Note#2: It’s The Globalists, Silly.

It is pretty accurate, IMHO, to say that the planet is in a state of chaos, both environmentally and socially. See France’s Nuit Debout youth’s revolution, the Middle East, Latin America…to the USA. The malaise is global, and so is its origin: globalism.

It’s not just me saying it. As I have discussed on this blog, it is the globalists themselves who have diagnosed the problem. Our current presidential elections crisis (both parties are being shaken by popular anger), according to globalist Larry Sanders, is evidence that the success of globalism has peaked, and is high noon time for the elite to step back and re-think how to cope with the consequences of its success if they want to have more of it:

This [globalization] has proved more successful than could reasonably have been hoped.

…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.

…And they see the disintegration that accompanies global integration, as communities suffer when big employers lose to foreign competitors.

…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.

…The emphasis can shift from promoting integration to managing its consequences.

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

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

The globalists have their think-tanks to give them the information/data needed to assess, in the words of former mayor of NY Ed Koch, “how am I doing?”. They have been talking, among themselves only, about the impact of globalism on human beings, culture and society at larger since at least 1970 when they were beginning to carry out their global take-over of our lives. We, however, base our political decisions on the facts given to us by FoxNews, CNN…We certainly don’t have time for heavy thinking after a hard work day. If we let them, they will ‘fix’ the problem for us.

We need to get off the two-party system, educate ourselves about the nature of globalism and how it is changing  our society, personalities and even how we perceive reality.

We need an organization where fighting globalism is the first point in the platform, then the environment, animal rights, children and women’s rights, the right to work, health services…all of them on one platform.

Sit there peacefully if you think you can get that from the duopoly, ’cause you’re gonna get tired of waiting on your feet for it to deliver. They will give you what they want and you will have to love it.

Until then, Hillary is our only option in these elections.

https://crazyusaelections.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/larry-summers-presidential-elections-crisis-evidence-that-globalism-may-have-run-its-course/

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

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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 loves them particularly), 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 working class people stampeding to embrace the oligarchs who offend and oppress them.  I have 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 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.

 

 

 

 

Angry Voters and the Two-Party Betrayal: Trump/Sanders

Interesting thing: This presidential elections are showing without a doubt that the most important element dividing the 99% is the two-party system.

When you look at the two ‘outsiders’ in the primaries, Trump and Sanders, you can see that their respective supporters are complaining about the same problems; the proposed solutions is what  separates them…and the degree of racism and lack of class-identification.

In other words, the American people, in its totality, feels oppressed and abused by what in any other circumstance would be considered a tiny and statistically insignificant percent of the population, the 0.1%. Of course, it is from that mathematical reality that the class issue gets its importance: that a statistically insignificant percentage of people, the elite, can oppress the immense majority of the people of nation.

This confluence of angry voters, this meeting-in-pain between these two seemingly opposite sides, the T and S, makes it fun imagining a presidential ‘independent’ ticket of Trump/Sanders. Trump is the billionaire and would not let the barely-a-millionaire Sanders at the top of the ticket.

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So, clearly, at least to me, it is the two-party system that keeps the working class and the about-to-be-extinct middle class divided. Rarely in the history of the US has this truth being so patent, which begs the question: How is it that the middle class can’t see it?

Instead of analyzing how the two parties quash their hopes, the two camps run to their respective corners and battle each other from there, from within the two parties. They correctly identify the political issues but expect the party owners (big donors), will solve the issues for them.

The Independents

The Sanders’ camp market their hero from within the democratic party as an ‘independent‘, despite Sanders being on record promising his loyalty to the same party he and his followers accuse of being corrupt and against the interest of the  99%.

…in November 2015, Sanders announced that he would be a Democrat from then on, and will run in any future elections as a Democrat. “He says, “I am running as a Democrat obviously, I am a Democrat now.” http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/2015/11/05/sanders-declares-democrat-nh-primary/75242938/

You can’t comb and tease your hair at the same time, folks. He has been on the democratic party since…ever. In the 2000 presidential elections he went belligerently against Ralph Nader, a true independent candidate for the presidency and supported by every independent, progressive,  leftist and socialist group (including in Sanders’ state), and instead supported no other than Kerry against Nader to protect the democratic party!

During the 2004 election, Sanders announced on Vermont Public Television, “Not only am I going to vote for John Kerry, I am going to run around this country and do everything I can to dissuade people from voting for Ralph Nader… I am going to do everything I can, while I have differences with John Kerry, to make sure that he is elected.” Idem.

If Sanders is so against the two-party system, how come he hasn’t created a third-party, how come he has never supported any of the left-wing independent parties? How come the record shows he has voted 98% of the times with democrats, except those times he voted with republicans (like for bail out of WS and for funds for the Pentagon and against the Palestinians…) Those are inconvenient questions for Sander’s fans. There are many more inconvenient questions they refuse to consider.

As for the Donald, well, it is not difficult to correctly guess how far he would go, as a president to help the working class.

Both candidates refused to go alone, independent; they both chose to stay within the machinery they both condemn. They both fill their followers’ hearts with the false hope that the party is the instrument for change, the instrument to ‘level the field’, the instrument for revolution’. They have both shown their duplicity: Sanders from within the democratic party, talking about ‘revolution’ while sabotaging said revolution; Trump from his high tower, literally and figuratively, promising to drop some crumbs to the restless peons.

I wonder what would happen next if Sanders wins the presidency and shows his true color: will the working class finally get it, that they need a party of their own, or will they get ready to follow the next pied piper promising them the pie in the sky?

    The 20016 Independent Pied Pipers

P.S. I didn’t mention Hillary because she is not the one portraying herself as the ‘revolutionary’. We all know how far she can go.