I've lost all patience with moderates, centrists, incrementalists and mainstream establishment democrats who think the status quo is not so bad, just needs a little tweaking around the edges. They'd be satisfied just getting rid of Trump – which is fine as far as that goes, it just doesn't go nearly far enough.
The most obvious political reality of the past fifty years is that the status quo needs to be changed. It does us little good to tinker with a system so deeply flawed as the one our history has saddled us with. We don't need better leaders of the same old system, we need a new system.
my favorite UToob gramma...
Something to keep in mind… Climate Change is not an abstract concept – it is about people, water, food, energy, and infrastructure…
So, Kavanaugh seals the deal of the Supreme Court among all the goodwill and collegiality required for the occasion. That is to say, he affirms the trend already set by a court which had pronounced Bush to be the “elected” President in 2000, and had decided that corporations were people just like us, and so on.
I've always found it interesting that the United States and France both celebrate their independence days, at least in a sense, in July, just nine days apart from each other. Of course, the American and French Revolutions were somewhat different in character. For America it was more a war of national liberation against what had become an imperial master, determined to keep its colonies subservient (the crux of Tom Paine's argument in Common Sense), though there were elements of civil war and social revolution as well. France's revolution, on the contrary, began as a strictly internal affair, an upheaval against a badly outmoded form of government and social system.
Thanks to everyone who commented in ‘3 Birds, 1 Stone Strategy.' A pleasure to see people thinking real thoughts, and saying them well. [https://caucus99percent.com/content/use-%E2%80%9C3-birds-1-stone-strateg...
The Two Parties and the Media fail to serve our interests. Actually, work against them most of the time. If this doesn't change, and real soon, they're going to take us over a cliff. And real soon.
That these "3 Birds" are corrupt, self-serving, and divorced from reality is an assertion few "everyday people" would even try to refute. Not least because it can't be done.
“Eating food seems too common sensical to be an exhortation even once, but in a time where sugar dipped reconstituted corn bits are advertised 24-7, the guy who said a proper diet starts with "eat food" was a revolutionary and his wisdom is not repeated nearly often enough, because the obverse position is so incessantly stated. If Kellogs doesn't like it, fuck 'em.”
Midnight Special question:
-What would make progressives less likely to vote for a democratic party congressional representative:
-opposition to Medicare for All and support for Social Security privatization, or
-support for U.S. imperialism and Israeli apartheid?
Just because the psychopaths on one side start it, does that mean the other side that participates aren't psychopaths as well? Doesn't it take two to tango? At least for "our" purposes?
"The inequality of income and fortunes is essential in capitalism" Ludwig Von Mises
By the end of 2017, there were over 2,000 (2,043) billionaires on planet Inequality, an increase of about 13% over 2016. 195 were added during the year to include 76 from China and 25 from the U.S. In 2010, there were 1,011 with a total net worth (listed) of $3.6 trillion.