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Monday, May 20, 2024

Thom Hartmann: Since Reagan America's slide towards Oligarchy and Autocracy has been persistent and is accelerating.



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Wealth is the only god the powerful follow, and their god tells them that to take from the poor and give to the rich is a holy enterprise. After decades, the investment class has bought off enough of Congress that their are the elite caste, their kids get the best education, medical care, housing, food,...and so on.
As long as the Republican Party can trick the very poor whites of the Deep South and midwest to ally with them over racism, the majority will always be ruled by the minority investor caste.

#1 | Posted by Hughmass at 2024-05-21 06:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

This wouldn't be a problem if everyone would just join a nice country club and learn to network.

#2 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2024-05-21 06:28 AM | Reply

I used to be a republican until "ronny ray guns" became pres. His trickle down Scheme it what will destroy the US.

#3 | Posted by bat4255 at 2024-05-21 10:04 AM | Reply

Men, based on this author's descriptions, almost every nation in Africa is rule by black supremacists. Just because someone has a specific skin color doesn't make them a bigot. I know that's hard for liberals to believe since their overlords are busy subjecting them to victimhood but that doesn't make it any less true.

#4 | Posted by humtake at 2024-05-21 11:31 AM | Reply

Citizens United was the last nail in the coffin. Now we're sitting for the last shovel full of dirt to hit us in the face.

#5 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2024-05-21 12:45 PM | Reply

It's worth noting Republicans have come out on top in just about every case in the past decade or so and they still aren't happy.

It's clear that Republicans will never be happy.

Fifteen million illegals could get sent to camps and Republicans still wouldn't be happy.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-05-21 12:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Democrats have oddly gone from supporters of average workers to become a fan of the elitist past not the present. They hate the culture of average Americans and freedom and of those Dems who hate the English language, and Christian religion. Their priority has become the CEO, Hollywood elites and big business like Disney and Pepsi, not our average working class that must now support elites.

#7 | Posted by Robson at 2024-05-21 06:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#7 | POSTED BY ROBSON: You're a fascist, ROBSON. Not what your momma wanted you to grow up to be, is it?

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2024-05-21 06:59 PM | Reply

Hartmann doesn't read history very well.

It started with the Military Industrial complex under Ike.

That's where the playbook would be written and refined for the other industries.

If Americans were on top of it, they'd understand:

1. $36 trillion in debt.
2. Borrowing $1 trillion every 100 days.
3. 45,000 people short in the military.
4. Cities are full of crime.
5. Arresting in kangaroo courts political lawyers and candidates.
6. China has an agenda to emasculate the United States.
7. China is building nuclear weapons and ships faster than we are.
8. China has nearly five times the population of the United States."

That would be a realistic assessment, but that's not what Americans say.

Instead, they say "We're the United States, wealthiest in the world, we aren't as bad as everybody else, the debt doesn't matter, our values are better than everyone else."

The decline will be self inflicted, and it will be terminal.

#9 | Posted by oneironaut at 2024-05-21 07:10 PM | Reply

6. China has an agenda to emasculate the United States.

Are they doing it by sending losers like you here?

7. China is building nuclear weapons and ships faster than we are.

Who's "we"? You got a dead bat in your pocket?

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2024-05-21 07:15 PM | Reply

" 5. Arresting in kangaroo courts political lawyers and candidates."

If that were the case, you'd be able to point to at least one of Trump's indictments you or I could do without fear of legal repercussion.

Go ahead and point one out. Prove me wrong.

Alternately, admit the only kangaroo is you.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2024-05-21 09:07 PM | Reply

We are in a 40 year transition to destroy the nuclear family, which is the foundation of our nation.

#12 | Posted by boaz at 2024-05-22 09:22 AM | Reply

Re 12

link or lie.

The right to marry whomever you love is protected by the constitution in the 14th amendment and reaffirmed by the US Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-05-22 10:19 AM | Reply

The decline will be self inflicted, and it will be terminal.

Or so you hope.

Go ahead. Place your bets against America.

And join a long line of losers on the ash heap of history.

Like the confederacy.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2024-05-22 10:23 AM | Reply

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