I spent a good part of last night, in between caring for a sick vomiting child, and this morning perusing Twitter and some websites. The scenes and descriptions were alternately exhilarating and nauseating, empowering and confusing, stirring and disconcerting. Perhaps how it was to many citizens of Paris in 1789, or again in the Spring of 1871 during the Paris Commune.
Hedges says 10 years, 20 years max. His outcomes are bleak. Most terrifying is the void being filled by transnational corporations.
It is a Conundrum
When the government is owned and controlled by corporate oligarchs (like some sort of feudal lord and master), how can politics offer a path to social and economic reclamation and restoration of the ecosystem? Add in the distortion of corporate media and it seems like checkmate.
Are our Dictators really any different? Or maybe, they're worse.
The theory goes that militarizing the police saves lives. They say that an overwhelming police response will deter resistance, and thus cut down on the number of police shootings.
That has been proven to be a lie.
Some of you are young enough not to remember the days before the internet. In those days, the media could muffle public outcries, turn a blind eye to protests. Movements like we see nowadays were not possible because it was easier to keep them compartmentalized. Outrage didn't go viral. People as a whole didn't get woke. An insidious form of censorship existed back then. It was censorship through ignorance.
According to the article Sessions appointed Huber to investigate the FBI's investigation into Hillary's private email server and the Uranium One deal. Huber released a unclassified report on the private email server which has been discussed here, but I wasn't aware that he was also looking into the Uranium One deal.
Is this where Bernie is heading? One can only hope. Reform from within is impossible imo. We are running out of time, and the only solution is a new party, the Peoples Party.
Downloaded some shots from a camera. Nothing particularly exciting, but I rather liked the light effects in the shot below:
With decent shots a little lacking, here's His Supreme Fredship in repose:
This article is relatively long, so I feel ok posting as much of it as I am.
All I can say is anyone who thinks the Democratic Party can be reformed is either a fool or a sheepdog. The Democrats are like Trump in that no matter how many times I convince myself that they can't get much worse, they manage to make a liar out of me.
Greeting fellow swampers and those who prefer to remain dry.
It has been a while since I shared with you some new insights gained from the world of genetics and political diversions. Fear not, your diligent swamp observer has been busy in the past few weeks (after digesting a really large pre-thanksgiving meal).
“The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.”
Henry Kissinger, 1975
"We don’t grasp internally what an oligarchic class is finally about, or how venal and morally bankrupt they are. We need to recover the language of class warfare to grasp what is happening to us. And we need to shatter this self-delusion that somehow if, as Obama says, we work hard enough and study hard enough, we can be one of them."
- Chris Hedges