Here are 2 to 3 videos interesting before we vote or before the (alleged) results come in, the 3rd one still worth sharing afterwards (on the regular video weekend), but anyway… In case you are standing in a long line to vote, these clips may help you deal with the long wait. And may you not catch COVID or any other disease. Best wishes. (and some brief thoughts of mine written below)
1. Running against Unbelievably Criminal Pelosi to Replace Her … and fight the corruption of the D Partyfrom within. Remember, politically the highest chance for success is in inside-outside strategy that attacks a corrupted political party from both within (challenging corrupt XXXXs) and without (a people’s party). Also remember that a people’s party needs to be aligned with a strong people’s movement (growing from direct action activism) in order to not merely help force positive change in an established major parties but to replace them (Bolivia being a dramatic current example of that).
Why Nancy Pelosi Should Be Defeated! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Nov 1, 2020)
2. Election: Voting to Replace Al Capone with Frank Costello
Biden’s Cabinet Of WALL STREET! The Real LOOTING of America! ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Oct 31, 202
3. Building Back a (Real!) Left (and Bernie may have abandoned us less as many of us (myself included) have been painfully thinking)
Socialism and America — with Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara. ~ The Jimmy Dore Show (Nov 1, 2020)
And who to vote for? Hard to decide. Both presidential candidates are among the worst in U.S. history. Both will keep hurting the American people. One can suspect that Biden would be less dangerous in violent oppression of the people in what we used to consider a “free country” and has become an oligarchy drifting towards brutal dictatorship. Yet Trump can be considered to be less able to pretend we have a government by and for the people, so that building a people’s movement and party may be better doable in the next years. And another neoliberal president of the D Party could in the customary back-and-forth swing between the D and R parties result in a more effective fascist president and congress in a later election, and thus an enhanced violent oppression making peaceful change for a good life for all of us even harder to fight for. With these conflicting possibilities it is really hard to pick one over the other. So, I tend to think that writing someone onto the ballot or picking a third party candidate might not only be a better option than continuing to support the evil twin party tyranny but less “spoilage” risky than ever before. (And yes, I opted out of the “lesser evil”/”vote spoilage” game many years ago because it always keeps the corrupticians in place and makes them become more corrupt and cruel every time.)
Non-presidential candidates may be easier to pick. Like attempting to off corrupt Nancy Pelosi or trying to bolster third parties. I can only wish everybody good luck, good health, and a chance at some peace of mind. So, once more best wishes.
Hooray! She did it! She won, and thus we the people won… in New York for now. There are many more places where we must and can win. If you missed it, here is last night’s election coverage of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (about whom I shared again on Sunday) running against one of our top corruptitians (by TYT, the only good coverage I could find so far… sure, TYT has its issues often still being stuck in old-fashioned party politics, but they still do good work with some regularity, better than the big corporate networks for certain):
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for TYT and the title: “JUSTICE DEMOCRAT ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ DEFEATS JOE CROWLEY “)
As I mentioned in “Battleground U.S.A.: 88%”, even our ballot-initiatives (originally implemented to empower the people over party bosses) are now being subverted by the 40,000 lobbyist army. Here is an example:
by Kathleen Lake, retired mental health professional and veteran
So, we recently had the first big debate between two evils. The DNC is dragging Bernie around the country like a zoological exhibit to get us to vote for a terrible candidate. They threaten and extort us with the insipid racist bogeyman Trump and tell us to trust them. Continue reading “He Told us Not to Listen to Him”→
The twin party tyranny of Republican and Democratic Party (a.k.a. our party duopoly) is keeping the American people from having any say in their own affairs. Third parties have a huge obstacle to overcome in form of the twin party tyranny’s huge hurdles and voter doubt in their chances to win big elections.
I tend to think that what we could use is an American People’s Coalition in which all the non-establishment, pro-people, anti-corruption candidates campaign together, edifying each other and offering a whole Cabinet and large chunk of Congress rather than just one presidential candidate and one political party to the voters and where on the other end of things we, the “ordinary Americans”, meet in town halls or community centers, rev up our own discourse, agree on the priorities we all share regardless of traditional party lines and other divisions, and take over local party chapters and municipalities (the base of the political power pyramid) from which will sprout our own candidates for higher offices with or without any central organization.
So, instead of rallying around a single candidate like Bernie Sanders in this presidential election year of 2016, we could rally around the idea of cleaning house together under the banner and unifying title of the American People’s Coalition which unlike a single person could not be so easily murdered, intimidated, or outmaneuvered through fraud, thereby decapitating our movement against the corruption in our politics, the way it happened with Sanders.
We could hammer out a platform of widely approved and popular priorities, represent them with the three-word title of the American People’s Coalition, and all existing and emerging candidates for offices high and low could either run on this platform or not while we flood the meetings of the base of the political power pyramid and install the right candidates there.
Contact me if you wish to talk about this. Otherwise just spread the idea. Also comment. Power to the People!
(Note: You probably don’t want to read it. It is a sad piece of journalism gone propaganda and will hurt your feelings if this year you hoped for a presidential candidate who actually cares for the people.)
My answer to Democrats wondering why Clinton’s polling numbers are so low unsurprisingly is: Because they threw Bernie’s supporters over board! (and haven’t stopped mocking us since then)
Do you think there is even one word about that in this 2144-word newspaper article? Well, there isn’t. They prefer to pretend we never existed. Telling a huge chunk of voters that they neither want them nor need them couldn’t possible figure into their low poll numbers, could it now?
I can’t wait for these sorry excuses of human beings to be replaced. Let’s take all the local elections by storm and quickly grow from those grass roots to push these villains from their thrones. It could be a surprisingly simple strategy to elect ourselves into every town hall in the nation and go from there. Represent.Us, BraveNewCongress, OurRevolution, and others have already been mobilizing, but if a good portion of us threw themselves behind this strategy, we might not even need any support organizations at that local level, at least. Let’s give this some thought.
Jordan Chariton of TYT reports from the DNC convention. What we saw was an infomercial. The reality of the convention was very different from the corporate media version. The Democratic party is badly split after what it did to progressive voters this year. Jordan has some sick stories to tell.
Remember, people, we need to sweep corruption out of office across ALL of America. Voting in candidates with integrity does part of the trick. (the presidency is only one of those offices – we need to fix them all)