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The Futility of “Big Green” Activism: A Conversation With Tim DeChristopher

The Futility of “Big Green” Activism: A Conversation With Tim DeChristopher

I thought you all might like to see this – Jennifer

… The police violence at Standing Rock was an embarrassment to Obama because he had hinged his authority on lofty ideals, but in fact his real power was the state’s monopoly on violence. Even Bush Jr. ran on a platform of being a “compassionate conservative.” It was a lie, but he needed that lie. Trump, however, never tried to project a facade of compassion or even decency. His power is based on ruthlessness and the breaking of taboos. If he is put into a position in which he has to violently repress nonviolent dissent, it may actually strengthen his power rather than undermine it. …

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www.truth-out.org/news/item/44014-the-futility-of-big-green-activism-a-conversation-with-tim-dechrisopher

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