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11th May '13 2:30:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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In our timeline, despite its political and economic strength and influence all over the world, the United States of America is a deeply divided nation, both politically and internationally. Domestically, its politics are partisan and there is a growing wealth gap between the rich, the major corporations, and the poor. Internationally, for every nation that views the US as a force of good, there are those who view the US as a detrimental, imperialistic force only serving itself, various "friendly dictators", and big corporations at the expense of the world.

This polarization makes one wonder what if this could all be changed? What if America was a nation where all is equal, corporations are punished for malfeasance and everyone enjoys the benefits of freedom and prosperity? What if the US was a force that stands, not for its own hedgemonic gain, but for genuine belief in freedom and the fight against tyranny of all forms? And most importantly, what if one woman proved to be the key that put America on this better and more just path? This alternate scenario is explored by one ''Sergeant Heretic'' of AlternateHistoryDotCom in her timeline in the "{{alien space bats}}" section ''The {{ISOT}}'d House: One Woman Goes From 2012 To 1952''.

In this timeline, Janet Forrester, an average American woman, went to bed on December the 21st 2012. She was positive that the next morning she would be able to laugh and jeer and poke fun at all the Mayan calendar Chicken Littles as she wallowed in smug satisfaction at the world not coming to an end. However, the next day she wakes up in 1952. She is quickly introduced to Skippy, everyone's favourite [[AlienSpaceBats Alien Space Bat]], who tells her she has a divine purpose to change the world for the better. What follows are a series of events that will change the history of the United States forever.

The thread is members-only on AlternateHistoryDotCom. Memberships are easily available.
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!!Contains Examples Of
* AmazonBrigade: The Green Angels in [[spoiler: WorldWarIII]]
** BigDamnHeroes: When they rescue the American ambassador.
** TookALevelInBadass: The first command group of G.A.'s in 1964, they initially started as support and logistics personnel NOT front line Soldiers.
* AlienSpaceBats: The premise of this timeline, and oh, [[spoiler: Skippy directly appears to guide Janet in some points]]
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: [[spoiler: The LABARO Fascists in Brazil and South America, who actually have Nazi War criminals like Eichmann and Bormann serving in their governments. The Illonis Nazi party also try to assassinate Michael Clifton during his presidency]]
* AuthorTract: Right Wing Authoritarianism and far-left authoritarian Stalinism are equally bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Objectivism is bad and Economic lawlessness is bad.
* AynRand: Her views are thoroughly rebuked in this timeline, through it does become a rallying point for the corporate elite.
* BalkaniseMe: [[spoiler: This happens to China after the Third World War.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The LABARO Fascists and Chinese Communists in the WW3 arc, and in an upcoming arc set in the Middle East and Africa, it is shaping up to be an Arab nationalist and Islamic Fundamentalist coalition led by Nasser along with various authoritarian regimes in Africa]]. The corporate bodies and ultraconservative right in America can be seen as this trope as a whole overall.
* ColdWar: Due to Janet's efforts, it ends much, much earlier with the US and USSR ushering in a new era of cooperation
* {{Eagleland}}: The positive freedom-and-liberty, justice-for-all vision of America.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: WW3 is made up of alliances consisting of this--we have the LABARO Fascists and MaoZedong vs the US and USSR in WWIII, the victory of the US and USSR leads to an era of cooperation between the two powers and an informal end to the ColdWar]]
* FaceHeelTurn: The Kennedy family become fixtures and icons for the conservative and corporate right. Bobby even runs against Michael Clifton Sr. with ''Jerry Falwell'' as his running mate!
* ForWantOfANail
* FixFic: The fanfic ultimately fixes every single foreign policy mistake in US history, such as the VietnamWar and every single covert operation they did resulting in the overthrow of democratic leftist governments as well as hardens it's attitudes torwards corporations, fundamentalism and political extremism, allowing for a more socially liberal and tolerant USA that is respected worldwide to the point where the USSR [[spoiler: believes the US are better socialists than they are]].
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: Eventually Michael and Janet]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Nixon is much less corrupt than in real life, with some help from Janet and Michael]]
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: President Eisenhower and RichardNixon respectively.
* InSpiteOfANail
* JerkAss: [[spoiler: Charles De Gaulle]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: The Nazis that served under LABARO...so far]]
* MiddleEasternCoalition: [[spoiler: Two in fact, a pro-American one consisting of a democratic Iran (since Janet talked Eisenhower out of Operation AJAX, Iran remains democratic) along with Turkey and Israel, as well as a anti-American one led by Nasser consisting of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia. Pakistan and Libya]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Janet tried to prevent the carnage and death of the Vietnam war, only to result in the bombing of Tampa Florida at the start of World War Three, Janet's paratime maternal analogue becomes a paraplegic veteran of the war.
* TheFundamentalist: Despite Janet's efforts, die-hard far right Fundamentalists still exist in places across America.
* TheKoreanWar: [[spoiler: Thanks to Janet's intervention, the UN forces win this and Korea is unified]]
* LoveInterest: Michael Clifton for Janet. [[spoiler: [[HappilyMarried They get married]]]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The whole premise.
* RedScare: Averted, with [[spoiler: Joseph McCarthy thoroughly discredited early on]]
* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: Happens to GeorgeWBush, who becomes an important anti-corporate lawyer in recent updates.
* VietnamWar: One of Janet's main goals is to prevent this from occurring [[spoiler: she succeeds and Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh becomes a key US ally]].
* AWorldHalfFull: Thanks to Janet's foreknowledge, the US avoids the VietnamWar and much of the foreign policy actions that it is criticized for during the real ColdWar, and becomes a nation with much better wealth equality and technological, economic and social progress. However, as TheButterflyEffect kicks in and she becomes less reliable with her foresight, the unpredictable effects lead to [[spoiler: WorldWarIII]], [[spoiler: through it ended quickly and will significantly less loss of life than WWI and WWII, along with ushering in the end of the ColdWar and giving women a greater role in society]]. However according to [[WordOfGod the author]], things might get ''much'' worse [[spoiler: once the USA intervenes in Africa in future updates, even if it is genuinely acting on altruistic instead of imperialistic or ulterior motives]].
* [[spoiler:WorldWarIII]]: [[spoiler: Happens with an alliance of US and Soviet Union vs. Fascist Brazil and Argentina with Maoist China, it ends quickly with US and USSR winning.]]

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In our timeline, despite its political and economic strength and influence all over the world, the United States of America is a deeply divided nation, both politically and internationally. Domestically, its politics are partisan and there is a growing wealth gap between the rich, the major corporations, and the poor. Internationally, for every nation that views the US as a force of good, there are those who view the US as a detrimental, imperialistic force only serving itself, various "friendly dictators", and big corporations at the expense of the world.

This polarization makes one wonder what if this could all be changed? What if America was a nation where all is equal, corporations are punished for malfeasance and everyone enjoys the benefits of freedom and prosperity? What if the US was a force that stands, not for its own hedgemonic gain, but for genuine belief in freedom and the fight against tyranny of all forms? And most importantly, what if one woman proved to be the key that put America on this better and more just path? This alternate scenario is explored by one ''Sergeant Heretic'' of AlternateHistoryDotCom in her timeline in the "{{alien space bats}}" section ''The {{ISOT}}'d House: One Woman Goes From 2012 To 1952''.

In this timeline, Janet Forrester, an average American woman, went to bed on December the 21st 2012. She was positive that the next morning she would be able to laugh and jeer and poke fun at all the Mayan calendar Chicken Littles as she wallowed in smug satisfaction at the world not coming to an end. However, the next day she wakes up in 1952. She is quickly introduced to Skippy, everyone's favourite [[AlienSpaceBats Alien Space Bat]], who tells her she has a divine purpose to change the world for the better. What follows are a series of events that will change the history of the United States forever.

The thread is members-only on AlternateHistoryDotCom. Memberships are easily available.
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!!Contains Examples Of
* AmazonBrigade: The Green Angels in [[spoiler: WorldWarIII]]
** BigDamnHeroes: When they rescue the American ambassador.
** TookALevelInBadass: The first command group of G.A.'s in 1964, they initially started as support and logistics personnel NOT front line Soldiers.
* AlienSpaceBats: The premise of this timeline, and oh, [[spoiler: Skippy directly appears to guide Janet in some points]]
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: [[spoiler: The LABARO Fascists in Brazil and South America, who actually have Nazi War criminals like Eichmann and Bormann serving in their governments. The Illonis Nazi party also try to assassinate Michael Clifton during his presidency]]
* AuthorTract: Right Wing Authoritarianism and far-left authoritarian Stalinism are equally bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Objectivism is bad and Economic lawlessness is bad.
* AynRand: Her views are thoroughly rebuked in this timeline, through it does become a rallying point for the corporate elite.
* BalkaniseMe: [[spoiler: This happens to China after the Third World War.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The LABARO Fascists and Chinese Communists in the WW3 arc, and in an upcoming arc set in the Middle East and Africa, it is shaping up to be an Arab nationalist and Islamic Fundamentalist coalition led by Nasser along with various authoritarian regimes in Africa]]. The corporate bodies and ultraconservative right in America can be seen as this trope as a whole overall.
* ColdWar: Due to Janet's efforts, it ends much, much earlier with the US and USSR ushering in a new era of cooperation
* {{Eagleland}}: The positive freedom-and-liberty, justice-for-all vision of America.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: WW3 is made up of alliances consisting of this--we have the LABARO Fascists and MaoZedong vs the US and USSR in WWIII, the victory of the US and USSR leads to an era of cooperation between the two powers and an informal end to the ColdWar]]
* FaceHeelTurn: The Kennedy family become fixtures and icons for the conservative and corporate right. Bobby even runs against Michael Clifton Sr. with ''Jerry Falwell'' as his running mate!
* ForWantOfANail
* FixFic: The fanfic ultimately fixes every single foreign policy mistake in US history, such as the VietnamWar and every single covert operation they did resulting in the overthrow of democratic leftist governments as well as hardens it's attitudes torwards corporations, fundamentalism and political extremism, allowing for a more socially liberal and tolerant USA that is respected worldwide to the point where the USSR [[spoiler: believes the US are better socialists than they are]].
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: Eventually Michael and Janet]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Nixon is much less corrupt than in real life, with some help from Janet and Michael]]
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: President Eisenhower and RichardNixon respectively.
* InSpiteOfANail
* JerkAss: [[spoiler: Charles De Gaulle]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: The Nazis that served under LABARO...so far]]
* MiddleEasternCoalition: [[spoiler: Two in fact, a pro-American one consisting of a democratic Iran (since Janet talked Eisenhower out of Operation AJAX, Iran remains democratic) along with Turkey and Israel, as well as a anti-American one led by Nasser consisting of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia. Pakistan and Libya]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Janet tried to prevent the carnage and death of the Vietnam war, only to result in the bombing of Tampa Florida at the start of World War Three, Janet's paratime maternal analogue becomes a paraplegic veteran of the war.
* TheFundamentalist: Despite Janet's efforts, die-hard far right Fundamentalists still exist in places across America.
* TheKoreanWar: [[spoiler: Thanks to Janet's intervention, the UN forces win this and Korea is unified]]
* LoveInterest: Michael Clifton for Janet. [[spoiler: [[HappilyMarried They get married]]]]
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: The whole premise.
* RedScare: Averted, with [[spoiler: Joseph McCarthy thoroughly discredited early on]]
* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: Happens to GeorgeWBush, who becomes an important anti-corporate lawyer in recent updates.
* VietnamWar: One of Janet's main goals is to prevent this from occurring [[spoiler: she succeeds and Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh becomes a key US ally]].
* AWorldHalfFull: Thanks to Janet's foreknowledge, the US avoids the VietnamWar and much of the foreign policy actions that it is criticized for during the real ColdWar, and becomes a nation with much better wealth equality and technological, economic and social progress. However, as TheButterflyEffect kicks in and she becomes less reliable with her foresight, the unpredictable effects lead to [[spoiler: WorldWarIII]], [[spoiler: through it ended quickly and will significantly less loss of life than WWI and WWII, along with ushering in the end of the ColdWar and giving women a greater role in society]]. However according to [[WordOfGod the author]], things might get ''much'' worse [[spoiler: once the USA intervenes in Africa in future updates, even if it is genuinely acting on altruistic instead of imperialistic or ulterior motives]].
* [[spoiler:WorldWarIII]]: [[spoiler: Happens with an alliance of US and Soviet Union vs. Fascist Brazil and Argentina with Maoist China, it ends quickly with US and USSR winning.]]
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9th May '13 2:32:03 PM DougSMachina
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This polarization makes one wonder what if this could all be changed? What if America was a nation where all is equal, corporations are punished and everyone enjoys the benefits of freedom and prosperity? What if the US a force that stands, not for it's own hedgemonic gain, but for genuine belief in freedom and the fight against tyranny of all forms? And most importantly, what if one woman proved to be the key that put America on this more better and just path? This alternate scenario is explored by one ''Sergeant Heretic'' of AlternateHistoryDotCom in her timeline in the {{alien space bats}} section ''The {{ISOT}}'d House: One Woman Goes From 2012 To 1952''.

In this timeline, Janet Forrester, your average female American, went to bed on December the 21st 2012. She was positive that the next morning she would be able to laugh and jeer and poke fun at all the Mayan calendar Chicken Littles as she wallowed in smug satisfaction at the world not coming to an end. However, the next day she wakes up in 1952. She is quickly introduced to Skippy, everyone's favourite [[AlienSpaceBats Alien Space Bat]], who tells her she has a divine purpose to change the world for the better. What follows are a series of events that will change the history of the United States forever.

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This polarization makes one wonder what if this could all be changed? What if America was a nation where all is equal, corporations are punished for malfeasance and everyone enjoys the benefits of freedom and prosperity? What if the US was a force that stands, not for it's its own hedgemonic gain, but for genuine belief in freedom and the fight against tyranny of all forms? And most importantly, what if one woman proved to be the key that put America on this more better and more just path? This alternate scenario is explored by one ''Sergeant Heretic'' of AlternateHistoryDotCom in her timeline in the {{alien "{{alien space bats}} bats}}" section ''The {{ISOT}}'d House: One Woman Goes From 2012 To 1952''.

In this timeline, Janet Forrester, your an average female American, American woman, went to bed on December the 21st 2012. She was positive that the next morning she would be able to laugh and jeer and poke fun at all the Mayan calendar Chicken Littles as she wallowed in smug satisfaction at the world not coming to an end. However, the next day she wakes up in 1952. She is quickly introduced to Skippy, everyone's favourite [[AlienSpaceBats Alien Space Bat]], who tells her she has a divine purpose to change the world for the better. What follows are a series of events that will change the history of the United States forever.



* AynRand: Her views are throughly rebuked in this TL, through it does become a rallying point for the corporate elite.
* BalkaniseMe: [[spoiler: This happens to China after the 3rd World War.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The LABARO Fascists and Chinese Communists in the WW3 arc, and in an upcoming arc set in the Middle East and Africa, it is shaping up to be an Arab nationalist + Islamic Fundamentalist coalition led by Nasser along with various authoritarian regimes in Africa]]. The corporate bodies and ultraconservative right in America can be seen as this trope as a whole overall.

to:

* AynRand: Her views are throughly thoroughly rebuked in this TL, timeline, through it does become a rallying point for the corporate elite.
* BalkaniseMe: [[spoiler: This happens to China after the 3rd Third World War.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: The LABARO Fascists and Chinese Communists in the WW3 arc, and in an upcoming arc set in the Middle East and Africa, it is shaping up to be an Arab nationalist + and Islamic Fundamentalist coalition led by Nasser along with various authoritarian regimes in Africa]]. The corporate bodies and ultraconservative right in America can be seen as this trope as a whole overall.



* {{Eagleland}}: Clearly Type 1 Eagleland

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* {{Eagleland}}: Clearly Type 1 EaglelandThe positive freedom-and-liberty, justice-for-all vision of America.



* FaceHeelTurn: The Kennedy family become fixtures and icons for the conservative and corporate right. Bobby even runs against Michael Clifton Sr. with JERRY FALWELL as his running mate!

to:

* FaceHeelTurn: The Kennedy family become fixtures and icons for the conservative and corporate right. Bobby even runs against Michael Clifton Sr. with JERRY FALWELL ''Jerry Falwell'' as his running mate!



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Nixon is much less corrupt than he is in OTL, with some help from Janet and Michael]]

to:

* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Nixon is much less corrupt than he is in OTL, real life, with some help from Janet and Michael]]



* MiddleEasternCoalition: [[spoiler: Two in fact, a pro American one consisting of a democratic Iran (since Janet talked Eisenhower out of Operation AJAX, Iran remains democratic) along with Turkey and Israel, as well as a anti-American one led by Nasser consisting of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia. Pakistan and Libya]]

to:

* MiddleEasternCoalition: [[spoiler: Two in fact, a pro American pro-American one consisting of a democratic Iran (since Janet talked Eisenhower out of Operation AJAX, Iran remains democratic) along with Turkey and Israel, as well as a anti-American one led by Nasser consisting of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia. Pakistan and Libya]]



* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: Happens to GeorgeWBush, who becomes an important anti-corporate lawyer in recent updates

to:

* RichardNixonTheUsedCarSalesman: Happens to GeorgeWBush, who becomes an important anti-corporate lawyer in recent updatesupdates.



* AWorldHalfFull: Thanks to Janet's foreknowledge, the US avoids the VietnamWar and much of it's foreign policy actions that it is criticized for during the ColdWar OTL, and becomes a nation with much better wealth equality and technological, economic and social progress. However, Janet became less reliable as TheButterflyEffect kicks in and she becomes less reliable with her foresight, and the said butterfly effects lead to [[spoiler: WorldWarIII]], [[spoiler: through it ended quickly and will significantly less loss of life than WWI and WWII, along with ushering in the end of the ColdWar and giving women a greater role in society]]. However according to WordOfGod, things might get MUCH worse [[spoiler: once the USA intervenes in Africa in future updates, even if it is genuinely acting on altruistic instead of imperialistic or ulterior motives]]

to:

* AWorldHalfFull: Thanks to Janet's foreknowledge, the US avoids the VietnamWar and much of it's the foreign policy actions that it is criticized for during the ColdWar OTL, real ColdWar, and becomes a nation with much better wealth equality and technological, economic and social progress. However, Janet became less reliable as TheButterflyEffect kicks in and she becomes less reliable with her foresight, and the said butterfly unpredictable effects lead to [[spoiler: WorldWarIII]], [[spoiler: through it ended quickly and will significantly less loss of life than WWI and WWII, along with ushering in the end of the ColdWar and giving women a greater role in society]]. However according to WordOfGod, [[WordOfGod the author]], things might get MUCH ''much'' worse [[spoiler: once the USA intervenes in Africa in future updates, even if it is genuinely acting on altruistic instead of imperialistic or ulterior motives]] motives]].
9th May '13 2:25:12 PM DougSMachina
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In our timeline, despite its political and economic strength and influence all over the world, the United states is a deeply divided nation both politically and internationally. Domestically, its politics are partisan and there is a growing wealth gap between the rich, the major corporations, and the poor. Internationally, for every nation that views the US as a force of good, there are those who view the US as a detrimental, imperialistic force only serving itself, various "friendly dictators", and big corporations at the expense of the world.

to:

In our timeline, despite its political and economic strength and influence all over the world, the United states States of America is a deeply divided nation nation, both politically and internationally. Domestically, its politics are partisan and there is a growing wealth gap between the rich, the major corporations, and the poor. Internationally, for every nation that views the US as a force of good, there are those who view the US as a detrimental, imperialistic force only serving itself, various "friendly dictators", and big corporations at the expense of the world.
9th May '13 2:12:33 PM xie323
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* AuthorTract: Right Wing Authoritarianism and far-left Stalinism are bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Objectivism is bad and Economic lawlessness is bad.

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* AuthorTract: Right Wing Authoritarianism and far-left authoritarian Stalinism are equally bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Objectivism is bad and Economic lawlessness is bad.
9th May '13 2:10:19 PM xie323
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9th May '13 2:09:05 PM xie323
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* AuthorTract: Right Wing Authoritarianism is bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Economic lawlessness is bad.

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* AuthorTract: Right Wing Authoritarianism is and far-left Stalinism are bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Objectivism is bad and Economic lawlessness is bad.
9th May '13 7:05:25 AM QuantumReality
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* Amazon brigade: The Green Angels in [[spoiler: WorldWarIII]]

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* Amazon brigade: AmazonBrigade: The Green Angels in [[spoiler: WorldWarIII]]
9th May '13 7:04:49 AM QuantumReality
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* AuthorTract: Right Wing Authoritatianism is bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Economic lawlessness is bad.
* AynRand: Her views are throughly rebuked in this TL, through it does become a rallying point for the corporate elite

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* AuthorTract: Right Wing Authoritatianism Authoritarianism is bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Economic lawlessness is bad.
* AynRand: Her views are throughly rebuked in this TL, through it does become a rallying point for the corporate eliteelite.
9th May '13 7:04:18 AM QuantumReality
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Author Tract: Right Wing Authoritatianism is bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Economic lawlessness is bad.

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Author Tract: * AuthorTract: Right Wing Authoritatianism is bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Economic lawlessness is bad.
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8th May '13 5:33:11 PM SergeantJoanne
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Author Tract: Right Wing Authoritatianism is bad, Corporate neo-feudalism is bad, Economic lawlessness is bad.
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