Leftist Hypocrisy about Crony Capitalism

The accusation of “cronyism” can be applied to just about anything – not just capitalism. In the 20th century, for example, you certainly had crony communism in virtually every communist or socialist state. You also have cronyism in universities (especially in left-wing departments) councils, political parties, anti-fascist groups and so on.

The same is true of that broader term which has become so popular with verbatim Chomskyans and followers of Naomi Klein — ‘corporatism’. In this case you have fascist corporatism, Christian corporatism, Communitarian corporatism, kinship corporatism, and even “progressive” and socialist corporatism.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Go to any ‘progressive’ left wing 3rd world country and the wealth disparity between the leaders and everyone else is on par with Louis XIV

    • It’s getting far worse. Everywhere. Lots of Capitalists don’t seem very loyal to Capitalism at all.

  • roccolore

    Ever heard of that famous book “Do As I Say, Not As I Do: Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy”? It talks about Chomsky whining about corporations yet having a stock portfolio.

    • It is hilarious. Corporations were the Liberal parties biggest source of donations before Stephen Harper ended the practice, just as Wall Street donated far more to the Democrats than Republicans.

      • Minicapt

        Er … I think Wee Jean ended the practice so as to screw up his best friend Paul. Stephen the PM decided it was a good thing and would aid character development at the LPC.


      • Billy Bob Thornton

        Except both parties favour the SuperPACs. That means they are for oligarchy another tenet of fascism or rule of the majority over the rest of the USA. So both parties favour a system which benefits them over what is right. They thus limit choices and have created a system which does nothing meaningfully good for anyone.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      Except Chomsky is a Democrat supporter. There have not been communists close to the president since FDR. Of course, people forget that when a system is not producing anything they have to look for scapegoats. And the fact is corporations and giving them more power is another tenet of fascism because you are concentrating wealth in the pockets of those that are already rich. The American people already pay more taxes than ever yet the redistribution favours those at the top and all administrations since Reagan have followed that same policy. The US is still using neoliberalism even after 34 years. Sounds to me that those that complain about liberalism clearly think that liberals are socialists thus they are communists thus they are anarchists without even knowing that there are variants on ideologies. Such people clearly know nothing about politics and even how systems operate. Such people have no idea how a modern economy should operate. It is very much that us versus them mentality. Which doesn’t qualify as debate at all!

  • Twiddling my fingers… I think I need to write another book (following on from How to defeat the Islamic State – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WXIOS64 ) on modern Marxism to explain the cesspool where the mosquitos of Islam breed.

  • FactsWillOut

    The left is in full control of the language.

    There is free-market capitalism, which is unhindered, and then there are varying degrees of fascism.
    There is no crony capitalism, you either have a free market, or fascism. Period.
    Guess what we have?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Leftists are against capitalism, unless they are for it.

    • Alain

      True but free-market capitalism exists no where sadly. What we have is what I call corporate socialism. In any case you can call it whatever, but it is not free-market capitalism.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      And many who claim to support free market capitalism tend to support bailouts and are thus fascists and are fooling the audiences they speak in front of. Harper and the other two main parties support corporate tax cuts. If that isn’t fascistic by supporting the top, then people clearly have no idea what corporatism means. Corporatism means fascism as defined by Mussolini and it means when the public has to bail out failing industries and it is when you have no massive pool of small businesses having businesses in society. All I see are large businesses with very little independent stores. Yup, sounds fascistic to me.

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