Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Berto Jongman
OUTLINE OF REMARKS: The Two-Party Tyranny and Faux Intelligence as Enablers of the Deep State
as presented to the McClenton Group Conference on “The Hidden Persuaders: Corrupt Influencers on 2016 Presidential Politics,” Washington, DC: The National Press Club, 26 April 2016.
David Graeber is an anthropologist and a well-known anarchist figure. He was one of the initiators of the Occupy movement in 2011. He is the author of a major essay, Debt, the First 5,000 Years. I met him in Paris for the release of his latest book, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy.
…social movements are not about seizing power right away: it’s about changing the way we think about politics.
…feudalism. That’s what we have today: a fusion of public and private bureaucracies whose purpose is to create more and more debt that will then be the object of various forms of speculation.