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1. WHAT THE FACIST⁉️
When people use the terms #Fascist or #Fascism today,
They are usually using it in a derogatory way to refer to a group or regime or even an individual that is overly aggressive, controlling or totalitarian, but do you even know what it means? 🤷‍♂️
#WWG1WGA
2. The #Resist types like to say @realDonaldTrump is a #Fascist and so are the #MAGA’s...But is it true?
Looking at this meme I’ll say “they don’t know” 😂
Almost none of what’s mentioned is an attribute of fascism but if #Trump was a Fascist you’d be in prison. 😉 #Think
3 #Fascism definition:
it depends on who you ask.
both sources give two separate definitions of what Fascism is, and both get one thing wrong #racism is not an attribute of fascism.
Mussolini did not believe in a master Race, and didn’t agree with Hitler.
Fact #WWG1WGA
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@nhannahjones I listened to your #1619Project podcast this week. I learned something new about slavery regarding the mortgages and bonds on human lives. I had known about old money being tied to slavery, but hadn’t realized the banking industry had mortgaged humanity. Outrageous. #Capitalism
@nhannahjones How do we connect those dots to modern era private prison investments? Mass incarceration as a means of legalized modern slavery? #Capitalism #1619Project
@nhannahjones @threadreaderapp unroll my thread about @BillGates and his #Philanthrocapitalism’s #InstitutionalRacism impact via high stakes testing and private prison investments.
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1 WHAT AMERICANS WANT.
JOBS...Money to pay bills, put food on the table.
They don’t care if their boss makes more money.
They’ve never gotten a job from a poor person.
We want a chance to succeed... or fail.
@realDonaldTrump knows both.
He embodies the American spirit!
2 Yes he was born into a wealthy family... but wealth starts with poverty, and I bet if you really wanted you’d do whatever it takes to be like @realDonaldTrump, and have your kids grow up with advantages.
If you say “NO” then you’re a liar who hates your kids.
#Trump2020
3 @realDonaldTrump is a man I can identify with.
No I was not born into wealth and I’m not wealthy, but I have been poor and on welfare,and hated it! It’s a trap... I pulled myself up by my bootstraps @AOC and joined the Army to provide for my kids.
#TheAmericanWay #KAG
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"The Green New Deal" is going to take movement tactics. Bullshit. It's global - sitting in the wings. Your consent is being engineered. Spending billions to have you demand & "fight" for it. They play with you like a cat plays with a mouse before it decapitates it. For fun.
Who else is tasked with building the social license required to implement the Global Green New Deal?

Let's start with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, & May Boeve, Executive Director of 350-DOT-org.

The #NonProfitIndustrialComplex: an extension of the ruling class.

#UN #WEF #GND
January 23, 2020, World Economic Forum: "Striking a Green New Deal"

Note again, that the UN partnered with WEF on June 13, 2020.

#MarchingForCapital
#RebootingCapitalism
#SavingCapitalism
#C40Cities (founded by #Bloomberg & #Clinton)
#Davos
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The #Nazi hydra in fascist America
How #America’s (nazi sympathizing) Right Wing Politicians were & are Plunging The Country Into A #Fascist Police State.
archive.org/details/pdfy-k…
#Fascism is a marriage between #corporations and the #Government. Upton Sinclair defined it as #Capitalism plus murder.” (Glen Yeadon quote)
goodreads.com/book/show/6066…
The #Nazi Hydra in #America: #WallStreet & the Rise of the 4th Reich Part 1/6
How US financiers created #Hitler, launched a putsch against FDR, and recouped Nazi assets to lay the foundation of today's #NSA and #CIA.
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1/So there was lots of talk at @AACNursing #AACNdoc20 re: #Nursing #PhD pipeline, getting folx esp prelicensure students ‘excited’ about #nursingscience & the #BStoPhD

I totally revamped our #nursingresearch & #innovation course @UMassAmherst last fall to do just that

Thread ⬇️
2/ I told the Asst Dean when I took it on that regardless of the learning objectives for the course I had only 1 GOAL:

That by the end of the semester, these students would be EXCITED!-or at very least, just a little bit CURIOUS-about a career in #nursingscience & #innovation
3/ A note about context: This was a course of ~85 Accel BS students, taught in an urban campus that is geographically ~40mins drive from main @UMassAmherst campus, in the . The classroom assigned had no windows. Class ran 8am-1030am Weds, before more courses. I say this b/c....
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The #EconomicSurvey2020 was released on Jan 31, 2020. The theme - "Wealth Creation". This thread provides a brief summary of each chapter in Volume I.

#Budget2020
#BudgetWithCDL

@FinMinIndia @nsitharaman @nsitharamanoffc @SubramanianKri
@FinMinIndia @nsitharaman @nsitharamanoffc @SubramanianKri #EconomicSurvey2020 bats for allowing the "invisible hand" to do its job. Market should only be supported and not attempted to be controlled by the government. #Budget2020 #BudgetWithCDL
@FinMinIndia
@nsitharaman
@nsitharamanoffc
@SubramanianKri
#Entrepreneurship is key to wealth creation and India's journey towards a #5TrillionEconomy. #EconomicSurvey2020 argues for continued and expanded support for entrepreneurs. #Budget2020 #BudgetWithCDL
@FinMinIndia
@nsitharaman
@nsitharamanoffc
@SubramanianKri
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Greta™

In reality, the trademark should be property of those that created the brand. Namely, We Mean Business in partnership with the #UN & partner, World Economic Forum.

Callum Grieve: We Mean Business architect. Thunberg handler. #Branding expert.

theartofannihilation.com/a-100-trillion…
We Mean Business: 1,176 corporations rep. 24.8 trillion market cap.

Aside from how ridiculous it is to feign disapproval that a #brand created by/serving the most powerful institutions/ corporations on the planet is being misused, I want to touch upon a couple of things.
Jan 29 2020, GT: "I apologize to anyone who has been contacted - and even misled - by this kind of behavior."

Sep 25 2019, GT: "...my clothes, my behaviour and my differences. They come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory."

1) behavior
2) behaviour

#storytelling
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I’ve been thinking abt allyship lately & wyte ppl who genuinely want to be/do better. It can sometimes be hard to ask questions. I recently reread Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard to Talk to White People About Racism” & it got me thinking. 1/38
Linked here: bit.ly/37kOQx8 Very often I hear that this person/that person are “good” people. It didn’t click until a few years ago that some wyte ppl think being liberal/democrat or being generally “good” people means you are an ally. That’s not how it works. 2/
MLK critiqued the “good” racism of his liberal allies. These types police our words & tactics like you know better what works. Believe me, we have tried all the polite ways & they don’t work.
Another point is, you don’t get to tell me as a POC (or other BIPOC) how we should 3/
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This is going to be a very important thread.

#WorldEconomicForum
#FourthIndustrialRevolution
#GretaThunberg
#SavingCapitalism with
#StakeholderCapitalism
#RedefiningCapitalism
#NewDealForNature

Let's start here, with this misleading article shared by the GT account.
To start. From the article:

"The theme of this year’s gathering in #Davos is “#stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world”. According to the forum’s website, leaders will meet to discuss ideas and improve our global progress on climate change."

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
What is not shared is the primary focus:

"Focus of the meeting will be on renewing the concept of stakeholder #capitalism to overcome income inequality, societal division and the #climate crisis."

This #WEF release is new (Jan 14 2020) - but the focus & theme is not.
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THREAD: Throughout the #revolution, protesters have clearly opposed the effects of postwar #capitalism. However, we've still been raised and #socialized in a world dominated by this #neoliberal model, which breeds a distinct #counterrevolutionary culture. Some examples.⬇️

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The western concept of "civility" has been used to undermine the revolution by claiming that those engaging in more violent forms of protests are ruining it.

When a system is inherently violent (starving, stealing, repressing, incarcerating), it's just a pathetic argument.

2/6
The lie that Hariri/IMF bailout is our sole solution for econ survival (which many believe) is directly from the neoliberal playbook: it erases alternative conceptions of progressive, equitable, autonomous socioeconomic models - convincing us neocolonialism is unavoidable.

3/6
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My latest essay on #recommunlisation and the status quo of this world was uploaded now. #Communism #Utopia #Anarchism #Capitalism #Politics #Philosophy #Liberty #Blog

Further information below this tweet:

Link: politique-rationale.blogspot.com/2019/12/free-w…
This text is mostly dedicated to how I think on a perfect Utopia for everyone, without any exceptions. As for daily politics, a different approach has to be chosen, of course. But for those who wonder how I think on a larger scale, or who wonder how we might solve our everyday...
struggles and avoidable aches, might be interested in reading this text and leave some critique, general feedback, or even approval, just in case.
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Created Nov 2017:

#2020SuperYear: "We're working to secure an ambitious #NewDealForNature and People in the year 2020."

2017: 1 #WWF retweet on Dec 18

Created/managed by Bernadette Fischler Hooper - works at WWF-UK as Head of Advocacy – Our Planet / 2020 Project.
April 2019, Friends of the Earth:

"Happy 2020. It's going to be a big year"

"Will our government and business leaders act on the triple emergency of climate, nature and poverty, or will business as usual win?...
"What would life be like in 2030 if restoring nature, stabilising our climate & making strides in human development & poverty reduction were daily priorities for all gov'ts & every business for the decade starting in 2020?"
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#Thead
I get asked questions like this all the time "Is #MMT consistent with a post-capitalist system? #Socislism? #Imperialism? XYZism?"
MMT is compatible with any political system. 1/n
#MMT is an analytical approach that carefully estimates how much fiscal policy space a country has to meet its national priorities without causing #inflation. 2/n
Those national priorities are determined by a political system that can be participatory/dictatorial/fascist/capitalist/socialist/communist, or whatever. 3/n
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I would hate to miss #FridaysForFinance

Let's start with this.

Oct. 15 2019, Thunberg:

"I have never said that we can’t have economic growth. I have just said that instead of focusing on economic growth & talking about money, we should talk about human lives & ecosystems."
That sounds a lot like this from Klein:

"But I have never said that we need to "slay" "ditch" or "dismantle" #capitalism in order to fight climate change."



@empathiser
@empathiser No wonder Susan Rockefeller (pictured), Angel Gurría, The Guardian etc. etc. - all love Klein so much.

#GreenGrowth
#FridaysForFinance
#SavingCapitalism
#Rebrand
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Oh yea….Another rejoicing piece about Social Impact Bonds.

This time by Ruben Koekoek (Social Finance NL) who is/are behind most Dutch SIBs.
(golab.bsg.ox.ac.uk/community/blog…)
Quote: "In social impact bonds three worlds interact, the world of investors, service providers and outcome payers." – Ruben Koekoek (actually believes that SIBs strive for social change… ).
Koekoek completely ignores a world; the 'target group' for which the SIBs are being set up.

The jobless, the (chronically) sick, the poor, refugees, the disabled, debtors, the homeless. He does not mention them in his piece.
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_Cornell University’s Alliance for White Supremacy - GMOs, NeoColonialism, & the American Dream_

"I couldn’t contain my excitement!
I had gotten into a prestigious ivy league program at #Cornell ...

medium.com/@jd.feliz/corn…

#MyAfSJourney
#AllianceForScience
#YesAllWhitePeople
"At 36 years old, me, a child raised by a single mother on the little island of #PuertoRico — who had had to give up their spot at other prestigious college programs and settle for public state university at 18 years old — had made it. ..

#MyAFSJourney #AllianceForScience
"My mother had celebrated my achievements of having been accepted to these other schools. Unfortunately, she was not even able to purchase a plane ticket for us to simply visit the schools or to afford the meal plans or housing despite ..

#MyAFSJourney #AllianceForScience
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There is a glitch in this: the premise ignores how ineffective and inefficient employer provided #healthcare is in the U.S. model. California needs #SinglePayer / #MedicareForAll to have better #health outcomes.
having the boss pay for #healthcare is absurdly expensive
realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/…
it's something that @TheDemocrats like to do to our folly
newrepublic.com/article/155190…
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With brand new epilogue: Dear Greta.

#climate #climatechange ideafaktory.com/cannibal/
#ClimateChange thread

The most sober & pragmatic analysis I've seen is from Citi, showing the benefits of clean solutions outweigh costs.

But that's the business side.

Sadly, the political rhetoric is now unhinged, exaggerated, irresponsible hysteria.

theguardian.com/environment/cl…
1) Greta says "people are dying". Not exactly. Deaths from natural disasters have plummeted over past 100 years.

2) Greta says capitalism is the problem when its driven down pollution by subbing gas for oil/coal, driven innovation lowering solar, wind, battery & other alt costs.
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#InstaTheory: Today's dogmatic science denialism is a byproduct of capitalism

Neither righties (evolution/climate) or lefties (biology/alt-meds/GMO) accept NO for an answer b/c at the heart of capitalism is appeasement-giving everyone what they want (to hear/eat/wear etc) always
Every idea is also a market. Each yields a bounty of companies & grifters to sell you happiness.

Want to feel beautiful, smart or righteous? Buy this cream, app & podcast.

Want excuses for failure? Just tell us what you failed at, a representative will call with elixirs.
This is a world without gravity. Without facts, experts or boundaries. No one here has moral authority because they can buy bespoke truths from bespoke merchants.

In this world, companies, politicians, hard scientists (I know...) are paralyzed. To say "NO" is to deny service.
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#Neoliberalism at work: Why work for structural reform when you can donate a dollar on top of your $25 steak and $15 bottle of kombucha?

Let’s take a minute to actually break down the #WholeFoods variety of neoliberal #capitalism & the illusion of consumption ending #poverty.
Here in the US #WholeFoods & gentrification go together like peanut butter & jelly.
Gentrification effectively prices anyone below a certain income level out of a neighborhood, by jacking up rents & the price on consumer goods & services.
#WholeFoods is the poster child for this, with their ridiculously inflated prices on staple foods, but they take it to another level. This self-important emporium of yuppie chow isn’t just selling you overpriced organic cruelty free bean sprouts. They’re selling you an image.
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I always feel puzzled by what economists say. Many advocate #capitalism and some, however, say socialism is the best. If capitalism is best why do we have recessions, stock market meltdowns and bailouts to big businesses at the cost of the poor?
If socialism is the best, why Bolivars are being thrown away in #Venezuela and why did it collapse in the former Soviet Union in the first place?
They say the Indian economy is on a downward spiral and people are not spending even on #Parle-G. But how come the real estate prices are going up? Is it because the ill-gotten money is being parked in the sector?
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Thread. The @nytimes's #1619 project reopened some old wounds between economists and historians with respect to the #Historyofcapitalism subfield. What explains this tension between the disciplines and can we improve it for future collaboration? #econhist #slavery #capitalism
@nytimes Before continuing further, some qualifications...as I often do, when I thought to mention this, I figured I also needed to mention that and as a result, this thread would get way too long. I'm pressed for time with the start of the semester and developing an online class
@nytimes but I didn't want to give up and had to write something. So here goes.
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