About forty-five years ago a book was published, courtesy of the Trilateral Commission: The Crisis of Democracy. In it, all sorts of pleasing-sounding words were said, especially by the French and Japanese contributors. The American contributor, Samuel P.
The Democratic Party establishment tried rigging the Iowa caucus, and Bernie still won the popular vote anyway. It appears that they will try some bullsh*t in Nevada as well.
Will the rigging work any better the second time? I'd bet that it mostly fails again.
This meme has been traveling through my Facebook feed:
The Klinton/oligarch/CIA faction has finally managed to kill its' host as parasites do. This must surely be one of the most unedifying spectacles of modern times, a group of cowardly intriguers so frightened of one 79 yr. old senator from a small state that they were willing to destroy a venerable institution which has been a part of the history of this nation since the early 1800s rather than allow that senator to claim an earned victory in a small state.
In New York the Democratic Party's chairman is pushing forward a bill that would make it more difficult for third parties to get candidates on the ballot.
Today I’m going to take a stab at a topic I’ve been avoiding. It’s a topic that provides (I hope) the context within which my political choices make sense.
Let’s talk about climate change.
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
― Upton Sinclair
People that talk about "pragmatism" and "electability" should check their privilege.
Not white privilege. I'm talking about the vastly more important and influential privilege of money.
Exhibit A: Bill Maher
21 minutes long
To spare those the agony of listening to political bafflegab, in have bravely volunteered myself to listen for you. The uncompressed version of the conversations are in the video.
Sure, I know most of you have completely given up on the Dems.
Nevertheless, it's still a good thing by anyone's measure to see the Democratic establishment forced to have to publicly fight it's own base's demands for reform.
Forget the polls. Forget what the voters want.
The real question is who the ruling elite want our political figurehead to be.
There are several ways to measure this.