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Why the far right is surging all over the world: The “reactionary spirit” and the roots of the US authoritarian moment

www.vox.com Why the far right is surging all over the world

The “reactionary spirit” and the roots of the US authoritarian moment.

Why the far right is surging all over the world

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17805513

> … > > While Americans have long clashed over our country’s cruel and bigoted past, Germans have undertaken one of the most thoroughgoing efforts of any nation on the planet to reckon with their history. Germany, perhaps more than any other country, has attempted to pull out by the roots its homegrown variant of the reactionary spirit — the tendency of opponents of social change to choose hierarchy over democracy, trying to constrain or even topple democracy to protect hierarchies of wealth and status. > > The Nazis were born out of disgust with post-World War I Weimar democracy, led by men furious about both the new government’s weakness and acceptance of the Jewish minority into German society. After Nazism brought Germany to ruin, preventing a reactionary resurgence became one of the central goals of the country’s subsequent leaders. > > So it’s all the more extraordinary that in the past few years, Germany’s far right has been on the rise. > > In 2015, at the peak of the global refugee crisis, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced an open-door policy for those fleeing violence in Syria and elsewhere. In response, the Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party, a Euroskeptic faction without a single seat in Parliament, morphed into a virulently xenophobic force calling for Germany to slam Merkel’s open door shut. > > … > > But its rise illustrates something vitally important: That Germany, of all countries, could fail to prevent a surge in reactionary antidemocratic politics suggests there’s something eternal and enduring about the reactionary spirit. And there is something about our current time period that makes it especially likely to flourish — not just in Germany, but around the world.

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Natural Submissiveness

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17804628

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www.theguardian.com Florida grasshopper sparrow: scientists hail resurgence of endangered bird

Sparrows were taken into captivity after numbers dwindled – and this week experts released 1,000th bird back into wild

Florida grasshopper sparrow: scientists hail resurgence of endangered bird
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Male feelings

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/18219937

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arstechnica.com Drug middlemen inflate US prices, squeeze out competition, FTC says

Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are key part of US's high drug costs, report finds.

Drug middlemen inflate US prices, squeeze out competition, FTC says

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17403190

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At the zoo [Outbursts of Everett True, 1905-1927)

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17285150

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JPMorgan Chase warns 86 million customers they might have to start paying for their bank accounts
  • Not sure about that case specifically, but in general lack of regulation unleashes enshittificatory impulses. This comment may be aimed more at conservative voters or politicians to convince them (or at least let them claim) that pro-consumer regulation actually harms “consumer welfare.”

  • JPMorgan Chase warns 86 million customers they might have to start paying for their bank accounts
  • Second the suggestion of credit unions, but to be clear they’re neither charities nor non-profits; they’re member co-ops, run for the benefit of members (instead of stockholders), in which each member gets one vote (instead of each share of stock having one vote).

  • JPMorgan Chase warns 86 million customers they might have to start paying for their bank accounts

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17274141

    > >The potential charges, says Marianne Lake, CEO of consumer and community banking at JPMorgan, are a result of new regulatory rules that cap overdraft and late fees. Lake says Chase will be passing along those increased expenses to customers, which would put an end to now-free services such as checking accounts and wealth management tools. And she says she expects other banks will follow suit.

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    Too often

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.cafe/post/6125697

    > Artist: David Revoy

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    Afterpay introducing targeted advertising.

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/17643763

    > I can't find any articles or posts talking about this anywhere, so I just wanted to share a post about it. I received an email on July 2 from Afterpay about an upcoming change to the privacy policy which will take affect on August 1, 2024. I used a website to compare the text of the old policy with the text of the new, and found that they are now introducing targeted advertising. They harvest personal information about you and share them with third-parties and partners in order to serve you with personalized ads within the Afterpay app. They track information such as your spending habits and how you interact with their marketing messages, and they now also combine all of your personal information they have collected about you to profile you, they also get information about you from third-parties. Quoted from the updated policy: > >Information from third parties about you, such as identity, preferences and inferences about you... > > Just wanted to share this, since I can't find any discussion of it online. > Here's a link to the policies if you want to check it out. These are Wayback Machine links. > > Current Policy (As of April 2, 2024) > > Upcoming Policy (Effective Aug 1, 2024)

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    France poised to bring 'charges against Nvidia' • The Register

    www.theregister.com France poised to bring 'charges against Nvidia'

    Euro nation's monopoly gendarmes cheesed off with GPU giant's dominance

    France poised to bring 'charges against Nvidia'

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17136390

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    deadline.com Disney Fails Again To Get Antitrust Class Action Over ESPN & Hulu Ownership Tossed Out

    Almost two years after two dozen streaming subscribers sued the Mouse House over anticompetitive tactics, the case is moving forward

    Disney Fails Again To Get Antitrust Class Action Over ESPN & Hulu Ownership Tossed Out

    cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/35539951

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    www.cnbc.com EU charges Microsoft with 'abusive' bundling of Teams and Office, breaching antitrust rules

    The European Union on Tuesday accused Microsoft of breaching antitrust rules with the "abusive" bundling of its Teams and Office products.

    EU charges Microsoft with 'abusive' bundling of Teams and Office, breaching antitrust rules

    cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/35481094

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    Even Apple finally admits that 8GB RAM isn't enough

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/17264153

    > There were a number of exciting announcements from Apple at WWDC 2024, from macOS Sequoia to Apple Intelligence. However, a subtle addition to Xcode 16 — the development environment for Apple platforms, like iOS and macOS — is a feature called Predictive Code Completion. Unfortunately, if you bought into Apple's claim that 8GB of unified memory was enough for base-model Apple silicon Macs, you won't be able to use it. There's a memory requirement for Predictive Code Completion in Xcode 16, and it's the closest thing we'll get from Apple to an admission that 8GB of memory isn't really enough for a new Mac in 2024.

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    www.washingtonpost.com Maryland governor to pardon 175,000 marijuana convictions in sweeping order

    The blanket pardon by Gov. Wes Moore will forgive decades of low-level marijuana possession charges for about 100,000 people.

    Maryland governor to pardon 175,000 marijuana convictions in sweeping order

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16612507

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    Big Bad Wolf Thought

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/16326419

    > Big Bad Wolf Thought > > https://existentialcomics.com/comic/553

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    www.theguardian.com Corporations are forcing Americans to pay more for less – in their own words | Matt Stoller

    Companies in the oil, hotel, meat and other sectors are price-gouging the US public. They’re not hiding it, either

    Corporations are forcing Americans to pay more for less – in their own words | Matt Stoller
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    www.nbcnews.com Texas mom says police held her face in pile of fire ants, covering head and neck with hundreds of bite marks

    Taylor Rogers said her 2021 arrest "underscores ... the absence of empathy and human compassion" among some law enforcement officers.

    Texas mom says police held her face in pile of fire ants, covering head and neck with hundreds of bite marks

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/15408610

    > Texas mom says police held her face in pile of fire ants, covering head and neck with hundreds of bite marks

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    Political Memes @lemmy.world HailSeitan @lemmy.world

    What a dilemma

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/15179512

    > Saving people is illegal

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