What follows is Part 6, the final installment of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, frequently using Powell’s own words, which instead offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people and restore the freedoms and protections to which we are entitled. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.
Anti-austerity is a word, of which, culturally and socially speaking, perhaps the Spartans wouldn’t have approved of. We can accept that. It was a Laconian thing. We wouldn’t understand anyway.
Things become the orthodoxy because at some point - something was elevated to eradicate a prior understanding. In our present day, we suffer from monetarism, Neoliberalism, and fears based on non-existent systems that prevent us from demanding more from our representatives and fighting for our existence with knowledge and confidence.