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Monday, August 19, 2019

History will judge us harshly for this, and will look with particular venom at Trump's political opponents in both parties, who over the years were unable to win popularity contests against a man most people would not leave alone with a decent wristwatch, let alone their children.

Trump's original destiny was the destruction of the Republicans as a viable entity in modern American politics. Then he ran a general election like he was trying to lose, and won. Now his legacy is the spectacular end of America's fragile racial consensus. read more


When Julian Assange was arrested in London a few days ago he was carrying, face up, a copy of Gore Vidal's "History of the National Security State."

This book was published 2 years after the death of Vidal in 2012.

It consisted of a transcribed discussion between Vidal and Paul Jay, the editor of the Real News Network between 2005-2007.

The back cover features a quote from Vidal: "I think everybody should take a sober look at the world about us, remember that practically everything you're told about other countries is untrue." read more


Sunday, August 18, 2019

When incendiary stand-up Michelle Wolf took the stage at last year's White House Correspondents Dinner, she was hoping to kill. It probably didn't occur to her that she'd end up killing the event itself. read more


Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy:

When a majority of citizens disagrees with economic elites and/or with organised interests, they generally lose. Moreover, because of the strong status quo bias built into the US political system, even when fairly large majorities of Americans favour policy change, they generally do not get it.

www.bbc.com read more


The news media is now loathed in the same way banks, tobacco companies, and health insurance companies are, and it refuses to understand this. Mistakes like WMDs are a problem, but the media's biggest issue is exactly its bubble-ness, and clubby inability to respond to criticism in any way except to denounce it as misinformation and error.

The public is not stupid. It sees that companies like CNN and NBC are billion-dollar properties, pushing shows anchored by big-city millionaires ...

Media companies run by the country's richest people can't help but project the mindset of their owners, and they are naturally incompetent when it comes to viewing their own role in society ... The public sees through this with ease. The press is completely in denial about this. read more


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This problem wouldn't exist today if corporate America didn't chase cheap overseas labor to maximise their profits ...

Who Stole The American Dream?
youtu.be
[1:27:42]

40 years of dismantling America's once mighty manufacturing base, the very manufacturing engine that defeated Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan ...

All for the sake of more profits.

Last time I checked, you can't take those billions trillions of dollars with you when you kick the bucket.

I actually agree with Trump on this ...

Those douchebag businesses who moved their manufacturing to China for the subsidies and cheap labor provided by China can all kiss my American ass.

Who Stole The American Dream?
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[1:27:43]

Of course, this sets up a battle between Trump and the entire Pro-Republican Big Business Establishment who have paid and funded millions of dollars in campaign contributions to have THEIR Congressman craft business policies that created this situation over the last 40 years.

Trump vs corrupt GOP Congressional legislators in a caged death match? I hope they all kill each other.

I included an awesome lecture from historian Joseph J. Ellis ...

American Dialogue
www.youtube.com
[36:00 thru 42:45]

Historian Joseph J. Ellis uses Thomas Jefferson's own writings and shows why civil rights is actually a mid-20th Century effort in the context of 400 years of American racism.

19th Century abolitionists mostly thought that once the slaves were freed, they'd be moved to another country. Even Abraham Lincoln in the aftermath of Gettysburg said to black leaders (Frederick Douglas included) and told them "get ready to go" with the eventual Civil War victory.

This is why, as Ellis points out, Americans still struggle with civil rights. Why? Because there are large swaths of the population who will NEVER come to terms with the full implications of what civil rights means.

I provided a link that says you are wrong. Please rebut it and provide citation as I have. No one really cares what your personal and highly biased opinion is.

#19 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

Here's a citation that shows you're as wrong as a $3 bill.

American Dialogue
www.youtube.com
[36:00 thru 42:45]

Historian Joseph J. Ellis uses Thomas Jefferson's own writings and shows why civil rights is actually a mid-20th Century effort in the context of 400 years of American racism.

18th Century abolitionists mostly thought that once the slaves were freed, they'd be moved to another country. Even Abraham Lincoln in the aftermath of Gettysburg said to black leaders (Frederick Douglas included) and told them "get ready to go" with the eventual Civil War victory.

This is why, as Ellis points out, Americans still struggle with civil rights. Why? Because there are large swaths of the population who will NEVER come to terms with the full implications of what civil rights means.

So, Goatman, you're wrong [as usual] and no one really cares what your personal and highly biased opinion is.

Sad to see Sanders, who once denounced open borders, reverting to his Soviet-friendly days.

#6 | POSTED BYNULLIFIDIAN

Bernie is for secure borders ...

feelthebern.org

Bernie believes that America's immigration system is"profoundly broken,"and hesupports immigration reformthat will address the legal status of theroughly 11 million undocumented peoplein our country.

Bernie also supports visa reform, securing the border, and protecting both guest workers and undocumented workers fromlabor exploitation.


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