Today, there are two “major parties”. They are the neoliberal capitalists, on the one hand, and the ultrareactionaries and neofascists on the other. Neoliberal capitalists are the party of the “bad old days”. Ultrareactionaries and neofascists are the party of the “good old days”.
Reactionary, ahistorical narratives of “progress”, which attribute it to various kinds of semi-divine “providence”, or rational, meritocratic decisions by the economically and politically powerful, or the reliable prevalence of “enlightened self-interest”, are omnipresent in bourgeois discourse.read more