Trump, women, and fascism: You must remember this.

There is pretty much a consensus among the American public in that the Donald, that mafioso occupying our White House, is a sexist misogynist…um, that he really really hates women.

Many of us see him not simply as your regular every-day misogynist, but as one who is intent on bringing women back to the kitchen, as the saying goes. His misogyny is not only a feeling in him, it is an active hatred of women seen, not only in his verbal output but, worse, in his political actions.

While until November 8 2016 he was your regular sexist Joe, making  millions of dollars from objectifying young women in his ‘beauty contests’,  while until that fateful date his misogynist comments were ignored or even taken humorously, after he was appointed to the presidency of the USA, he finds himself with the power of government as a weapon in his tiny creepy hands to act on his hatred of women, to actually hurt women.

Take as example the power of the Presidential Executive Action. The very first one he signed, he signed two weeks after the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., as punishment for women world-wide for their support to women marching here : He ordered that any nation who wants to receive financial aid from the US for humanitarian purposes must stop supporting or using said money for abortions, or for educating women to prevent pregnancies.

The fascist in me

There is no public consensus, though, in that the misogynist-in-chief is a fascist, although people may be coming to the realization that, if he isn’t a fascist, he is coming close to be one; as close as he is to Steve Bannon.

One of the salient, if not the principal, characteristic of all fascists of all times and in all places around this gorgeous blue planet is their intense hatred of women. Personally, I don’t accept any questions or doubts about that statement. Is not that I may be close-minded; it is simply that I know their history. Theirs is an open male-supremacy ideology.

And that is what you must remember.

There may be doubts about whether the Donald is a full-fledged fascists, but there can be no doubts in that he has brought to our government his ideology of male-supremacy, which is the same fascist ideology. The public may not be acquainted with the cultural ‘revolution’ of fascists worldwide since the late 1800s all the way up in history through the defeat of Hitler; but that history of misogyny and male-supremacy is in the history books and old newspapers clips for you to inspect.

Women must remember this. The time has come for women to learn and remember that male-supremacy is fascism. The time has come for them to create their own political organizations to protect themselves and our children. Many men joined women in that march, these men need to join women in any organization they create.

What you saw this past month, powerful men and ‘celebrities’ been called to task for their past sexual attacks on women and children (girls and boys, they don’t discriminate)…I saw in it the media using the victimization of women as a political weapon to unseat politicians or to prevent some from running for office.While it was successful for progressives (except for the unfortunate case of Al Franken), there is no change in the status of women from these events. Not a single bill was proposed to correct the problem of sexual abuse.

Once the media stops focusing on the issue of sexual harassment, the topic disappears from the public conversation. It’s been a week now that we don’t see any articles about the issue. The public discusses what the owners of the media decide is the topic of the day.

Women can’t wait for the media to decide when we talk about the oppression of women.

This is the most important time to unite and create some organization.

Don’t waste this moment. You will have to wait another 20 years for another opportunity like this.

 

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Trump’s ‘press conference chaos’, or The Media distracting from GOP coup in Congress

That’s right, folks. All the headlines today (Wednesday Jan 11) were about Trump’s press conference: him ‘admitting’ that Putin hacked the DNC, that he insulted reporters, the BuzzFeed “dossier” on Trump by Putin…and the media is actually protecting Trump from BuzzFeed.

The REAL news were going on in Congress. But ALL the MSM pushed that information  down in small letters on their front pages.

There’s only ONE article in the NYT about the confirmation hearings, one about Exxon’s Tillerson being “grilled” in Congress, all the way down that page.

The WaPo showed a shred of more decency than the NYT by inserting those three articles down there. But they are not the main focus.

Why are they focusing on the press conference?

The media has the power to move public opinion against the coup d’etat that is the confirmation hearings. The GOP is pushing many hearings at the same time to make the confirmations easy by chaos. The media should be covering that. Once those people get confirmed, there’s nothing we can do to stop them.

Ask yourselves: why would the media want to call your attention away from what is going on in Congress? Is BuzzFeed, an “unverified” report, worth much more attention than what’s going on in Congress? Trump is a showman, and this is a show for you, with the media willingly participating in distracting you from the coup in Congress.

We know how the media propaganda works. They decide what is being publicly discussed. They even admit they had the “dossier” during the elections but refused to publish it then. It is Bezos and Murdoch et al media owners who decide whether the information is worth publishing. They decided to publish the hacking of Clinton’s email 24/7, but refused to publish something that would have probably hurt Trump too.

Don’t buy it was because the “dossier” was “unverified”. The hacking of Clinton was illegal, but they didn’t care. No one is asking for Assange to be prosecuted for it. But the media is suggesting that BuzzFeed’s journalist be investigated for “leaking” “false information”. No one knows yet whether it is false, though.

This is the same thing the media moguls did when they had their secret meetings with Trump a few weeks ago. To cover up the secrecy of the media discussing with Trump how they are going to cover him, they gave you a litany of headlines about Trump ‘punishing” the media, a picture of him as powerful and causing them to feel “threatened” by him. But no words about the secret discussions.

Well, I invite you to consider these observations and see if there is something there. The media, in my view, is focusing on creating an environment of public confusion and an anxiety about Trump’s relation with the media, not focusing on his appointment of globalists to directly run our government.

THAT’S WHAT REALLY MATTERS.  But they are waving their hands, calling you to pay attention to the Donald’s first press conference and his ‘battle’ to protect Putin, while the confirmation hearings are going on.

Trump is a showman. And the media loves him. This press conference was a show for you. This is the result of the media’ secret meeting with Trump: laying out how to distract the public from the real issues. It’s perfect. This game can go on for the next four years: ‘Trump hates the media’ forever FAKE news.

Trump’s Camp on How They Got ‘Bernie or Bust’ Votes- Sad

“Donald Trump is post-ideological. His movement transcends ideology…the reason so many Trump supporters and so many [Bernie] Sanders supporters agreed on so many things.”

That quote is not the enthusiastic expression of some new philosophy, but of almost two millennia old Machiavellian political opportunism and dishonesty, stated in modern terms. It is propaganda of the type successfully used by Hitler and tyrants past-and-present in times of political turmoil: claiming to be the leader of a new form of consensus based on appealing, not to the finest ideals or to the best in the human heart, but on the most base instincts.

This post is a reaction to the WaPo’s article Trump’s pollster says he ran a ‘post-ideological’ campaign.

Trump’s pollster says he ran a ‘post-ideological’ campaign.” WaPo

After reading it, one’s reaction is either of profound depression or out-right cynicism, or both. I beg your pardon for the contemptuous tone of this post, it’s only a momentary human reaction to appalling news. And, please, check those two badges at the top of the right-side bar.

After briefly discussing how it started and how Bernies were had, see the Quotes from the horses’ (that’s what they are) mouth below.

It all started here

By now it is an accepted fact that many Bernies voted for Trump; Jill Stein’s numbers confirm they didn’t go to her. Since early in the primaries, they and the intellectually spent American Left were expressing their liking of Trump. After Sanders’ defeat by over 2 million votes in the primaries, the Bernies and the Left morphed into the white ‘Bernie or Bust’-creature–of–the- swamp political movement. That it was a white movement explains in part their sharing with Trump’s racist followers an admiration for that openly racist man. White people don’t feel personally threatened by Trump’s racism, and Sanders tells us now that focusing on (non-white) race was a mistake. Only white collar workers’ race should have mattered. But I’m digressing.

Bernies were all over the map threatening to rather vote for Trump than for that ‘nasty woman, the devil-incarnate ‘Killary Clinton’. And so they did, they voted for their alpha-male hero-of-the-working class billionaire, just to show ’em feminists who’s the man here.

Shock-and-awe redux and How they were had

Fine, but now we know how the Bernies and the living-dead leftists were totally had by Trump, their second-place hero. And yet, I was describing it, on this very inartful blog, live throughout the primaries and while I was about to jump off my balcony in shock-and-awe by the stupidity of these people. They drove many of us to momentary insanity. It was ugly!

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Why do you this to your bernies, WHY?!

And here now is Trump’s own campaign staff confirming my observations. All of the elements on this list were mentioned or implied in the discussion about how they got ideologically disparate people to vote for Trump:

  • manipulation of emotions
  • lack of ideological convictions –his followers’.
  • appeal to the stomach
  • manipulation of voters anger
  • flat-out use of psychology propaganda
  • lying
  • male chauvinism –
  • false promises
  • exploiting the subconscious need for paternal image
  • fear

That article is astonishing in that no one, not its writer, not the people interviewed, certainly not the WaPo’s editorial board, no one at all pointed to the flagrant shamelessness of all involved in admitting to devising such a superbly dishonest  and immoral campaign. On the contrary, these people spoke with the absolute conceit and pride success gives the victor.

Except that Trump didn’t win because people liked him or because the dishonest campaign worked; he lost the popular vote by a historical margin. The consensus was that the sane voters didn’t want him as president.

But don’t expect the media to highlight that inconvenient fact or that they used propaganda to move voters into action and alter the outcome of the elections. They have convinced most people that the elections happened the way they are describing it.

The WaPo and the lying media,  after momentarily (one day) admitting to contributing to Trump’s ‘victory’ with their ‘imbalanced’ journalism, are back in form with their dishonest ‘reports’. In this article, as in all analyzing Trump’s surprise win, Jeff Bezos, WaPo’s CEO, publishes praises of Trump and his team for having “defeat” that woman. It was a ‘coup‘ to intentionally appeal to fear and hunger, to exploit voters sense of political powerlessness manifested in the lack of beliefs in any ideals for a better organized society.

From the horses’ (that’s what they are) mouth

Heck, they pride in promoting anarchism, in removing any hints of channeling the voters’ anger through organized efforts outside the two-party system Trump and these voters were denouncing. They pride in offering no solutions, in moving the angry voters into action like a wrecking ball:

“His best group of voters were those who said they were ‘angry…So he had a rich pool to tap into.”

They wanted to burn it to the ground and then figure out what to do with the ashes afterwards.

Policy didn’t matter…nobody cared about solutions

Trump’s success was always more about strength than ideology. Trump kept winning by playing checkers. [Appeal to masculinity and low IQ]

No one mentioned in the article that the angry voters may have felt that no solutions were offered, but Hillary Clinton did offer solutions. Thus, the media doesn’t offer the reader the opportunity to challenge that false discourse of an election cycle void of solutions and decided by angry voters. Who benefits from that distorted picture?

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…but…but, “I’m A Bernie Sanders Voter.. Here’s Why I’ll Vote Trump” ZeroHedge. The reasons will make your head spin uncontrollably.

Follow your instincts. If you are sensing that Trump is ushering a reign of fear and manipulation of the most emotionally and intellectually impaired elements in our society for his own benefit and that of the most right-wing elements in the oligarchy, you are into something. That ‘thinking’ comes from collective experience, from knowing some history.

No one believed Hitler could win. When he won, no one believed he could be so cruel.

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Fake news, and Sanders’ Electoral College War of the Votes

Two pieces of news need follow-up in the next weeks: fake news and the Electoral College ‘revolution’ against the TWO former presidential candidates, Clinton and Trump, i.e.

Topic of this post: That Sanders and the Democrats are preparing to give the last back stabbing to ‘we the people’ by forcing the Electoral College voters to refuse to vote for the people’s choice, Hillary Clinton, and to vote instead for a REPUBLICAN, Kasich; and to not vote for Trump either. These were the only two candidates the people were deciding on, but now, Sanders and his ‘political revolutionaries’ want to upset the elections to their benefit. How is it that a so-called socialist is betraying the people’s choice and is working to install a Republican in the presidency, that I leave for you to explain to yourselves.

Finally, the MSM will revive the emails fake news to facilitate the final shot at Clinton in that ‘room’ called the Electoral College.

I propose that Trump will ‘review’, with the help of the media, his decision to not prosecute Hillary as justification to bring the emails back. The Electoral College will not vote against Trump, he is already too entrenched in diplomatic mess for the benefit of the US arm dealers and Wall Street; they will defeat Sanders’ silly effort. But it doesn’t hurt to have the Electoral College give the picture that Hillary was defeated by Trump by ‘majority of votes’.

I will discuss first how MSM fake news determined the elections’  outcome.

Fake news

By now must of us are familiar with that term. Our dishonest media (you can continue calling them that given that over half US voters agreed with Trump on that) is drilling the message in the public’s mind that it was Putin who saturated our means of communications with negative fake news about Hillary and positive ones about Trump.

Of course, the dandy job  performed by the MSM of disinformation by fake news and character assassination during the elections is now forgotten; there’s no need now to look at them and demand accountability for their own fake news. Hey, look, it was Putin all along.

Our own MSM showed the public during these elections cycle its power to influence political outcomes; whether that public was paying attention or not, and why, is another topic of discussion.

The fact remains that Hillary Clinton lost the elections on account of the MSM’s 24/7 coverage of the ‘emails scandal‘. The purpose of that persistent coverage for over 14 months was to create a mass emotional feeling of antipathy and repulsion against her. They presented a picture of her as corrupt and dishonest by choice, as part of her personality.

The name of that picture is character assassination, an effective tool of propaganda to immobilize the ‘enemy’ because there’s no way a person can defend him or herself from claims that they are intentionally immoral.

The job was so sublimely executed that the word ’email’ in itself became synonym with ‘Hillary corruption’. They gave Assange the public space to dump incomplete emails, admitting them as ‘conclusive’ without a professional analysis of the material. The FBI provided the last salvo a couple of days before the elections with its dump of emails that had absolutely nothing to incriminate Clinton, but the mere flashing of the word ’emails’ was enough to topple Hillary: email fatigue had set in. By November 8, a significant number of people didn’t want to know about emails nor about Hillary. Some didn’t vote, some voted for Trump or Jill Stein. The rest is history.

When the media or businesses use the psychology of advertisement to move segments or sectors of the population into acting in a particular way, actively by performing the desired behavior, or passively when the desired behavior is not to act, that, my friends, is propaganda. You can act by going and staying in line for a day to buy the new iPhone, or act passively by staying at home and not voting, or actively by changing your vote for the one person you sworn you wouldn’t vote for.

As for Trump, the media gave a picture of him as a lewd clown, but more trustworthy than Hillary. The NYT and the WaPo paid companies  to ‘poll’ voters beliefs. All those polls came with the ‘result’ that Hillary was less trusted, but the conclusions were drawn by the owners of those papers: that the voters must be correct if so many of them had the same opinion. Never was there a questioning of the results, never was there in the polls questions about ‘why do you think so’, or ‘do you think the media influences your feelings?’

That is manipulation of public opinion in action.

There are university courses teaching business and political ‘advertisement’ for professionals; it’s not conspiracy theory. We know the CIA uses these techniques in other nations. But our citizens trust their politicians and corporate elites don’t use these tools at home.

I understand that ‘propaganda’ is here to stay, but we can demand it be less dishonest. Propaganda, for buying products or for political purposes, is based on natural human needs: hunger, fear, need for love and acceptance, for security and safety, for protection against the elements…These needs make propaganda a perennial effective tool to work the masses into submission by manipulating their emotional and physical needs.

The problem with fake news is that its purpose is dishonest, that it works stealthily and the Murdoch’s of our media deny they are using these techniques  themselves for the benefit of a few.

And because propaganda is here to stay, so are our MSM’s fake news. Let’s link that with the Electoral College.

Electoral College War of the Votes

So the media manipulated the voters, Hillary lost, everybody is up in arms against Trump. The only hope to right this wrong is in the Electoral College. Don’t count on that either.

The Democrats, with ‘independent’ Sander at the helm, want to give ‘we the people’ another backstabbing, as if the first was not enough to kill them.

They now pretend to force the Electoral College voters to vote for a REPUBLICAN, Kasich. Sanders’ hatred of Clinton is oozing through the Electoral College. Instead of demanding that the will of the people expressed with over 2 million votes for Clinton, be respected, they want Democrats to vote for a Republican instead of just electing the people’s candidate.

Back to propaganda: expect the MSM to revive the emails scandal in the coming days. Trump will want to revive it, and will claim, with the dishonest media’s nod, that he promised to his deplorables he would prosecute her if he wins. The NYT has hammered on him to do it.

Now is the time to do it. Take her out of the picture, free the Electoral College of their responsibility to uphold the people’s choice. Sanders, a traitor of the ‘working class’, will join Trump openly this time.

The next few days will show how far from the target I am relating to these two topics.

Why are Bernie Sanders And Dems Willing To Work With Trump?

Why are they leisurely willing to see if he is a Nazi or not?

They should block his administration.This is an all white, all male administration, with the support of Wall Street and the globalists. When have you seen the oligarchy siding with the working class and women? WHEN?

These politicians have made their living for years in Congress, all they care is about themselves and white voters.

They will support Trump in giving the jobs to white male workers who voted for him. That’s what the Dems and Sanders are saying, that Hillary lost because she was a “shitty candidate” (Sanders tender words about her) and because the party didn’t cater to white racist Americans.

She didn’t lose! Why are they or anyone maintaining that lie? It was an anti-democratic election, period.

The people are at the mercy of anarchists and opportunists. We have no political power nor organization.

Nothing good is coming from this debacle.

People of color, women and immigrants will be violently pushed to the sides.

 

The White Misogynists in the Media and in Sanders’ Political Revolutionaries Win (Men’s Power is Safe with Trump Again)

 

Congratulations to Bernie Sanders and his followers, and to the living-dead American Left, oh, and to the millennials who voted for Trump or for the other supreme loser leftist organization or for Johnson, because in their sweet youthful ignorance, they confuse ‘liberalism’ with ‘libertarianism’ and ‘socialism’. They can’t tell the difference, the poor things. Their ignorance will cost them this time.

But hey! With Trump they have achieved their ‘political revolution’ because he was talking about anti-globalism, (and is a masculine man a la Benito Mussolini to boot) wasn’t he? Cheers to you!

You showed us that you know how to destroy, but don’t know yet how to rebuild. The ‘minorities’ didn’t show up because they bought the Left’s and Sanders’ “crooked Hillary” and the mainstream media’s (MSM)  “dishonest” Hillary propaganda. And Black men? Chances are they didn’t show up to vote because they were at the bar with their white bros (who voted for Trump) ’cause they are not gonna vote for no bitch to be their boss.

It don’t matter to them that Black women’s interests were at stake (for them, as for Trump, women interest them only as steak).

No, the interests of the mothers of the BLM movement are not a priority for men in the next 500 years. Women are good only for crying for black men (they don’t care about black women assassinated by the cops) killed by the same cops that Trump is going to further militarize against them. No, ‘identity politics‘ (discussed below) has no place in the economic revolution.

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Identity Politics. No need to worry about it.

Men Win, Women Lose

So, the result of the elections showed how effective you all were at making people believe that Hillary is the enenmy. Congrats again! Men win, women lose. That was the hidden battle in this election: the battle of the sexes. The rejection of Hillary was the rejection of feminism and  the empowerment of women.

The Disorganized Progressives Feel The Hope, Again

Some zombie Left groups are celebrating Trump’s triumph, BAR (Black Agenda Report) so far, let’s wait to the morning after. They are so delusional as to think that they, who can’t organize a baptism, who can not recognize their political weakness as shown by their inability to form coalitions with the Dem party for the benefit of working class and ‘identity groups’, they think they can get organized to battle Trump. Well, they are not even thinking about ‘battles’ with him because they believe in his promises to ‘attack globalism’.

How are they going to face a fascist racist billionaire with the surveillance police state in his hand? With anarchic groups like OWS and BLM? It’s too late for that. The oligarchs have militarized the police, you are not going to get crap.

If you think that scamming-Trump, who has done nothing for anybody but for himself and his family, will suddenly become less racist and more humane, you deserve the shit you are about to get from him. See Social Security privatized soon. But hey! Trump is less dangerous than Hillary. Good for you!

OK, enough celebrations. I want to talk about how Hillary Clinton lost.

Who Is Killary?

Hillary Clinton didn’t lose because she is ‘crooked’, or ‘more dishonest than Trump’; she didn’t lose because she ‘killed  babies in Iraq’ nor because she is ‘sold to WS’ or a ‘liar’. She didn’t lose because of the policies she was advocating or because she is so evil that she wanted to win the presidency with the sole purpose of bringing WW3 to the planet.

No, she didn’t lose because she is those things because those things are lies about her. She lost because of lies about her, the lies you spread about her in your glorious and revolutionary ‘social media’ and Leftist online propaganda magazines, complementing the lies in the mainstream media (MSM).

Had you attack her for her policies without misogyny, I wouldn’t be writing this. But you used misogyny, the hatred of women, to portray her as ‘flawed’ and ‘evil’; as if all the male presidents you have voted for are ‘less evil’ than what you put on her. But you don’t hate them as men, do you?

Hillary lost the election because of misogyny.

A Turn to the Right

But there are other reasons, as discussed below, that explain why  the angry American voters, including many of you, rejected her and took a right turn, giving Trump the presidency, and Congress to boot. Ah, the emails, yes. They are a big part of this story. Let me start with the Left and then the MSM.

Sanders and ‘crooked Hillary’

Part of the blame for America’s turn to the right is owned by a wide segment of the white American Left, the white and angry millennial ignoramuses, and the aging  blue-eyed  ‘progressives’ who hide behind those eyes their true contempt for minorities and people of color. (This will be explained below.)

They carry part of the guilt for throwing the US and the working class they claim to love to the abyss with an elitist misogynist racist scamming billionaire who dreams to be a mini Hitler.

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Thelma and Lady Liberty – Sussy Sarandon, who infamously said that Hillary Clinton is “more dangerous than Trump”, and “there’s no need to fear Trump”, jumping off a cliff with a terrified Lady Liberty in the car with her. I’m sure Sarandon will be employed by Trump as, probably, cultural attaché.

Identity politics” is anathema for the living-dead American Left, that’s why they hated Hillary’s focus on ‘identity issues’, and loved Trump because he talked only about ‘the economy’, ‘class identity’ issues.

“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

First, notice that the vast majority of those who are against ‘identity politics’ are men of all races and ethnicity, but mostly white. Of course, identity politics was fine with men in the 1900-1930s, the ‘proletarian movement’ had the interests of women and oppressed blacks in their agenda. But not today.

Second, The assumption by the Left is that when Trump talks about the economy, he is doing it from a conscious understanding of  the supreme “class identity” issue. That is what I call being a Trump Apologist: the pseudo-intellectual living-dead Left explains to the ‘ignorant’ working class what Trump means, when he actually doesn’t mean it.

You have to be a zombie Leftist to believe and trust that Trump, the capitalist, knows what he is saying and will do what he is promising; that he has the interests of the working class in mind. He, who makes money from evicting poor people to open a casino..he is a friend of the (white) working class. Maybe, but not of Blacks and women and immigrants…

‘Identity Politics’ and Fascism

This is what those who rail against ‘identity politics’ forget: That Hitler’s triumph, as Donald’s, was based on “identity politics”. It was Hitler’s hatred of every group who was not white that united the beloved white working class around him. The rest is history, isn’t it?

You can use identity politics for good or for bad. Hillary Clinton was using it for good. She understood that economy is part of the problem, but we also live with race and gender issues that determine who gets the biggest slice of the economic pie. For example, White workers don’t have the same economic problems as women, especially Black women. That’s why we talk about equal pay…an economical issue dismissed by the Left because, well, it is a an ‘identity issue’ for women and they don’t care about ‘identity issues’, do they?

Only white people don’t care about ‘identity politics’. That’s what I meant about the blue-eyes ‘progressives’. You have the luxury to ‘postpone’ issues of race and gender and ethnicity because you don’t suffer them. You don’t see the connections of ‘class’ issues and identity issues. But rest assured, Hitler and Trump care about them.

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I will continue this discussion later today. I’m totally…depressed by the Left giving a hand to raise fascist Trump. This much I can guarantee you: I’m done with sticking my neck out for men of any color and ethnicity. My support will be saved only for the men who stood with women during this presidential cycle. Leftist men…you know what you can do with yourselves.

 

The American Trump-Apologist Left: Traitors of the American People (II)

‘Pleas’, take note of the two big badges to the right of this post, especially the second one.

Introduction

In my previous post I started discussing the death of the American Left as shown by them becoming Trump Apologists. The process of dying of the American Left (AL), as with all processes, has been going on for quite some time as evidenced by these problems: working class losing workers’ rights, increase in levels of poverty, women losing their reproductive rights…It’s not a newly diagnosed illness what is killing it.

Yes, they don’t control the economy, but they are ‘supposed’ to help the working class organize to protect their rights. When workers lose their rights, it means they are politically weaker, and the Left is toothless.

The Left is simply unaware that the illness eating them is there, and can’t recognize the most recent symptom of their terminal disease: their sympathies towards Donald Trump.

One reason the Left is oblivious to its slow death is its persistent inability to practice self-examination, self-criticism. The AL has traditionally looked outside itself to explain its own failures: it’s always the oligarchy class, the media, the FBI, the CIA, its evil-Hillary stealing Sanders’ thunder with trickery and dishonesty…it’s never they themselves.

As evidence, take a quick look at the analysis of some of the Left’s online think-tanks articles about why Bernie Sanders’ movement failed (as I predicted on this blog, they are already blaming him and not themselves). CounterPunch magazine is a  notorious example of ‘I didn’t do that‘ analysis , but there are others. Here are some articles as example of this attitude:

The Split
Bernie Sanders: the Candidate Who Came in From the Cold
The Revolution Betrayed: Why Sandernistas Have a Right to be Angry,
Bernie’s Failed Revolution: How Sanders fell short of changing the Democratic Party.

I will submit and develop for your consideration some of the factors in the present political culture that show why the AL has stopped being an alternative to the American non-oligarchical classes and groups: Their failures, how intellectually spent they are, and how they have morphed into traitors of the American people. On the next post I would like to discuss how the AL, in yet another sign of treason,  has purposely ignored the political problem globalists and globalism. At the end of this post I introduce that discussion.

Epic Fail, Intellectually Spent, and Traitors of the 99%

“Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”
― Vladimir Lenin

I guess no one gave Lenin one generation of youth. The point being, as the millennials have proven, you have to earn them. And the American Left is not even near getting their attention.

The  professional AL and their think-tanks (the leaders of aging socialists/communist organizations, the political analysts and political magazines and books writers) are part of the American upper middle class, its leftist intellectual elite, materially better off than most workers here and globally. They sit comfortably in front of their PC to draw for us non-intellectuals a floor-map of what we must do to achieve the revolution.

For example, on how to engage and bring to the Left the ‘angry working class element’ supporting Trump:

There are those among Trump supporters who socialists can and should relate to. We do so by ruthlessly exposing Trump’s bigotry and the hollowness of the solutions he offers…include[ing] mobilizing the greatest number possible of radicalizing people of color, youth, Bernie Sanders supporters and others to confront and shut down his campaign events at every opportunity possible.[highlights by me.]

WOW! I guess that by now, after the many ‘occupy Trump’ events, that segment of Trump supporters are totally on the Left’ side, ‘feeling the Bern’, sharing a sense of mutual relatedness with the “radicalizing” socialists who confront them “at every opportunity possible“. By “radicalizing people” the author means thugs without a party.

Interestingly enough, the AL has not being “ruthlessly” denouncing Trump; Hillary Clinton, the MSM and the GOP are the ones denouncing him. Meanwhile, the AL, Sanders and his supporters have been busy spewing their hatred of… Hillary, and “ruthlessly” denouncing… the DNC!

They can’t be “ruthlessly” denouncing Trump because they see him as an alternative to Clinton. This is the mark of the American Left’s intellectual dishonesty: they don’t hate Trump but hate Hillary; they know he is a racist and misogynist, but, for them, race and women take a back seat behind the financial needs of the generic workers, but especially white male workers. They think he is an alternative for the working class and dedicate a lot of digital ink to explain to the voters why he is better than Hillary, as discussed in the first part of this ‘series’. They contribute, with their dishonesty, to keep the American voters blind to Trump’s elitist and, yes, fascist platform.

Allow me to call them, the American Left, traitors of the working class, women, minorities, etc, etc, etc.

As intellectuals, most of the American Leftists are imbued with the typical attitude of elitists: conceit. Nothing repels the sweaty hard working class more than know-it-all socialist intellectuals. But the intellectual AL doesn’t talk to the workers, it talks among themselves. The proof is in the pudding:

After 30+ years of being the ‘conscience’ of the working class, of ‘educating’ them with leftists’ publications, do you see the masses following the Socialist Party or the Green Party today? How effective has the AL been at calling the attention of the downtrodden and the millennials and then convincing them to follow the left’s theory of how to do the revolution?

It could even be correctly argued that today’s millennials, despite the abundance of leftist’ educational material,  have the lowest understanding of basic Leftists’ political concepts like ‘socialism’ and ‘revolution’ – and certainly no familiarity with the concept of ‘class identity’ – as compared with, let’s say, the 60s Left – despite their frequent use of these concepts. That explains, in part, why most millennials feel attracted to Trump’s pseudo-anti-establishment rants. Epic fail.

there is no revolution without the masses

Bernie Sanders has the support of about 10 million active members of the non-oligarchy classes, mostly millennials, and the AL has…what was that, how many? Trump too has millions of supporters following his pseudo-anti-establishment message. An aging ‘independent’ and an elitist billionaire carrying the masses with messages similar to those which the AL has been arguing for over 30 years. That oughta hurt.

So what does the AL do? The same thing they did in the 2008 primaries: they surrendered their intellectual abilities for the joy of been with the masses that have eluded them for so long and were following Obama’s Hope and Change utopia. Basically, to avoid being left behind in touch with their irrelevancy, they became  intellectually dishonest and self-deluded; they drank the Obama Kool-Aide:

Frank Chapman, CPUSA, hailing BO’s victory in the Iowa caucuses:

“Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary “mole”, not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.”

Because they are incapable of self-examination, they seldom talk about how wrong they were in supporting Obama. As if their 2008 mistake never happened, today they delude themselves into believing that they are still a political force capable of ‘educating’ the millennials who, before Sanders came into the picture, had an anti-establishment unaffiliated movement of their own. The aging AL have had various joyous conferences to discuss their participation in “Sanders’ movement”, for example, one to discuss:

Should socialists work inside the Democratic Party, with the hope of transforming it into a party that genuinely represents workers’ interests?

That’s the same question they asked themselves in 2008 and many joined the party. They have learned nothing since then. The AL believes that it was Sanders who created ‘his’ movement, and not the other way around. It was the angry millennials who uplifted him and turned his initially lame primary campaign (one for the ‘issues’, taking for granted that Clinton would be the nominee) into a challenging movement… wasted by Sanders’ focus on reforming the DNC.

Sanders achievement was to walk the angry millennials into the Democratic party to ‘burn’ their angry energy and be pacified there. There was no down ballot votes supporting other progressives during this elections cycle.  it was all about Sanders, as it was all about Obama in 2008.

In both cases, then as today, a nascent fresh anti-oligarchy movement has been neutered, thanks to the American Left who helped corral the angry youth into the Democratic party.

From 2008 to today, they have had enough time to build a third-party to challenge the oligarchs’ duopoly, or any other form of ORGANIZED protests. Have them?

As I asked in a previous post:

What is the trick? What is it that Obama and Sanders, and even Trump have that you, socialists and communists, don’t have? Have you asked yourselves that question? But seriously asked yourselves that question?

This I say to the American Left: Don’t bother registering as a Democrat just because you are daydreaming that you can be a ‘subversive’ force in the Democratic party. You have demonstrated all these years that you, socialists and communists, are as painfully unappealing to the working class as a mole in the middle of your interlocutor’s nose, and that you are intellectually spent and traitors of the American people you claim to support, therefore, the American Left as Trump Apologists.

ABOUT GLOBALISM

I am baffled, but REALLY baffled…actually I am horrified at how the AL neglects to read directly from the horse’s mouth what the oligarchs are saying about this presidential elections cycle. Even a cursory look at their think-tanks and most vocal oligarchs will show you what they are up to globally and in the USA. One little example would be enough for understanding what is at stake in this presidential election cycle, one  I have frequently discussed on this blog trying  to call the attention of those professional American leftists: Larry Summers statement about the “danger” that a Trump presidency poses to, let alone the USA, but to GLOBALISM.

Oh, then, it is true that Trump is anti-globalist? asks you. Of course not! But the AL think he is. The problem he presents to the oligarchs is his insistence on talking about the problems created by the globalists. 

You see, the globalists acknowledge that the power is not in Trump hands, but in the angry voters. “Globalism created the angry voters” they say. And they have a plan to make you less angry.

To be continued.

Fearing Trump: For The Globalists, Coup Is In The Air

It’s been 15 years since the horror that was 9/11. For all of those 15 years our nation’s political leaders (in both parties), both presidents since then, and the oligarchs, they all have been at war with other nations…and with their own citizens.

For how much longer do you think our oligarchy overlords can keep us supporting their globalist misadventures and their for-the-Homeland Security lies?

There is an answer to that question, and it relates  to the political crisis that this presidential election cycle represents. I propose to you that the oligarchs know that the jig is up and that they are,  in the words of Brazil’s  Vice President in charge of the soft  coup against Dilma Rousseff,  ready to “pacify the nation“.

The Crisis: The Oligarchs Are Feeling Restless

Listen, you know the answer to that as well as I do, and I don’t think we’re going to see a President Trump. I’m seeing [disturbing] things today that I never expected to see from either party . And I think when you have the American people as angry as they are, this makes them ripe for populism, and I think what we’re seeing is rooted in that populism. I’m not going to make a prediction on who our president’s going to be. But I will stick my neck way out and say, I don’t think it’s going to be Donald Trump.Globalist Han Paulson

Elites can continue pursuing and defending [global] integration, hoping to win sufficient popular support — but, on the evidence of the US presidential campaign and the Brexit debate, this strategy may have run its course.  Larry Summers

I have had a strong point of view on each of the last ten presidential elections, but never before had I feared that what I regarded as the wrong outcome would in the long sweep of history risk grave damage to the American project. [Idem]

What was in the beginning an imponderable is now taken for granted: support for Trump comes from the angry voters who can’t tolerate the success of globalism any more. It fits perfectly on one of Trump’s many funny promises: voters are tired of too much success,  they are asking ‘please, don’t succeed any more‘.

Our oligarchs aren’t laughing. The American project, our democratic system, is at risk if we don’t stop being angry and threatening to vote for the ‘wrong’ candidates.

NOTE: Nothing on this post should be construed as an endorsement of Donald Trump. I don’t support him in any way, shape or form.

The candidates:

First thing to note  is that these primaries are not ”usual’ or ‘typical’ by any means.  They have been ground shaking: party shaking, and ideology shaking too. Not since JFK’s administration have we seen anything like this.

It would be a political mistake of our citizens to take these elections as one about  the candidates’ personality problems. But that’s precisely the theme that the MSM is giving them; it has all been about Trump, the carnival character, and Hillary as the evil woman hated by every body. By the time the citizens wake up and see the truth, it will be too late for them to correct their mistake, just as they woke up too late  to the con game that was the invasion of Iraq. Now we are all stuck with the consequences of not being alert.

The second  noticeable phenomenon  is the MSM  repeating 24/7 since the beginning of the primaries, on TV, paper and online, the subtext that none of the candidates is worthy of your vote. Both Trump and Hillary have been bashed by them (whether you think they deserve it or not is immaterial to the media) as wholly dishonest,  liars and highly contemptuous lacking in human qualities. Seldom is there a reference to the candidates ideological positions; all attacks  aim at ‘character assassination”.

It is clear that the MSM doesn’t want you to consider either of the candidates as alternatives. If Trump is the racist narcissist liar whose election portent the fall of this nation, why are they attacking the other candidate whom everybody agrees is presenting a serious and well thought out platform? Please, don’t fall for a cynical or knee jerk answer, this question should matter to you.

If not Trump and not Clinton, then who? Sanders? Seriously. Have you stopped to consider that question? The WaPo and The NY Times endorsed Hillary, but their attacks on her have been relentless and even cruel sometimes. They even suggest that Sanders is the ‘honest’ one and she is a career liar.  I don’t see the ‘benefit’ of their endorsement, it certainly has not given her any positive coverage.

What if the problem with Hillary Clinton’s campaign is Hillary Clinton? Sometimes the problem is you.” WaPo

The Take: Clinton got what she needed, but her image is underwater. WaPo [This the day after she won big in NY. ]

You don’t find any articles from them asking you to vote for her to prevent Trump from winning.

So, for whom the MSM wants you to vote? Or are they insinuating that the decision have been made for you already? Or are they getting you used to the fact that the nation is in such turmoil and none of the candidates are capable to handle the crisis, that the decision will have to be made for you by the powers that be?  This ‘none of them’ campaign is fertile ground to plant anything and anyone in place of  “them“. And you will consent to it and love it too.

At War With The People: Coup Is In The Air

It is the people who matters. And the oligarchs have been paying attention to you because you are threatening their order. Voting is the crown jewel of the oligarchs’ democracy, and now you want to subvert it by voting for people they don’t approve of. If you elect Trump, you will be punished.

The United States has always been governed by the authority of ideas, rather than the idea of authority. Nothing is more important than to be clear to all Americans that the tradition of vigorous political debate and compromise will continue. The sooner Donald Trump is relegated to the margins of our national life, the better off we and the world will be. [Idem]

That’s right, there’s them, the oligarchs, who decide when we will be ruled by “the idea of authority”, i.e., dictatorship, and us, who have to debate and compromise with them. And there will be no “compromise and debate” until ‘us’ relegate Trump to the status of social outcast – “to the margins of our national life”. Another coup to Americans is being considered, that’s the meaning of that paragraph.

Talking about angry people, Summers sounded pretty angry there, didn’t he?

We have seen not so subtle threats before, most recently in 2009 when Bush told Congress that if they don’t sign the bail out of the greedy globalists they could see martial law signed by him. The oligarchs are threatening everybody, not just us. They are threatening harm to the Brits if they vote Brexit. And as if to send you a message that they are serious about how to stop, yes Trump, but ultimately your anger, the HuffPo published this article: At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump

The HuffPo is owned by Verizon, so I take it that the message in that article was the imminency of the  perceived threat, not any details or facts (there were none) about what was discussed in that “meeting to plot” against Trump. But like that letter to Trump by Summers, it shows that the oligarchs are feeling restless.

The Solutions:

The depth of the crisis is such that it has the  oligarchs divided on how to fix it;  that’s a fact. You see it in how different big wigs support or don’t support efforts to derail Trump. There is also a third-party wish been discussed as we speak, but it will solve nothing because the problem is not Trump or the party. Whatever they do, voters anger will remain the same, and that’s what matter.

They see angry voters united, that’s a problem for them because, to manage the crisis you must have the people willing to negotiate, and people are beyond that level at this moment, there in Summers threat about “the idea of authority”.

So, democracy will have to be tinkered with, they may have to suspend it for a short period, if you don’t obey the globalists. And just to prove to you they mean business, take a second long look at Sanders’ followers ‘occupation’ of Trump’s rallies, and now attacking Hillary on her activities.

You saw there how easily  manipulated into creating chaos certain segments of the populace are. That was no happenstance, those provocations were planned, organized and carried out to perfection: it tested the availability  of  material to create social ‘crisis’ a la Latin America. That spectacle was for you, to show you that things  can get as intense as in third world countries if you elect Trump.

You can see in the article I linked for you above, the concrete plans globalist Trilateralist Summers have to control the people’s anger.

But this is the kicker: malleable Trump can be made the dictator the oligarchs need. It’s still too early to decide whether Trump will be obliterated or bend to the shape the oligarchs want. After all, he is a racist elitist: trust him at your own risk, like you trusted the cons who gave you Iraq and the NSA and Homeland Security…

Trump, Sanders, and the Myth of the Outsider

The Myth of The Outsider
The Outsider Becomes The Insider
Voters Angry At What?

The Myth of The Outsider

I will start by noting that  Trump’s  unshakable  appeal to the masses is, in part, the product of the success of the mainstream media (MSM) at implanting in the people’s mind the myth that the business elite and the oligarchs  are apolitical and outside of partisan politics in Congress and the presidency.

This myth is one of the oligarchs’ most valuable tool that must be kept intact in these presidential primaries, no matter how many politicians or which party may be hurt in the process of protecting said myth. That’s why they can’t attack Trump directly as a heartless billionaire, as an elitist who has been controlling politics from the outside, as a vulture whose businesses include taking advantage of and promoting the mental illness called compulsive gamblers… How many times have you read any headlines like this: ‘Heartless Billionaire Wants To Deport Illegal Families‘? Even when Trump himself brags about influencing politics by buying  politicians, no one in the MSM has used the opportunity to get rid of him using that headline bomb: Heartless Billionaire Wants To Deport Illegal Families

Yes, he is an ‘outsider’, but so is our oligarchy, and yet they control us all.  All the blame for the ‘corruption of the establishment’ must be cast, not on the oligarchy, but on the two parties and never outside of them. That myth of the outsider is one of the reasons why Trump is so difficult to defeat: to defeat him you must destroy the myth of the billionaires as ‘outsiders’.  To defeat him means that the elite will become  collateral damage. The only way to successfully attack Trump is attacking his business practices as a privileged elitist; instead, the MSM focuses on his racists tirades (never on him as a racist billionaire), as if the GOP is not as or more racist than he is. 

Same with Sanders, he is no “outsider’ either. Sanders as an ‘outsider’ is like saying that because your hair is outside your skull it is not part of your body. Are you kidding me? 30+ years in politics and in Congress…and he is ‘an outsider’?

Finally, sadly, the oligarchs are squashing the intra-GOP fire of Trump vs the globalists with the fire of the angry liberal/progressive  youngsters. These youngsters have been manipulated to solve the GOP’s elite problem by sending them to provoke him and his followers. The goal is to present Trump as the violent element who provokes angry reactions. Notice that the MSM, uncharacteristically, is excusing the youngsters actions as ‘righteous’ response to Trump’s racists comments and ‘policies’. It is that ‘excusing’ that evidences that the youngsters are being manipulated; compare the treatment the MSM gave to those same youngsters when they were ‘occupying’ Wall Street. They were called troublemakers then, never righteous protesters.

The Outsider Becomes the Insider

It should be  patently clear by now that this year’s presidential election process is not party politics as usual. I suggest that this political parallel universe we are experiencing has its origin on 9/11, the date the globalists and billionaires chose to shake the world and take control of each nations’ political system out in the open.

(I’m not advocating any conspiracy theory about who brought the towers down. I’m referring to the political consequences of 9/11.)

It is no secret that, before 9/11, these elitists  were controlling politics behind the curtain, as acknowledged  by a writer of the elite’s think-tank Brookings Institute: Typically billionaires seek to influence politics quietly and out of public viewBut now billionaires of all stripes have come out to take control of our nation’s politics because, after 9/11, they want to run the nation  like they run their corporations: with a global frame of mind. The new qualification to run for president of the USA is to be a ‘successful’ corporationista.

Bloomberg was the first billionaire to run for office (mayor of NY) on the heels of 9/11, and since then we have been feeling the presence in our politics and public institutions  of the billionaires of all industries, e.g.  Silicon Valley’s tech giants (controlling our nation’s health research priorities) and online business moguls like Amazon’s Bezos (who influences politics and public opinion through his ownership of the WaPo).

Back to the current presidential elections

As Larry Summers explained in his blog, the crisis we are witnessing in these presidential primaries process is the result of the success of globalism. Summers( and his class members) is very much aware of voters anger and has some suggestion on how to deal with it.

Voters Angry At What?

That’s the question the MSM doesn’t want you to ask nor will they ask in their 24hrs news shows. Suffice it to say, according to them, that the people are angry at the “party establishment“: keep moving folks, there’s nothing else to see here. But consider the following.

Chances are you would agree in that most Americans have been complaining about the economy and the outsourcing of jobs, about the high cost of health care services, student debt…Trump is telling them that he has heard them.

Chances are you would agree that globalism is in great measure the culprit for jobs having been outsourced. Trump has been telling them that he knows globalism is the culprit. He even describes the problem of globalism to the American voters in his colorful and entertaining Trumpist fashion.

And chances are you would agree that Wall Street and the financial sector’s rapacious greed is hurting the US and the rest of the world. Trump there again.

These are some of the causes behind voters anger which the oligarchs and the MSM don’t want the public to discuss in the presidential elections process, dismissing publicly the anger as the result of ‘party establishment dishonesty’. Even when the MSM discusses the economy as behind voters anger, it almost invariably fails to mention globalism. See, for example, this Bloomberg‘s analysis “Why voters will remain angry” were anger is disrupting global politics, instead of global politics causing the anger.

The oligarchs prefer to set both parties aflame with voters anger and not open for discussion the problem of globalism in the elections. They think that, once the fire consumes its nutrient, it is bound to die.

Except that this is wild-fire.

Trump and Sanders are the ‘arsonists’, but Trump is the true ‘revolutionary’ in this process. Sanders is not a threat to the elite, he is there to ‘bern’ the anger. Sanders has aimed his attacks exclusively at Hillary and the democratic party ‘corruption’.

Trump, however, doesn’t mince words, calling the problem as he sees it by its name:  the globalists and neo-conservatives in both parties are America’s problem. He has denounced the Bush administration by name, Reagan and everything the GOP considers sacrosanct. Trump’s foreign policy ‘manifesto’ was prepared for the American voter, not for the party, although in it he tells the GOP elite what he thinks of them. Trump is, at least today, more of a libertarian. He may change personality next week; we have to wait to see if this is his real self.

But Trump is not an ‘outsider’, nor is him a ‘revolutionary’. He is an exquisite con man who will destroy this nation as Comodo in Gladiator in Rome: by entertaining the mob while he was been a tyrant.

The myth of the oligarchs as outsiders keeps us blinded to the true source of our corrupt politics and misery.

Not So Fast: Trump’s Foreign Policy Plan Was Made To Appeal To The Angry Voters [Revised]

The pundits, the MSM, the left, the progressives, the democrats…they all have the same myopic problem: they all keep underestimating Donald’s ability to hook with the people.

The man knows how to appeal to blue-collar America, you have got to sear that statement in your conceited minds. You think you know better than him…you may be on your way to a rude awakening. At the end of the post I give a ‘IMHO’ view of the nature of the true ideological war going on in the GOP.

These are some of the GOP’s untouchables handled by the Donald with dirty paws in his speech  just to annoy the ‘big donor class’: in-your-face indictment of globalism, a jab at Reagan, Bush2 and the lie of the Iraq invasion, the armaments industry.

There is no progressive and leftis who would not agree in part with what he says in the speech. Why? The answer is at the end of the post.

First question that came to my mind at the end of his speech was For how long can he keep that ‘presidential’ demeanor? He was calm and not bombastic. He looked…gulp…presidential. Those flags behind him helped a lot. It’s all packaged, and THAT’S the point. The man is packaging himself to you with this speech. Pay attention, people.

Second, the speech delivers emotional messages stealthily…but they get to their destination because most of them are devoid of facts, they are general statements from where you can’t determine who he is speaking about when making reference to history, or what his plans are.

From the get go, first paragraph of his speech, he said the words that the people are longing to hear:

one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace.

Don’t tell me you haven’t seen these wars like that. The word “peace” hasn’t been in our public vocabulary since 2003. It has practically disappear from our MSM news. Don’t you long for “peace”?

He also said the words which I have been saying (in this blog) are the cause of the GOP war against him: that he talks openly against globalism. They don’t hate him because he is ‘racist’, chauvinistic and xenophobic; they are all that themselves. It’s THIS that irks them to no avail, because it stirs the anger in the people:

We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism.

The “false” song of globalism. That’s an indictment of globalism right there in your face. I wish the left were more mindful of the real politics going on behind the curtains.

More words packed with emotions:

TRUMP: It’s time to shake the rust off America’s foreign policy. It’s time to invite new voices and new visions [wow!] into the fold, something we have to do. The direction I will outline today will also return us to a timeless principle. My foreign policy will always put the interests of the American people and American security above all else. It has to be first. Has to be.

That is a piece of artfully crafted introduction. You have to give credit to his speech writer. That is masterful. There’s more scary stuff. Scary because it is so masterfully crafted that the regular Joe and Jane will swallow it like orange juice.

Democrats and Republicans working together got Mr. Gorbachev to heed the words of President Reagan, our great president, when he said, tear down this wall.

Trump is talking the language of unity: it was not Reagan alone, it was democrats and republicans who backed president Reagan in his ‘plea’ to ‘tear down this wall’. Also, it takes the credit given to Reagan and distributes it. Reagan, another elite god smeared by the Donald. He is telling us that’s what will happen in his presidency, he will unite Congress behind him. People are suckers for ‘unity’.

It all began with a dangerous idea that we could make western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interests in becoming a western democracy.

How many times have the American left said that? Many, many times.  Is he a leftist now? Silly. He wants YOU to buy it and give him your vote.

Do you totally disagree with this? Or do you agree a little bit with it?

We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed. Civil war, religious fanaticism, thousands of Americans and just killed be lives, lives, lives wasted. Horribly wasted. Many trillions of dollars were lost as a result. The vacuum was created that ISIS would fill. Iran, too, would rush in and fill that void much to their really unjust enrichment.

This is a touch-down:

Ending the theft of American jobs will give us resources we need to rebuild our military, which has to happen and regain our financial independence and strength.

More emotions:

A Trump administration will lead a free world that is properly armed and funded, and funded beautifully.

All of this without even mentioning the humiliation of the United States with Iran’s treatment of our ten captured sailors —

The list of humiliations go on and on and on.

We’re a humanitarian nation, but the legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions will be weakness, confusion and disarray, a mess.

A man of courage, conviction, determination and peace-loving:

I believe an easing of tensions, and improved relations with Russia from a position of strength only is possible, absolutely possible.

I will never sent our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V.

For peace and the power of weaponry – this one was excellent too:

We want the world to be — we want to bring peace to the world. Too much destruction out there, too many destructive weapons. The power of weaponry is the single biggest problem that we have today in the world.

Patriotism:

To achieve these goals, Americans must have confidence in their country and its leadership.

He ends with this:

I will view as president the world through the clear lens of American interests. I will be America’s greatest defender and most loyal champion. We will not apologize for becoming successful again, but will instead embrace the unique heritage that makes us who we are.

Ignore and ridicule his foreign policy speech at your own risk. Hillary, you better start using the word ‘peace’ more often.

The man knows his craft. He knows what is hurting the people down here. He is probably a libertarian a la Paul Rand. There is a division in the elite and its political minions in Congress between the globalists and the ‘paleoconservatives‘.

The language of the paleoconservatives is similar in many ways to the leftists. That causes confusion in people less familiar with the ideological concepts of the left and the right. For example, a paleoconservative is against globalism because it strips the smaller business class of privileges: the diminutive but powerful globalist elite controls just about everything in society. The paleoconservatives are conservatives, they want their privileges to be recognized. They are against the working class and women…they are ‘nationalists’. But because their language is anti-big globalists, they sound progressive.

The left is not seeing this intra-war going on in the GOP for what it is. They think the GOP ‘big donors’ hate Trump because he alienates voters with his ‘xenophobia’ and misogyny. That’s what the donors are telling everybody. The truth is: there is  an ideological war going on there. The MSM is on the GOP side, that explains all the attacks on Trump. It’s not “free time”.

Donald the Masterful: he has taken all the free MSM air time aimed at attacking him to his advantage.

The only thing that can kill that monster is smug. The ‘berniebots’ are buying his product because they are not familiar, despite their claim to be ‘revolutionaries’ with the history     of that revolution, not familiar with the different types of right wing and left wing.

Ignorance is what have us all under the heels of the oligarchs.

Larry Summers: Presidential Elections Crisis Evidence That Globalism May Have Run Its Course

Introduction
Why Is Trump Causing A Crisis In The GOP?

Summers: Primaries Are Evidence Globalism Has Plateaued
What Is To Be Done? Weathering the Global Storm
Managing The Consequences Of Globalism
Summers’ Veiled Threat To Americans: Ostracize Trump or Else…
Conclusion: The Left’s Distorted Thinking

Introduction

I read in Black Agenda Report a comment  by Glen Ford about this primaries cycle similar to those found in other leftists blogs:  that the duopoly (the two-party system) is bankrupt, destabilized to the point of near collapse due to Trump and Sanders’ campaigns challenging each respective  party’s owners. In Ford’s words:

What makes this election season different is the crisis in the duopoly system, itself: the possibility that the U.S. corporate-controlled electoral arrangement might be shattered beyond repair by irresolvable fractures in both the Republican and Democratic camps, creating more space for a broad left politics in the United States.

He also says there:

On the Republican side, the fate of the duopoly hinges on whether the GOP’s corporate leaders will choose to coexist in the same party with Donald Trump, an unpredictable billionaire who cannot be counted on to support perpetual U.S. military occupation of the planet and race-to-the-bottom global trade deals.

Rest assured Glen, the elite will avert the crisis. As I will show in this post,  they are working on it as we speak.

Missing from Ford’s and the other leftists’ analysis is the why: Why is it that the oligarchy cannot handle run-of-the-mill entertainment mogul Donald Trump, allowing him to ‘sequester’ the GOP? Sanders is in the other party doing what Trump is doing in the GOP: he too is ‘denouncing’ the elite. But the democrats seem to be handling him better; the impending doom for them is not as palpable as in the GOP. I know, evil-Hillary has him by the neck.

But Sanders has never attacked the globalists directly.  His mantra has been  against the “0.1% of Wall Street and against Hillary Clinton as the evil witch who has corrupted our nation’s good CEOs. As of late his has focused exclusively on her. He has stated his support of globalism. That’s why he has not directly associated voter anger with globalism as Trump has; that’s why he (and HC) is not a threat to the elite. I’m not endorsing him, for crying out loud!

But I think there is something else: the constant on both parties is that which Ford dismissed in his article: ‘voter anger’.

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Since March 1 I have been writing (inartfully, for sure) in this blog (here, here and here) about the relation between voter anger, Trump, the globalists and Larry Summers, and as it so happens, not only the relation exists, but it should have been taken into account by the left long time ago. Had they done that, they would have saved themselves from the embarrassment and disappointment at getting sucked into the Sanders ‘revolution’ day-dreaming campaign and falling for Trump’s pseudo-anti-globalist ‘rebellion’.

Why Is Trump Causing A Crisis In The GOP?

I will discuss Larry Summers’ two recent articles that illuminate the real causes behind this presidential election cycle crisis. Let me frame the conversation.

I argued, in the posts links above, that this electoral crisis is due mostly to voters anger, an outcome  of globalism, and that the elite sees these elections as the evidence that they have inflicted as much pain and disruption as the  middle class and the global humanity are capable of withstanding without rebelling. I also suggested that the Trump effect, the disruption of the GOP’s order, is not due to his anti-globalist position, as the left has suggested.

Trump’s crime has been daring to open for public discussion the crimes of the globalist elite, inciting the anger of the middle class against the elite. Of course, that is Trumpism, i.e., opportunism; he just wants to get those votes, he is part of the ‘billionaire class’.  The regular people is not allowed to discuss the evils of globalism anywhere, least of all in their presidential elections. Trump opening the discussion merely for winning votes is the ultimate betrayal to the elitist class to which he belongs.

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So let’s see what is it that Larry Summers wants Trump to stuff it.

Summers: Primaries Are Evidence That Globalism Has plateaued

What follows is based on these two articles:(a) Global trade should be remade from the bottom up
April 11th, 2016, and (b) Larry Summers: Donald Trump is a serious threat to American democracy March 1.

There is nothing surprising about these elections to the elite because they are watching the effects that their rapacious greed is having on humanity. Larry Summers made the diagnosis: the political crisis that is this presidential election cycle is  merely a symptom...of the success of globalism.

This [globalization] has proved more successful than could reasonably have been hoped. [On article (a)]

Summers is sort-of paraphrasing Trump: globalists have had so much success that they are saying “please, no more success”. But, seriously, Summers et al globalists are listening  to your complaints:

They read the revelations in the Panama Papers and conclude that globalisation offers a fortunate few the opportunities to avoid taxes and regulations that are not available to the rest. And they see the disintegration that accompanies global integration, as communities suffer when big employers lose to foreign competitors. [(a)]

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For Summers, the evidence that  globalism has plateaued, overachieved, is in our current presidential elections. The oligarchs have taken notice of the importance of this elections cycle:

Elites can continue pursuing and defending [global] integration, hoping to win sufficient popular support — but, on the evidence of the US presidential campaign and the Brexit debate, this strategy may have run its course. [a]

Yet a revolt against global integration is under way in the west. The four leading candidates for president of the US — Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz — all oppose the principal free-trade initiative of this period: the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Proposals by Mr Trump, the Republican frontrunner, to wall off Mexico, abrogate trade agreements and persecute Muslims are far more popular than he is. [a]

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That last phrase, “far more popular than he is“, it says it all.

So there you have it: the elite is watching you and understands better than you do yourselves from where that anger is coming. How do they know that the damage has been done? Let’s just say… they know:

The core of the revolt against globalintegration, though, is not ignorance. It is a sense, not wholly unwarranted, that it is a project carried out by elites for elites with little consideration for the interests of ordinary people — who see the globalisation agenda as being set by big companies playing off one country against another. [a]

So our dysfunctional presidential primaries show that the people are angry at globalization and can’t take it any longer. What is the elite to do to help us?

What Is To Be Done? Weathering the Global Storm

Globalism plateaued and there’s no way to convince the masses that it should be protected: the damage is beyond repair.

Elites can continue pursuing and defending integration, hoping to win sufficient popular support — but… this strategy may have run its course. [a]

The inevitability of popular unrest due to globalism having plateaued will result in a situation like that scene in the God Father were the mob went underground for cover after Michael killed Sollozzo: it was a “hiatus”.

This is likely to result in a hiatus in new global integration [a]

The elite will then concentrate on:

efforts to preserve what is in place while relying on technology and growth in the developing world to drive further integration. [a]

Like the God Father’s mob, the elite is weathering the storm.

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Managing The Consequences of Globalism

Voters fight with each other defending/attacking Trump and Sanders/Clinton: but Larry Summers knows how childish their fights are because he knows that they are fighting the wrong enemy. He also knows that they can be like an elephant walking in a ceramics store. The elite knows that the unmanaged anger will lead to chaos. So manage the anger they will.

Much more promising is this idea: the promotion of global integration can become a bottom-up rather than a top-down project. The emphasis can shift from promoting integration to managing its consequences. [a]

Larry Summers doesn’t go deep in this article about how he envisions this “managing” of the consequences of globalization, except to say this:

This would mean a shift from international trade agreements to international harmonisation agreements, where issues such as labour rights and environmental protection would take precedence over issues related to empowering foreign producers. It would also mean devoting as much political capital to the trillions that escape tax or evade regulation through cross-border capital flows as we now devote to trade agreements. And it would mean an emphasis on the challenges of middle-class parents everywhere who doubt, but still hope desperately, that their kids can have better lives than they did. [a]

One thing I can take from that quote: that our lives, our jobs, our unemployment, our education and entertainment, our housing…it has all been managed for us for a long long time, and will continue to be managed for us today. The solutions, the bandages or the profound alternatives to move away from this crisis will come from them.

They will use the MSM to ‘educate’ us, to influence our opinions, to tell us how to run our lives because, to them We the people are like children having a bad temper tantrum and who need to be disciplined. But he is afraid of the unruly children:

I have had a strong point of view on each of the last ten presidential elections, but never before had I feared that what I regarded as the wrong outcome would in the long sweep of history risk grave damage to the American project. [b]

Summers’ Veiled Threat To Americans: Ostracize Trump or Else…

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Thus Summers proceeds to give a warning to the American middle class, a veiled threat of what will happen to you if you don’t behave:

The United States has always been governed by the authority of ideas, rather than the idea of authority. Nothing is more important than to be clear to all Americans that the tradition of vigorous political debate and compromise will continue. The sooner Donald Trump is relegated to the margins of our national life, the better off we and the world will be. [b]

Did you see it, or am I misinterpreting that quote? Those two quotes tell a story: The elite will not allow you to disrupt their status quo, they  have no patient with you, so you will be better off ostracizing the Donald, not only from the campaign, but from our “national life”; and “the sooner” you do it, the better for you. If you elect Trump, you will be governed by “the idea of authority”, there will be no more compromises. But it is not Trump’s idea of authority: it’s the elite’s.

This veiled threat has been used before: by Bush Jr. in 2009 when he threatened to use martial law if the people refused to bail out the big financial and insurance corporations criminals.

Another thing that will “remain in place”, according to those quotes,  is the elite’s privilege to avoid paying taxes. Summers recommends to the elite to devote as much of  their financial and political resources to protect the “trillions that escape tax…” as they will devote to trade agreements.

Conclusion: The Left’s Distorted Thinking

These primaries are special. The reason the duopoly is in crisis is not because of Trump or Hillary; both parties are in crisis because of the middle class’ anger, because globalism has reached its peak.

In times of turmoil, it is expected that opportunist politicians will try catch the big fish out of the dark waters. Trump and Sanders are those politicians. Hillary Clinton? Well, you have wasted your energy on her: she is not the one running as the revolutionary or socialist. You chose to follow two of three of the worse evils. Instead of seeing what I have described here, you engaged in vilifying a woman as the sole corrupt element in the ‘establishment’. With all due respect, that is so male of you.

The oligarchs are as deep in this crisis as we are. But they are organized, they have traced their course and goals, they have a VISION. What does the left have?

Well, they are united in their Hate-Hillary fest. You allowed your emotions and, often, misogyny to take control of your mind. Your hatred lead you  to publicly consider the most shameful thought a leftist can have: voting for Trump. The amount of energy spent on vilifying HC was at least 3x higher than that spent on Trump, and 10x higher on advocating for Sanders. Your hatred distorted your thinking, made you forget that Trump could NOT POSSIBLY be the anti-globalist he has claimed he is: it was all an act. You forgot that he is a member of the elite; if he wins, he will bend over to the military and oligarchs bigger than he is.

The left has nothing to offer to the middle class. Well, maybe the Green Party does. Go cast your vote for whoever…

At the end of this elections cycle, we will end up exactly where we started: in the hands of the oligarchs.

A Wasted Revolution

The Situation

Why is the GOP afraid of attacking the Donald upfront? They are not afraid of that tongue of his; they are afraid of his followers. Why is the democratic party afraid of telling saint Bernie Sanders to go away already? Because they are afraid of his followers.

That’s the closer we can come to a real revolution: both parties are terrified of the angry voters, terrified that the voters will swamp their respective conventions and walk out with each party’s owners head in  a pitch fork. Wall Street, and Loyd Blankfein in particular, is keeping it quiet, but they too are nervous, not of Sanders, silly. Of the angry youngsters who want his head in a pitchfork. Sanders has never been a threat to the oligarchs or WS: he is their friend, he bailed them out.

Since 9/11, when the oligarchs ditched any pretense of not being the power behind our government, the people’s anger have been boiling. Bush Jr. showed publicly who his ‘base’ was: the ‘big donors’. The duopoly then channeled that voters’ anger on to the 2008 elections through a charismatic leader, Obama, who brought them, progressives and  republicans included, to the democratic party, and neuter them there. The financial sector openly backed him up and then were there with Obama  in the White House, in the open running the USA Inc. Under Obama’s seven years rule we saw the anti-war movement shrink like a raisin, the same with the OWS movement. The BLM movement is still struggling to survive.

2009 Infamous Obama meeting at the White House with Financial elite. They went to tell him   to tone down his attacks on them…and he dutifully complied.

Fast forward to 2016 elections. The nation’s middle class, running on fumes,  is seriously p.o.’d, the distress is general. So, the duopoly goes to work again and offers two ‘charismatic’ leaders to channel the anger, again, and render it non-threatening. But this time there is no Obama to unite republicans, democrats, independents and dreamy leftists in one party and neuter them there. Thus, the anger resurfaces and  challenges the ‘establishment’, but it is circumscribed to inside the two parties.

The I Hate Hillary Episode Where All The Anger Is Deposited On Her

Hillary Clinton (HC) has to be  sacrificed, again, fed to the angry mob to keep them away from the masters. She is, again, demonized as the sole cause of all the problems of the nation and the world; the problem is not the oligarchs who buy and put barriers on our path. The problem is she, their whore, let’s go get HER, forget about Blankfein and WS and Sillicon Valley’s Tech Giants…it’s she we need to destroy.  If there is a new scandal of any sorts, you bet she is behind it, and we can’t let a woman like that run our nation…The anger is being safely deposited on her.

But the oligarchs’ two alternatives, the two ‘charismatic’ men – Trump and Sanders, are so dysfunctional and ineffective that all that attack on Hillary only serves to make her the only sane alternative to the voters of both parties. She will win against the best wishes of the oligarchs. They gave Sanders a yuuge chance, they gave him, as they are doing with Trump, free press and non vetting his record. But the man is soo insufferable and incompetent that he can’t win. Every time he went on an interview, he screwed up. The NY Daily News interview…it was an opportunity to put Hillary away. But noooo! He squandered the opportunity.

Guess which one screwed up the most?

Speaking of Trump, whom the GOP thought they could let him run in their party to entertain and distract their voters, like Sanders, he ran away with the angry voters, and with them next to him, put himself in the position of power  to challenge the party into supporting him, threatening to unleash that mass of angry voters. The people are being manipulated, once again. Trump spoke the words that the elite hates and never expected him to mention: insularism, nationalism and anti-globalism, and now they want him out.

The elite and the oligarchs are as confused as the left is. They will have to decide fast: Trump or Hillary. I discussed the reasons why they hate Hillary. So, who will it be? I think they fear the feminist, powerful woman the most.

So, Sanders and Trump have taken that anger and used it for their personal benefits. Nothing positive is going to come from those two men’s  breve 15 minutes in the spotlight, nothing positive for the working, middle and poor classes. There will be no discussion about what happened in these primaries, what mistakes were made, simply because there was no organization behind the ‘movement’; it was all Bernie’s movement. There was no party behind him, no coordinating groups –only the campaign managers who made a pretty penny on account of the naive youngsters who gave their little $27.

Wasted Revolution

The energy of a huge mass of angry and discontented middle class, republican and democrats and independents and leftists…is being wasted on attacking one woman. It’s like Jeffrey St. Clair said at Counter punch:

What might a real movement have done? If Sanders could turn 30,000 people out for a pep rally in Washington Square Park, why couldn’t he have had a flash mob demonstration mustering half that many fervent supporters to shut down Goldman Sachs for a day? If he could lure 20,000 Hipsters to the Rose Garden in Portland, why couldn’t he turn out 10,000 Sandernistas to bolster the picket lines of striking Verizon workers? If Sanders could draw 15,000 people in Austin, Texas, why couldn’t his movement bring 5,000 people to Huntsville to protest executions at the Texas death house? If Sanders could draw 18,000 people to a rally in Las Vegas, why couldn’t he just as easily have lead them in a protest at nearby Creech Air Force Base, the center of operations for US predator drones? Strike that. Sanders supports Obama’s killer drone program.

All that energy was for naught. No need to talk about Trump’s campaign, there can be not one leftists out there who thinks that Trump’s ‘movement’ ever had the promise of growing into something important for the GOP’s voters that could be taken as an alternative to Hillary.

Sanders’ followers will continue obsessed with Hillary, they will follow her through her campaign for the presidency against Trump like a rabid dog accusing her of all types of unnatural acts against humanity, and bonding with him when he calls her names. Sanders followers always go into a state of ecstasy when Sanders of Trump call her names. They will waste their energy in trying to derail her campaign thinking that if she fails to win against Trump, by some miracle the nation will move forward, there will be no more wars…because she is the ‘corrupter’.

Even worse, they are getting ready to spend their energy, should Hillary wins the presidency, on attacking her every step of the way. Wasted energy and a wasted ‘revolution’. Instead of recouping to form a viable third-party, organize the unions,  unite wtih those working to form an international workers organization to fight the globalists, they will continue to burn themselves out trashing one woman.

Obama’s term is coming to an end, and the left is disorganized and confused and unfocused. The transition from Obama to, hopefully Hillary and not Trump, will be depressing: coming out from two defeats is not  easy.

I don’t see any path to recoup that energy wasted on Sanders. It’s like I said when Obama ran in the 2008 primaries: the left falling for the ‘hope and change’ slogan of a charismatic establishment leader will only soil the image of the progressive movement. I said the same about Sanders, that supporting his vacuous ‘socialist revolution’ will only throw the real revolution backwards another 10 years, at least. It’s going to be harder to trust or believe any one who come out again selling utopias and easy-made disposable ‘revolutions’.

I guess we’ll continue fighting to reform the duopoly, which is like trying to reform somebody’s leg, other than yours,  against his or her will.

The Day After Hillary Wins-The MSM Kills Her, and Trump Appeals to Berniebots

I watched David Axelrod, Obama’s former campaign ad guru, at CNN doing a ‘Killing me softly” version on Hillary Clinton (HC) last night, the NY primaries day. It looked ominous because he proved in the 2008 primaries that he is an expert at killing Hillary.

He kept saying that HC, in order to not provoke Sanders’s followers, whom she may need if she wins the nomination, should not respond to his attacks against her and should not get angry. He dismissed Sanders’ dirty tactics of character assassination and lies against her. The implication was that she should be a good-girl and ignore the bully.

But that’s how he, Axelrod, ran his Obama campaign against her: he made her look ‘bitchy’ whenever she responded to Obama’s character assassination tactics. It’s no secret that Obama  and Axelrod, together, and Hillary are not in ‘good terms’ with each other.

That’s how Hillary is going to lose the elections: the MSM, Obama’s representative (Axelrod) there and the GOP will shred her to smithereens with misogyny, character assassination and outright lies. Today, less than 16hrs since her NY victory, the WaPo has this headline: The Take: Clinton got what she needed, but her image is underwater. The NY Times asks Sanders to stay in the race but makes no reference to his negative campaign threatening to handle the presidency to Trump.

The MSM is part and parcel of the presidential election process. They have more power to shape opinions than the politicians themselves. If the MSM is against you, you have an uphill battle to fight.

The only good news is that Gloria Borger, CNN’s Chief Political Analyst, who have been constantly bashing HC, showed a sign that women are finally noticing the misogynistic hack job that is been done on her. Gloria actually, somehow meekly, managed to respond to Axelrod’s comment observing that, as they were discussing (that democrats should start attacking Trump)

whenever Hillary tries to focus on Trump, Bernie gets under her skin an starts accusing her and bringing the emails, and she then has to pivot back to Bernie to respond to the accusations”.

Axelrod went actually mute: he couldn’t respond. The MSM is not 100% efficient, as shown by Trump’s and Hillary’s continued staying power despite the personal attacks. But the fact that  Sanders won Upstate New York prove that they have a powerful effect. The MSM has never criticized Sanders nor vetted his record; they attack Hillary if she responds to his smearing campaign. That’s how he won Upstate New York.

You can check my research on WaPo’s negative articles on HC and the positive for Sanders here.

Axelrod and Gloria Borger talking to each other. Old snapshot, clearly.

Trump Appeals to Berniebots

Trump, on the other side of the aisle, last night displayed his new tactic for recruiting ‘democratic’ voters: appealing to berniebots. He, ever so innocently, said:

I don’t like that Bernie guy, but what is  going there with the super delegates is worse, worse here.

The man is not the moron we all thought he is. He is effective in his conning. The purpose of that statement he made was to lure the berniebots whom he knows are expressing the idea of supporting him and not Hillary. All he has to do is sweeten his bait and they will flock to him. The honey in this case is ‘victimhood‘: he, just like Sanders, is a victim of the ‘establishment’. He wants to  commensurate with Sanders’ followers. ‘I have more in common with you than you with Hillary’, that is his message to them.

And bite they will.

Sanders and The Two-Party System: Moving The US Towards Fascism

In this post I discuss:

  • How Sanders and the  two-party system have destroyed the progressive movement
  • How his betrayal is pushing his followers  from the extreme left to the extreme right of the political spectrum as they see Trump as an alternative to vilified Hillary Clinton (HC) and, finally,
  • That his followers’ movement towards Trump presages our nation moving towards fascism.
  • I also discuss why HC is the proverbial sacrificial lamb in this process of destroying the progressive  movement.

First, consider these YouTube videos titles:

  • Hillary and the True Beast She Is.
  • Clinton Insider Reveals Hillary’s Lesbian Sexcapades
  • Hillary Clinton – A TRUE STORY OF SEX, DRUGS & MURDER
  • Carly Fiorina Knows All About Hillary’s Sex Life
  • Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal
  • hillary clinton and huma

There are millions of videos like these, and worse, there.

I checked videos for Dick Cheney: they were all about him being a war criminal and making a profit out of the Iraq invasion. For President George W. Bush, the videos were even cute: there were “GWBush bloopers” and other ‘funny’ takes on “Bushisms”. In other words, their moral character and their manhood, their masculine sexual qualities are not questioned…ever. They are human beings…who do bad things.

But those videos ‘inform’ us that Hillary Clinton is not human, there is no possible redemption for her as a human being because she is an unnatural beast.

You would think that republicans made those videos.  I have bad news for you: most of the videos were made by ‘democrats’ and ‘progressives’, i.e., by Sanders followers.

Hillary Clinton is not the caricature portrayed in those videos, and she is definitely not worse than the other two guys, not even if compared base on their politics, nor even as a human being. So what gives?

The Times They Are A-Changin’

If voting were to change anything, it would be illegal.

Yes, they are changing, but is not the ‘change’ you voted for when you voted for Obama.

In the  2008 elections the oligarchs learned that the voter anger that came as a consequence of the post-9/11  economical and political changes could be contained and diffused in the electoral process with the help of charismatic leaders promising to change and ‘clean’ the system.

Today they are offering you more  ‘charismatic’ and popular leaders: Sanders and Trump. Is no coincidence that they both are talking the same language of “corrupt establishment”.

Keep in mind that in 2008 HC, despite having been the preferred nominee in the beginning, became the target of a brutal misogynistic campaign attack from the democratic party and the MSM that portrayed her as the evil witch of the status quo. She was unpolitely asked to cede her candidacy to the charismatic candidate paving the path to bring the angry voters into a liberating communion of hope and change. The same thing is happening to her today.

Voter anger

Today voters have more than good reasons to be angry, on both sides of the aisle. There’s no need to go into the causes of that anger here. The question here is What do they do with that anger?

Sanders,  the two-party system (2ps) and the art of killing a populist movement

The modern purpose and function of the 2ps is to channel and dissipate voters anger in its electoral process, that’s why the ‘establishment’ protects it with tooth and nail.

Nothing threatens the status quo of the US oligarchs more than the prospect of having a viable third-party, not even ‘evil’ Hillary. That’s why the GOP forced the Donald into signing that pledge, remember? And that’s one of the reasons why B. Sanders has remained an “independent” in Congress: to divide and conquer; keep the power concentrated in the hands of the oligarchs.

For all his chest-beating shouts about “revolution”, “socialism” and being against “the billionaire class”, Sanders has never ventured outside of Congress to form a party to challenge the ‘establishment’. He is part and parcel of that establishment and has  promised many times publicly to protect the democratic party. He doesn’t even have a record of supporting other independents running for elected positions. On the contrary.

Sanders, the  great anti-establishment independent, was adamant in protecting the party from another independent by giving his unconditional support to Kerry over Nader in the 2004 presidential elections. In doing so, Sanders can receive credit for  these dubious achievements:

  • He helped in killing the momentum to create a viable third-party.
  • He blamed, not only Nader, but the third-party option for Bush winning over Kerry.
  • The psychological impact of blaming Nader for Americans having to endure the atrocious second Bush administration has cemented the voters into the 2ps. The third-party is now further away than it was in 2004.

Independently of  how democrats feel about Nader, in the eyes of the leftists and progressives Sanders betrayed the progressive movement by siding with the democratic party.

Sanders’ job in Congress all these years  has been  to give voters the illusion  that there is third option in the electoral process in his state of Vermont against the establishment, and that he represents that option. He has done his job superbly well considering his record of voting against the interests of his supporters.

Now he is doing it again now.

And that takes us to today’s primaries.

The Primaries: The Escape Valve

Sanders is running in the “corrupt party”…because the party needs him to run in it, and he does as they tell him to do.

The  DNC asked him to run  as a democrat to give the appearance that  the 2ps, and the democratic party in particular, offers real alternatives to the voters, not only the usual pro-establishment candidates. Appearances are important in a ‘democracy’. They roll the dice and if Sanders can repeat Obama’s feast, offering the pie in the sky to pacify the raucous voters, the party will again sacrifice Hillary in the altar of misogyny. Also, the anger resulting from ‘no change‘ and from the continued attacks on the middle class and the police-state is getting out of hand and has morphed into  the Occupy and BLM movements. It needs to be diffused: ‘out of the streets and into the party’ (paraphrasing “out of the closet and into street”).

So, once again the owners of the DNC recruit Sanders to impersonate ‘change’.

Sanders’ aura as an “independent” and of being in touch with the grassroots movement is a coup. He is The Pied Piper of Vermont  bringing  those pesky disorganized and drifting angry youngsters who have been challenging the status quo into the abyss of the primaries to burn and dissipate their energy (feeling the bern?) in the electoral process. That’s one of the reasons the MSM has given free press to Sanders and Trump, to stir the belligerent youngsters in the party, burn them there and render them inoffensive and malleable.

With no third-party option because Sanders helped destroy it, our  angry youngsters have no other option but to enter the 2ps…to see their anger manipulated and misdirected.

Trump is channeling the conservative angry voters and Sanders the “progressives”. They are the escape valve to dissipate all that righteous anger. Hillary and the other candidates represent the status quo, but Hillary in particular has been made the target of the youthful anger. The oligarchs, they own the 2ps, they win no matter who wins the primaries and the elections: each and every candidate in these elections is part of the ‘establishment’ and is there to protect it. But more important, they are there to protect the oligarchs themselves. That’s why Sanders vilifies Hillary, and seldom focus his ‘ire’ on the WS CEOs personally.

The only real alternative for the working class, the middle and poor classes, is to have a third-party not controlled  by the owners of the two parties. Until that ideal condition materializes, we are stuck in the duopoly; forced to choose the lesser of two evils.

And now we enter into the danger posed by Sanders and his followers.

The Angry Bots Are On The Loose

Given that Sanders have lured the angry young voters into the electoral process with his magical ‘revolution’, they have to be given a reason to stay there. They are being made to believe that the party needs their youthful anger to change the party, and that their only obstacle is HC. That’s why Sanders continues to bash her with impunity. Every time he does it, his followers experience a bout of  ecstasy.

But it is becoming clear to them that, once again, the democratic party is not willing to deliver on change; worse, is not willing to kill HC. and is not willing to let them bring the revolution to the party.  Sanders committed the mistake of eliminating himself from the contest by  his bullying and unsophisticated attacks on Hillary; he didn’t learn from Obama.

So, they are still looking to put their energy into a ‘political revolution’. Donald Trump is their next hope.

This is where the wheels come off the cart.

A bit closer to fascism

Even though Trump is running as a republican (he is a political weather vane, really), even though he has espouse racist and crude misogynistic feelings, even though he represents the opposite of what leftists and socialist stand for, Sanders followers find in Trump an alternative, not to the ‘corrupt establishment’, but to HC,  the avatar of that system.

Sanders’ followers obsession with HC shows to us that they are not well versed with the concepts they use as their motto: revolution and socialism,  and Sanders has been good at keeping them in the dark about them.

They are not fighting the oligarchs nor are they trying to change the class structure in the USA. They are fighting HC  who, in their eyes, represent all that is bad with humanity. She is the Goldstein of “1984”. They have poured all their anger and hatred into that one person, anything is better than her, even Trump. Considering that Sanders is not willing to,  figuratively?,  kill HC, and ‘older’ voters seem determined to elect her, for his followers the next best thing  is to follow the other ‘charismatic’ leader against the establishment: Trump. What is it they want from him?

They want Trump  to kill her, to humiliate and ridicule her as he has done with his opponents; they want him to show no mercy for her. That’s their ‘revolution’.

The danger

Sanders followers have shown their ignorance about the ‘revolution’, and that they are easily doped by charismatic leaders to the point of moving towards the right of the political spectrum…and that they are very angry and willing to act on it. The oligarchs have taken note and have started to use them as tools to repress other sectors of the working class and cultural groups.

The GOP is resolving its internal divisions, their fight with  “non-conservative” Trump, by manipulating the anger of the Sanders supporters and having them attack Trump to make him look ‘un-electable’. That they can do it so easily should worry every American.

The coordinated violent provocations at Trump’s rally smack of 1940s German fascists. “Berniebots” harassing  anyone who disagrees with them is now notorious, and gets them closer to their new alternate hero, Trump.  The scary part of this picture is that the oligarchs, through their MSM, have given their seal of approval for that behavior by saying that it has all been provoked by Trump’s ‘racist’ comment. Funny to see the MSM (Fox in particular) and the oligarchs complaining about racist comments from Trump.

Sanders too has done his part in creating and giving the seal of approval to this fascist behavior, and his party condones him. Now his supporters go to HC’s activities to provoke her and her followers.

Summing up, these fascist tactics and attacks are now part of our culture. Don’t expect them to go away after the elections.

Sanders helped the dem party kill the progressive movement, the anti-war movement and the third-party option. There are no options for the working and middle classes to fight the oligarchs. Americans are married to cut-throat capitalism.

Sanders effectiveness at betraying the progressive movement makes him the least qualified to be elected, and the most dangerous to us if he is.

Trump is what we all know he is. He is not an alternative either.

That leaves Hillary Clinton. She is not hiding anything. We know what she can and can’t give us. For the last 200 years we have elected men; it’s time to give a woman a chance. Hillary can’t be worse than the men who have ruled us since 9/11. Look at her record and you will find an imperfect politician who has tried to help the middle class, women and children and the poor.

Until the conditions for the third-party materializes, she is the least of all the evils, she is our only option in these elections. After the elections, the progressives and leftists should concentrate in making the Green Party a viable alternative to the next elections. Otherwise, it will be more of the same.

The Left’s Envy of Populist Sanders

Today, most of socialist and communist groups in the USA are feeling the bern…in the same way they felt the “hope” in the 2008 primaries.

After having read some of their analysis online justifying their support of Bernie Sanders, it is clear to me that what lies behind that support is…envy. OK, don’t go away yet. Let me explain.

“Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.”
Vladimir Lenin

Unappealing Socialists

Let’s start with a socialist truism: there is no revolution without the masses. Today, a  70+ years old politician with 30+ years of experience participating in the capitalist’s electoral process, with no (official) affiliation to any of the US political parties or organizations, a self-proclaimed independent socialist whose major success has been convincing, for the last 30 years, a sector of his state’s progressives and working class to elect him as their representative in the oligarchs’ house of political power…that politician is commanding a whopping 6,045,960  followers, mostly youngsters (as of 4/6/16) who want to elect him president of the USA.

Our socialists look at that picture and, because they are human beings, can feel nothing but envy… because they haven’t been able to appeal to their own family in that way for the last 30 years.

Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination success  in reaching millions of youngsters with a left-wing message is prompting a lively debate among socialist organizations about questions that have been around for some time:

Should socialists work inside the Democratic Party, with the hope of transforming it into a party that genuinely represents workers’ interests? [Highlights by me.]

‘Hey, look what Bernie is doing, let’s go there too, what the heck, we can do it too.’

Except that you can’t.

Don’t even bother registering as a democrat just because you are daydreaming that you can be a ‘subversive’ force in the Democratic party. You have demonstrated all these years that you, socialists and communists organizations,  are as painfully unappealing to the working class as a mole in the middle of your interlocutor’s nose. Do you need any evidence?

Well, funny thing is that something similar to these primaries’ ‘feel the bern’  happened in the 2008 primaries, except that on that occasion the populist ‘progressive’ candidate had fewer years of political experience, and yet, he won. You found many reasons to support Obama who, like Sanders, had nothing to show that he was a trustworthy ‘progressive’ who would bring the  elusive “change”. But that didn’t prevent you from joining the deluded masses in their ecstasy:

Frank Chapman, CPUSA supporter, hailing BO’s victory in the Iowa caucuses:

“Obama’s victory was more than a progressive move; it was a dialectical leap ushering in a qualitatively new era of struggle. Marx once compared revolutionary struggle with the work of the mole, who sometimes burrows so far beneath the ground that he leaves no trace of his movement on the surface. This is the old revolutionary “mole”, not only showing his traces on the surface but also breaking through.”

(It thoroughly shames me having to bring that quote out again.)

So, for the last eight years there have been a mass of angry discontented voters – on both sides of the aisle – expressing their desire to follow ANYONE who can utter the right words. They are so sweetly ripe to the right words that they are falling for Trump, Trump! Even Trump can find the right words to appeal to the angry masses!

But you can’t.

Joining Them in Their Delusions

After Obama won, how much did you, socialists and communists, advanced your ’cause’ by organizing the masses who voted for him? Did you reached out to those masses to  organize a viable and appealing revolutionary third-party to prepare you for this election cycle? Any efforts at coalition building? You had eight years to do it.

The masses are passing you by again, and here you are discussing whether to join them there or…nowhere.

The reason why you are so impossibly unappealing to the masses is because…you join them in their delusions. You joined them with Obama, and now you are joining them with Sanders, just because you see him with all those kids following him as religious people follow charismatic preachers, and you want to have that. Otherwise you wouldn’t bother to ask whether to join the dems or not: it’s all about the masses you can’t handle.

What is the trick? What is it that Obama and Sanders have that you, socialists and communists, don’t have?

Have you asked yourselves that question? But seriously asked yourselves that question?

To Hillary or Not to Hillary?

I take it for granted, I expect and HOPE that you guys are not going to vote for Hillary, so that you prove some consistency. Only the ‘common’ masses should vote for her because they function within the duopoly party system. They are perennially obligated to choose for the least of two evils, and that’s the way it should be until YOU give them a real alternative, which you don’t have right now.

But you voting and asking them to vote for a pseudo-socialist, an unvetted politician, is doing a disservice, not only to the people, but to the socialist movement in general. Going the anarchist way, like Susan Sarandon and her ex hubby are suggesting (“vote for Trump to cause anarchy”) is irresponsible, is playing politics with the people’s lives. These personalities agitators don’t have much to lose; they can just pick up and leave the country when the repression is unleashed on the people.

So I expect and HOPE that you will not vote for Sanders either. Why? Haven’t you learned the lesson from the Obama debacle?

Lenin’s Dream And The Damage Caused by “Hope” and “the Bern”:

These two politicians, Obama and Sanders are the pablum the oligarchs need. The oligarchs see an angry populist movement ready with the pitchforks, and they quickly find ‘populist’ candidates to channel and neutralize that anger. They did it to the original GOP Tea Party movement. Every time you support one of these ‘populists’, you set the ‘movement’ 20 years back. These populists candidates are the reason the angry voters don’t want to venture outside the duopoly: these candidates stain the image of a socialist movement in general with their undelivered promises, with their becoming more-of-the-same with-different-color, and make the movement a non-alternative. Why trust socialists, they are as good at delivering as the oligarchs, maybe worse.

Most of us leftists agree that Obama killed the anti-war movement. It happened because, well, you can’t attack your elected history-setting ‘socialist’.  Sanders is part two of that picture. Why? Because of your ENVY. Once you commit to them, you own them, in the sense that you have to pay, with the image of your movement, for what they break. But you want what Sanders has, access to the millions of (rightfully) angry voters; so you join him thinking you can get it from him.

“Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.” Well, it is there, the young generation, burning to change the present. Oh, but you are not Lenin.

Look, get ready for the next wave. Forget that you, once again, missed that train. There is always another arriving behind that one. Your job is to make yourselves appealing to the masses so that when they decide, on their own, to take down the ‘establishment’, they know there is an organization ready to support and provide structure to their energy.

One of the reasons the youngsters in the OWS and BLM refuse to organize in the old fashion political party format (they prefer no ‘leaders’) is because of your failure to offer them real participation in your organizations. It is you, socialists and communist, who have destroyed the working class movement in the USA.

You accuse Hillary of being untrustworthy: I say it is YOU who have proven to be untrustworthy to the angry masses, that’s why they don’t follow you.

The masses are still out there! Go get’em!

But please, first extirpate that mole off your nose.

Sanders Won’t Defend Women From Attacks – Stands Up For Muslims

Hillary Clinton wasted no time in responding to Trump (T)’s remarks about punishing  women who choose to have an abortion; no one had to ask her, she tweeted her reaction immediately. She denounced him and the GOP as dangerous to women’s rights.

Sanders, on the other hand, did not respond to Trump’s comments. Were it not for Rachel Maddow asking him for a reaction (see video below) he would have simply ignored Trump’s attack on women. In that interview with her he explained why it was OK for him to ignore Trump’s attack on women.

Sanders made it patently clear that women’s issues have no priority in his campaign. He said that Trump’s attacks on the working class and Muslims are more important – and can’t be ignored, than his attack on women.

Sanders totally dismissed Trump’s comments as “stupid remarks” that do not deserve media attention. He even got  visibly annoyed when Rachel questioned him about his dismissal of the comments as less important compared with ‘real problems’, i.e., the economy, workers salaries, the environment…You name the problem, it is more important than women’s problems.

You could even hear Sanders laughing when Rachel quoted Cruz as being even more explicit at how the GOP would attack abortion rights. [at 2:06 in the video]

Interestingly enough, Sanders is thoroughly offended by Trump’s attacks on Muslims, warning that Trump’s comments put Muslims in danger of losing rights and being physically harmed. He is so worried about their well-being that he sees it fit for himself to come out and make forceful public condemnation of said attacks. Those attacks deserve the media attention.

But Sanders feels no need to protect women from politicians who threaten their lives, their rights, their health, their freedom and their human rights.

Of all the presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton is the ONLY ONE who includes women’s rights as part of her platform. That is one of the reasons she is hated by

  • many men,
  • by the ‘establishment’,
  • by conservatives and the GOP,
  • by the pro-life movement…

All that hatred that you see in the MSM, all those negative ads and headlines…it all stem from this unmentionable fear of a woman standing for women’s rights.

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This is why haters hate her so much, including Sanders’ followers. This is why she is such a ‘scary’ and ‘bitchy’ woman who “screams” instead of talking. 

 

In social and political history, nothing scares the bejesus out of powerful men more than assertive women. Hillary Clinton is that type of woman. Hillary has a history of standing for women’s rights and abortion rights. That’s a no-no for men who hate women.

If you are a woman, if you are one of those progressive men who understand the causes and sources of the oppression of women;  if you are a man or a woman who worries about the future of your daughter and, finally, if you are a man or woman who understand that women rights are human rights, then you vote for Hillary Clinton.

Because all the current candidates, including Sanders, dismiss women rights, you can expect their administration to trample on those rights.

It’s time for women to assert their needs. It’s time for women’s issues to come to the front; it’s time to stop relegating the oppression of women to the end of the line of progress.

Only Hillary Clinton can do that.

 

 

 

Trump vs Sanders: Trump Wins

OK, that title is not an endorsement of the Donald. I just want you to put a pause on your binging on all primaries-related things to consider the following proposition:

That The award for most revolutionary candidate in the  2016 Presidential Primaries  goes to…the Donald.

Now, settle down; I have a few goodies for you to munch on.

But first, he receives the award for clearly beating Sanders at portraying  a presidential candidate who shakes and threatens  the elite’s political order, and instills fear and dread in their hearts.

So credible is his performance that he has garnered the oligarchs’ hate, who are conspiring to illegally derail his candidacy. Sanders’ performance, on the other hand,  has been praised and encouraged by them. He hasn’t even been accused of being  a ‘red threat’ or a ‘communist’, despite his ‘socialist’ trappings.

The character Trump has been playing in the primaries  is that of an anti-globalist. Sanders has been relegated to supporting actor attacking the democratic party’s  ‘establishment’.

OK. Now seriously.

OUTSOURCED JOBS = Globalism

Let’s start with Trump.

The Donald has consistently been saying that outsourcing of jobs is “killing us” and has consistently advocated imposing penalties to corporations that outsource jobs

Donald’s “Mexican wall”, which, of course, “they are going to pay for it“, is a pain in the globalists’ derriere, not because they are not racists, but because it is an obstacle to their privilege to access global cheap labor, whether in Mexico or China.

The mere act of voicing a challenge to that privilege converts that person in the enemy of the globalists and of their representatives in Congress and the White House.

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Then, by being the ONLY one in these primaries challenging the globalists and becoming their enemy, the Donald becomes the true radical. Further, I argue that his appeal to some minorities and the working class has to do with them understanding, at least at a subconscious level, why he is being attacked by the ‘establishment’.

“That’s why I’m doing so well in Michigan—because people say I’m the only one who understands what’s going on.” Donald Trump On Ford, Carrier, Shipping Jobs To Mexico: ‘I’m The Only One Who Understands What’s Going On’

Of course, in politics, as in life, to be a radical is not necessarily a good thing. Trump’s ideological (apparent) anti-globalism is soaked in racism too. Based on his comments, he seems to be a paleoconservative, anti-interventionist, and nationalist; words as scary to the elite as the words ‘zika virus’ are to a pregnant woman. That’s why you seldom see those words used in the MSM.

But paleo/conservatism is not good for the working class either. It’s a complicated existence, people. Trump’s ‘radicalism’ belongs to the class of small(er) business  owners. That’s not a crime. The working class shares interests with them and the same enemy: the globalists.

So, what about Sanders?

SANDERS  ORWELLIAN DEFENSE OF THE OLIGARCHY

Sanders is NOT  an anti-globalist.

Words are important, and Sanders has been very careful with them; and if he can’t handle the words, he just evade the topic. Case in point, you won’t find any reference at his website to globalism, nor to foreign policy. Funny thing, the Donald addresses the issue, but not the ‘socialist’ candidate.

But you could get a sense of his position from these few carefully crafted sentences:

“Nobody I know believes we should place a wall around this country. Trade is a good thing, …

Globalism is safe in Sanders’ hands is what that means.

…our overall trade policy must also change for corporations to start investing in America and creating jobs here again, and not just in China and other low wage countries.”

This is the thing: a ‘socialist revolutionary’ would have the political understanding that globalism is the wooden stake through the heart, not only of national interests, but of international working class solidarityThere is no “fair trade” when workers are pitted against each other for crumbs. You can’t have “fair trade” if foreign policy is based on militaristic defense of the interests of global corporations, which is what these wars are about: protecting their markets and cheap labor. Globalism and its ideology has to be stopped.

Everything is interconnected. Sanders refusal to talk about his foreign policy plans indicates he is hiding it; it’s no out of  ignorance. 

Sanders  Elementary Math for the Working Class:  ” the tiny .1% of 1%”

Sanders has been very careful not to condemn the entire class of oligarchs. He has persistently called the attention to the “tiny one tenth of one percent” of it. It matters not only because it is a matter of perception, but because he is the ‘socialist’ who should be using his campaign to educate the youngsters about what the elite doesn’t want them to learn: the reality of  class wars.

Sanders has achieved the dubious honor of bringing the progressives to the point of giving up fighting the oligarchy altogether when he focuses their attention to fighting against the “tiny .1% of 1%” in Wall Street.

That is Orwellian, folks. Our “only” enemy is that tiny % of  “the billionaire class”, the “greediest elements of that class”. No mention to other sectors who are part of the elite: the owners of the media, Monsanto, military corporations, surveillance and digital/software kings…How do you measure the “greediest” element?  Can we solve our problems with the oligarchs by eliminating the few “greediest” men in that class?

It’s not a class war when only a few are portrayed as the  offenders, when it is reduced to a moral issue, i.e., “the greediest elements”.

The working class has been blinded, its identity as working class has been distorted. It has been reduced to the category of an “angry” component of global capitalism which the globalists need to appease. Obama and now Sanders have thrown a tarp over the oligarchs to hide them from the ire of the victim of their globalism.

Trump is not the answer, mainly because no one knows what the hell is below that puff of yellow hair. Sanders is not it either because he is another Obama in disguise.

As for Hillary, we know what she stands for, whether you like her or not. She has never campaigned as the big white hope or revolutionary. Obama defeated her by dangling the carrot of “hope and change”. See where that took the working class, national and international. Now we have Sanders dangling the same carrot, this time one dyed red.

Hillary has a history of TRYING to help when she was First Lady: in favor of Palestinians, and trying a better health system, better than Obamacare. She has been paying dearly for taking a stand for the Palestinians; it is one of the reasons why the media vilifies her, but not the ‘commie’.  You should ask yourselves why the MSM attacks her and not him. (Pss, it’s not because she is “a liar” or “immoral”. The MSM and the GOP don’t care for that.) Sanders, well, in my post you can see how he defends the Zionists.

Hillary offers no utopia.

You can deal with reality, not with utopias.

I recommend this article for those interested in a deeper analysis of Sanders’ campaign.

http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1241

Posts where I discuss these candidates and the levels of comfort they represent to the oligarchs.

https://crazyusaelections.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/sanders-and-msm-attacks/

https://crazyusaelections.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/sanders-at-brookings-institution/

https://crazyusaelections.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/sanders-and-the-billionaire-class/

https://crazyusaelections.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/trump-globalism-and-working-class/

https://crazyusaelections.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/trump-smoking-the-elite-out-of-its-vault/

https://crazyusaelections.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/trump-sanders-two-party-betrayal/

https://crazyusaelections.wordpress.com/2016/02/01/the-trump-appeal/

PS: Being anti-Zionist does not equal being anti-Jewish.

Donald Trump’s Pre-Crimes

Important Update: I wrote this post in March, when the primaries were only a dress rehearsal for the real and scariest Trump that was to show up later in the presidential campaign. Back at that time, Trump was a cipher even for the MSM who could not understand the appeal of Trump nor the reason behind the ‘angry voters’. Thus, I tried to contribute in this post a deeper understanding of the Trump phenomena than the one discussed publicly in the media and otherwise at that time: that the fear in the heart of the oligarchs was not Trump, but him discussing publicly the failures of globalism, which they understand is the cause of ‘voter anger’ (see posts about Larry Summers).  At no time was I supporting him nor making a case against Hillary Clinton. At the beginning of the primaries, the oligarchy was divided on the issue of how to quash the people’s anger, and attacking Trump was a sign of desperation, they believed he was serious on his attacks on them. While Trump, with his ability to find the pulse of the public to make his products palatable to them, knew how to sell anti-globalism without using the term, it was no reason to elect a man-child over an adult. He identifies himself as part of the elitist class, the oligarchs will lose their ‘fear of him’ and probably continue to be divided on how to use the opportunity Trump provides to clamp down on the ‘angry people’. Now that the oligarchs are at ease with him, now is when we are in danger.

 

Consider the following.

We went  through the presidency of Truman – who detonated TWO atomic bombs on Japan, and the world and the USA survived it.

We went through the presidency of Richard Nixon with his eight years of genocidal war against Viet Nam; and we all survived it.

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We went through the presidency of Hollywood actor Ronald Reagan, who sucked up the wealth of the nations for the elite and made wars on Latin America; and the world and the USA  survived it.

We went through the presidency of Bush Jr ( you all know what happened there), and we barely survived it. His administration (Cheney) went to Congress to OPENLY demand that torture be allowed as a regular US military policy. No, MSM, that policy has not being changed, and no, Bush Jr. didn’t ‘prohibit’ it. Don’t try  to attach moral qualities on a president and an administration utterly lacking it.

G.W. Bush joking about the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq at a black-tie event for radio and television journalists in Washington. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCTfEf6Rrmw

We are about to come out from the Obama presidency, one bloodier than Bush’s Jr., and we have so far survived it (cross your fingers). The people in the Middle East may rightly want  to disagree with me in that they have NOT survived Obama’s presidency. He not only defended Bush’s torture policy, but he continues to practice it.

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“His record on torture has been abysmal, to the point of obstruction, concealment, and ultimate complicity,” said Wells Dixon, a senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights,” Photo of US drones damage to communities in Syria.

And now, if we were to believe the media (national and global), the US and the world would not be able to survive the  presidency of a Donald Trump,  the man whose big crime so far has been that he has entertained  the American and global addicts of vacuous reality TV shows with The Apprentice and Miss America. 

His pre-crimes:

  • that he will continue these genocidal policies from the ‘nationalistic’, ‘isolationist’ and anti-globalist ideological position.
  • that he is “not a real conservative“,
  • that he will kill families of terrorists and neighborhoods where they are,
  • that he will use torture and cause a revolt in the military
  • that he is racist.
  • that women will suffer from his sexist policies

But Trump’s threat to the globalist is in that he is anti-globalist. If you believe the media’s characterization of his thinking, then there’s nothing to fear: he would be a continuation of exactly what the neocons are doing now. Yet he has not shown his immorality in practice, in terms of war policies; the main stream media that protects Bush Jr.’ war crimes and Obama’s current genocidal wars have shown us theirs.

I think that it is precisely because the Donald is “not a real conservative” that he would be less egregious to the world than the neocons ruling the USA in the two-party system. (That post in the link is long but covers a lot.)

Do I support or would vote for Trump? NO WAY! Is he contemptuous and racketeering? Sure, but so are our elected officials. So far, we haven’t seen the Donald bombing poor people. I’m just highlighting the hypocrisy and duplicity of the globalist-militaristic oligarchy. Their bone of contention with him is ideological, not moral. The GOP is the party of racists, they have no moral standing to reject him as one.

The oligarchy uses the GOP as its tool to openly advocate policies against humanity. The Democrats are less cut-throat or evident about it.

That’s the purpose of the two-party system: one is extreme, the other appears to be less so. It fits both the oligarchy (they too have internal divisions) and the people – voting to choose from between the perceived less of two evils, or between the lesser war mongers.

Until the working class gets the courage to dump that system, they will continue to be the serfs of the oligarchs.

The revolution doesn’t require much: build that working class third-party. That would be a beginning.

One advantage of the third party is that they can challenge special interests maintaining a duopoly of the U.S. government.  They provide a means of protest against the status quo.  They allow non-corrupt candidates to run and have ballot access.  The small organizations can support honest people running for office.  A big advantage is that they can promote ideologically pure platforms without the need to compromise for the sake of propaganda money.

Pat Caddell on the Political “revolution” in the 2016 election

Continuing with my fascination with the momentous implications of Trump’s campaign, I give you this article. It is from a source I totality disagree with, but in the article in question they discuss the same point of view I have discussed here. Mainly, that Trump’s threat to the GOP establishment comes from two sides: his anti-globalist position (implied in the article) and from the working class reaching its limit of tolerance to oppression.

I have to note that I don’t believe there is a political “revolution” about to happen here. As I have discussed before, it seems that the American working class can’t be weened out of the two-party system. As long as they are there, I doubt a profound ground shaking ‘revolution’ can occur. The first thing the working class needs is a third-party, or ‘evict’ the owners of the current parties. The post I referred to in the link above is long, it covers a lot.

So, even though the article is from Breitbart, it is very interesting.

Pat Caddell: Establishment Can’t Stop Trump’s Populist Candidacy Because They Can’t Recognize Legitimate Concerns Motivating His Voters

Veteran pollster Pat Caddell thinks the nation is at “the tipping point” of political “revolution” in the 2016 election because the Washington establishment doesn’t understand the legitimate concerns motivating ordinary Americans. Caddell believes the establishment “empire is trying to strike back” against the populist movement challenging their power, but the American people have “left the building.

 

GOP and Trumpists: Get Ready to Rumble

The GOP forced Trump to sign a promise that he would not leave the party and run as independent or form a new party.

Now it just so happens that the GOP is sooooo freaking desperate and afraid the ‘mild’ conservative-anti-globalist Trump will give a coup to the party’s neocons, that they are considering self-eviction, aka self-deportation.

They are considering leaving the party and forming a new one. That’s probably their best bet if they want to leave alive and in one piece.

Giving Trump a coup, crowing any one other than him, if he gets the popular votes and delegates, is an invitation to a re-run of national conventions gone berserk.

Police attack protesters outside of the 1968 Democratic National Convention

As for Sanders in the democratic party, he never was a threat to the elite. He was crowned, by the Brookings Institution, the elite’s favorite ‘revolutionary socialist’, literally.

Right now he has been ordered to tone down the attacks on Hillary. He said he is a democrat, will run as democrat in the future, and will continue to protect the party as he did against Ralph Nader, when he went an forcefully endorsed and campaigned for Kerry. He is complying, and has toned down the attacks.

There’s no ‘revolution’ in the DNC. Only in the GOP the ‘establishment’ is being shaken by the working class.

That is revolutionary.

Trump’s Anti-Globalism Dividing the GOP, Not Class Warfare

Of all the bs unveiled in these primaries (e.g., the oligarchy praising the candidacy  of a ‘socialist revolutionary’), the one that stands out, to me, is seeing an arrogant billionaire as the standard-bearer of the discontented  working-class, calling for their ‘revolution’ within the party that represents the financial and globalist corporations of all types. (You better watch out, Hillary.)

Now we have the elite in a state of dread by the prospect of having to share a minuscule % of their profits with the discontented working class that produced it, just to calm them down and save the party.

Then, when you see the neo-cons  coming out in person to defend THEIR party (GOP), you know what they fear the most is not the working class. Oh, they are sublimely aware of the class conflicts, but it is taboo in the US to call it by its name:

Recognizing as we do, the conditions in American politics that have contributed to his popularity…[Open Letter on Donald Trump from GOP National Security Leaders]

Donald Trump’s rise goes beyond his demagogic appeal. It is a reflection of the political psychology of frustration – people see him as responding to their fears about the modern world order, an outsider fighting for those who have been left behind. [Larry Summers, see my discussion here.]

They are also aware that the working class is not demanding that the elite relinquish its power to them, that all they are asking is for some crumbs and for the yoke on their neck to be unfastened a bit. A few crumbs would calm the restless mob, but there’s no talk about that, only calls to show your ‘morality’ by rejecting the Donald.

All public attacks on Trump are based on moral grounds: racism, sexism, etc., not on the class conflicts they acknowledge exist.  (I’m not defending him nor do I support him in any way; just commenting on the ‘issues’.)

Yet, the hypocrisy of this morally based  accusations is shown by today’s European community issuing “harsh” warnings to illegal immigrants there. They accuse Trump of xenophobia, but here they are doing it. In addition, the other GOP candidates have defended the “wall” and other racists policies they criticize on Trump.

It’s not about racism or morality; for the elite the issue is globalism, their right to use cheap labor wherever they can find it. Trump is not moral, but he is against globalism, for whatever his elitist reasons may be. For him, jobs should stay here, or so he says now.

The elite is aware that at stake is their ideology of capitalist globalism.

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The real ‘revolution’ is happening at the GOP, of all places, not in the democratic party.

Trump’s  (comparative) moderate conservatism and other ideological currents following him (moderate libertarian, nationalist and protectionist, isolationist) is a threat to the ideology of the globalists/military class. All of  the categories I mentioned for Trump are in contradiction with globalism.

He is not ‘conservative enough’ because, among other things,  he stated in one debate, to the outrage of Rubio and Cruz, that under a Trump presidency no one would die in the streets. The other candidates trip over each other to show how they are going to screw the middle class and the poor: if you can’t afford medical services, it’s your fault and bad luck.

Just look at that “Letter to Donald Trump” to see the real jewel they are protecting, all global issues hidden under the cover of anti-racism: global trade, trade with the Arab world, free trade (offended by Trump’s “protectionism” and “isolationism”).

And the problem with Mexico is two fold: 1) “protectionism” prevents global companies from using cheap labor there (and world-wide) and 2) the problem with Trump’s wall is not the wall itself, but forcing Mexico to pay for it.

his insistence that Mexico will fund a wall…

That’s because globalists don’t care about the immorality of treating the Mexican workers like cheap machine parts. They accuse him of the same moral ‘crimes’ for which the GOP is famous, among them, rampant racism and this one, the most amusing of the accusations:

His embrace of the expansive use of torture is inexcusable. [It was the neocons who instituted, and still maintain, an OPEN policy of torture to ‘protect’ you against ‘terrorism’.]

The anti-globalism threat is so real that they are coming out in person to communicate their orders and threats to the downtrodden following Trump: don’t get involved in the elite’s internal divisions.

We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community…We have disagreed with one another on many issues, including the Iraq war and intervention in Syria. But we are united in our opposition to a Donald Trump presidency. [Same “Open Letter to Donald Trump”]

That letter, by the way, was sent out to all of you. The message is that they, as a class, are united against you  “blue-collar workers” who are about to elect Trump.

We commit ourselves to working energetically to prevent the election [of Trump]

So much for democracy.

The hint of a possible “compromise” with the working class was given in Summers quote above:

be clear to all Americans that the tradition of vigorous political debate and compromise will continue.

But, in that letter to Trump, the neo-cons made clear there will be no compromise related to their global interests. Trump and his anti-globalism must go.

The GOP is thoroughly divided by ideological forces: globalists/militarist and what I call paleo-conservatism.

Summing up:

This is no working class revolution going on, not in the GOP not in the democratic party. The American working class has no class identity. This turmoil in this presidential elections has to do with an ideological division of the elite within the GOP. The working class want a “share in the profits” (rightly so) of the capitalists.

But this class of globalists and banksters is sooo irremediably greedy that they can’t even consider, less accept the idea of  wasting some cherished crumbs on pacifying its serfs.

I’m fascinated by the veiled class warfare going on, waiting to see which path the elite is going to take to protect its globalism: provocation of violence (pitting the working class against each other at Trump’s rallies to disqualify him in the public opinion), or abandoning their party for a new one.

[If link to Open letter doesn’t work, go to the last paragraph here and use that link.]

 

 

 

 

 

Summing up The Primaries

This is the big picture: Two Issues Going On

Voter Anger and GOP Internal Ideological War

Finally, as I have commented all along, the MSM is reporting the true nature of the “voters anger”, picking up from Larry Summers letter to the voters: the working class is feeling the pressure of globalists control of the economy. Outsourcing jobs, etc, is killing the working class and they are angry.

The two-party system has been  a failure as a tool for the working class: they are tired of electing people who just work for the elite once elected. This discontent has been boiling since 2008, when the elite groomed Obama as a populist with the “hope and change” mantra to pacify the electorate. It worked then, they are having more problem with two-party system this time.

The two Outsiders: Only One is the Real Threat to the System

They are not outsiders, they are just two big mouths riding the populist discontent, but only Trump embodies the ideological  war.

He represents the centrists in the GOP, as opposed to the globalist faction and the neo-conservatives, the cut-throat conservatives who are tripping over each other to show they will screw the working class better. Trump is riling against the globalists, their outsourcing jobs, etc. Angry voters like that, but it makes the globalist angry.

Trump has become such a threat to the globalists (because he is the voice of the people affected by the globalists policies), that they are coming out making not so veiled threats to the voters. My opinion is that the globalists (Summers, e.g.) will use dirty tactics to impair Trump. They will use provocateurs at Trump’s rallies, which they are using now, to create an environment of violence to pit the working class against each other.

Sanders is being by the MSM, despite them crying to the opposite. Even the Brookings Institute has crowned him as their preferred socialist. Sanders is NOT a threat to them, only Trump is. Sanders is a tool, his job is to keep the voters in the two-party system with the illusion that they can change the democratic party.

The KKK, Farrakhan and Latinos supporting Trump is an aberration only if one is not aware of the politics of class wars. As I have discussed, the two-party system is all the working class is allowed to use to express their anger over class issues; that’s why these opposing groups are with Trump. They are not with Sanders because he scares them with ‘socialism’. Hillary is the balancing act for the elite: they may turn to her to quash Trump, unless he is saddled and go the way of the elite, in which case HC is toast. They hate her, they rather go with Trump, if he behaves.

So, how will this end? Who knows, but there are forces and interests that can’t be named openly by the MSM. The class wars is what they can’t mention. That’s what’s going on. Will the working class finally forms a third-party? That’s the elite’s fear. That’s why they forced Trump to promise he would not go independent, same for Sanders.

The lesson for the working class should be: get out of the two-party system.

You can see more on these issues in my earlier posts.

Trump Win: Blame the MSM

The hypocrisy of the MSM: they smear Trump (OK with me, I’m not a follower) and scream bloody danger, but give him FREE air time.

Trump has spent hardly any money of his own on ads because he is getting free media. Had the MSM ignored him, he would have been forced to use his own money. I doubt he would have stayed for the long run. No ratings if the DOnald is not in the debates? So they bring him in, negotiate with him when he says he is not attending.

Do you remember when he was boycotted by foreign nations, his gulf courts, etc.? He did lose money, but he made it back with the free media. Now he has corporations (some) supporting him. Plus, he IS getting donation from his supporters and other ‘pacs’ under the table.

The MSM takes BILLIONS of dollars during presidential campaigns, that’s their bottom line. Trump doesn’t pay in cash, he pays in ratings. He must be producing soooooo much more dough in ratings to the MSM that they are happy with giving him free access.

Look, the GOP is divided, which is to say that the elite is divided. Nothing strange about that, every group, no matter how united it is, has its own divergent factions. The thing that divides them is MONEY and access to power, and IDEOLOGY. There’s a fight between globalist and neo-conservatives vs neo-liberals. So, Trump has stirred the GOP beehive.

The MSM uses him, then blames the angry voters for Trump’s  rise. Then the top of the elite, in the form of Larry Summers, blasts him. If the top of the elite so much hates Trump, how come they don’t order their tool, the MSM, to stop giving him free time?

They take the $$ and then blame YOU. You pay for all broken dishes, even when they broke them.

Lawrence H. Summers on How Trump Hurts The Elite

There’s nothing more rewarding, to me, than having the elite itself validate my opinions about the meaning behind the rise of these two  long shot candidates in this primary process.

The latest reward just came from the pen of no other than Lawrence H. Summers, a former treasury secretary and director of the National Economic Council in the White House, who published his opinion about the Donald at the WaPo opinion section.

My point all along has been that the elite is TERRIFIED of the angry voter (i.e., the working class) and of the threat they are posing to the peace of  the elite’s establishment, but not afraid of Trump or Sanders. Summers’ opinion is pretty angry and to the point, and flaunts the usual threats to the working class. Of course, the situation for the elite is dire but not so much so as to require OPEN threats, so they come out veiled.

Trump is about to be given a coup, and so is we the people by extension of those supporting him. His campaign and the people’s anger has been so strong as to smoke the elite out of their wall street vaults. The real complaints against Trump are: that he is subverting “the modern world order”, and the order of the elite in the GOP, the tool of the globalists; that he is not a neoconservative-globalist, that he is ‘isolationist’.  You will see complains about Trump as  a “protectionist demagogue”; protectionism is code for anti-globalism. And then there is this:

Donald Trump’s rise goes beyond his demagogic appeal. It is a reflection of the political psychology of frustration – people see him as responding to their fears about the modern world order, an outsider fighting for those who have been left behind.

It is an acknowledgment that the people “have been left behind”  and that Trump’s rise is the rise of those people. When the capitalists’ democracy is in danger, count on the elite to come to its rescue. They are the only ones perceiving the ‘fears’. We are busy fighting their brand of  corporate democracy.

I will ‘deconstruct’ part of Summers’ opinion, for it is an excellent show of how they use language to send their subliminal messages.

FIRST PARAGRAPH –  NAMING THE ‘TRAITORS’.

Outstanding first line.

Trump’s rise does illustrate how democratic processes can lose their way and turn dangerously toxic when there is intense economic frustration and widespread apprehension about the future.

I’m sure you can translate that line (“democratic process”) into ‘proletarian’: When the economy (meaning the elite who controls it) is screwing  everybody (“frustration”), democracy is a threat. It doesn’t name who is “threatened”, but you can rest assure is the one who saw it fit to come out from his ivory tower to lecture YOU, the angry voter, ALL of you, not only the Trumpists. And the “can lose their way” means YOU, you are losing your way. There’s a whiff of threat to you there, if you care to sniff it; it’s at the end of the article.

In other words, democracy is toxic and  a threat to the elite when the working class gets angry.

And now to the traitor.

…when some previously respected leaders scurry to make peace in a new order — yes Chris Christie, I mean you.

Holy mack! This is the translation: it is dangerous when members of the club, Christie, side with the one shaking the establishment. “a new order” is a YUUUGE hint at the earthquake going on at the ivory tower. Angry voters in the GOP, through Trump, are destroying the old order, and Christie has directly been named a Judas, a ‘et tu, Brute?

I advance to you that the destruction comes from Trump not being a neo-conservative or extreme right-wing, despite what you may believe by his crazy comments. The elite is not angry at his ‘racism’, they are furious at his more apparent centrist positions in what matters more to them. The voters are too emotionally involved to notice what the elite is seeing, his ‘centrist’ position. More on this later.

SECOND PARAGRAPH – AFRAID OF CLASS WARS

I have had a strong point of view on each of the last ten presidential elections, but never before had I feared that what I regarded as the wrong outcome would in the long sweep of history risk grave damage to the American project.

First, “I have a strong point of view’ means he knows ’cause he has controlled the last ten presidential elections. But those previous elections were NOT A THREAT to the elite; Obama’s ‘change’ was never a threat to them. I opine that “hope and change”  was a con game  to neuter the signs of distress starting to show in the working class.

Back to the paragraph, now he FEARS, what does he fears? The ‘wrong outcome” is the people subverting the status quo, which is the “American project”. From there on he goes on to describe how it is the world order what they are protecting, not you or anti-racism morals or your economic situation. It’s their glorious world order that they are protecting from you, the one who is suffering “the economic frustrations” that come from that order.

Does he propose any suggestions or ‘arrangement’ to calm you down? Of course not. He gives you an ULTIMATUM:

The United States has always been governed by the authority of ideas, rather than the idea of authority. Nothing is more important than to be clear to all Americans that the tradition of vigorous political debate and compromise will continue. The sooner Donald Trump is relegated to the margins of our national life, the better off we and the world will be.

Translation: He makes “clear to all Americans” that the status quo will not be disrupted, that the elite has no patient with you, so you will be better off removing the Donald from the campaign, “the sooner” the better for you.

There you have it, people. Get ready to RUMBLE!

Trump’s Victories and the Schizophrenic Working Class [updated]

Intro
Factor #1: Anger over the ‘establishment’: The Two-party System Fulfilling its Duty
Factor #2: That Pesky Working Class Bitching About the Economy
Start the Revolution

I just watched Trump’s Nevada victory speech on YouTube. He crowed that everybody loves him because he won with  the highly educated voter, the highly uneducated (he particularly loves them), the fat, etc., and now, he said, “even the Latinos love me”: he won 45% of the Latino votes there. That’s an eye opener for the same reason he said  “even” the Latinos loves him. He was as surprised as we are that this group would support him after his attacks on them as a group and as a people.

So, what gives? Well, that’s the purpose of this post: a search for any facts that could reasonably explain a highly bizarro picture of the working class people stampeding to embrace the oligarchs who offend and oppress them.  I have here some of the pointers deliberately ignored by the MSM.

Factor #1: Anger over the ‘establishment’: The Two-party System Fulfilling its Duty

Most MSM pundits, voicing the thoughts of the oligarchy for whom they work, point at voter anger over ‘the establishment’ as Trump’s and Sanders appeal to voters. The elite would have not  noticed the level of that anger were it not for Trump and Sander: they are the only ones verbalizing the anger of the working class.  I propose that when the MSM describes the Donald’s and Sanders victories as voter anger, the oligarchy is expressing awareness  that it  is exceeding the levels of oppression tolerated by the population they are ruling over. They have to do something about that, don’t they?

But I also propose that the appeal voters see  in these two candidates is plain anger,  that both Sanders and Trump verbalize angry and violent class sentiments; and that the other qualifiers (‘at the establishment’, ‘at the party’…) are the only licit objects provided by the oligarchy’ media to them  over which to discharge their political class anger. It’s not the elite who owns the parties, or the two-party system or capitalism; the problem identified for them by the elite is the politicians who control the parties and sell their souls to the elite: they are the  ‘establishment‘.

Thus, the voters have no choice but to choose from inside the parties the ones that say what the voters are thinking, not the ones who repeat the same old promises. As in life in general, it usually happens that the ‘different’ ones are the most outrageous and ‘colorful’.

Look, Trump and Sanders are ‘outsiders’ inside the two-party system; they have both promised to the powers that be that they will not be ‘spoilers’.  Their appearing to be ‘alien‘ to the establishment (pun intended), provides a psychological outlet to the frustrated citizens, but within the safe confines of the two-party system controlled by the oligarchs. It’s a repeat of Obama’s fake anti-Wall Street populism. Trump and Sanders personify, with their angry remarks, working class sentiments and, at the same time, keep the ‘solutions’ within the confines of the two-party system. The message is: There is no class struggle or  class wars in the USA, only greedy politicians.

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Either way, the oligarchs always win.

The Purpose of the Two-party System

Trapped in the two-party holographic democracy ,  at the end, after having voted for each party and seeing their misfortunes unaddressed, the citizens see their political power reduced to choosing from between the less of two evils, the party less likely to reduce them to the status of discarded squeezed orange. That’s the purpose of the two-party system, to castrate the working class.

The absurdity of voters protecting Trump’s violent, sexist and all other immoral attacks on the working class consist in that they are giving him the power to denounce the system from his own elitist point of view.

There is nothing more disturbing and indecent than the working class willingly relinquishing its power to their oppressors: Donald Trump as representative of the interests of the working class. Now, that’s rich.

If the class anger were to spill outside the two-party system coop, the elite would be unable to control it. Therein the danger mentioned by Lloyd Blankfein,  Wall Street’s Goldman Sachs CEO  (and the closest you get to having a king), referring to Sanders dragging his name, vilifying him and other oligarchs in these primaries:

“To personalize it, it has the potential to be a dangerous moment, not just for Wall Street, not just for the people are particularly targeted but for anybody who is a little bit out of line.”

That was a public scolding of Sanders, telling him to tone down his ‘anti-Wall Street’ rhetoric. You see, Lloyd is not afraid of Sanders, a member of the establishment; he is afraid of the out-of-control angry citizens, just as kings became afraid of their angry plebs running amok beheading kings during the ‘glorious revolution’ of 1789.

No king or bankster CEO have being able to forget that “dangerous moment” in history. Lloyd even said to the media in 2009 that he would start carrying a gun on his person if people continued to express such ire at him and other crooks over the 2008 financial debacle and the bail out. He is terrified of the angry mob demanding he and his pals be brought to justice for his crimes.

Lloyd to Sanders: Don’t you dare use my name in vane, specially after YOU voted to bail me out and said you feel PROUD to defend that vote.

 

People, if your memory has not being yet totally deleted, it should remind you of Obama’s first year in the WH when, after he publicly shamed the banksters and said “My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”, they ALL marched there to tell him in person to stop badmouthing them who bought him the presidency.

It worked in both cases: Obama never again spoke in that tone and refused to prosecute them, despite his campaign promises. Sanders, well, after the scolding and the not-so-veiled threat (“There is a pendulum that swings in markets and also in the political economy as well.”), his plans for WS is to ‘ask’ them to be less greedy.

Given that Sanders, as Obama before him, protected them from prosecution and proudly bailed them out…

Yet you voted for a number of programs to try to get the economy moving including the Recovery Act, otherwise known as the Stimulus.

[Sanders] So I am proud to defend it.[!!!]

I see no reason, except posturing for the naive voter, to believe that he will be a Marx in the White House breaking banks right and left by fiat. The ‘establishment’ is safe and in secure hands with ANY of the candidates as long as they keep the voters confined in the two-party system.

When the citizens, as a group, can not correctly identify the source of their anger, it becomes an emotion easily manipulated by experts in molding public opinion and channeled into objects that function as punching bags, defusing their political power. That’s the purpose of the two-party system.

 


Factor #2: That Pesky Working Class Bitching About the Economy

The real anger of citizens in the new millennium is...class anger.

The republican voter’ scorn for Mexicans is a misdirected anger over lost jobs. The blame for lost jobs and the economic suffering of the working class ought to be cast on those who control the economy: the oligarchs and the banksters. Elected politicians are paid workers of the oligarchic class. (You know that, I’m not saying anything new here. I have read your comments online, and, whether you are a republican or democrat, you have stated the same sentiments I have just described in this paragraph.)

As for anger over ‘big government’, same deal. The working class delusion is YUUGE, and schizophrenic.  It is two-fold: 1) thinking that the problem with ‘big government’ is that it regulates and stifles the elite – they think the crumbs will not trickle from the ‘trickle down’ economy if capitalists are not free to create profits, and 2) that big government is ‘welfare state’, you know, good for the ‘free loader’, (described as anyone below ‘me’ or who isn’t ‘me’). Adopting the neo-liberal ideology is what makes the working class schizophrenic.

So, what we are witnessing in this presidential elections is nothing more than the working class having a temper tantrum: big capitalists refusing to drop some crumbs to them. As long as the baby stays in the crib, daddy will be fine. If baby tries to get out of the crib more than twice, daddy is bound to have a fit of anger  and seriously spank the baby.

As long as the working class refuses to look at itself in the mirror and see that they have nothing in common with the likes of Lloyd Blankfein, Trump and even Sanders, they will remain like angry babies in the crib of the two-party system.


Start the Revolution

I have discussed here and here the reasons why Sanders is not the ‘socialist revolutionary’ his followers have deluded themselves into believing he is. The only radical revolution his followers can start is creating a third-party; call it whatever, ‘the party of consumers’ or ‘the workers party’, whatever. As long as you are in the two-party system begging for crumbs (reduce student debt, relief from police brutality, reform Wall Street, jobs), that’s what you’ll get: one crumb to quiet you down.

I don’t expect them doing that any time soon. We are running out of time. Disorganized we can’t fight against the oligarchs’ wars and the police state. It ain’t gonna be like in the 1940s. The future, with its digital technology, is rendering human mind down to software.

 

 

 

 

The Trump Appeal

So many MSM pundits trying to understand the Trump phenomena unsuccessfully. What is confounding to them is not that the public support the Donald’s  fascists policies about immigration; they would have no problem seeing the public supporting those same policies coming from the other candidates who have the same ideas as Trump…or worse. The confounding thing for them is that the public would agree with a card-carrying elitist, for they (the pundits) know  that Trump is not interested in the well-being of the regular people.

This is what they don’t see, what makes the Trump appeal so difficult to comprehend to the MSM pundits: that he is the product of their success. The myth of the business elite as apolitical and outside of partisan politics in Congress and the presidency is the valuable tool that must be kept intact in these presidential primaries, no matter how many politicians or which party may be hurt in the process of protecting said myth.

The Elitist Donald Coming Home to Roost

Trump is not ‘an outsider’ of government or politics; he may have not sat in Congress, but he is not an ‘outsider’ because he is part of the elite that manipulates politics from behind the curtains.

Trump himself just told the American public how politics are run here: he said he  owns politicians that, as he ruthlessly put it to embarrass his opponents in the first debate,  that suck his knee-caps (as Gordon Gecko said in the movie) for campaign donations. But somehow voters just don’t register in their minds that a billionaire himself has just opened the curtain and showed them that it is TRUE that they control politics from behind the curtain.

One of the reasons Trump is so despised by the GOP’s  ‘big donors’ (other billionaires) is because he just let the public look behind that curtain. But the public is still not looking. They continue to like the billionaires who corrupt our politicians, and hate the politicians. In a way is like arresting the prostitute for prostitution but setting free the man who paid for it: you can’t fix the problem by releasing those seeking the ‘favors’.

The believe that the Donald is an ‘outsider’ is the successful chicken coming home to roost.

The powers that be have for the longest been successful, with the help of the MSM they own, at hiding from the regular Joe and Jane how the political sausage is really made behind the curtains, and at portraying themselves as saviors of the nation from outside of politics. The elite hides how they control Congress and politicians with their massive donations and lobbyists to pass the laws that benefit them, how they buy their way out of the justice system. And, with their MSM, they cast the blame of the nation’s problem on ‘corrupt politicians’. Politicians are OK with that; to take the fall for the hand that feeds them is the price of privilege.

So, now they have an elitist who, in the eyes of the fed up segment of  the republican party, comes ‘clean’; clean of ‘blame’ as an outsider and ‘clean’ about how the politicians are the toys of the elite. What to do with him? The big donors can’t say he’s right about government corruption, that would be suicidal; so they cast him as a nut case, although they would rather call him a ‘traitor’ to their class. I’m just describing the situation, I’m NOT defending nor supporting him, God forbid.

The thing that irks these politicians and MSM is that their success at blinding the people about how the elite is behind our problems doesn’t allow them to attack Trump as an card-carrying elitist, which in normal situations would be his Achilles tendon. To claim that the Donald is lying about politicians being the puppets of the elite would be an invitation for him to  open the curtains of power in Congress and the presidency and name names. That will never happen on this planet.

But why do the people believes in him?

The Luxury of Telling It as It Is

Buying the myth that the elite is outside of politics allows the public to give moral qualities to Trump that he doesn’t have (honesty, e.g.). They view businessmen as honest because businessmen don’t ‘dwell’ in the house of  corruption. Out of sight, out of mind. Just because they don’t ‘dwell’ there doesn’t mean they don’t ‘visit’ the house. That’s how it comes to be that Trump has the luxury to say it ‘as it is’: he has the ‘moral’ superiority over his contenders who dwell in the house of corruption. But people confuse that brazen exhibition of power with honesty.

The Trump appeal to the public is a sign of their desperation, of fear, and of the delusion that fear begets, in relations to politics. The Donald appeal is the powerless’ cry for the powerful to come and rescue them from this debacle that is today’s politics because they don’t see in themselves the power to bring a modicum of decency, of humanity in this cut-throw capitalist elitists, and because they bought the lie of the elite as ‘an outsider businessman’, not a politician. Trump is ‘an outsider’ with ‘business acumen’. That’s what they think the nation needs. No matter how unpolished and pedestrian the elite member might be (Trump) he is better than the polished lying politician, in the voter’s eyes.

The confounding thing to the MSM  about Trump’s fans  is that they (the MSM owners) know that the Donald represents exactly what his followers hate in politicians, but attacking him would cause the elite in general to become collateral damage.

Michael Bloomberg will show more finesse and loyalty to his class if he runs for the presidency.