(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for Thom Hartmann and
the title: “The Bernie Sanders of Mexico was just Elected President” )
|Links: part two (less interesting to me), info on Bush Family Fortunes: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy (the book and movie), Palast’s clip Stealth War on Voters|
Word of caution: President AMLO seems to be just another social democrat (or a populist promising social democrat policies), meaning someone planning (or promising) to ease the struggles of the people but not to go so far as to eradicate the root of their struggles. Sadly, history has shown that the people then fall asleep and the corrupt forces at the top take over again, like here in the U.S. for the last several decades.
The lesson: people across the globe are sick of systemic corruption creating politics in the hands of the ‘elites’ and economies elevating the rich and squeezing everybody else. However, will enough people wake up to the realization that band aids like minimum wage laws are not enough, that we must cure the problem at the core? Social Democrats (often misidentified as Democratic Socialists) are not really left. They are left-ish. — And, btw, for those who have been brainwashed all their lives to consider left politically despotic and economically ruinous, let me assure you that these notions are slanders. The origin of “left” comes from the representatives of the common people seated on the left (from the podium viewpoint, I think) in the pre-revolutionary French parliament. That’s what left actually means: government of, by, and for the people; not some weird fringe “left” from the people. Sadly, mass media who lift that veil don’t yet exist, only a few shows running independent or as smeared “Russian agents” (Redacted Tonight comes to mind).
Here is more:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for “Democracy Now!”, Amy Goodman, and the title: “Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador Wins Mexican Presidential Election in Landslide Victory”)
To conclude, we better don’t build a wall against this.
P.S.: a funny cartoon related to this news was shared on Facebook. Link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1755982191121969&set=gm.1820385014716486
Ending Note: To get the word out, please widely share links to these posts. You can also help in other ways (including much needed financial support). Only together can we change this messed-up world.