  Big difference between motives and effect (0+ / 0-)

        I think the neocons may have had a more complex set of motives than we've considered. Many of them, whether or not it gave them any ideological satisfaction, allied themselves pretty deeply with a small group of insider corporations.

        Maybe they thought those corporations (oil service, energy investment, defense contracting), were true to the neocon ideals, or maybe they just found the alliances profitable, but the alliances can't be denied.

        Even more clear was the alignment of their actions. So, whatever the motives, the effect remains. And, at least at the time, many corporations were pretty hopeful at the benefits of being friendly with the neocons, whether or not they admired their goals.

        I think the street-level tea partier in for a similarly rude awakening to the divergence of motive and effect.

        Why is there a Confederate Flag flying in Afghanistan?

        by chimpy on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 05:08:37 PM PDT

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