‘What Happened’: On feminism and the coup against the people of the USA

I watched Rachel Maddow’s interview of Hillary Clinton last Tuesday who was promoting her new book, a ‘part 2’ in paperback of last year’s ‘What Happened’, with the same title. The part of the interview that caught my attention the most was Hillary’s discussion about Putin’s continued meddling in our national politics and his attacks on her during the 2016 elections, which she discusses extensively in her new book.

Hillary asked, and I’m paraphrasing, If Putin wanted to punish her for her supposedly ‘anti- Putin’ actions as Secretary of State by blocking her path to the presidency, and if he anticipated, before the elections, that her presidency would be an “obstacle” to whatever his political goals were at the time, why, then, after having succeeded in removing said ‘obstacle’, is he still persistently attacking our political system and influencing our national political discourse? After all, he got what he and his billionaire supporters wanted:  Donald Trump, overwhelmingly rejected by popular vote, in the presidency.

Mrs. Clinton suggested that Putin’s attacks on her were neither just personal nor solely directed at her. She said that Putin is “paranoid” about any mass movement near his borders seeking political reforms and democracy (e.g. the LGBTQ and women’s movements). I propose to you, as I’m doing since the primaries  on this blog, that it was precisely that irrational fear of democratic movements what had, not only Putin, but the rest of the US and global oligarchs in a state of panic during the US presidential elections.

The mantra used by the American ‘Marxists’ during the elections (discussed on this blog) that Hillary Clinton hated Russia and was, consequently, an obstacle to ‘peace with Russia’, was a propaganda ploy devised by Putin and handed to them to disseminate among Bernies (proved by emails from Russia to Manafort). Bernies  believed the ploy and went on to vilify Hillary in the eyes of progressives supporting her. Is not for nothing that Putin was head of the KGB; his propaganda skills worked so well with Bernies that they still believe the myth of Hillary ‘the witch’ and Trump the ‘pro peace and anti-globlalism’ candidate. Heck, they might want to re-elect him.

The famous and mysterious “voters’ anger” (for a long time the mainstream media denied understanding what they were ‘angry’ about) at the globalist oligarchs manifested in the US Democratic Party as a solid united front of people of color, women, workers, immigrants (legal and illegal), LGBTQ, Muslims and many other oppressed groups. They were all behind Hillary Clinton, even some who didn’t like her.  The oligarchs of the world, of Russia, the U.S.A, China, Europe…were not pleased with the vision of the future flashing in front of their mind’s eye from all these expressions of solidarity among their nations’ oppressed groups.

Seeing these voters in the US behind a woman, nay, a feminist woman, was an intolerable sight indeed for the ruling male oligarchs. That’s why, as Hillary mentioned in the interview, more money was spend attacking her (over $30 millions) than on any other candidate running for president ever.

Politics is politics and I will not claim that Hillary Clinton’s actions as Secretary of State were all ‘kosher’. But at the same time she did stand for the interests of women and  oppressed group here and internationally.  I’m sure you can see why the same oligarchs that supported her as Secretary of State were not going to support her candidacy for president. Those are two different jobs. Running for president on a platform giving women more power and workers better salaries is not the oligarchs’  idea of a ‘good president’.

Case in point: By now the American public is aware that Putin didn’t act alone, that he joined, coordinated and ultimately received help from many U.S. entities. Among them were, and still are, the GOP, the NRA, the mainstream media (NYT and WaPo included), the pseudo-Marxists and the alt-right media. (Recall the infamous photo of Putin seating with Green Party’s Jill Stein and GOP senators). What interests could link this disparate group of political agents, particularly the ultra anti-anything-that-smells-like-socialism GOP and the NRA, to Putin?

It was the perfect political storm.

Ask yourself, what is it that our billionaire (and recently crowned as trillionaires) oligarchs care for the most on this planet? What terrifies them and their paid GOP servants the most, to the point of giving them nightmares?

Answer: What they have and losing it.

First, they care for, no, actually, their lives revolve around investing the least amount of money on their workers and other incidentally necessary human beings (salaries and health insurance) and reaping insane profits from them and the consumers. Secondly, they care immensely for their power: political-economic-and male. (Male power, power over women, i.e., is a universal goal of just about every male.)

The two things that TERRIFY them the most are the opposite of those things they care for the most. They fear losing their power over women and workers (though they are more terrified of powerful women),  which would make them lose their ability to crunch humanity and, consequently, stop them from deriving their hugely immorally acquired profits.

And thus we arrive at the answer to ‘What Happened?’.

There was, and still is, a global anger at the globalist oligarchs. In the USA, the working class as such has become increasingly powerless, as shown by them having lost their union organizing powers (due to labor leaders’ corruption, political attacks from the oligarchy, and the almost total disappearance of the leftist movement since, at least, the 1980s). Meanwhile, the so-called identity issues have become more prominent, particularly the women’s issues. Hillary Clinton’s candidacy in 2016 automatically put feminism in the ballot, both because she is a woman and because she openly ran as a feminist.

Make no mistake about it: Feminism was in the ballot this past 2016 presidential elections. In my view, it was the most important issue, the defining issue in the elections and the least mentioned or examined. It is the one issue the members of the exclusive club of male oligarchs, from Putin to Trump and every Wall Street and Silicon Valley CEO, and trillionaires like Jeff Bezos are still not prepare to accept: a woman, and on top of that a feminist, supported by women (self-identified as feminists or not), running their male lives and making decisions about their sacrosanct business practices privileges. (What type of feminism Clinton represented is not in discussion in this post.) The male oligarchs  perceived that their absolute male power and privileges were being threatened by ‘feminists’. I remember reading a tweet from Roger Moore saying, under the assumption that Hillary’s victory was assured, “guys, let’s admit it: 10 thousand years of male dominance over women is coming to an end” (I paraphrased.) He was pleased about that.

How else do you explain the misogynistic coverage of Clinton in the media, even by those who ‘endorsed’ her? Look, no owner of big corporation in his right mind would have come out openly supporting Trump, a know amoral entity, during the elections. That explains, in part, how the WaPo, e.g.,, which ‘endorsed’ her,  spend 24/7 negative coverage of Clinton and the ’email’ ‘crimes’ up to November 9. Then they stopped talking about her ‘crimes’, one day to the other.

That’s also why only now we are finding out that the support for Trump was extensive, across party lines, from the extreme left supporting Putin to the extreme right also supporting him, and mostly by elitist men; but hidden from the public in plain view.

It was a magnificently implemented soft coup d’etate on the people of the USA during and after the 2016 elections. Hillary Clinton is right: Ultimately it was not about her, but about us, the people united against ‘strong men’ in power.

Women continue to be today the only revolutionary force capable of making significant changes to the system. Their struggle touches every aspect of our humanity: From cultural and gender issues, to labor and search for political power against the oligarchs. The labor and leftist movement are no more.

Follow the pseudo-Marxist leftists at your own risk.

Me, I’m done with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jill Stein and the zombie-Leftists: collusion, stupid, or plain carrying the water for Trump?

Do you remember Jill Stein collecting millions of dollars for a “recount” of votes in the states where she took votes from Clinton, giving Trump an advantage, and then passing her ‘judgment’ that there was no voting ‘theft’? Is it possible that she was helping ‘cleaning up’ any ‘breadcrumbs’ from Putin’s interference? More on this later.

I spent the 2016 presidential elections in this non-professional political blog (exercising my glorious citizen’s Constitutional Right to Speech) denouncing and giving examples of how the American zombie-Leftists were, in my view, making the case to those who read their websites to vote for Trump. I showed how they were Trump-apologists, savaging Hillary Clinton with misogynistic attacks and defending Trump as an alternative to “peace”, against Clinton’s “thirst for war”; him as an ‘anti-globalist’. In Hollywood ‘star’  Susan Sarandon’s infamous words

“Trump is less dangerous than Hillary Clinton”.

I amuse myself today with the realization that, in my naiveté, I didn’t use the term ‘collusion’ (no one used it then)  to refer to this leftists’ losing approach in ‘defense of the working class’ of portraying Trump as a ‘better alternative’ to Clinton. Instead, I used a term of my own creation: the zombie-Left. 

Why didn’t I or any progressive-leftist see the “collusion” with the Russians? I leave that for the last part of this post. Before I  show how Jill Stein and the zombie-leftists gave us this Trump Christmas tax bill present,  let me clarify:

Who is the zombie-Left?

I defined them as mostly those old so-called Marxists who have no party (there’s no organized left in the USA) but only political websites to brainwash the young progressives. I focused on Counterpunch, Blackagendareport, Democracy Now!, Socialistworld, and few other ‘leftist’ websites trapping the young millennials. I always exempted The Nation from this list because they came across as balanced; their criticisms of Clinton weighted against the danger of electing Trump.

Was the Left “colluding” with Putin, just plain stupid, or  just the ‘alt-right’ impersonating the ‘left’?

That question is important if you are searching for an answer to the headline of this post: Were these leftists in “collusion” with Putin or merely carrying water for Trump? Jill Stein is now suspected of “colluding” with Putin, but what about the others?

Through out the elections, I made the case that ‘leftist’ Counterpunch’ magazine favorite right-winger, Paul Craig Robertson, was right when he said that the American-left doesn’t exist anymore. I presented as first evidence of their death that they had become Trump apologists. That is what makes them the zombie-leftists: they are a ‘living dead’ political ideology roaming around our political community trying to drag the living into their ‘alt-right’ world.

Even today, when there are no doubts that Trump is stealing this nation’s wealth clean with his gang of billionaire globalists, the zombie-leftists can’t get themselves to attack him. Their websites have very few articles attacking him. On the contrary, they are defending him against that ‘Hillary’s campaign of fake Russian collusion’.

Silence is complicity, especially in this case.

Trump Apologists: This they offered to the working class

Maybe these zombie-leftists are not all of them in direct “collusion” with Putin, but they are NOT the ‘traditional’ left we thought we knew. And don’t forget, to be pro-Putin today is not the same as what it was to be pro-Russia in the past. Today’s billionaire class is in love with Putin, not because of his leftist-politics, but because they share with him his corrupt personal capitalist interests. It is not the Russian people whom Trump and Tillerson love.

As I discussed in this blog, any person claiming to be a Marxist and who offers to the working class a man like Trump to represent their interests, a man who represents the most corrupt element of the elite millionaire class, with a history of having done  NOTHING for the working class, whose blatant amorality is acknowledged by everybody…that person is comically impersonating a leftist Marxist. Some of you may be asking:

‘Oh, but what about Hillary; isn’t she the same?’

If by now, as you see what Trump is doing, you still think she is “the same” as he is, you are definitely a zombie. I’ll expand on this later.

Counterpunch and the alt-right

That guy, Paul Craig Robertson, is a known right-winger, but Counter Punch magazine has no problem giving him space to spew his venom, sure, in the name of “open-mindedness”. You don’t see the right-wingers giving progressives the same treatment in their websitesPaul Craig Robertson said it very clear, that the “left is dead”, but Counterpunch doesn’t care. Why?

Because the American left has turned into the alt-right. That explain their support of Trump. You can roam around this blog, look “Counterpunch” and see my evidence.

My point all along has been this:

The American ‘left’ is dead. What remains of it is the ‘leftist lexicon’. The alt-right has taken possession of their body. Only if you understand what truly is the ‘alt-right’, its historic background in Hitler’s Germany, will you be able to recognize them in the ‘leftist’ websites. Please, read this article, which I used extensively in my blog, about the alt-right, Counterpunch magazine, and the history of the alt-right movement. Counterpunch of sucker punch?

I didn’t think of “collusion”, but I did see the pseudo-left in cahoots with the billionaire globalists. I still believe that the election coup given to the American people was the result of a perfect storm:

The male globalist oligarchy (billionaires of Silicon Valley, MSM, warmongering arm builders and Pentagon), with the  zombie-leftists-alt-right misogynistic. What they were trying to prevent was the taking of power of a coalition of women, feminists, immigrants, working class behind ‘that open feminist woman’. I proposed that, in this past elections, feminism was in the ballot and that our male oligarchy is not ready for that. I proposed that they couldn’t morally justify supporting Trump against ‘that woman’, and so it was the MSM spend 24/7 attacking Hillary Clinton over the emails while at the same time “endorsing” her. It was FBI’s Comey who gave the final blow to our elections.  The MSM knew that the email scandal was based on Putin’s effort to derail our elections, but they used the material anyway, helping him to achieve his goal. I assert it was done intentionally. They are all doing business with him behind the curtain.

I think the biggest guilt for the debacle we are living rests  on our MSM and the zombie-leftists. Putin’s effort would have been in vain had it not been for the American media and the zombie-leftists making his work viable.

I can see now Jill Stein, whom I criticized during the elections, ‘colluding’ with Putin. It does make sense now. The same with Amy Goodwin. I’m not saying they derived any monetary gains from this; I doubt it. But they and the zombie-leftists joined the alt-right who loves Putin too for different reasons.

These people, Stein et al, can’t find cover behind the curtain of ignorance, “I didn’t know”.

They knew very well what they were doing.

WE BELIEVED IN YOU

Why didn’t discriminating leftists like me, and other progressives, didn’t see the “collusion”?

You will have to chalk it off to human foible, our natural inclination to believe uncritically when the time has come to ditch old assumptions.

OK, what I mean is this.

Many older leftists like me have had a tradition of support and sympathies for the Russian PEOPLE and for their more ‘socialist’ government. Sure, we are completely aware that the US has interfered in their lives for many decades, we know about the political crimes our nation has committed there. And sure, we want the US to pay for those crimes…but in a diplomatic way. We don’t want wars with the Russians or manipulation of their economy; we have always wanted to ‘settle’ differences using  diplomacy.

In our minds it would have been unconscionable and a betrayal for the Russian government, Putin in particular, to mess up with the election process of the people of the USA to help that beast that is Trump get to the presidency. Putin knows what Trump means for  our working class, and for the safety of the people in this planet.

But little did I know that the acid of capitalism, the personal greed that fuels it, had already spilled into the hierarchy of the Russian government. Russia has drifted far away from ‘socialism’; maybe we should congratulate our Western oligarchs (the billionaire globalist class) for their success. Putin, just as the bureaucrats in China, is the nuovo capitalist. My condolences to the people of those two nations. You are just starting to live in what we may be on our way of getting out from.

It will take decades, sure; but we have started the process. What will come out of it is an incognito; it will NOT be socialism nor communism. But whatever it is, if our ‘glorious leaders’ don’t evaporate us  first in a global atomic war, it will be superior to capitalism, socialism and communism.

For posts here discussing these issues, search “American left elects Donald Trump”, and click tags: identity politics, Counterpunch, American left and Donald Trump. For the media: Attacks on Hillary Clinton. Most of the posts on this blog are about the zombie-leftists.

 

Anti-feminism: the place where Infowars and Counter Punch go to shake hands

“their protest…perfectly aligned with the aims of the global neoliberal establishment…relentlessly delegitimizing Trump” CJ Hopkins at Counter Punch

“What where we going to protest? That Donald Trump won the election? That Hillary lost?”  Ann Garrison at Black Agenda Report (BAR)

“The “Women’s March on Washington” is actually an anti-Trump march” Alex Jones at Inforwars

It is a scary day when, in the beginning of a historical political crisis in the US, the white supremacists’ anti-women and pro-Trump sentiments, expressed in alt-right websites like Alex Jones’ Inforwar and WND, are shared and echoed in so-called leftists sites like Counter Punch, Black Agenda Report (BAR), World Socialist Website (WSWS) and Information Clearing House, and OpedNews, to mention just a few.

Perhaps you didn’t notice in the scant articles the leftists dedicated  on their websites to the Women’s March on D.C. (most of which have been deleted!) and passing as ‘correct’ Marxist analysis, that  they could find NOTHING positive about that historic event. When Marxists and the racist ultra-right conservatives converge to  characterize about six million people marching in the US and worldwide  as mere anti-Trump and ‘neoliberal’ Democrats, the march as ‘identity politics’ (a ‘bad’ thing  that ‘Hillary’s fans’ do); and when both of them ridicule the female marchers (reason for articles being deleted?), it’s time progressives start asking themselves  ‘WTF is going on here?

Below is a sample of other opinions shared and published by America’s extreme right (in leftist jargon) and ‘left’ wings on their respective websites (as always, grammar police need a warrant to enter this blog):

  • We are hypocritical if we accuse Trump’s anti-Muslim ban and immigration policies  as racism because we never complained about Obama’s racist anti-Muslim and Mexican immigration policies. So shut up now, I guess.
  • The democratic party must be destroyed because it represents Hillary Clinton’s and Wall Street’s interests. That leaves Trump with a one-party (GOP) nation because no one, not even the leftists, is demanding the destruction of the GOP. But the leftists are OK with handing the nation to the white supremacists, I guess.
  • It is a false analogy to compare Trump to Hitler. Trump is anti-globalism, i.e., a revolutionary. The WaPo reported about Jeff Session, Trump’s candidate to AG: “Sessions’s ideology is driven by a visceral aversion to what he calls “soulless globalism,” a term used on the extreme right to convey a perceived threat to the United States from free trade, international alliances and the immigration of nonwhites.” So, according to our leftists, Sessions must also be a revolutionary. Interesting, isn’t it?
  • We should give Trump a chance to go after the criminal globalist class. The leftists believe he is about to do that. The poor things haven’t heard what he said the other day about his promise to “punish” Carrier.
  • Trump will unite with Putin to avoid the world war Hillary Clinton and the pro-war neoliberal democrats want to start. Don’t wait standing for that one. President Bannon, I mean, Trump said there will be a war with China or Korea “soon”.

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  • Identity politics (issues related to gender, race, nationality, etc.) is a distraction created by Hillary Clinton and the neoliberal Democrats to attack Trump’s anti-globalism message. That’s why we got distracted with the ‘non-identity issue’ of Trump’s refusal to name the Jewish people as victims of Hitler’s war on women and gays (not an identity issue either, I guess) and ethnic nationals. If you don’t have a salary (economic issue), you are not important. OK?

Glen Ford and BAR are against identity politics, except when they are for it.

This unanimity in pro-Trump and anti-feminist sentiments between the opposing extreme right and the left-wings is no coincidence, unless our Marxists are comfortable openly aligning with white supremacists without qualifying the alliance. Marxists are aware of their meeting of the hearts with right wingers; they can’t claim ignorance of it. They (Counter Punch in particular) constantly invite people, like Paul Craig Robertson, for example, without telling their readers the “guests” are white supremacists. They allow these people to taint their website with their veiled racism and anti-feminism, all in leftist jargon to better cover their right-wing propaganda.

And finally, Trump and white supremacists blabber against ‘political correctness’, but, ask yourselves, how many times have you seen them inviting leftists to their websites to share with their readers Marxist ideology, just to prove that they too are anti-political correctness?

So, if it isn’t coincidence, then what is this meeting of the hearts between white supremacists and Marxists? Could it be:

  • the result of a stealthy alt-right/Marxists alliance against globalists? That would be utterly  dishonest, wouldn’t it?
  • the alt/right and third-way conservatives infiltrating the leftist space? That would make the Marxists look like zombies, braindead, i.e.
  • CIA/FBI psy ops a la COINTELPRO? Haven’t  the Marxists learned their lesson yet?
  • mere ignorance on the part of old-fashioned Marxists? This is the ONE reason we can’t accept at all. That leaves the others to be considered, or this last one:
  • there is no meaningful leftists movement in the USA, only third-way conservatism passing as leftists.

There is a reason for everything, and I intend to discuss on my next post some of the reasons behind the meeting of the hearts between white supremacists and the disappearing American leftist movement. For the moment, I will close this post by clarifying who I define as the pseudo-leftists and who are the Third-way alt-right passing as leftists. My conclusion next time will be whether there is a leftist movement at all in our nation if it is anti-feminist and anti-identity politics.

From Left to Right

Who is “the pseudo-left”?

I define ‘the American pseudo-leftists’ as the owners of most of the so-called leftists websites, Counter Punch, BAR, OpEd News, Information Clearing House, and World Socialist Website among others (am excepting The Nation because during the elections they showed balance of ideas); and the various socialists/communist parties and intellectuals (of leftist think-tanks) supporting anti-feminist positions, and labeling identity politics as ‘reactionary’.  Andrew Levine and most of the Counter Punch intellectual elite are included in this group, people who give us Marxist gems like this:

“In my opinion, it turns bolshevism on its head by using race or ethnic identity instead of class identity as the supreme, mobilizing force in national life.” Peter Lee at Counter Punch. [Typo in source, highlights by me.]

Maybe these old-fashion leftists forgot the early 20th century international socialist movement: women, people of color and ethnic nationals were part of the movement, and their needs were  integral part of  progressive demands they made. In the new millennium, the American leftists have closed its decaying doors to that same group of humans as not-welcomed, their needs relegated to the kitchen, not worthy of fighting for.

Who is the “alt-right”?

I define them as the white supremacists and ‘third-way’ conservatives, whether members of the GOP or not; people of the like of Bannon, Paul Craig Roberts, Glen Beck.  Third-way and paleoconservatives are mostly the same people. What follows is a useful description of this third-way ‘movement‘:

Craving the legitimacy that an alliance with progressive forces can provide, reactionaries seize on ostensibly shared positions, chief amongst them opposition to corrupt élites, to create the impression that progressives could benefit from making common cause with them.

Today’s (crypto)-fascist and other hard-right suitors, for example, focus on the commonplace left themes of opposition to war and corporate globalisation, the depredations of the ‚banksters‘, civil liberties, and Palestinian solidarity. Because the problems described by Querfront propaganda overlap so well with left-progressive causes, it may even superficially appear to be standard left-progressive discourse.

If – as is the case with many of today’s (especially US) left-progressives – one lacks the historical knowledge and analytical tools to recognise this propaganda for what it is, it is quite easy to be sucked in. [All typos in source.]

Next: Can a movement be called ‘leftist and progressive’ if it is anti-feminist and anti-identity politics, and pro-Trump’s policies?

 

 

 

 

 

The Woman Card: Fascism and Misogyny in the New Millennium (updated)

[Grammar police, STAY OUT]

Introduction:

Fascism is the ideology of discontent, at least according the description we get of its origins from books analyzing its history.

Question: Did misogyny disappear with the defeat of fascism at the end of WWII?
[Warning: This post contains irreverent opinions and one mild profanity to make sure the irreverency is not missed.]

If you say ‘no’, it didn’t, then you are admitting that it is alive and that our economic and ideological model, capitalism, is misogynistic.  So let’s look into it. Fascism and capitalism were and are misogynistic in nature. It can’t come as a surprise, then, that feminism was in the ballot this last presidential elections with the first woman running for it, and that there was a successful effort to defeat it.

Enter Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton ran openly as a feminist this past presidential elections; thus, feminism itself was in the ballot. And that’s how it came to be that the ‘threat’ of a feminist becoming president and ruling over our modern masculine fascists and their world had them very discontented. Even if she didn’t run as a feminist, these men still would have had a problem with a woman in the highest office, and misogyny would have still be used against her.

Hillary Clinton openly stated in a Rachel Maddow town-hall interview that she was running as a feminist; and her words at that international feminist gathering in Beijing on 1995 are well-known. There can be no doubt that she brought the feminist perspective to the elections, even if she had tried to hide it (which she didn’t).  So feminism had to be defeated. Did you expect the media and anti-feminist men (right and left) to say openly that they were against feminism? So, did you??? Even if she didn’t run as a feminist, these men still would have had a problem with a woman in the highest office in the nation, and misogyny would have still be used against her.

But that threat was averted on November 8 in the only way feminism can be averted, here or in any other place on this magnificent planet: With a concerted campaign of transparent misogyny. Feminism, not only Hillary Clinton, was defeated on that date, and we don’t know if she will recover from it.

Destroying feminism entailed destroying Hillary Clinton: the two were tied together, whether you agree or disagree with her ‘brand’ of feminism. So killing the threat of feminism was done with the powerful media tool of public character assassination, that of Clinton’s. Oh, it was her, not feminism, whom fascists and pseudo-Marxists hated; at least that was their excuse for the virulent misogynistic attacks on her.

The gun of misogyny is there, not in your hand but at the tip of your own tongue, an automatic weapon to be used any time you feel aggrieved or irked by any woman. It was a tool stealthily  and successfully used this presidential election cycle, but it has been in use since humans began to form into social groups. Don’t worry, I won’t go that far back. But I will discuss how fascism’s anti-feminism is a real danger for women in the Trumpist presidency, and how feminism was the issue at the top of this election cycle.

The Woman Card: Fascism and Misogyny in the New Millennium

Some people argue that fascism disappeared at the end of WW2, but no one can convincingly argue that misogyny disappeared with it. Why? Because misogyny didn’t originate with fascism; it is much older than it.

Misogyny was and is an integral part of fascism, but it didn’t originate with it nor did it end with it; it is a problem pestering humanity since, well, let’s say since God decided to side with Adam over that incident in His garden. From Eve losing her case in front of God  came the adage: S/he who is her own lawyer, has a fool for a client.

Anyway, misogyny is fine, thank you for not asking.

This presidential election cycle was defined by two important elements: Feminism an identity politics. The defining happened at the subconscious level, by innuendo; never discussed in the open. These two are the same elements discussed about fascism (as I discuss below); they are there because the human condition has not changed much; advance in technologically, yes, but not humanistically speaking. We are still living under the capitalist ideology (its advanced phase), and women continue to be the oppressed half of the world population based on her sex.Who benefits from saying that we should not discuss identity politics, like racism? White supremacists do. Who from avoiding discussing the oppression of women (sex slavery, lack of health services…)? Sexist men and the capitalists who benefit from avoiding discussing it.

Beginnings: League for the Prevention of Women’s Emancipation

Since its inception, back in the late 1800s, with capitalism in its baby-phase causing havoc on the old economic/social/political order, fascism has been the refuge of men who literally hate everyone who is not them and whom they can’t dominate and exploit. Fascism is actually a creature of capitalism, a reaction against it by the old dominant military and landed classes threatened by the new kid on the blog. It’s worth mentioning that early capitalism was a revolutionary and progressive force, despite its intrinsic contradiction, the oppression of the same working class without which it can’t exist.

Consider the following as a reminder of how proud the first wave of fascists were of their misogyny and their intent to keep women in the kitchen. There was, in 1912-1920, a German  League for the Prevention of Women’s Emancipation. Today, Bannon and Trump call it the GOP.

Capitalism not only brought the old order on its head, it also brought (not of its own choosing, OK?) the Age of the Masses. It makes sense that it did because capitalism thrives on exploiting people en mass.

The point is, capitalism and its era of imperialism came with its own disease: Oppression of humanity as a group; so humanity organized itself against it in terms of groups, identity groups, i.e.: socialists, communists, labor groups, ethnic groups, national minorities…name an identity, it had a group. And then there was that other group that represents half of humanity: women’s groups – Feminists and Feminism.

By the late 1800s and early 1900s, the European landowner class and its military subclass found itself in that soup of humanity organizing and fighting against early capitalism and its nascent imperialism. They were just another annoying group making life difficult to the new capitalist class. But it was from that particular group of humans that fascism came into existence.

Historically shared interests of fascists and communists: Because shit happens

Thus, among the many characteristics of old and new fascism you find: hatred of capitalists (today in the form of ‘hatred of globalism’), of socialists, of communists, of ethnic groups, of labor… and of feminists. These groups, according to ol’ fascists, put their own impure interests above that of the nation and of private property. Hello. Funny thing is, capitalists, then as today, joined with fascists against the masses of the oppressed, with the same arguments today as yesterdays. Let me explain, but not ‘mansplaning’.

Capitalists then, as today, can’t tolerate any better than fascism did a humanity standing against them, against their globalism, against the rape of the environment…they too can’t tolerate women organizing against patriarchy, that living ancient institution. So today they join fascism, and pretend to not be one of them. Not much have changed, people. The worse attack is the one you don’t see coming. You don’t see capitalists/globalists/Silicon Valley’s software kings pointing their misogynistic guns at you. You only see the GOP and Trump doing it, right? Wrong.

Let’s see how they succeeded in the elections to defeat feminism.

Firstly, the MSM (main stream media) gave the public one image of Hillary Clinton, one from that women’s conference, to sear it in their minds as the image of Hillary ‘the evil feminist’. It was the MSM’s view of Hillary’s feminism that the public absorbed, not hers. 

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“Women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights once and for all.” The slogan that scared the bejesus out of anti-feminists. She can’t lead the free world with that attitude, can she?

Secondly, as I said before, misogyny is live and well. We see it in violence against women, policies purposely created to keep them in economic disadvantage, sexual harassment at work…And these problems are mild in the USA; worldwide they are truly picante. In any case, our capitalist industrialists, war armament builders and sellers, financial, and Silicon Valley tech giants are mostly men, and men at the highest echelon of power are (like fascism) by nature misogynists. This may come across as a generalization, but it is one based on reality, and requires another post to discuss it.

Thirdly, feminism has never gotten the approval of politicians nor the public in general. Just as fascists accused its enemy of putting their own dirty interests above those of the nation and private property, feminist women continue to be attacked for the same crimes. Bernie Sanders and the zombie Leftists (my term) have blamed Hillary Clinton’s feminism for her loss to Trump. How dare she raise women’s issues ‘above’ the interests of the white blue-collar men of the Midwest. For the anti-feminists in the right and left wings, economic issues trump women’ struggle for political power, even though the oppression of women is as much an economic problem as a political/cultural issue. The oppression of women existed since men learned to use their thumb to carry that big stick with which they hit women over the head to own them. Well, that’s the old cartoon; it exists for something.

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Misogyny has been the favorite weapon against Hillary Clinton since she was First Lady (FL). The media vilified her for not acting like a ‘typical’ FL, for having desires for power of her own. And as I showed with ample examples on this blog, the American Left attacked her as a woman, not only her politics. They portrayed her as a witch, a prostitute, a bitch, man-eater…there was no stereotype of a woman they didn’t use.

Both the zombie Leftists and the MSM denied during the campaigns that they were attacking her as a woman and for her feminism, but after she lost, they blamed her feminism for it, as discussed in this blog.

There’s nothing I can add to the description of Trump as a misogynist, you all know it, except that the zombie Leftists defended him, calling the criticisms against him for those attacks as “unfair” and “unnecessary”. In their sweet anachronistic Marxism, they stated that identity issues, feminism above all, are not important.

“In my opinion, it turns bolshevism on its head by using race or ethnic identity instead of class identity as the supreme, mobilizing force in national life.” Peter Lee Trump: We Wish the Problem Was Fascism at Counter Punch

Another interesting fact to note is that, while the MSM was attacking Trump as lewd  (they never used against him the term misogynist proper), they denied they were using misogyny to attack Clinton. I guess that’s why they are known as “the dishonest media”. They ridiculed her for her tone of voice, for her laughter, how she looked…They portrayed her as more ‘evil’ than Trump because…she dared to want the presidency. Trump was presented as a buffoon, innocent and wanting ‘to stop globalism’.

No man who hates women want one in the White House, least of all if she is a feminist card carrier. It would be naive to believe that anti-feminism and misogyny were not at the top of these elections cycle. In the modern world,  capitalism depends on the myth of democracy and freedom for everybody, it can’t admit it is soaked in misogyny.

But hatred of women is not an economic issue, it is also a cultural issue, an identity issue: Men who identify themselves as too macho to let women ‘control’ them, vs the women whose place in society is decided by them. It has been with us since before humans organized in economic and national groups. It is truly a battle of the sexes. As long as men have the political and economic power, they control the rest of the culture of a society. With the help of certain religions, the MSM, public/private education…the myth that there is no organized hatred of women continues to blind us, despite the daily reports of attacks on women by governments. In the US, ant-abortion is the most blatant form of misogyny, and it comes in covert and overt policies, like reducing access to it for poor women.

So when the MSM made Hillary Clinton so disgusting in the eyes of the public with their innuendos about her being a dishonest “woman”, it was with that in mind that the zombie Leftists and the politically green millennial voted against her. Feminism lost, fascism won. Sanders followers rather vote for a fascist white man than for a feminist, all under cover of her ‘political crimes’. It was not only the emails, it was the 20 years+ of misogynistic attacks on Hillary that succeeded in pushing away the support for her.

On November 8, cowardly and emotionally insecure men of all colors, ethnic background and wallet size (and women afraid of men’s violence against women who fight back) breathe a sigh of relief knowing that no feminist woman was going to be their boss and at the top of the world. They feel now secure and protected in the hands of that virile and bullying white billionaire. They see his acts of corruption the way he does: A sign of  masculine power; as they wish to be.

There is a sense of social angst coming from Trump seizing the presidency, a kind of social premonition that he will unleash fascism in its modern form here and worldwide.

Because misogyny is its most enduring quality, hidden under cultural stereotypes, expect women’s right to take a dive in the next four years, or 12.

Women, you can’t count on the zombie Leftist. They are with Trump.

I suggest you bring to your fold the many men who are emotionally mature as to not be afraid of you seeking the same social benefits they have.

Until then, nasty women, don’t give up.

History Is Written By The Victors, And Sanders Takes Dictation. The Making of The Myth Of Trump’s Victory

Winston Churchill supposedly said that history is written by the victors, but the history of this presidential election cycle will be written by the candidate rejected by the people, Trump. And right there starts the problem of how this history will be read in the future. Does it matter? I think it does; it matters a lot.

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Washington Post. It was a “success”, historic in a positive way; no mention that he was rejected by the people.

And The Winner Is…

The books on political history of the USA that will be used in high schools 50 years from now  might as well start with the statement that on November 8 2016 Donald J Trump won the presidential election over a woman named Hillary Rodham Clinton; end of sentence, then pass to discuss his ‘legacy’. The rest of the story can be ignored in the same way that many inconvenient historical facts are ignored.

But the results of these elections are pretty complicated, aren’t they? How and who decided who won? Answer, the impersonal ‘electoral college’ (EC). What’s the purpose of the EC?

Although the Founding Fathers wanted the people to have a say, there was concern that a charismatic tyrant could manipulate public opinion and come into power. Alexander Hamilton briefly addressed these concerns in the Federalist Papers. The idea was that the electors would be a group of people who would ensure that a qualified person would become president.

Funny thing is that in 2016, not only they dismissed the will of the people who voted by overwhelming majority for the candidate they and her opponents considered “the most qualified”; the members of the EC  elected as president the candidate that even the members of his own party considered “unqualified”, and the kind of populist tyrant the Fathers had in mind when they put that atrocious EC in the Constitution.

When the people in the electoral college dismiss the will of the people and DICTATE that the presidency will go to someone unqualified and unfit to be president, violating in that way their Constitutional mandate, I submit to you, that is a coup d’etat. And there were Democrats in the EC who stated publicly, before the elections, that they would not accept the people’s will and will vote against Hillary.

The danger in this situation is that, to clean up the evidence of a ‘coup‘, two myth are being created as we speak: the myth that Trump ‘defeated’ Hillary Clinton, and the myth that Hillary Clinton, not only lost and was defeated (a word that conjures images of physical violence), but her loss was of her own making because what caused her defeat was not really the electoral colleges but her “neglect” of the “needs of white blue-collar working men”.  Implied in the ‘Hillary myth’ is the code that if Trump becomes a tyrant and the people suffer his tyranny, it will all be Hillary’s fault for being, as Sanders called her, “a shitty candidate”. That much the Leftists have  been saying, and it is consistent with their year-long campaign of blaming Hillary for all the evils of the world.

After stealing the elections and blaming her for what is yet to come, the next step is to ‘fix’ Hillary’s ‘egregious’ neglect of white voters; the GOP, Sanders and the Democrats will be supporting policies to ‘correct’ the economic pain of those white GOP blue-collar workers. More on this and the myths below.

Thus, the presidency was not won, the president was not elected by the people. Technically speaking Trump won, but he also won in what is perceived by 3/4 of the people of the planet, in an undemocratic fashion.

And The Losers Are…

This is where Sanders, members of the Democratic party, and the American Left (AL) enter this discussion.

The presidency was stolen from Hillary Clinton, but the people of the USA and democracy were the HUGE losers. 

That’s the big difference that we can’t let the First Lewd President, Trump, and his gang of deplorables ignore when they write their history.

The problem is that, not only Trump and his coterie of Pinochets are repeating the lie that he won, but that  the media, MSM and Leftist, Sanders, members of the Democratic party and the AL, they are all repeating that Hillary lost.

That the American Left and Democrats and Sanders, all supposedly lovers of freedom and democracy, are willing to ignore the fact that the big losers here were the people and the American democracy, is less offensive than how they are doing it.

These false prophets of the working class are joining Trump and his gang of deplorables to construct TWO myths:

  1. That Hillary lost, and phrased positively for Trump, that Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. Words matter, people. Repeat constantly, as Sanders and the Left are doing without qualifying it, that Trump defeated ‘that woman’, and you have history written by the losers.

2. Sanders and the Left’s discourse is that all of the catastrophe that is about to land on us is Hillary Clinton’s fault, that her ‘evilness’ and ‘incompetence’ is what brought this debacle of an administration on us. The mantra that Hillary is not credible continues when everybody jumps at her for saying that the last week of emails did her in. The vociferous Sanders and Leftists and the media shouts at her that she lost because…she didn’t care about white collar workers, she cared only for WS…you name it, it is NEVER that the elections were undemocratic and stolen from the people. That has disappeared from the conversation.

The Danger Within The Myth: Racism as Policy

That she ‘lost’ because she ignored the white blue-collar men of the GOP is racist Identity Politics (IP) in action; blaming her for the actions of the electoral colleges – giving Trump the presidency – because of race identities. The triumph of Trump’s racist call to protect the economic rights of white-men is now supported by Sanders and the Left and his mostly white Bernies. They are now “looking to work” with Trump to make this a national policy priority: pacify the deplorables who want their needs above the rest of the people of this nation. It turns the GOP into a Nationalist Socialist German Party (NAZI); just delete ‘German‘ and insert ‘American.’

This is why Identity Politics is anathema to the GOP, the oligarchs, the conservatives and the American Left and Sanders, because it can be used by them to protect white privileges, but denies the “others” non-white the right to fight against those racist policies: “it’s class, stupid, not race” shouted Leftist CounterPunch magazine the other day. By denying that they are using IP, anyone who denounces it is then labeled by them a racist against white people.

Identity Politics is a term that shows who is getting what and who is not getting it. This is what unchallenged Identity Politics looks like:

Identity Politics: No need to be concerned about it.

Finally, no where is there on that side of the deplorables (Sanders and the Left included in the ‘deplorables’) an ounce of sympathy for Hillary Clinton. Men ganging on her with viciousness and hatred, because it is mostly men the ones accusing her of losing the presidency, to accuse her of not being caring for the needs of the white racists.

I invite you to challenge every time you find it this narrative that Hillary lost and Trump ‘defeated her’.

Trump’s win might best be seen as the success of the U.S.’s first independent president WaPo

Sanders et al traitors of the American people have joined Trump and are excited about working with him. Since February I have talking here about Sanders and the Left and how they have become intellectually and ideologically corrupt. They have proved me right.

Please, don’t let the coup that was perpetrated on us to be written as ‘the will of the people’.

(As always, I write with an ESL ‘accent’. Please, forgive the bad grammar and composition.)

Bernies and The Left At A Crossroad: Support Trump’s ‘Brand’ of Peace or Attack His Racism?

Donald Trump looks and talks like the ugly, racist, bullying American — and he is exactly that, but he hasn’t killed anybody yet, and his public statements have been of a far more peaceful nature than the woman he beat at the polls. Black Agenda Report “War Less Imminent After Clinton Defeat “

Mine is no idle attack on the Left.

That quote up there has been the mantra of the American Left all along: The First Lewd President is pro-peace because he likes Putin. Notice also  the hatred of Clinton, “the woman he beat”. Can’t even call her by her name; they have reduced her to the lowest level of humanity: a ‘woman’. Sounds very Islamist, doesn’t it? Oh, but the Left is not misogynist.

When you set your mind to believe something, you won’t see anything else. True, that applies to everybody, but we are talking about politics and lives here.

The Left wants to see Trump as a pacifist, so they do. They want to see Hillary as beaten in the elections, which she wasn’t because she won the popular vote by over a million votes now, but they continue to perpetuate the lie that Trump defeated her. He didn’t; even he was surprised at the outcome. I believe he was genuinely surprised.

As I have been saying all along on this blog (and now they prove I was right all along), the Left has endorsed and, worse, extolled Trump as a pacifist. These ‘Marxists’ can’t get more deluded than that, can they? They can’t see in the people he is assigning for his cabinet that Trump is fascist; or maybe they can see it but prefer to look to the other side.

These people are going to support Trump’s foreign policies; they have given him a blank check to work with Putin in exchange of ignoring his racists policies at home.

It’s Not Idle Attacks On The Left

Some of the few readers of this blog may think that I’m focusing too much on the American Left, but you should keep an eye on them too.

They have means of persuasion, their online ‘think-tanks’ that propagated among Bernies, ‘progressives’ and unsuspecting rank and file Leftists, the elitist media message that Hillary Clinton (HC) is ‘corrupt’ and ‘dishonest’. The Bernies followed some of these people, they followed the Bernies.

That message of Hillary-hating was effective, they kept removing votes from her; she could have won by a decisive amount of votes from the beginning of the counting process, making it more difficult for the traitors at the electoral colleges to steal the presidency from her.

And they have crossed the ideological barrier to side with Trump; so expect them to go the mile for him. Theirs is no lazy support; they are actively working for him.

Trump’s Call for the Left to Join Him Was Answered

Trump used the Bernies and the Left to keep the race tight. He used Sanders’ tactics of misogyny and character assassination, he used the Bernies and thanked them for helping him on attacking HC. He even INVITED them to join him. Many of them did, voted for him, and the Left will continue supporting him. It’s not idle antipathy for them, they are dangerous to non-white Americans.

“It’s class, stupid, not race” [Counter Punch Mag]

Identity Politics (IP) is being used in the way Hitler did, to protect the interests of white male working class. This time IP is denied, but the result is the same: a focus on the economic problems of white America.

They and Sanders are destroying the democratic party ‘as the party of Wall Street’. That leaves you with, what? With a party that believes that you are ‘stupid’ if you think that the interests of non-whites and non-males are important.

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The result of fascist brand of Identity Politics. “It’s class, stupid, not race” As with ‘climate change’, deny Identity Politics at your own risk.

By the time the progressives wake up from their masculine dream, it will be too late for them to see that they were supporting a mirage. The male fear of women in power is gone, they are safe in their male world with ultra-alpha man Trump protecting their masculinity.

The only real progressives and Leftists in America today are those who supported Hillary Clinton. We need to stay together and keep an eye on those who betrayed us in the name of male and white supremacy.

 

Sanders: I’m Willing To Work With Trump

“Hillary Clinton is not ‘qualified’ to be president.”

“Hillary Clinton has very bad judgment.”

Those two quotes are NOT from Trump, they are from Bernie Sanders; the first one on April 7, the second on October. I could add many more that he used with his campaign tactics of misogyny and  ‘character assassination” (google ‘character assassination’). Sanders spend the primaries attacking Hillary Clinton, not Trump or the globalists, as corrupt and dishonest, “crooked” and “criminal”, as an ‘evil woman’.

Bernie Sanders opened the path for Donald Trump’s victory; no one can forget Trump THANKING Sanders for what amounted to passing the baton of character assassination and Hillary-hating mantra to him.

Trump copied ALL of Sanders’ tactic of character assassination; but worse, Sanders NEVER went public to reject Trump’s ‘thankfulness’. Sanders could have done it considering that he came in the open supporting her, but he NEVER challenge Trump.

I said at the end of the primaries, when he lost the primaries, that Sanders was “moving to the sunset of the gods”. That was when no one could have imagined that the politicians of the electoral college were going to give a coup d’etat to democracy in the USA.

Now, look at the white men in the Dem(ocratic) party battling, cannibalizing the party, to grab the position of ‘leader’ of the party. Look at Sanders, who one year ago no one knew he existed, except in his own state, who has never achieved anything as a Congressman, see him unfurling the Bolshevist red banner of class struggle. But he dropped the socialist from his campaign, within four months, when the MSM basically told him that they can’t support him with free coverage unless he drops it. He did, didn’t he?

Sanders Joins Trump

“We look forward to working with him 

I also said in the primaries that Sanders was looking dangerously like Trump. His misogyny (refused to denounce Trump’s attacks on women and call his statements ‘clownish’), his inability to denounce Trump’s ‘anti-globalism’ for what it really was, campaign bait.

Now, Sanders says that he is willing to, paraphrasing Lennon’ song, give Trump a chance. He is like Ted Cruz (and the GOP) that, after sweeping the floor with Trump, he then goes to praise and join him. Well, at least Cruz insulted Trump; you will never see Sanders doing that.

Why would Sanders  support Trump, what has Trump done that can make a so-called ‘experienced in class politics socialist’ believe that Trump is trustworthy?

I have given the answer on this blog: The white male Leftists sympathy for chauvinist pig Trump.

“It’s class, stupid, not race” [Counter Punch Mag]

One of the reasons these politicians are willing to work with Trump, and for the Left to go head-over-heels, totally enamored, in love with Trump is because of his focus exclusively on class issues while at the same time he was threatening with Mussolini-style male bravado to violently push everyone who is not a white male to the side.

In other words, Sanders has always supported Trump’s anti-Identity Politics (IP)

I have denounced this anti-IP as fascist in almost every post published after the elections; I have provided the historical background for that position. If you are interested in the topic, check those posts.

I know there will be enough material, as days come by, to see Sanders for what he really is: an opportunist, misogynistic, power-thirsty flip-flopper pseudo-socialist; an enemy of women and of people of color.

He was unvetted by the MSM in the primaries. I did the vetting, you can still search for it on this blog. It’s not mere antipathy for him.

It’s his record, stupid.