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“The alliance of Republican and Democratic oligarchs exposes the burlesque that characterized the old two-party system, where the ruling parties fought over what Sigmund Freud called the “narcissism of minor differences” but were united on all the major structural issues including massive defense spending, free trade deals, tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, the endless wars, government surveillance, the money-saturated election process, neoliberalism, austerity, deindustrialization, militarized police and the world’s largest prison system.”
“While hedonism was running rampant among young, white, urban professionals, George Floyd and his family and friends were caught up in another hallmark of the 1980s: the war on drugs.”
“We’re not just talking about half a trillion dollars that went to Wall Street, as I mentioned in my remarks,” [Ocasio-Cortez] continued. “That is being leveraged to $4 trillion for Wall Street and corporations. And what we’re seeing in payroll protection for small businesses is just a drop in the bucket compared to that.”
“The Trump administration just bought this undead economy at retail prices and committed the Fed and the Treasury to sustaining it.”
“The Democrats through impeachment have no intention of restoring constitutional rights that would curb the power of the deep state and protect democracy. The deep state funds them. It sustains them in office.”
Why Bernie? Why not Biden?! Why not Warren?
Noam Chomsky: The current moment is the most grim moment in human history and the wrecking ball in the White House just doesn’t give a damn. He’s having fun. He’s serving his rich constituency. So what the hell, let’s destroy the world.
[Trump] had kvetched about the plight of US workers and made some noise about ending unending wars, but was he for real?
Under this definition, the Boston Tea Party itself was a terrorist act: “Property damage, with the intent to influence a government policy.”
Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting, Pew Research
Among veterans, 64% say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States, while 33% say it was.
There’s a lot of support for a pro-democracy agenda. And that gets missed, a lot of times, in all the coverage of the suppression that Republicans are doing
“The fact that voter suppression is treated like a partisan controversy the media mostly shrugs about instead of an act considered on par with treason and something we as a country should actively putting people in jail for doing is pretty insane.”
Suspiciously, Kemp sent no notice to these citizens after he took away their voting rights. If they show up to vote on November 6, they’re out of luck — and so is Georgia’s democracy. They need to re-register today or tomorrow 10/9 in order to vote.
The persecution of Assange is part of a broad assault against anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist news organizations.
Whatever one thinks about white working-class voters who favored Trump, calling people gullible is not an effective way to woo back a voting bloc that already feels insulted and alienated.
To those who have been used to privilege all their lives, equality may feel like oppression.