[Marxism] Fwd: Chris Hedges: The Mafia State - Truthdig

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Dec 6 05:45:22 MST 2016

The established elites dislike Trump because he is gauche, vulgar and 
boorish. He is not part of the refined group of mandarins trained to 
become plutocrats in Ivy League universities and business schools. He 
never mastered the cloying patina of refinement and carefully calibrated 
rhetoric of our courtier class.

Trump and his coterie of half-wits, criminals, racists and deviants play 
the role of the Snopes clan in William Faulkner’s novels “The Hamlet,” 
“The Town” and “The Mansion.” The Snopeses rose up out of the power 
vacuum of the decayed South and ruthlessly seized control from the 
degenerated aristocratic elites. Flem Snopes and his extended 
family—which includes a killer, a pedophile, a bigamist, an arsonist, a 
mentally disabled man who copulates with a cow, and a relative who sells 
tickets to witness the bestiality—are fictional representations of the 
scum we have elevated to the highest level of the federal government. 
They embody the ethos of modern capitalism Faulkner warned us against.

full: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/the_mafia_state_20161204

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