Friday, August 10, 2018

Why Fascism is So Tempting - and how your data could power it by Yuval Noah Harari

Democracy and Class Struggle has stressed how important it is to understand your fascist enemy very much in the spirit of Sun Tzu

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

We recently published decrypting the Alt Right and how to recognize Fascists  because ContraPoints looked at what is new in fascist dog whistles and vocabulary.

Yuval Noah Harari  is a gay Israeli and has a interesting vantage point on Fascism from inside the Israeli Apartheid State even though his standpoint is of liberal democracy and not revolutionary communism we can learn from him.

His stress on knowing yourself and knowing your weaknesses echo's our Sun Tzu quote and complements knowing your enemy.

Artificial Intelligence and Centralised Data Processing when LINKED to direct digital democracy can open vista's of socialist democratic planning but for this socialist democracy to expand we have to bring down big Capitalist corporate data and the Capitalist surveillance State.

We have long pointed out the psycho linguistic analysis of our data was pioneered by GCHQ in the United Kingdom and was sold around the world long before Cambridge Analytica appeared late in the game opening road for private Fascistic use of our data.

Yuval Noah Harari understands the importance of feelings and not reason in politics it was a hard lesson learned in the Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhelm Reich and one we have not taken seriously enough in our work to combat Fascism.

Capitalist electoralism is about feelings not thinking which is why we need to go beyond it to direct democracy.

Fascists are the hackers of our freedom in this Yuval Noah Harari is right - which is why we can learn from him but go beyond him.  Capitalist liberalism (old and neo)  opened the fascist road and has complicity in its rise.

Just think of the countries in which democracy has become an emotional puppet show and it might awake you to reality in the 21st Century.


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