NYTimes: F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016

Somebody is really scared of Barr’s investigation into the origins of the Russian collusion hoax and is trying to get in front of the story.

Remember how after the election Trump said he was spied on by the Obama administration, and we all thought he was insane? Turns out we were gullible idiots.

If even vapid anti-neoliberal rhetoric that brought now real action is so threatening, what are the chances anybody would be allowed to do anything to put the brakes on fluid capital? Not that anybody is offering to try, of course.

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One thought on “NYTimes: F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016”

  1. “what are the chances anybody would be allowed to do anything to put the brakes on fluid capital? Not that anybody is offering to try, of course”

    No doubt you are referring primarily to American politicians, and I’m not even American, let alone a politician. But I would like to say that I appreciate the turn you have taken, first just in voicing your repugnance towards many of the political and cultural antics that you run across, and second, in recording some of your attempts to conceptualize it, via Zuboff, Han, and Bauman.

    I believe the main resistance to fluidity comes from what is called the far right. Traditionalists, people who assert a belief in the reality and importance of traditional categories of gender, family, race, nation. Obviously they are the ones who are under the most direct attack from today’s media giants (and I mean “old” media as well as social media).

    In the Australian context, with a federal election in two weeks, I find myself planning to put our far-right nationalists first, our local tycoon turned would-be political autocrat second, the conservatives third, the ‘center-left’ party of labor fourth, and the progressive environmentalists last (if they are running in my seat); even though I believe in global warming and don’t trust the rich, simply because that is the way I rank the parties, if I judge them by their commitment to Australia as a nation and its existing population. The left parties are far too weak on the question of open borders, it’s that simple, and the conservatives are not much better.

    Anyway, I would like to again express my appreciation for the work you’re doing. No-one seems to have clear answers, and even if we arrive at them, we surely won’t agree on everything. But for now it matters to just be posing the questions.

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