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Not Us...but THEM!

I think we are purposefully set up to fight against our own interests...red/blue, gay/straight, libertarian/socialist, BLM/Boogaloos and an array of other divides. As a result we fail to see the real impediment to a functioning society benefiting most people and protecting the planet is the oligarchs. This week the rigging of the market by the elites to limit the people's investment was made obvious with the Gamestop fiasco. I suspect that soon, designed distractions will insure we're pitted against other working people while the oligarchs laugh all the way to the banks they own. This became plain to me this week when Jimmy was attacked (45 min) for daring to speak to a boogaloo boy (40 min). There are many views we hold in common with this person. The idea we should not even talk with people who have different ideas is absurd. For my perspective we must learn to focus on policy issues NOT identity politics designed to keep us apart. TPTB assassinated MLK when he dared to try to unite blacks and whites in a working class coalition. Since that time, we've failed again and again to rebuild that working class movement...in part because we are divided or thwarted whenever that becomes a possibility (OWS and the 2016 Bernie campaign come to mind).

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"Why Hillary is better than Trump" arguments, dissected: SCOTUS

Note: These essays are critical of the "Support Hillary because X" arguments. The intent is to dissect and examine them on the merits, and expose their weaknesses if any. I have a bias in that I'm a #BernieOrBust person. I won't vote for Hillary, and I find the arguments I'm critiquing unconvincing. These essays are meant to explore how and why I have come to that conclusion.