Tucker Carlson’s Capital Realism?

I haven’t actually finished working on this piece yet but I thought I’d publish an early draft whilst I continue to refine it. You might also find it useful to watch the clip that inspired this piece. I’ll also preface this by saying I’m not by any stretch a fan of Tucker Carlson’s, his deeply xenophobic rhetoric couched in “conservative” concern is of really no interest to me at all. What does interest me is a particular point he made during a recent interview he had on the Ben Shapiro Show, which whilst covered his new book, highlighted a particular...

Fragments on Capitalism And Fascism

Just some thoughts I’m working through at the moment, I’ll probably change and expand on some points as time goes on. This may have been loosely inspired by recent events but it’s also intended to provoke a more critical response to the claim that Capitalism and Fascism are diametrically opposed. One inescapable victory of capitalism is in its successful cleaving of the economic and political struggle. This separation often referred to as ‘false consciousness’ by socialists eager to reinsert the notion of historical materialism back into the debate, unfortunately, does often correspond to the realities of life under capitalism. That...