For the first 30 years of my life, I was a “David Barton” American Christian … raised as a Baptist YEC … Air Force pilot “defending America against Communism” … etc etc. Beginning at about Age 30, I began to question the policy of making the US Military into “The World’s Globocop” and in 1996, I separated from the military. I was happy to see “The Fall of Communism” in 1989 but I continued to be discontent with the US Govt but couldn’t put my finger on the problem. Finally — just a few months ago — I’ve figured it out, thanks to Prof. Michael Hudson and long story short, things have never been more clear for me. The fog has lifted.
I now understand that Fascism did not die with Hitler and Mussolini — it moved — to Washington DC — to the Pentagon / US State Dept and it became more powerful and sophisticated and tricky than Hitler and Goebbels could have ever dreamed possible. Prof. Hudson was an unwitting enabler of this New Fascism with his book “Super Imperialism” originally published back in the seventies (I think) while Hudson was employed by Herman Kahn at the massively influential Hudson Institute. Hudson is an “Adam Smith / John Stuart Mill / Karl Marx” type Economist in favor of “Good Socialism” and he now believes that the best example of this in the world is China and he teaches “Good Marxism” at a university in China. He observes that the Fascist US / NATO Global Empire is now dying and this death is being accelerated by NATO’s stupid proxy was in Ukraine in which the actual Nazis running things in Ukraine are finally being dealt with by Putin. If you want a quick intro to Prof. Hudson — who I now think is the only Economist worth listening to — I recommend as a starting point his interviews by Chris Hedges of which I’m aware of 3. This one (2016) is the first … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4ylSG54i-A … Here’s the second (also 2016 I believe) … https://youtu.be/cMuIoIidVWI … and here’s a more recent one (2022) … https://youtu.be/RqaSOyFauhk … Enjoy!