Democrats (always upper case) are members or subscribers to the political party.
On the other hand, democrats (always lower case) are people (corporations excluded) who believe in one person (corporations excluded) one vote.
The twain shall not meet.
Wilson’s Democrats were Jim Crow Wall Street propagandists.
FDR’s Democrats were the same but were forced by the collapse of Capitalism, with the real force of two socialist parties and the communists, to head feint social reform. But on the real advice of John Maynard Keynes. FDR saved Capitalism.
LBJ was forced by the civil rights movement to enact the civil rights platform, a true advance, attacked every since, and the liberal vestige of Medicare/Medicaid, a good but incomplete act, also attacked every since.
Richard Milhous Nixon was much trickier than is even generally said.
Some say he was the last Liberal President. But he had a mission, and it wasn’t Liberal.
He slid under the radar through his treachery with the North Vietnamese (ie the Vietnamese people). His seemingly progressive policies with the EPA, and with the Gold Standard etc would be subverted and guided to the robust plunder of the American working class at the behest of the Owners.
Its a club all right, but we are not in it.
Capitalism is incompatible with democracy.
The Democrats are Capitalists.
Ergo: the Democrats are not democrats.
Alice X commented on the blog post Leaked Rulebook Reveals Loophole-Ridden Criteria for Placing Individuals on Terrorist Watchlists
Bless the leakers!
And in practice, if not yet in fact, the 99.9999% are heading for the list.
- Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson tells The Real News that he blames all the parties involved with the Malaysian plane disaster in Ukraine and wishes for calm
I listen to him only so far. He makes several important points, number one: why was a civilian airplane flying in a war zone?.
Beyond that he fails to remember that the Junta in Kiev was promoted and sponsored by the US in a putsch.
They burned peaceful activists in Odessa, they target civilians in the east.
It doesn’t work to omit these things and then try to blame everyone equally.
Let him talk about something he knows.
I moved from Detroit west to a somewhat upscale suburb. I went from a neighborhood bounded by a ghetto to a ghetto bounded by affluence. I was trailer trash for a decade. My home was very energy efficient and comfortable.
Twenty years ago I moved west again to an industrial town in the most affluent county in Michigan. But the most impoverished section therein.
I am in a ghetto. I ride the bus and the passengers are of African heritage, twenty to one.
Unlike Detroit with its prescribed ‘white flight”, here, those of Anglo and African heritage come and go, and live together.
As a class we are all in the same boat and it has been taking on water for a very long time. We bail and paddle.
Bail and paddle.
To be progressive, to be socialist, requires critical thinking.
I stand for equality and the liberty it brings.
Lenin said you cannot have both. He was an authoritarian.
Since day one the headlines have used the phrase, in paraphrase:
Civilian Plane SHOT DOWN…
Someone please direct me to a trustworthy source for this assertion.
Lockerbie took years in the unravelling.
Here is my first comment on this tragedy:
There seems to be no contention that a plane went down.
From where are the forensic aviation experts one (me, us, the independent journalists) can trust?
When will they be on the ground?
When will they issue their preliminary report? And their final report?
All around but not here, there is an abundance of headlines, Headlines, bylines, reports even, based on assumptions, speculation and self serving agenda presented as fact, but with no support from any answers related to my questions.
What did I miss?
As for the geo-political landscape, the only area I can address with any reason, by its nature an area of opinion (mine) and speculation, begins with the question:
My proprietary answer: not Russia and those in Ukraine that look towards Russia.
I have reduced myself (and have been reduced) to less than the prevailing [USA] minimal. But still more than the Earth’s possible.
I huddle and await the inevitable. When (do) I sign off.
Polls would be more meaningful if they revolved around issues and policies.
Rather than the lying liars that lie.
They might even be meaningful.
But that would be contrary to corporate policy.
Somewhere it will be decided which wing of the uni-party shall win, then they will decide who will be the candidates.
Alice X commented on the blog post Report Finds There Are 9.5 Million Fewer Uninsured Adults
The huge caveat is: health insurance does not equal health care, per se.
Sorry, I meant their talking heads make millions a year.
What news department?
Journalism is long gone with the M$M.
The upper managers need that kind of overhead to justify their own inflated salaries.
It takes team work.
Done in one take? Really… Which track was done in one take? Any? What a crock. I do like the footage of the Oberheim. Worthy instruments in their own right. Of course the lamentable part is that the Corporations wanted keyboards that would replace every other instrument. They achieved that in this digital age. Much [...]
Alice X commented on the blog post Three Easy Steps to Getting Away With Being an Autocrat and Avoiding Criticism by the West
If you are a tyrant, military junta, oppressive sectarian organization or a single-party state…
…you may well have replaced the previous regime with help from the CIA. Especially if it was democratically elected.
There! Fixed it for you.
As for the 4th of July.
This country was founded on slavery and genocide. What is to celebrate?
Alice X commented on the diary post Can We Talk About the Economics, Politics and Religion in Snowpiercer? by spocko.
Don’t look for social conscience in hollywood – only the suits – empty suits.
The country was founded on slavery and genocide.
Shay’s rebellion shook up the fat cats and convinced them that a stronger central government was in order.
Who was Washington the puppet for? Name some names in the deep govt in Washington’s times.
Washington was the wealthiest man in the country. He was the deep state.
Lifting the Veil – Metanoia Films.
If you haven’t seen it, you should.
Many conservatives believe public sector unions are inherently corrupt.
That is the language the Conservative spokesmen use, and they are mostly men. No doubt some if not many, or even all of their dupes fall for the spiel.
Some FATCATS KNOW that some union officials are corrupt because they are buying them.
It is part of their framing of the language which goes back at least to the Powell Memo. But really it is a story as old as humanity.
Then there are ones that can’t be bought.
They are really hated by the fatcats.
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