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Forum Post: A Review of Reactionary Republicanism

Posted 7 years ago on Sept. 10, 2012, 5:08 a.m. EST by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai
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Webster Tarpley, Ph.D., educated as an economist and historian, is a popular journalist in the alternative media community. He recently provided the following analysis of "reactionary Republicanism", and the sub-groups of which it is composed:

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/08/24/257868/gop-wall-streets-reactionary-party/

He states that the Republicans are a reactionary party in which economic resentment, status panic, white racism and xenophobia are prominent.

Its center of gravity is now the southern states were trade union are suppressed and deference is made to local wealthy families.

The Republicans are "anti-government" as a result of their leaders "neo-feudal" thinking. That is, they wish to return society to something like the medieval condition in which the people had no government to protect them from the abuses of the powerful.

The largest part of the Republican base is the "economic reactionaries", often identified with the Tea Party, such as small business owners employing immigrant workers. These demand drastic austerity, union busting, and abolition of government regulations.

Also included are middle and upper class "financial brokers". Mitt Romney as an "asset stripper" is an example of the upper end of this group.

Christian Evangelists who have forsaken the social gospel for Islamophobia, are also prominent members.

Check the link to learn much more.

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[-] 1 points by arturo (3169) from Shanghai, Shanghai 7 years ago

Maybe so, but according to Tarpley, the democratic party has its problems also:

The Democratic Party and the Republican Party have in common that they organize diverse and contradictory social groups in order to secure the power of Wall Street financiers and their allies over US society. But the social groups each party attempts to mobilize and control are different, and this means that they must use different ideologies to accomplish their task. Since the interests of 99% of the entire society are violently opposed to the demands of the Wall Street 1%, these party ideologies are necessarily demagogic and deceptive, on both sides.