An Anti-fluidity Candidate

To me, there are two factors I care about in our presidential candidate.

1. Does the candidate have concrete ideas on how to shore up the nation-state against the fluidity of capital?

2. Can the candidate hold off the crazy faction of the party that is aggressively pro-fluidity and anti-nation-state?

If you denounce global capitalism while simultaneously aggressively promoting the ideology of fluidity that it rests on, your denunciations are empty and useless.

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4 thoughts on “An Anti-fluidity Candidate”

  1. Ah, Clarissa. you and I and Demotrash don’t disagree that much on what we’d like to see in a candidate:

    Does the candidate have concrete ideas on how to shore up the nation-state against the fluidity of capital?
    Can the candidate utterly crush the crazy faction of the other party that is aggressively pro-fluidity and anti-nation-state?
    Can the candidate selectively expedite the benefits of limited global capitalism while simultaneously using targeted appropriate tariffs to promote “fair” trade as opposed to “free” trade?
    Can the candidate maintain a strong neo-liberal foreign policy internationally, protecting our interests abroad while terminating endless foreign wars in a victorious manner, and avoiding new ones?
    Can he promote continued economic growth by business-friendly policies that simultaneously reduce the deficit while allowing private business the tools to thrive in a fair but essentially unfettered capitalist market?

    If you and I agree on all this, perhaps you should change your affiliation to the Republican Party before November 6th. Hey, there’s still plenty of time to come to your senses! 🙂 🙂

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  2. Ha ha. Unfortunately, Trump does have CONCRETE ideas, such as building a wall and imposing tariffs. And he may be capable of vanquishing his opponents. But really, the next president needs to have ideas that are sensible and correct, not concrete. I’m glad you added the non-Twitter stipulation.

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