Donald Trump’s stacking of the US Supreme Court has led not only to state takeover, but to a triumph of his project to destroy the government’s ability to effect change.
Reverse gun control, tilt Roe v Wadeand now curbing the Environmental Protection Authority’s ability to curb carbon emissions from coal-fired plants: The United States Supreme Court has made three major decisions in a short space of time that create an American dystopia — or a utopia if you’re a religious fundamentalist. are a white supremacist or a fossil fuel executive.
It will be just the beginning of what could be decades of such decisions from a Supreme Court stacked by Donald Trump with right-wing and fundamentalist lawyers.
The ultimate goal of any state takeover process, and where it aligns closely with the core tenets of applied neoliberalism, is not only to monitor government to ensure it works in your best interest, but, if possible, to prevent ever operate differently, whether or not your favorite politicians are in power. The side of politics you’ve invested the most in will at some point lose power in a democracy, requiring some investment in their opponents as well. But it is even better if you can hinder the system so that the government, no matter who is in charge, cannot act against your interests.
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