Bonzo Goes to Warsaw
From an article by David Ost over at direland we find out the new leaders of Poland, the twin Kaczynski brothers were child movie stars. Eisenhour warned us of the military/ industrial complex but between Reagan, the Terminator, Jesse Ventura, Fred Thomas and now these guys I'm more worried about the political/entertainment complex. Militant right-wing populists in the style of Juan Peron or Frances' Jean-Marie Le Pen, their Law and Justice Party represents the anti-gay,anti-semitic, anti-immigrant, pro morals reactionaries blustering around Europe. They would probably do well in the county I live in, come to think of it. With a nationalist slogan, Poland Above All (uber alles) and a promise of an increased welfare state ( to attract uneducated rural voters) from which they have already backed off, they set the stage for a re-invigorated fascism. Remember Solidarity? Apparently it wasn't to solid.
Good discussion on globalization over at phronesisaical. Ill get into it more later.