No good deed goes unpunished...

Thank you caucuss99percent for an earlier kindness: someone recommended a article of mine. That's how I discovered this progressive group of people. To punish the good deed, I hereby impose my latest work. Thanks again.

RWB

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/04/hillary-clintons-blitzkrieg-campa...

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ZimInSeattle's picture

CounterPunch. Most excellent writing.

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - JFK | "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine." - G. B. Shaw Bernie/Tulsi 2020

Arrow's picture

Do add your two cents here anytime.
Welcome

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I want a Pony!

Pricknick's picture

I look forward to your essays.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

shaharazade's picture

I read Counterpunch daily and liked the article in your link. I look forward to being punished by being able to read more of your excellent writing here on cc% and at Counterpunch.

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gulfgal98's picture

Thank you for sharing your talent with us and I look forward to seeing more wonderful essays from you.

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Do I hear the sound of guillotines being constructed?

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." ~ President John F. Kennedy

Hillbilly Dem's picture

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"Just call me Hillbilly Dem(exit)."
-H/T to Wavey Davey

played the Wimp card and has been crossing the country extolling Clinton on whose behalf, as you document, extensive cheating has taken place at Bernie's expense. Many here think a Green ticket of Sanders/Stein would have had significant appeal given the widespread disgust with the two establishment parties.

Any light you can shed on the misuse of the American military, and its junior partner NATO, on behalf of monopoly capital especially Big Finance and Big Petrol would fill in some blanks.

Thanks for linking your essay; it's nice to have the author here.

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"The justness of individual land right is not justifiable to those to whom the land by right of first claim collectively belonged"

My analysis is that Trump would not be permitted to win. Why do I say that? Because he has had every establishment off his side. Trump does not have one establishment, maybe with the exception of the Evangelicals, if you can call them an establishment,” said Assange. “Banks, intelligence, arms companies, foreign money, etc. are all united behind Hillary Clinton. And the media as well. Media owners, and the journalists themselves.

He is right, but the same was said about Brexit.
[link]

So are the next four years a duel to the death of the duopoly? One can only hope they slay each other and wake up the anger is an exploited populace.

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"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

Alligator Ed's picture

She has been in flagrant violation of national security law and policy. Didn't even go to the mandated FBI security lessons,
endangered and even cost the lives of intelligence personnel in foreign countries through her uncaring callousness. I could go on but we all know the stories. In fact, the so-called soft counter-coup seems, if real, to be mainly run by the intelligence community.
If the public knew more about the Clintons' pedophilia, they not only would be politically doomed, they would be imprisoned Don't expect any of that to seep into the MSM.

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ggersh's picture

a great read, though I'm hoping the clinton blitzkrieg can be stopped.

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In the "Age of Trickle Down" why does most money go to billionaires?

We have a government in DC, of the MIC by SV for WS

NO MORE WAR

Phoebe Loosinhouse's picture

I would bet that quite a few here read Counterpunch on a regular basis - the venues that keep their viewpoint and their commentary divorced from party dogma (of either side) are few and far between and a lot of formerly respected "liberal" sites are going down for the count as they pay homage at Hillary's altar.

Welcome.

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" “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR "

So when is your next article?

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Great read and Counterpunch is one of my favorites.

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enhydra lutris's picture

Please feel free to do so often. That article made me finally break down and get counterpunch sent to my e-mail, so extra thanks for that.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

karl pearson's picture

I am hoping that all the wrongdoing during this election will reach a critical mass and something will change. With millions of Bernie & Trump supporters seeing the mainstream media in collusion with the Clinton campaign, maybe there's hope. People resent being duped and if elected, Clinton will not have the support of the majority of people.

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snoopydawg's picture

This stood out

By April of 2015 the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign were one indistinguishable juggernaut, intent on blitzing the presidential campaign like Hitler’s Wehrmacht stormed through Europe. The watch words seemed to be “first and most.” They amassed an early war-chest of a hundred million dollars or so and lined up 400 superdelegate endorsements—all before there was a single announced opponent. They invited 65 print and television journalists to meetings in early April, to help in “framing the HRC message and framing the race.”[ii] Among them were George Stephanoplous and 4 others from ABC; Rachel Maddow and 4 more from MSNBC; Gloria Borger and 7 of her colleagues from CNN; and 5 from the New York Times. Bloomberg, Politico, and CBS each sent along two.

If Hillary was still getting paid to give speeches while this was happening then she broke election law.
What is documented in this article is the proof that she and the DNC stole the election and she is not the valid nominee, Bernie is.
She may be able to say that she is the first women president but we get to say that she had to cheat to become it.
But that fits into what the Clintons stand for.

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“Restoring the soul of this nation” is just MAGA with more words

Twitter is like a game of telephone

paste here. Smile

CounterPunch is referenced daily and favorably at these reddit subs:
https://www.reddit.com/r/WayOfTheBern/
https://www.reddit.com/r/Kossacks_for_Sanders/

Cogent piece. I join others in looking forward to more.

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"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." --Jiddu Krishnamurti

polkageist's picture

Thanks for posting your article. As has been said above, many of us read Counterpunch. We all seem to like essays that have facts to back up opinion rather than emotionalism. I guess that's because so many of us are so angry and disgusted at the political chicanery of our corporate masters. Please hang around.

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-Greed is not a virtue.
-Socialism: the radical idea of sharing.
-Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy, In a speech at the White House, 1962

So of course I've already read your excellent article. Wish I could donate more coz i know Counterpunch is in deep financial trouble.When I win the lottery, Counterpunch is near the top of my list

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longtalldrink's picture

But I did notice that CounterPunch made their donation quota.

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Well done is better than well said-Ben Franklin

Bollox Ref's picture

that keeps me sane through whatever the hell it is that we're currently passing through.

That, and the delinquents that frequent this place.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

Steven D's picture

May I have another. Smile

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"You can't just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution."---Tyree Scott

longtalldrink's picture

Read your fine article on CounterPunch. I know you will bring your hard-hitting no-nonsense viewpoint here and it will be very appreciated. We are all mostly from the dreaded TOS, and it is refreshing being here.

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Well done is better than well said-Ben Franklin

Welcome!
Who knew I was a masochist, but I want more punishment.

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I'm tired of this back-slapping "Isn't humanity neat?" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes, okay? That's all we are. - Bill Hicks

Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

Deja's picture

You'll have to have your own room, if not house because I, alone, sleep in my bed. But DAMN, that was a terrific article! (At first, I was gonna complain about your not including at least a paragraph in a blockquote - now I want to shave my legs, just in case you accept my proposal.)

Seriously, welcome; and excellent article! Thanks for sharing the link.

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Pluto's Republic's picture

I honestly have come to think of you as a "feathered" member of the community.

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"There will be no end to the troubles of States, or of Humanity itself, until Philosophers become Kings in this world — or until those we now call kings and rulers truly become Philosophers." — Plato
Deja's picture

Biggrin

It's my avatar, huh? Wink

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Pluto's Republic's picture

It never occurred to me you could shave them.
Wink

Yr friend,

Pluto

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"There will be no end to the troubles of States, or of Humanity itself, until Philosophers become Kings in this world — or until those we now call kings and rulers truly become Philosophers." — Plato
Deja's picture

Edit: Harry might have hairy legs, but posting from a phone gave me Harry chicken legs. Damn you, auto correct!

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Alligator Ed's picture

You cut right to the heart of the issue in a direct fashion. I admire that.

My favorite excerpt from the essay:

. In her private life Hillary Clinton is well-positioned among this cohort, and they expect her as President to protect their wealth and maintain their dominance.

You might have added that she is one of those who protect their vested financial interest.

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thanatokephaloides's picture

For me, this part stood out:

We once had a law on the books (the UK still does) limiting not campaign contributions, but campaign expenditures. The limits were $10,000 for a Senate race, $5,000 for a Representative, sums easily provided from personal assets and those of family and friends. Reenacting such a law would break the corporate stranglehold; intense lobbying might continue, but no Senator, no Representative would feel the courteous urge to accommodate. The welfare of the American people could regain priority. The impact on the oligarchs, however, would be apocalyptic.

And it's an impact which needs to be made -- yesterday.

Welcome to c99, rwbehan!

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

Great article. What I appreciated was the reference to American Grand Strategies and Corporate Elite Networks and the link to article which revealed through Wikileaks a private gathering of "reporters" from national networks and publications with Podesta whose agenda was one of coaching and framing Hillary's announcement of her run for president. As we try to make sense of what we see and read, we are totally unaware of the intertwined hidden relationships of the 1% and what I call their "support staff" or maybe really "support classes" like media stenographers, corporate lawyers, etc.

For example, the daughter of the head of Planned Parenthood is a major Clinton campaign staffer. Or in the entertainment media. I watched one of the final clips of the Jon Stewart's program and he admitted he had been invited to the White House a number of times--this went a long way to explaining some of his programs. Hell, I didn't know that James Comey the head of the FBI sat on the Board of Directors of HSBC when they got their hands pinched for laundering money for murderous Mexican drug cartels. And the DOJ lead on that was Lynch who later became his boss at DOJ. Or a number of years ago that Barney Franks chief of staff became lead lobbyist in the fight against financial reform (read this from Taibbi).

Gawd, it does not end. I suppose to make sense of what is happening is to adopt what Gore Vidal once said about the dems and republicans. The real party they belong to is called the Property Party. And it has two branches. But still one party. And all these people are to be automatically assumed to be part of the Property Party. And that includes the support classes.

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MsGrin's picture

This election season seems to have been extraordinary to me - I still can't decide if they are THAT good to have taken it to a whole 'nother level or if my eyes have just been opened.

And thanks for that Frank piece - I'd seen a lot of his other work in the past few months but had missed that.

*my list is articles which either describe or indicate loss of voter control over our choice of candidate.

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'What we are left with is an agency mandated to ensure transparency and disclosure that is actually working to keep the public in the dark' - Ann M. Ravel, former FEC member

elenacarlena's picture

If only the rest of the media were exposing what's been going on in this election.

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