not from the essay, but from a commenter:
Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | Truthout: "Understanding the centrist parties as mutually enabling wings of a political system which has created a manifestly insolvent insurance conglomerate defended by a large standing army with global operations supported by a rapidly deteriorating economy and broken financial system is the beginning of seeing where we are, and what must come next. Dissecting the dissolution of the USSR may provide further clues as to where all of this leads when the fraudulent Ponzi accounting is ripped away and the true state of affairs emerges. If a kept media won't do it, the sovereign debt markets will."
'via Blog this'