Sunday, November 6, 2011

Karl Denninger Sees the Real Enemy, Inadvertently Previews A Paradigm Shift In The Political Spectrum

In a post entitled "Nail, Meet Hammer," Karl posts up this interesting video:

I do not agree with everything that Christopher Greene says in this video, and I doubt that Karl does, either.  But  there is a great deal that I do agree with, and I'm sure that Karl wouldn't post it if he didn't agree with a lot of it, as well.  While I doubt that Karl and I would agree about what where we agree with Mr. Greene's video, I am sure that we would agree more than we disagree.

The point here is that a new political center is being created before our eyes.  Denninger proclaims himself as an original member of the Tea Party.  But he has pretty much washed his hands of it and now supports the Occupy movement.  He even makes a pretty good observation about it here.

NOTE: Where Karl and I probably disagree with Greene is the conspiracy theory that drives Greene's narrative.  Karl probably doesn't believe in it, as he prefers to think of people as stupid instead of evil.  I don't agree with the details of the conspiracy implied by Greene's narrative, but the documented history of neoliberalism demonstrates a concerted, multi-generational effort to shape and control public perception in order to rip off the public.  If you're willing to have a looser conception of a conspiracy theory, one that does not require secretive back room meetings between villains, then it is hard to not view neoliberalism as one giant conspiracy.