Its my opinion that national politics has become hallucinogenic. The corporate media and the political elites do not discuss reality, but rather discuss manufactured nonsense. TPTB have realized that their fake liberal shtick just isn't playing in Peoria anymore. After Obama, people are "not going to get fooled again" by the likes of Harris or Booker or Biden. So, it seems that they decided to make democracy completely irrelevant by making the national political discourse insane.
My AOC thread highlighted the disagreement between people who still put some modicum of trust in the corporate media (or in individuals touted by them) and those who have completely given up on the corporate media as toxic.
That's the title of a fairly philosophical essay at Counterpunch about why rational people are increasingly frustrated by the current forms of "argumentation". Because facts just don't matter any more, as we have seen repeatedly: DNC cheating, Hillary's emails, Syrian gas attacks, Skripal poisoning, Iran agreement withdrawl, accusations of unprovoked Iranian attacks (in the face of 100 self-admitted Israeli attacks on Iranian forces). The facts just don't matter.
Bernie Sanders has come out saying Donald Trump should consider resigning over his own past sex harassment actions
Yup. You read that right. The corporate news outlets couldn't be happier with Trump in charge due to the fact that their ratings are through the roof.
Last night I went to a dentist appointment and they had the ubiquitous big flat screen tv which was tuned to CNN. If I had just entered a restaurant I probably would have walked out; if obliged to sit in a waiting room more often than not I ask if anyone is watching it, and either ask to switch it off or to change the channel. There was even a flat screen tv in the patient's room where I had my teeth cleaned.
"The League of Women Voters is withdrawing its sponsorship of the presidential debate scheduled for mid-October because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter," League President Nancy M. Neuman said today.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz "accidentally" told the truth about the purpose of Super-delegates in the Democracy Party -- and it has very little to do with promoting grassroot democracy -- just the opposite actually.
Super-delegates exist to control and diminish grassroot democracy, from ever threatening the Party elite's tenuous hold on power.
The mainstream media is electing Hillary Clinton. I think it is purposeful, planned, and intentional. It revolves around profit, because that is the focus of corporations. Maintaining the status quo (especially Citizens United) promotes big media, and profit of the 1% (and really the 0.1%) corporate media mongols. Passing the TPP will accelerate media profits by protecting their “intellectual property” (despite their intellectual bankruptcy). That's why you never hear a MSM TPP story.
Great article on Salon, just hoping the videos don't start blaring... Bill Curry just wrote a wonderful piece that kind of took me aback, and expresses very clearly many things I've been thinking and feeling about the state of affairs in the Democratic Party, as well as the media. The whole thing is worth a read:
It Should Be Over for Hillary; Party Elites and MSNBC Can't Prop Her Up after Bernie's Michigan Miracle