As C.A. Matthews of the great weekly blog The Revolution Continues has been saying for quite some time, “We are a society of bullies and scared people kissing up to the bullies (in order to stay alive). How long can we survive under this sociopathic regime before we’ve all gone certifiably insane from its cruelty?”
I hope this view can pull some weight with traditional “conservatives.” After all, kissing up is a lousy version of “personal responsibility,” the odd counter-argument we hear so much from the Republican-owned side of voters and their nose-leading demagogues in the GOP and corporate media (even some neoliberals) whenever they block our efforts to form a posse with which to topple the ruling bullies. Continue reading “Quickypinion: Bully Town U.S.A.”
With friends like these so-called “Democrats” (D-corporatists), who needs enemies (R-corporatists)?
In Jimmy Dore’s video below, meet another crook or two from our Impossibility Party (the “Democratic” Party). It shoes us how the twin-party tyranny leaves us with no option within traditional voting and much reason for a new party. Continue reading “With friends like Democrats, Who Needs Republicans? (Jimmy Dore + Commentary)”
Yesterday, I came across an interesting article which attempts to explain why many Republican voters seem to consistently vote against their own interests, thereby supporting a political party which works exclusively for the rich and throws everybody else under the bus, including these voters. For an example the article points at Trump’s war on our healthcare coupled with continuing loyalty to him.
Continue reading “The Nature of our Duopoly Voters: Rep “Values” & Dem Blindness”
Let’s be honest. The “Democratic” and Republican Party are not extremes of one another! They are almost identical! No true alternatives, at all. And the same goes for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Yes, you read correctly. They all screw us (the American working class people) to enrich themselves and their wealthy cronies. And, there is at least one very critically reason why Hillary would have been actually worse than Trump!
Jamarl Thomas, an unusually smart video blogger who I rate highly, gave a very sharp analysis arguing that the confused ones among us should stop, once and for all, to perpetuate the canard that Hillary would have been better than Trump in the Oval Office. In fact, the exact opposite is true! The very sensible argumentation comes from someone situated on what we, in America, traditionally consider the political “left,” a term which in the past was synonymous with the “Democratic” Party, but today is anything but that. Listen or read (or do both). It’s well worth it.
Here is the video, and below it my own summary and commentary:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Verdict Segment. Is Hillary Clinton the Lesser Evil? For Once and For all, NO!”)
Continue reading “Hillary Would Have Been WORSE For Us Than Trump”
In the corporate mass media, we get manipulation of our minds like when they sow lots of doubt about known facts. For example, when after a long media black-out Newsweek finally wrote about the DNC lawsuit, it kept painting the facts of the rigged 2016 primaries as mere “beliefs.” It’s like writing some people believe it’s snowing. All you have to do is look out of the window and see for yourself. It’s not a belief whether it’s snowing or not. Continue reading “Ultimate Analysis of the DNC Lawsuit against the DNC’s Election Cheating”
Editor’s Note: As I keep saying, I don’t live in a left-right or conservative-liberal mental cage. I fight against injustice and human predators, against a parasitic establishment and for the people — in other words for what is right. I believe that, if we put aside petty differences (like party divisions) and accept basic human ethics and common sense as a shared norm, most of us will agree on most major issues. A case in point: on Friday, I argued from my often labeled-as-“leftist” position against the mass-murdering Trumpcare 2.0 and for the morally and economically sound Medicare for All. Today, we have a guest appearance of someone arguing for Medicare for All from a right-wing position. — Dirk Droll
So, without further ado, here is Jon Saltzman’s argument for universal healthcare, first published 05-04-2017 on Political Storm and reprinted here with his permission:
Continue reading “A Right-Wing Argument against Trumpcare 2.0 and for Universal Healthcare”
Remember last month’s Trumpcare bill (wealth care sold as health care), my calculation of how it would at an absolute minimum have killed 13,500 people by next year, and how – among massive public protests – it was defeated?
Do you also remember that our protests were not so much the reason it failed, but that the real reason was the super-corporatist “Freedom Caucus” within the Republican Gang which refused to toe the party line because Trumpcare was simply not cruel and murderous enough for them?
Remember the warnings that the goons would be back with a renewed attack on our healthcare?
Well, they are! A deal has apparently just been brokered between House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Tuesday Group co-chairman Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) Continue reading “Beware: The New Heist Against Our Healthcare Will be so Devious it Could Succeed”
As I calculated yesterday from available data, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) currently touted by Donald Trump and various Republicans, will send thousands of Americans to their deaths, a minimum 13,500 by next year alone. The House vote is today, and while even some Republican representatives squirm and hesitate to approve it, Mr. Trump is putting exorbitant pressure on them to support it. Continue reading “The True Purpose of Trumpcare”
I saw this piece some time ago and let it go. However, having run into ignorant and shortsighted thinking and behavior again this week (some even aimed at me, a lot more at others), I now decided to showcase this video which talks about people acting politically from a position of ignorance who thereby shoot themselves (and their fellows) in the foot:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Man Shocked To Learn He’s Been Bashing His Own Health Care”)
So, unless you want to shoot yourself and innocent bystanders in the foot, don’t allow yourself to be ignorant or shortsighted. The same warning goes for those who apply sectarian thinking, so they regard as deplorable spoilers all those who share their goals but run with a different crowd which seeks to achieve these goals with a different tactic. It’s impossible to know beforehand which tactic will work (so, until we have hindsight we are in a position of at least some ignorance); and success may even require multiple tactics. Therefore, we should never view or treat our allies as foes or insist we discard a potential card we have up our sleeves.