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MICHAEL PARENTI ON RIGHT WING CONSPIRACIES
In the early 1970s, Richard Nixon's Attorney General John Mitchell famously claimed that ''This country is going so far to the right you won't recognize it."
Today, 40 years later his prophecy has come to pass, with such conservative initiatives as corporate deregulation, media consolidation, domestic austerity, repression of civil liberties, military adventurism, and the supremacy of the national security state. A conservative republican cohort has now pushed America so far to the right that, for the first time in history, a Democratic party President - Barack Obama - has openly proposed major reductions in Social Security benefits.
America's rightwing tailspin is part of a conservative global conspiracy that seeks to impede the development of so-called "social democracy."
That's the thesis of social critic and political scientist MICHAEL PARENTI, author of "God and His Demons." Parenti spoke recently at the Deep Politics Conference about the role of conspiracy in government operations, and the suppression of critical analysis of self-serving right wing social and military conspirators.
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