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What passes for courage these days

From Discover on Google https://thehill.com/homenews/house/455013-pelosi-slams-trumps-racist-attacks-on-cummings

Ooo, she slammed his racist attacks! Wow. Just like MLK would have done.

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Lesson learned: When challenged, even black Democrats take on fascistic characteristics

The Hill: New York Democrat on Ocasio-Cortez, other progressives: ‘Primaries go two
ways’.
https://thehill-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/thehill.com/homenews/house/452921-new-york-democrat-on-ocasio-cortez-other-progressives-primaries-go-two-ways?amp

Yes, let’s pick more fights. Let’s use more violent language to substitute for rational civic discourse.

I think being in the same place for eleven terms has made this person very content to keep things as they are and he will obviously resort to abuse, at least verbal, in order to maintain the status quo.

Also, I’m willing to bet money that someone who speaks like this in public would not hesitate to physically abuse women and children — the least powerful in our society — as well.

That sounds like a conservative to me, i.e., someone who does not value progress and action. Step up and either act like a true liberal Democrat is supposed to act or have the courage to switch parties, unless you don’t think you could win an election that way.

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America Politics

CBC lawmakers rip Justice Democrats for targeting black lawmakers for primaries | TheHill

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/452701-cbc-members-accuse-aoc-linked-justice-democrats-of-targeting-black

The CBC’s allegations are “absurd and more about protecting incumbency over democracy,” a Justice Democrats source said.

It seems like the Establishment Democrats, even the most historically disenfranchised ones, are content to ease back and be satisfied with the scraps on the table.

How about aiming for the moon instead??? 🙂🌛

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Adam Schiff is a lying war-profiteer.

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America capitalism Elections News Politics Society

(120) Biden Attacks Mexicans & Mexico In Secret Video ( Live From Tempe Improv) – YouTube

Joe Biden is a chump, just like all the other practiced, politician-class idiots that run Congress at the behest of their corporate owners and masters.

Nice to see a bunch of people who GET IT (!!!!!!!!) enjoying an evening together.  I’m hoping to get something similar going in Jackson, Mississippi, with my Jackson Progressive Salon and our summer kick-off event on June 20, 2019, a screening of Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next.

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Matt Shea: the Republican who stokes fears of civil war and fuels conspiracy theories

Matt Shea: the Republican who stokes fears of civil war and fuels conspiracy theories

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/09/matt-shea-republican-stokes-fears-civil-war-conspiracy-theories?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

At least he’s up-front and honest about what he believes and not half-assed about it like the rest of the cowardly Republican delegation in Congress!!! If only Nancy Pelosi had this much spine and strength of conviction on principles! But alas we are left with cold calculations that amount to nothing after nothing after nothing.

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2020 America Elections

Joe Biden’s non-apology to Anita Hill casts long shadow over 2020 run

Joe Biden’s non-apology to Anita Hill casts long shadow over 2020 run

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/27/jor-biden-anita-hill-clarence-thomas-1991-hearings?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

How willing these idiotic primary voters are to hand over power to this childish fool, Joe Biden. Even after this much exposure his failures and weaknesses keep getting excused and ignored. Well, there really is no use feeling sorry for what people choose to inflict upon themselves, their poor, hapless selves, over and over again. With Trump’s election there seems no logical end to the degree of pain the suffering and ignorant are willing to inflict upon themselves.

But really the blame falls on the socioeconomic system and its philosophy or really the utter lack thereof that allows a democratic electorate to become so ignorant as to their own best interests and how to properly govern themselves as human beings or as a nation.

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2018 Mid-Term Elections Politics Society

The Democrats’ Undeserved Gift

I was reading an article just now about a potential “Democratic reckoning” for Donald Trump after the election results are tallied today.

Let’s be clear, people: if the Democrats were to win back control of Congress it would be an undeserved gift, bestowed upon them by those who are rightly fed up and outraged over the mismanagement of this civilization in the hands of elites of both stripes who live in far away, detached, lost islands of indoctrination while the citizens of this country must toil every step of the way every day of the week. It would be the Democrats’ responsibility to rise to the occasion and show that they actually deserve to have the confidence and faith of the citizenry of the United States of America. And with that must come an avalanche of Democratic humility, erasing any inkling of hubris and superiority on the part of Democrats and every indication that they are done with doing things the old, wrong way, stifling meaningful progress with every cynical, overeducated, milquetoast policy non-proposal.

The right kind of change is going to happen eventually; one way or the other; either the easy way or the hard way; mercifully sooner or painfully later. The Democrats can either help usher in that change or they can continue to protest defiantly while they fade disgracefully into historical oblivion, replaced by a new, socially just movement that we may already be seeing take form.

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They All Look Alike

Check out @MattBatzel’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/MattBatzel/status/1057017326653054977?s=09

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The Establishment Still Don’t Get It: FBI finds explosive device near the Clintons’ house in Chappaqua — one day after bomb targeting Soros

FBI finds explosive device near the Clintons’ house in Chappaqua — one day after bomb targeting Soros

The following is my half of a discussion I had online regarding this story:

I really don’t want to have to point this out. 😐 But obviously people have reached their tolerance for the kind of status-quo, meandering, lazy, “middle-of-the-road” (it’s not the middle), milquetoast, politics that have passed for normal from the Democratic Party since I don’t know when to be honest — a long time. At least since Bill Clinton (whom I did not vote for, and I’ve never voted Republican ever for anything to my knowledge). And clearly history wants this Class, this ideology (really?), this waste of resources to move out of the way and allow human progress in whatever nasty or beautiful form to proceed. But the waste isn’t going anywhere on its own accord despite having had plenty of time on the world’s stage to demonstrate its efficacy and correctness; it hasn’t. So, what I didn’t want to have to point out is that this Class must exit the world’s stage one way or another. And I’m just the messenger here!!!! I’m not one of the misguided zealots who tried in a very dishonorable, unethical, cowardly, brutal way to murder these human beings (who are just like the rest of us in the ways that really matter, unfortunately). I hope people are open to receiving this message eventually before too much more is wasted unnecessarily.

I don’t mean to escalate the argument. 🙂 But I disagree that the left must move toward a more progressive track. Instead I feel that progress requires certain things to happen and the American Left can either do it or not do it. That’s its choice. And it’s either not making the choice or it’s making the wrong one, over and over again. Just never the right one. Which is why it has to go.

I’m just citing examples from memory but for starters ratifying the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights. Making that part of the platform. And not necessarily the document itself but the spirit which is that in this era we should all be receiving safety, shelter, sustenance, love, medical care, humane and happy accommodations. . . . there is no need for this false scarcity that we insist must be true but isn’t.

The false scarcity is purely a product of how we choose to divide our resources. It’s complicated! 🙂 Of course! Because there are billions of people! But it can be broken down into parts, regions, nations, countries, states, cities, towns, tribes, families.

These are all choices. And the worst thing, THE WORST THING, is to be in the middle of the ocean, in a sinking boat, just sitting there, doing nothing. Because that’s what we’re doing. We’re doing nothing while the perfect options and perfect moments and perfect opportunities seem to slip by. But that’s also an illusion. Because there is no perfect! 🙂 But there is what we can do right now. And that is the definition, to me, of boldness, of bold progressive action. It is the antithesis of the status quo, this sinking boat we’re all happy to keep sitting in for some reason.

And don’t get me wrong. This goes not only for the Democratic leadership but anyone who would be called neoliberals, neoconservatives, anyone in the establishment status quo that plagues us at the moment and has led this country down the wrong track for decades, since World War II at least.