BrandNewCongress / JusticeDemocrats join Forces to Support U.S. Imperialism
Third party? Independent movement? Reform the Democratic party? Brand New Congress? Antiwar movement? Revolution? I try to be as objective as I can regarding the options we (those interested) have in trying to overthrow the ruling class/oligarchy (Revolution). Personally I've ruled out the Democratic party because I see it and the republican party, the duopoly, as part of the oligarchy/ruling class, or completely controlled by them, so they certainly aren't going to help overthrow themselves. I'm not big on third parties because the system is so corrupted and set against third party participation that it will take decades at best to make progress, and we don't have the time. But in the end we don't have alot of options and I'm in a severe minority when I call for boycotts of elections and major changes to our political system, so I need to be objective. Whatever we do there has to be a lot of people on board the good ship Lollipop.
Brand New Congress (BNC) seeks to elect 400 plus new politicians to Congress and Senate all who will work under the same pre-agreed upon political platform regardless of which political party they are elected under. I'm not sure how that will work but on the surface it sounds sketchy. Many questions on how it would actually play out. It sounds like more and better democrats combined with a backdoor maneuver to elect more and better republicans. Let's take a look at their "platform".
They boil it down to two primary goals: 1) Good jobs for everyone, and 2) liberty and justice for all. That's an interesting combination of two goals. Specifically they want to:
-Invest trillions of dollars in new industries
-Invest trillions of dollars to rebuild and repair towns, cities and rural areas
-Spend exactly what it will take to repair our nation’s broken infrastructure
-Build the inevitable cheap, renewable energy economy now,
-Overhaul the IRS and the tax code
-Solve the healthcare mess once and for all by making Medicare available to anyone who wants it, and letting insurance companies fend for themselves in a truly free market.
-Provide free college education and technical training
-We will get money out of politics once and for all: This means getting rid of the revolving door between Wall Street and our government. It means repealing Citizens United. It means moving to a publicly financed, transparent system of campaign financing that amplifies small donations. -And it means all BNC candidates pledging to never lobby Congress after they're out of office.
-We will support the demands for justice from all groups that have been targeted by government:
-We will reform our electoral system to create a more perfect democracy: This will include removing the electoral college, implementing ranked choice voting, creating a holiday on election day, improving the actual mechanics of voting to make it easy to vote and make electoral fraud impossible.
-We will refocus our criminal justice system on reducing the number incarcerated:
-We will say no to wars of choice: Let's stop destabilizing other countries and focus on fixing our own.
-We will give every government body new marching orders.
Some good goals, some that do not go far enough, some that are that are plain old copouts.
Just this past week JusticeDemocrats, a group led by Cenk Uyger of the Young Turks, has joined forces with BrandNewCongress. The goal is to reform the democratic party. I'm not sure how the republican party infiltration part of BrandNewCongress will be incorporated into their joint effort, but clearly the primary goal is within the oligarchy's democratic party and the duopoly.
Relative to their platform, what's up with the non-statement on U.S. imperialism? That is pure bullshit and shows me where this is headed. They can't be serious if they aren't serious about U.S. imperialism. Here's what they say (all they say):
"We will say no to wars of choice: Let's stop destabilizing other countries and focus on fixing our own."
First of all, that sounds like what they all say now, it sounds like what Trump said. It's an easy fucking out from the FACTS, which are if we don't end U.S. imperialism nothing else matters. What they don't say, what they don't have the guts to say, is the word imperialism. "Wars of choice". What the hell is that? That's like saying, "we will only fight the good and necessary wars". Bullshit, all wars are wars of choice by the rich and powerful. ALL WARS. If whoever is driving this BNC/JusticeDemocrats train doesn't understand that, which evidently they don't, then none of their other goals matter. And wars are only half the battle. If we don't end U.S. imperialism, i.e., the drive to RULE THE WORLD, we aren't going to invest trillions in new jobs, free education, and fixing the infrastructure. If we don't end U.S. imperialism, we will all continue to be accessories to mass murder. If we don't end U.S. imperialism, we might all get blown to kingdom come.
The second major goal of the BNC is "Liberty and justice for all". Imperialism is the enemy of liberty and justice.
This was typical of most Bernie supporters, they didn't want to face up to U.S. imperialism, just like their hero Bernie Sanders. Now they're joining with Cenk Uygur, who advocated for voting for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, a war criminal imperialist, and the JusticeDemocrats, a group of democratic party partisans who want to "reform" the warmonger and Wall Street oriented half of the duopoly, the Democratic party. The party that brought us Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, liars of the highest order who belong in prison.
These are people who will play politics and compromise their lives away, along with the rest of us.
It's time to call it like it is and not take any more compromising like "no more bad wars". Hell, it's time the people rise up and protest the hell out of what is happening right now with Trump the Maniac and his Merry Band of Warmongers. Right now, the people should be in the streets demanding an end to ALL OF OUR WARS and U.S. imperialism in total. Enough of this madness.
So we don't need any deceiving and detrimental language about "wars of choice". That only serves to let them excuse their way into more wars, because they always have excuses as to why they had no choice. That's why they create the fucking enemies. That's why they're painting Russia as the Soviet Union and Putin as Vlad the Impaler.
The BNC/JD Democratic party wing sounds like the democratic party with some mild steroids. Once they run out of those mild steroids, they'll turn into the same thing we have now.
These two parties have phucked the people for so long and now the people behind BNC/JD want people to elect more republicans and democrats to solve the problem. Screw them and screw that.
Bummer, I was trying to be objective.