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Thursday’s debate on Walt Disney’s ABC channel is shaping up as yet another shameless charade. The pretense is that we are to select who the Democratic presidential candidate will be. But most Americans, as the Irish say, vote with their backsides, belonging to the informal but dominant party of non-voters who choose not to be sucked into legitimizing the bad choices put before them.

The debate is being presented as a reality entertainment show. The audience is invited to rate the candidates who seem most likely to implement the policy they want – but not including the economy. Most Americans are now living from paycheck to paycheck and cannot come up with even $400 in an emergency. They are afraid to go on strike or even to complain about their job, because they are afraid of getting fired – and of losing their corporate health care, knowing that getting sick may wipe them out. These problems will not appear on Walt Disney.

Voters basically want what Bernie Sanders is promising: a basic right to Single Payer health care and a retirement income. That means protection against the Republican-Democratic threats to cut back Social Security to balance the budget in the face of tax cuts for the richest One Percent and rising Cold War military spending. This means a government strong enough to take on the vested financial and corporate interests and prosecute Wall Street’s financial crime and corporate monopoly power. When neoliberals shout, “But that’s socialism,” Americans finally are beginning to say, “Then give us socialism.” It beats being ground down into debt peonage.

But here’s the trick that the TV debates sweep under the rug: It is not the voters who are empowered to choose the Democratic Party’s candidate. That privilege belongs legally to the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Since stacking the political deck in 2016 to serve up Hillary Clinton as nominee, it has put in place rules that will enable its Donor Class members, superdelegates and other lobbyists for the One Percent to repeat the trickery once again in 2020.

I hope that the candidate who is clearly the voters’ choice, Bernie Sanders, may end up as the party’s nominee. If he is, I’m sure he’ll beat Donald Trump handily, as he would have done four years ago. But I fear that the DNC’s Donor Class will push Joe Biden, Kamala Harris or even Pete Buttigieg down the throats of voters. Just as when they backed Hillary the last time around, they hope that their anointed neoliberal will be viewed as the lesser evil for a program little different from that of the Republicans.

So Thursday’s reality TV run-off is about “who’s the least evil?” An honest reality show’s questions would focus on “What are you against?” That would attract a real audience, because people are much clearer about what they’re against: the vested interests, Wall Street, the drug companies and other monopolies, the banks, landlords, corporate raiders and private-equity asset strippers. But none of this is to be permitted on the magic island of authorized candidates (not including Tulsi Gabbard, who was purged from further debates for having dared to mention the unmentionable).

Donald Trump as the DNC’s nominee

The problem facing the Democratic National Committee today remains the same as in 2016: How to block even a moderately left-wing social democrat by picking a candidate guaranteed to lose to Trump, so as to continue the policies that serve banks, the financial markets and military spending for Cold War 2.0.

DNC donors favor Joe Biden, long-time senator from the credit-card and corporate-shell state of Delaware, and opportunistic California prosecutor Kamala Harris, with a hopey-changey grab bag alternative in smooth-talking small-town Rorschach blot candidate Pete Buttigieg. These easy victims are presented as “electable” in full knowledge that they will fail against Trump.

Trump meanwhile has done most everything the Democratic Donor Class wants: He has cut taxes on the wealthy, cut social spending for the population at large, backed Quantitative Easing to inflate the stock and bond markets, and pursued Cold War 2.0. Best of all, his abrasive style has enabled Democrats to blame the Republicans for the giveaway to the rich, as if they would have followed a different policy.

The Democratic Party’s role is to protect Republicans from attack from the left, steadily following the Republican march rightward. Claiming that this is at least in the direction of being “centrist,” the Democrats present themselves as the lesser evil (which is still evil, of course), simply as pragmatic in not letting hopes for “the perfect” (meaning moderate social democracy) block the spirit of compromise with what is attainable, “getting things done” by cooperating across the aisle and winning Republican support. That is what Joe Biden promises.

The effect has been to make America into a one-party state. Republicans act as the most blatant lobbyists for the Donor Class. But people can vote for a representative of the One Percent and the military-industrial complex in either the Republican or Democratic column. That is why most Americans owe allegiance to no party.

The Democratic National Committee worries that voters may disturb this alliance by nominating a left-wing reform candidate. The DNC easily solved this problem in 2016: When Bernie Sanders intruded into its space, it the threw the election. It scheduled the party’s early defining primaries in Republican states whose voters leaned right, and packed the nominating convention with Donor Class super-delegates.

After the dust settled, having given many party members political asthma, the DNC pretended that it was all an unfortunate political error. But of course it was not a mistake at all. The DNC preferred to lose with Hillary than win with Bernie, whom springtime polls showed would be the easy winner over Trump. Potential voters who didn’t buy into the program either stayed home or voted green.

Starve out the DNC

Now is the time to start thinking about what to do if and when the DNC presents voters with neoliberal Hillary 2.0, preferring to lose with Biden or his clones than to win with Bernie.

I think the only effective response will be to boycott the Democratic Party – not only its presidential candidates, but its Blue Dog candidates and incumbents.

ORDER IT NOW

The legal kerfuffle raised by Sanders supporters in the aftermath made the switcheroo official. The courts affirmed that the Democratic Party’s candidate for president is legally chosen by the DNC alone, and may or may not be the candidate elected by voters in the primaries. To cap matters, the superdelegates serve as a safety valve against any candidate unwilling to go whole-hog neoliberal. A legal tangle of state and national U.S. election laws effectively blocks third parties from meaningful representation in Congress. Registered Independents such as Sanders are constrained to caucus with and serve on committees of one of the two parties.

That makes it difficult for any third party to play more than the role of a spoiler in elections. When the Democratic Party runs its right-wing Blue Dog candidates, a third-party protest will throw the Senate or Congressional election to the Republican – until the DNC finally just walks away.

It would not help much to take over the Democratic Party as long as its rules cede control to Wall Street donors. For the party to be reconstituted, the coterie that has imposed Rubinomics, Hillary’s neocon military empire, and is threatening to balance the budget by cutting Social Security needs to be isolated.

The most obvious start is to run real progressive candidates against incumbents, like AOC in Queens. If the DNC bans consultants from working with them, they should be attacked in the primary and then either stay home or vote for a third party in the fall election to defeat the incumbent rather than participate in the fake choices of just which neoliberal may be the least worst.

Democrat leaders will denounce the Third Party, claiming that voters would have supported Democratic otherwise, much as they blamed Ralph Nader in 2000. The reality is that voters refused to support the right-wing neocon Joe Lieberman (how appropriate that he became Obama’s Senate mentor) and his neoliberal Democratic Leadership Council front-man Gore, who would have given George W. Bush a run for awfulness.

The only way to make the Democrat Party democratic is to clean house, to boycott its Blue Dog candidates even though this throws elections to the Republicans until the DNC is emptied out. Only at that point can its rules be replaced with ones committing the party to follow the choice of voters and the majority non-Democratic (even non-voting) bloc instead of big donors and super-delegates.

This tactic may lead to Republican sweeps in the next few elections. That is the price that the Democrats have forced to be paid for their neoliberal intransigence that has made Donald Trump their president as much as that of Republican voters.

There is no such thing as centrist stability in a polarizing economy

There is no “middle class” policy in an indebted economy polarizing at an accelerating pace as financial rentiers lord it over an indebted majority. That is why wage earners have lost their identity with the Democratic Party’s loyalty to Wall Street. Although Democratic politicians presents themselves as the only alternative to Republican corporate lobbyists, the DNC is a smoke-filled room of donors, packaged in identity politics – every identity except that of indebted wage earners. It is merely a diversion to focus on personalities and to claim that economic reform is “divisive” because it may offend centrist voters such as the Democrats’ dream of attracting suburban Republican women.

Joe Biden’s promise of a moderate centrist policy is like Warren Harding’s slogan of a “return to normalcy” a century ago, in 1920. But a “return” would mean rolling back the enormous post-1980 increase in debt, the privatizations, deregulation and other neoliberal nightmares. Today’s U.S. economy – like that of Europe – has no middle ground. Attempts at a “moderate” party are merely a euphemism for backing the financial and real estate sector, the oil industry and the military-industrial complex.

If America had a parliamentary system reflecting voters’ preferences for parties, the Democratic Party would share the fate of German and other European Social Democrats that have embraced neoliberal economics and would poll about 5 percent of the vote, just barely being represented in a truly democratic congress. Voters are rejecting neoliberalism everywhere, but the DNC and foreign formerly left-wing party bureaucracies are holding onto it. They have become zombie party hacks.

Sanders rightly blames Wall Street and the One Percent for the economy’s financial mess. Warren strikes a resonant chord in seeing the need to alleviate the debt burden saying in effect, “It’s the debt, stupid.” But she also seems prepared to go along opportunistically with the rest of the Democratic Party’s platform.[1]She also seems to welcome support from the Clintonites and is seeking their super-delegates. See Jonathan Allen, “Warren and Clinton talk behind the scenes as 2020 race intensifies,” NBC, September 7, 2019. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/warre...049701 Even so, the DNC seems quite willing to throw the election to Trump as its major funders and super-delegates back Biden, Harris and Buttigieg.

When Bernie says he will take on Wall Street, people believe him. When Elizabeth Warren says that, voters worry about just how far she may compromise. When Biden or Harris say that, most voters realize that they are simply grabbing slogans that play well in focus groups, selling their personalities without policy content.

Most potential voters have no party in the United States, but are forced into a choice between Republican and Democratic neoliberals. The polls euphemize most voters as “undecideds,” as if they have not decided to avoid both parties and try to scrape by as best they can with the bad choices put before them: Republican corporate lobbyists, or Democratic Wall Street lobbyists, both parties supporting military spending and representing the One Percent who form their donor base.

Most Democratic voters have decided not to back Biden or Harris. They realize their interests were betrayed first by Clintonomics and its deregulation of Wall Street and stripping away of social spending, and then by Obama protecting his Wall Street donors from “the mob with pitchforks,” namely, those who voted for his empty promise of hope and change. That is how the DNC views its constituency – to be manipulated and its attention diverted onto the Fantasy Island episode aired on Thursday on ABC.

Notes

[1] She also seems to welcome support from the Clintonites and is seeking their super-delegates. See Jonathan Allen, “Warren and Clinton talk behind the scenes as 2020 race intensifies,” NBC, September 7, 2019. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/warren-clinton-talk-behind-scenes-2020-race-intensifies-n1049701

 
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  1. No votes will be cast for months, so I don’t know how Mr. Hudson can say that Sanders is “clearly the voters choice.” He would be 79 on election day, well above the age when most men die, which is something that voters should seriously consider. Whoever his VP is will probably be president before the end of Old Bernie’s first term, so I hope he chooses his VP wisely.

    In any case I laugh at how the media always reports that Biden, who has obviously lost more than a few brain cells, has such a commanding lead over this field of second-raters. The voters, having much better things to do, haven’t even started to pay attention yet.

    And, how could anyone seriously believe in these polls anyway? Only older people have land lines today. If calling people is the methodology pollsters are using, then the results would be heavily skewed towards former VP Biden, whose name everyone knows. I lost all faith in polls when the media was saying, with certainty, that Hillary was a lock to win against the insurgent Trump.

    Tulsi Gabbard is the only candidate beside Trump with charisma today. With her cool demeanor, she is certainly the least unlikeable. She would be Trump’s most formidable opponent. But the democrats, like their counterparts, are owned by Wall Street and the Military Industrial Complex. Sadly, most democrats still believe that the party is working in their best interests, while the republicans are the party of the rich.

    If you watch the debates tonight, which I will not be, you will notice that Tulsi Gabbard won’t be on stage. That is by design. She is a leper. At least the republicans allowed Trump to be onstage in 2016, which makes them more democratic than the democrats. Plus they didn’t have Super Delegates to prevent Trump from achieving the nomination he had rightfully won. Something to think about since the DNC, not the voters, annointed Hillary last time.

    If the YouTube Oligarchs still allow it, I plan on watching the post-debate analysis with characters like Richard Spencer and Eric Striker. Those guys are most entertaining, and have insights that are not permitted to be uttered in the controlled, mind-numbing farce of the mainstream media.

  2. anon[110] • Disclaimer says:

    > When neoliberals shout, “But that’s socialism,” Americans finally are beginning to say, “Then give us socialism.”

    True, true! Also, when the neoliberals shout, “But that’s nationalism,” Americans finally are beginning to say, “Then give us nationalism.”

    One plus one is…

    • Agree: Ace
    • Replies: @Svevlad
  3. Dutch Boy says:

    Elizabeth Warren seems a more likely nominee than Sanders.

    • Replies: @Biff
  4. A123 says:

    The “First Past the Post” voting system in the U.S. yields two large parties.

    Despite the best efforts of the left the U.S.remains Christian, and the Republicans core can be defined as pro-Christian, pro-Main Street America.

    The Dems get everything left over:
    — Anti-Christian LGBT sexual deviants
    — Anti-Christian Muslims (that hate the sexual deviants)
    — Anti-Christian Secular Globalists
    — Anti-Citizen Mass Immigration Minorities
    — Anti-Citizen Wall Street Multinationals that love H1B visas and outsourcing
    — Anti-Science wingnuts that believe in Global Warming Theology (and hate Wall Street firms)
    — Antifa — The Fascist Stormtroopers of the ultra-left

    As long as Republicans hold the positive and centrist message offered by Donald Trump — Dems will continue as the home of dysfunctional, negative, fringe extremists with mutually exclusive visions of the future. The only reason the Dems have not already self destructed is Fake Media refuses to cover the party’s massive, internal fault lines.

    PEACE 😇

    • Agree: nymom
    • LOL: bluedog
    • Replies: @anon
    , @anon
  5. Biff says:
    @Dutch Boy

    Elizabeth Warren seems a more likely nominee than Sanders.

    Elizabeth Warren is phony as phuck(PAP). Just like forked tongued Obama she’s really just a tool for the neo-liberal establishment, which does make her more likely.

  6. Svevlad says:
    @anon

    Hehe. I propose that the anti-neoliberals join forces to beat this terrible beast

    I propose the name “american socionational labour party”. All they need is a guy called Fred Oathill to run it

  7. @Biff

    How would you like that old hag lecturing in your ear for the next 4 years? Any white man who votes democrat (Tulsi Gabbard excepted) is self-hating and voting for his own extinction.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @Ace
  8. Altai says:

    Here is another question. Can the DNC or RNC really change institutionally fast enough?

    I’m just curious about how much longer this log-jam situation can persist before real political realignment takes place. Bernie Sander is ultimately a relic not a representative of new political vigor running through the party, like Trump he would be largely be on his own without much congressional support from his own party. As the 2016 election and Brexit have illuminated, globalisation is a religion for the upper middle classes. Many of them may be progressives but they refuse to understand the very non-progressive consequences of mass immigration (Or, one should say over-immigration) or globalisation more generally. The increasing defection of such individuals to the Liberal Democrats in Britain is a fascinating example. They just refuse to understand that political solidarity, key to any such policies is permanently damaged by immigration.

    It is interesting to see the see-saw effect of UKip and now the Brexit party in the UK (Well, in England). With them first drawing working class voters from Labour without increasing Conservative performance, bringing about a massive conservative majority and now threatening to siphon voters from the Tories with the opposite effect.

    But UKip and later the Brexit party almost exist through the indispensable leadership of Nigel Farage and a very specific motivating goal of leaving the EU. I can’t see a third party rising to put pressure on the mainstream parties.

    If you make people chose between their ethnicity being displaced and class conflict, they’ll pick the preservation of their ethnicity and it’s territory every time. If the centre left refuses to understand this (Something that wouldn’t have been hard for them to understand when they still drew candidates from the working classes) they will continue their slide into oblivion as they have done across the Western world. (Excluding 2 party systems and Denmark where they do understand this)

    My prediction: The elites in the US won’t give way, people will simply become demoralised and the Trump/Sanders moment will pass with significant damage done to the legitimacy of American democracy and media but with progressives unable to deal with immigration (Much like the right can’t deal with global warming) they will fail to get much done. The general population has become too atomised and detached, beaten-down bystanders to their own politics and society to mount a popular political movement. Immigrants, recent descendants of immigrants and the upper middle classes will continue to instinctually understand globalisation is how they loot America and will not vote for ‘extreme’ candidates that threaten this. The upper middle class will continue to dominate the overton window and use it to inject utter economic lies to the public.

    The novel internet mass media outlets that allowed such unpoliced political discussion to reach mass audiences will be pacified by whatever means and America will slide into an Italian style trans-generational malaise at a national level for some time.

    • Replies: @A123
    , @peterAUS
    , @JRB
  9. A123 says:
    @Altai

    Here is another question. Can the DNC or RNC really change institutionally fast enough?

    Trump is trying to change the RNC away from Globalist elites and towards Christian Populist beliefs and Main Street America. I am some what hopeful, as the U.S. is not alone in this trajectory. There is a global tail wind that should help the GOP change quickly enough.

    The true test will be the 2024 GOP nomination. A bold choice will have to break through to keep the RNC from backsliding into the clutches of Globalist failure.

    PEACE 😇

    • Agree: Sean
  10. I think Sanders could have beat Trump in 2016. This time around it is not that clear because so many of his supporters in 2016 feel burnt.

    Badly burnt. Or Bernt. He threw his support for Hillary, even if it was tepid, and then got a bad case of Russiagateitis which his base on the left really hated. His left base never bought Russiagate for a minute. We knew it was an internal leak, probably by Seth Rich, who provided all the information to Assange. He still seems to be a strong Israel supporter even if has stood up to Netanyahu.

    And while it may seem odd, many of his base on the left have grown weary of the global climate change agenda.

    He has not advocated nuclear power and there is a growing movement for that on the left, especially by those who think renewables will not generate the power we need.

    But since Sanders does seem to attract the rural and suburban vote more than any other Democrat, Sanders has a chance to chip away at Trumps’ base and win the Electoral College. Another horrible loss to rural and suburban America by the Democrats will cost them the EC again by a substantial margin, even if they manage to pull off another popular vote win.

    • Replies: @Sean
  11. peterAUS says:
    @Altai

    My prediction: The elites in the US won’t give way, people will simply become demoralised and the Trump/Sanders moment will pass with significant damage done to the legitimacy of American democracy and media but with progressives unable to deal with immigration (Much like the right can’t deal with global warming) they will fail to get much done. The general population has become too atomised and detached, beaten-down bystanders to their own politics and society to mount a popular political movement. Immigrants, recent descendants of immigrants and the upper middle classes will continue to instinctually understand globalisation is how they loot America and will not vote for ‘extreme’ candidates that threaten this. The upper middle class will continue to dominate the overton window and use it to inject utter economic lies to the public.

    The novel internet mass media outlets that allowed such unpoliced political discussion to reach mass audiences will be pacified by whatever means and America will slide into an Italian style trans-generational malaise at a national level for some time.

    Most likely.
    Not given, of course.

  12. Michael Hudson is an enthusiast for importing Hindu scab labor from India…don’t fall for Hudson’s bullshit act of being a critic of Corporate Power…….The Nonwhite Legal Immigrant Scab Labor Policy that Hudson is enmaoured of transfers wealth from Native Born White American Workers to Jack Welch…

  13. bluedog says:
    @A123

    Indeed that must be mighty fine dope your using for the republican party is as globalist as you can find,and I’m sure you will be the first one to inform us when the global elite including those in America throw in the towel,but I’m not going to hold my breath for that day.For after all it was Reagan’s pick of that fine conservative to head the high court, that ushered in the queers and the gays and all their special rights and laws that has brought us to this point, and to the greatest extent destroyed our society.!!!

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @A123
  14. A123 says:
    @bluedog

    the republican party is as globalist as you can find,and I’m sure you will be the first one to inform us when the global elite including those in America throw in the towel,

    Some elite Globalist NeverTrumpers, such as George Will and Bill Kristol, have thrown in the towel on the GOP. This allows their “neocon” followers to return to their roots in the war mongering Democrat Party. So it *IS* happening.

    The real questions are:
    — Can it happen fast enough?
    — Can it be sustained after Donald Trump term limits out?

    I’m not bold enough to say it is inevitable. All I will say is, “There are reasons to be at least mildly hopeful.”

    PEACE 😇

  15. Tusk says:

    The Democratic Party’s role is to protect Republicans from attack from the left, steadily following the Republican march rightward

    Surely Hudson cannot believe this? The Democrats are partying on universal healthcare for illegal immigrants and open border – that much is certain – so how can one in good faith say that they’re following republicans ‘rightward’? While I will agree that some policies, such as the Democrat warmongering, are indeed ‘right’ the rest seem to be things Republicans wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole. Look at Joe Biden, the things he said 30/40 years ago as a democrat are now ‘far-right’ in the overton window, far from the Democratic platform. I would even argue that neoliberalism is neither right nor left, but a universal bastardization of principles from both. People want Sanders for Socialism apparently, people want populist politicians like Salvini or Trump for nationalism, but never shall the two meet for National-Socialism is such a great evil, though it might accomplish both sides goals.

  16. peterAUS says:
    @Tusk

    ….never shall the two meet for National-Socialism is such a great evil, though it might accomplish both sides goals.

    Funny, a? Well, for some people. I am sure they are having a good time watching all this.
    And doing their best to stomp that thought out. By any means they deem necessary.
    Works.

    BTW, how would one classify Israeli society re “National-Socialism”?
    It’s definitely a national state. It does have a lot of socialist elements I am sure.
    Funny too.

  17. anon[110] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    > Anti-Science wingnuts that believe in [Intelligent Design] Theology

    FIFY! 🙂 You’re equivocating, your usual shtick. The Anti-Science wingnuts are primarily Evangelical Bible-Banging Creationists who believe in the following Theology:

    [MORE]

    …the Cornwall Alliance Evangelical Declaration on Global Warming, which says, in part, “We believe Earth and its ecosystems—created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providences—are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception.”

    Deniers Deflated as Climate Reality Hits Home
    https://www.desmogblog.com/2019/08/11/heartland-deniers-deflated-climate-reality

    Yet the whole Evangelical Creationism/ID/Science-Denial thing is wearing thin, even with Republicans, as this article shows:

    Even more notable: A slim majority of Republicans—52 percent—understand that climate change is real.

    The Unprecedented Surge in Fear About Climate Change
    https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/01/do-most-americans-believe-climate-change-polls-say-yes/580957/

    > message offered by Donald Trump

    Which one, this one?

    “We support your effort to ensure meaningful and effective to control climate change, and immediate challenge facing the United States and the world today.” /s/ Donald J. Trump, Dec. 6, 2009

    • Replies: @Dennis Gannon
    , @Reg Cæsar
  18. anon[110] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    > Christian Populist beliefs

    That term begs for definition, especially in light of the fact that Christianity is fundamentally Globalist and believes all humans descended from a single breeding pair as short as 6000 years ago, as these Christians note:

    As Christians, our faith teaches us everyone is created in God’s image and commands us to love one another.

    Christians Against Christian Nationalism
    https://www.christiansagainstchristiannationalism.org/statement

  19. anon[110] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    > Anti-Christian LGBT sexual deviants

    What about the Christian LGBT sexual deviants?

    List of Christian denominations affirming LGBT
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christian_denominations_affirming_LGBT

    That’s a mighty long list.

    • Replies: @SaneClownPosse
  20. @anon

    A good article, and some good comments. Except for the person who holds to climate change. It is a hoax and lie. Watch some Tony Heller Vids on YouTube or check out his website.

    • Replies: @anon
  21. @follyofwar

    Based on gabbard’s immigration statements, voting for her is also voting for our continuing displacement.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  22. @A123

    How is trump advancing Christian beliefs again? Was it appointing the first admitted sodomite US ambassador ever (Ambassador to Germany) or was it nominating another open homosexual man and a dyke to the federal bench ( Bumatay in California and a woman in Illinois)?

    Yes, I do think that homosexuals are deeply disordered and cannot be trusted in positions of power over normal people and normal families. Trump doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with this confused, sad, and deadly lifestyle at all, let alone something wrong with being “led”, really RULED, by such dead-end misfits.

    • Replies: @A123
  23. Has everyone forgot the last time the DNC openly cheated Sanders he said nothing publicly, but then endorsed Clinton? Sanders knows he is not allowed to become president, his role to prevent the formation of a third party, and to keep the Green Party small. Otherwise he would jump to the Green Party right now and may beat the DNC and Trump.

    Sanders treats progressives like Charlie Brown. Once again, inviting them to run a kick the football, only to pull it away and watch them fall. He recently backed off his opposition to the open borders crazies, rarely mentions cuts to military spending to fund things, and has even joined the stupid fake russiagate bandwagon.

    Note that he dismisses the third party idea as unworkable, when he already knows the DNC is unworkable. Why not give the Green party a chance? Cause he don’t want to win knowing he’d be killed or impeached for some reason.

  24. A123 says:
    @RadicalCenter

    Was it appointing the first admitted sodomite US ambassador ever (Ambassador to Germany)

    This is well known as a strategic masterstroke. The German Media loves, protects, and covers up for sexual deviants (especially Muslim sexual deviants). If Merkel picked a fight with the U.S. and by extension the U.S. Ambassador…. Guess who would win? At least in the German Media…. Trump cucked Merkel into silence for *months* with this one.
    _____

    I have no specific knowledge of the Judgeships, but it is self evident that Trump must have GOP Senators on board to keep confirmations moving. If you want to dig further, ties between those Judges and critical Senators would be the logical place to start.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  25. anon[110] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dennis Gannon

    I have; Tony Heller is such an embarrassing liar, he got chewed-out and fired from writing for the science-denialist website owner Anthony Watts. I suggest you look up that.

  26. @Carlton Meyer

    The Stalinist DNC openly cheated Tulsi Gabbard when they left her off the debate stage last night. When asked about it on ‘The View’ recently, Sanders said nothing in her defense, or that she deserved to be on the stage. Nice way to stab her in the back for leaving her DNC position to support you last time, Bernie. Socialist Sanders wants to be president, yet is afraid of the DNC. Nice!

    Those polls were rigged against Tulsi, and everyone who is paying attention knows it. But, far from hurting her candidacy by not making the DNC’s arbitrary cut, her exclusion may wind up helping her. Kim Iverson, Michael Tracey, and comedian Jimmy Dore, anti-war progressive YouTubers with large, loyal followings, have lambasted the out-of touch DNC for its actions. Tucker Carlson on the anti-war right has also done so.

    One hopes that the DNC’s stupidity in censoring her message may wind up being the best thing ever for Tulsi’s insurgent candidacy. We shall see. OTOH, who can trust the polls to tell us the truth of where her popularity stands.

    • Replies: @anon
  27. @RadicalCenter

    Do you forget about Trump’s declaration that he wants the largest amount of immigration ever, as long as they come in legally? There are no good guys in our two sclerotic monopoly parties when it comes to immigration. Since both are terrible on that topic, at least Tulsi seems to have the anti-war principles that Trump does not.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    , @Wally
  28. @Carlton Meyer

    Great comment.

    Bernie has had many opportunities in the past few years to show real courage and stand for something, anything. He has failed every time.

    I am actually beginning to feel sorry for him–he knows he has a mission, but he just can’t seem to figure out what it is anymore…

    Getting old is not fun.

    • Replies: @Stephen Paul Foster
  29. @follyofwar

    Actually, I have to concede your point.

    I simply won’t vote for the explicitly white-hating Party’s nominee, though, whether it’s gabbard or not.

    But trump’s performance, and your astute & appropriately cynical observation, confirm my inclination not to vote for him this time. I’ll be voting in California, so I have the luxury of not considering the “lesser of two evils” argument. Some third-party candidate will get my vote for president, or I’ll write someone in.

    • Replies: @Realist
  30. @A123

    Buttigieg says the ambassador has a nice masterstroke.

    • LOL: A123
  31. “Follow the money.” “It’s all about the Benjamins.”

    The elite 0.001% will always determine what’s best for America as what’s best for the elite. True for both of the two corporate approved political parties.

    USA elections are a sham and always have been. It’s an inside job. Putin’s help is not required.

    No one could show up to vote and the Media would report record turnouts and the predetermined winner.

    Always a false binary choice between Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum.

    2016 could have been Bush vs. Clinton, but the Republicans refused yet another Bush, instead the Republicans got a real showman in Trump.

    All USA Presidents are genetically related to each other through the few elite ultra wealthy families that own and operate USA, INC. Even Donald Trump.

  32. @anon

    “List of Christian denominations affirming LGBT”

    Anti Christian from within.

    Transgender is sexual dysphoria. Changing one’s external appearance does not resolve internal personality issues.

    • Replies: @anon
  33. anon[570] • Disclaimer says:
    @SaneClownPosse

    So Christians are anti-Christians; and those Christians would say you’re anti-Christian. Christians favorite pastime is reading other Christians out of Christianity. At any rate, Christians have been violently at each others throats from the very beginning 2000 years, starting with the Apostles, “I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned!”

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  34. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @follyofwar

    Agreed…. she was better off absent from that snore session. They all looked weak and pathetic. BTW, Tulsi’s now gotten her 3rd qualifying poll. She’ll surge back much stronger. And maybe even smarter, if she endorses this:

    Ask Tulsi Gabbard to co-sponsor Betty McCollum’s bill, H.R.2407 – Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act: https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/co-sponsor-hr2407?source=twitter-share-button&utm_source=twitter&share=7f93c0fd-5214-4398-93a8-03155a1dc1b1 … via @Roots_Action

    https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/co-sponsor-hr2407?source=twitter-share-button&utm_source=twitter&share=7f93c0fd-5214-4398-93a8-03155a1dc1b1

  35. Prez2020 says:

    Please check out this nascent political centrist movement:

    https://unityparty.us/

    Please offer feedback in the comments.

    Thanks in advance.

  36. That picture of Biden looks like it was taken at least 10 or more years ago. He doesn’t look anywhere near that good today.

    • Replies: @Republic
  37. Will says:

    This means a government strong enough to take on the vested financial and corporate interests and prosecute Wall Street’s financial crime and corporate monopoly power. When neoliberals shout, “But that’s socialism,” Americans finally are beginning to say, “Then give us socialism.” It beats being ground down into debt peonage.

    Not any Americans I know. Time to shake off that closet Bolshevist, Marxist economist costume and recognize the state isn’t the solution to all man’s problems. Leave your dad’s dreams of a Bolshevik utopia behind, Michael, and start living in reality. The state IS the problem.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  38. Wally says:
    @follyofwar

    said:
    “Do you forget about Trump’s declaration that he wants the largest amount of immigration ever, as long as they come in legally?”

    Having Trump’s legal immigrants is certainly better than having legal AND all the illegal immigrants we would get without Trump. Trump’s not great but, he’s still better than the alternatives.

    BTW:
    Students love Trump’s tax plan… WHEN TOLD IT’S BERNIE’S: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=9997
    Average Family with Children Will Save $2-3K from Trump/GOP Tax Cut Bill
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/13/bernie-marcus-lefts-reverse-robin-hood-attack-gop-middle-class-tax-cut-bill-bunk/
    Trump’s boost to economy can’t be denied: https://www.prisonplanet.com/in-year-of-chaos-trumps-boost-to-economy-cant-be-denied.html
    “According to the official numbers (same sources that Obama used), the economy is growing moderately well, compared with the weak growth during the Obama administration.”
    Five ways the leftist media tries to convince us tax cuts are bad.: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/12/five_ways_the_media_tries_to_convince_us_tax_cuts_are_bad.html
    Top 20% pay 95% of taxes, middle class ‘single digits: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/omb-top-20-pay-95-of-taxes-middle-class-single-digits/article/2638746

  39. Anonymous[392] • Disclaimer says:
    @follyofwar

    Gabbard bent the knee to the lobby. No thanks on her.

    • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
  40. That means protection against the Republican-Democratic threats to cut back Social Security to balance the budget in the face of tax cuts for the richest One Percent and rising Cold War military spending. This means a government strong enough to take on the vested financial and corporate interests and prosecute Wall Street’s financial crime and corporate monopoly power.

    Analogies with late Imperial Rome are by now so cliché that even your average dullard is familiar with them. But I find that the most fascinating—and frightening—parallels are with another empire of more recent vintage: the Empire of Japan.

    The above quote brought to my mind the political unrest in Tokyo during the 1930s. Far from being the work of a cabal of “militarists”, as postwar legend would have it, Japan’s various internecine (and often bloody) political feuds and expensive military ventures were driven by a public heavily invested in these affairs; hoping against hope for an outlet to vent their increasing rage over dwindling social programs and opportunities at the cost of propping up a concurrently fattening elite class.

    Analyzing events like the Ni-ni-roku jiken (2/26 Incident) can be highly instructional for Americans seeking some manner of explanation for their present failing political system. While it is true that this nearly successful insurrection was carried out by ultra-nationalists, their intention was not to deny the people a voice in the running of government with their aspiration for direct rule by the Shōwa Emperor (then as now, the Emperor served in a quasi-religious capacity with little ability to actually govern). Rather, they felt that parliamentary democracy was a sham that benefitted only the monied and privileged; and that only the Emperor, as the living incarnation of the Japanese state, could act and respond according to the sovereign will of its people. What appeared to be a desire for authoritarianism was, in fact, the radical, ideological inversion of the Marxist concept of a “dictatorship of the proletariat”. The Shōwa Emperor, in other words, was the instrument of effecting the will of the nation; the “Emperor of the people” (天皇の國民 Tennō no kokumin).

    I view in a similar vein the fascination and dreams that Trump and other such figures excite in many: The radical hope that only a leader willing to smash the system, which to all intents and purposes appears to only serve the few, can paradoxically restore the ability of the many to express and act. Bogged down as we are by ballooning military debt (and blood), economic stagnation, and an ever-widening chasm between the “haves” and “have-nots”, and it becomes difficult to ignore the parallels between the US today and Japan in 1936.

    This was an interesting article, but I hold no illusions about the future. There will be no breakup of the two major parties, no viable alternatives. Things will only get worse.

    I envy those in their 50s and up today—they will likely miss out on the momentous history that people my generation and younger will be bearing reluctant witness to.

    • Replies: @John Regan
  41. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

    Biden will be 77 years old in Novembrer

    Bernie Sanders is 78 years old

    Donald Trump is 73 years old

    Gerontocracy ?

    • Replies: @Sean
    , @lysias
  42. Antares says:

    When I read this story (and the other one about Britain) I think “those countries are doomed beyond repair.” But then I think about my own country. The one and only true and very popular political candidate in my country, Pim Fortuin, was shot. An environmental activist got the blame. Yet Ruud de Wild, who was there, said (I watched this myself) “the shots came from far.” The blamed shooter was nearby. After his candor he was overstressed and couldn’t talk about the issue anymore. He did say however that nothing was true of what was reported by the media.

    Another thing is that we have more than a dozen of political parties but not one which represents our interests. A third American political party is no guarantee for substantial improvement. We can choose the waiter, but not the cook.

  43. Smith says:

    >The most obvious start is to run real progressive candidates against incumbents, like AOC in Queens.
    Stop reading right there.

    Literal globohomo shill.

    Either ways, the DNC is finished, Trump will win 2020, now the question is 2024.

  44. @anon

    Don’t people study geology and natural history anymore? Climate change has been going on for four billion years.


    Besides, most of the “science deniers” are of very humble means. It’s the One Percent who are pushing this global warming nonsense.

    • Replies: @anon
  45. Sean says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    I think Sanders could have beat Trump in 2016.

    Yes, but you have to look at who Trump did beat. Saunders (and Obama) and Trump came from nowhere. They knew there was never going to be a better chance than against a woman. Trump in particular would have paid dearly had he failed. The IRS would have been set on him. That willingness to put it all to the test gave and end up in jail or the White House gave him credibility. He had name recognition; yes, but he led from the front.

    Hudson writes

    If America had a parliamentary system reflecting voters’ preferences for parties, the Democratic Party would share the fate of German and other European Social Democrats that have embraced neoliberal economics and would poll about 5 percent of the vote, just barely being represented in a truly democratic congress. Voters are rejecting neoliberalism everywhere, but the DNC and foreign formerly left-wing party bureaucracies are holding onto it. They have become zombie party hacks.

    Of Hudson’s bête noire of the FIRE interests? In Germany and other European countries? They are all that important there?

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/r9lIgAV8MryDurx-c_WJnFiU-wr_f_LRsmjekJnvAbvTNVxK0qMUyIVtIM2OQHYC1gvjHMrsAMy3iNO2gSyMrHOdP1U-1uU=s750

    Piketty has a new book out explaining the fall of working class parties as due to them being taken over by the more intelligent (he would say educated) descendants of the old workers.

    https://boingboing.net/2019/09/12/brahmin-left.html
    Branko Milanovic (previously) reviews Capital and Ideology, making it sound really exciting. In particular, Piketty focuses on the transformation of labor parties into liberal parties whose core constituency is the middle class […]

    This part of the book looks empirically at the reasons that left-wing, or social democratic parties have gradually transformed themselves from being the parties of the less-educated and poorer classes to become the parties of the educated and affluent middle and upper-middle classes. To a large extent, traditionally left parties have changed because their original social-democratic agenda was so successful in opening up education and high-income possibilities to the people who in the 1950s and 1960s came from modest backgrounds.

  46. Sean says:
    @Anon

    When you put it like that, Biden’s age is quite startling. Sanders’s politics was not thought to be a remotely credible springboard to high office until very recently so I understand why he remains that tendency’s standard bearer. But Biden is clearly their because he the only traditional mass appeal candidate the Dems have left, and he is literally coming apart.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Republic
  47. Realist says:
    @follyofwar

    As I said before Gabbard is a one trick pony…but what a trick. If she weren’t so extremely liberal on her other tricks she could beat Trump. At least Gabbard has one trick, which is more than the dumbass democrats running.

  48. @A123

    You mean Yael Kushner?
    What kind of Jew trick is this?

    • Replies: @anon
    , @A123
  49. Realist says:
    @RadicalCenter

    I’ll be voting in California, so I have the luxury of not considering the “lesser of two evils” argument. Some third-party candidate will get my vote for president, or I’ll write someone in.

    Plus your vote for Trump in California will not matter…same as me I live in Illinois. I will not be voting for Trump again.

    • Replies: @Wally
  50. I have no Idea when this article was printed, but it matters not. This holds true for every election ever held in America. If voting mattered they wouldn’t let us do it.

    As in every election we’re now being bombarded with propaganda about how “your vote makes a difference” and associated nonsense. According to the official version ordinary citizens control the state by voting for candidates in elections. The President and other politicians are supposedly servants of “the people” and the government an instrument of the general populace. This version is a myth. It does not matter who is elected because the way the system is set up all elected representatives must do what big business and the state bureaucracy want, not what “the people” want. Elected representatives are figureheads. Politicians’ rhetoric may change depending on who is elected, but they all have to implement the same policies given the same situation. Elections are a scam whose function is to create the illusion that “the people” control the government, not the elite, and to neutralize resistance movements. All voting does is strengthen the state & ruling class, it is not an effective means to change government policy.

    https://www.bigeye.com/elections.htm

    • Replies: @Durruti
  51. From the same article, a list of campaign promises never kept(needs to be updated with Obama/Trump).

    What a politician says to win an election and what he actually does in office are two very different things; politicians regularly break their promises. This is not just a fluke but the outcome of the way the system is set up. Bush the second said he wouldn’t engage in “nation-building” (taking other countries over) during the 2000 election campaign but has done it several times. He also claimed to support a balanced budget, but obviously abandoned that. Clinton advocated universal health care during the 1992 election campaign but there were more people without health insurance when he left office than when he took office. Bush the first said, “read my lips – no new taxes!” while running for office but raised taxes anyway. Reagan promised to shrink government but he drastically expanded the military-industrial complex and ran up huge deficits. Rather than shrinking government, he reoriented it to make it more favorable to the rich.

    Carter promised to make human rights the “soul of our foreign policy” but funded genocide in East Timor and backed brutal dictators in Argentina, South Korea, Chile, Brazil, Indonesia and elsewhere. During the 1964 elections leftists were encouraged by Democrats to vote for Johnson because Goldwater, his Republican opponent, was a fanatical warmonger who would escalate US involvement in Vietnam. Johnson won, and immediately proceeded to escalate US involvement in Vietnam. FDR promised to maintain a balanced budget and restrain government spending but did the exact opposite. Wilson won reelection in 1916 on the slogan “he kept us out of war” but then lied us into World War One. Hoover pledged to abolish poverty in 1928 but instead saw it skyrocket.
    https://www.bigeye.com/elections.htm

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  52. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sean

    Yea , and Elizabeth Warren 70 years old .

  53. So many guys here know gabbard, but No one knows yang.

    Media black out is real.

  54. @Tusk

    “Surely Hudson cannot believe this? ”

    I had the same reaction. The Republican party of today, on almost all the social issues (roughly the whole spectrum of “identity politics”) would make the Democrat party of 30 years ago look like raving reactionaries.

    “I would even argue that neoliberalism is neither right nor left…”

    Exactly, the “left/right” terminology just doesn’t work anymore in helping us understand what the ruling class is doing to us.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  55. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    > Climate change has been going on for four billion years.

    Since yours is a lie by omission, I’ll add the omitted information:

    Climate Myth: Climate is always changing.
    Science Says: Greenhouse gasses, principally CO2, have controlled most ancient climate changes. This time around humans are the cause, mainly by our CO2 emissions.
    https://skepticalscience.com/climate-change-little-ice-age-medieval-warm-period.htm

    > very humble means

    True, true, you science-deniers are as unintelligent and have the same behavioral trait of low time preference as “humble” Negroes. You voice the same paranoia about the intent of smarter people putting the dumb man down by “pushing” onto them subjects of math and science they will never grasp. Now I figure you’re White, but I bet you’re a member of one of the Below-Average-IQ religious denominations listed here:

    IQ by Religious Denomination Among Whites
    http://www.unz.com/anepigone/iq-by-religious-denomination-among-whites/

    Those at the top are the kind of “uppity” folks who actually understand the geology and natural history of the earth, and how it relates to global warming today, and see right through your stupid science-denialist lies-by-omission.

  56. @Justvisiting

    “Bernie has had many opportunities in the past few years to show real courage and stand for something, anything. He has failed every time.”

    Exactly. In one of the early primary debates with Hillary, when given the opportunity to nail her to the wall with her email criminality, he gave her a pass. I remember when the cameras shifted over to her and that smug little, knowing smile saying, “Thanks, little Bernie, doing just like we told you.”

  57. @anon

    A quick example to prove you are correct:
    In the 1920s, Soviet ideologues held up the “communist state” founded
    by Johannes Bockelson in Munster in 1534 as an example. A group of
    fanatical Anabaptists led by Johannes Bockelson seized power in Minister,
    Westphalia on the 23rd of February 1534, where they proclaimed the
    Miinster commune, also called “New Jerusalem”. This commune became
    the abode of extreme ruthlessness.
    Three days after the seizure of power, the first leader of the commune,
    Jan Matthijs, expelled all those who were not ready to accept their beliefs.
    Later, the leadership passed over to the baptised Jew, Johann Leiden, who
    proclaimed himself king of New Zion (Miinster), and the town council was
    replaced by a council of twelve apostles. They confiscated the property of
    the church and the wealth of those who had fled. They banned trade,
    enforced work duty and abolished money. Everything was to be owned
    collectively – the people were only allowed to keep their tools – all the
    produce was confiscated by the commune and polygamy was introduced.
    This community was intended to become the “thousand year reign of
    peace” (the Millennium).
    Evil reigned in Miinster for sixteen months before the Bishop’s troops
    arrived on the 25th of June 1535 and executed all the leaders of the
    commune. Later, the Baptists and the Mennonites arose from the ideology

    Juri Lina – “Under The Sign Of The Scorpion”

    • Replies: @anon
  58. DanFromCT says:

    Politics in America is a function of those who control the public forum via the msm. Those who control the public forum, as Spengler pointed out, obviously use their control to further their own interests and no others. Why in the world would an American-hating msm give Americans an equal voice?

    The msm aren’t merely some unfortunate artifact of the First Amendment we have to live. The msm control the formation of men’s minds. As Jacques Ellul points out in his masterpiece on propaganda, it’s those among us who’re most educated and most inclined to closely follow the “news” who are most susceptible to brainwashing. These educated lemmings believe what they’re spoon fed by CNN or Fox News. They cannot possibly accept that they’re immune to facts and disproof of their cherished assumptions because they’ve been emotionally conditioned on a subconscious level, after which facts and reasoning are emotionally reacted to like they were personal attacks.

    This explains why college educated white women are the Dems’ winning edge, trading empty moral posturing for condemning their own children and grandchildren to die hounded and dispossessed in their own land. But there are never any consequences when they insist they have the best of intentions. These women whose thoughts are authored by their own people’s enemies will probably put a Warren or one of the other Marxists over the top in 2020. A newly scripted financial crisis will complete transfer of much of America’s corporate assets to the government when the $7 trillion in private retirement assets is appropriated in emergency legislation, immediately conceded by the Republicans amid the usual handwringing and crocodile tears. In exchange Americans will receive rapidly deflating gov bonds that will be accepted as the new store of wealth, which it will be for the elites who own American as surely as they do in Venezuela.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  59. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    True, and easier to reference from wikipedia:

    Ivana Marie “Ivanka” Trump (/ɪˈvɑːŋkə/), also known as Yael Kushner (Hebrew: יָעֵל, lit. ibex; born October 30, 1981)…
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanka_Trump

    A123 is a priest for the “King of Israel–Second Coming of God” cult, probably operates out of Tel Aviv.

    …“President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world…and the Jewish people in Israel love him….like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God….”

    Donald J. Trump ✔
    @realDonaldTrump
    Aug 21, 2019

    I’ll admit I voted for him on a single issue, the good ol’ 2A, on which I figured he’d be the lesser evil over Hillary.

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
  60. lysias says:
    @Anon

    Gerontocracy? USSR 2.0.

    • Replies: @Anon
  61. DR3 says:

    This is the boomerist of boomer takes. It could have been written in 1983. “If only we get a socialist in there and single payer all will be fine!!”

    I like Hudson but this out of touch Boomerism is too much.

    • Replies: @anon
  62. Durruti says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    All voting does is strengthen the state & ruling class, it is not an effective means to change government policy.

    I read the article, and then the comments. The comments offer insights & human responses to the invited/approved lecturers.

    Just to get it out of the way.

    Carleton Meyer – comment #24 – advocates a 3rd Party “Green Party” effort. The Green Party is a phony misdirection/misorganization counterinsurgent trick, one of many, to disrupt any who understand the farce of the 2020 Hollywood Propaganda Disney World election. The Greens support COMPLETELY the Zionist Entity & their ethnic Cleansing of the Palestinian People. The Green – political Front, exists to round up recalcitrant democraps, and, either, marginalize/control them, or return them to the (Democrap) fold.

    The approved author, Michael Hudson, is pumping for the Democrap Gang – Sanders. He omits mention of the Vital facts concerning Sanders.

    1. Sanders votes for all the Military Expenditures (almost 50% of our National budget).

    2. Sanders voted for all the $100s of Billions giveaways to the worst -most racist – most anti-Semitic, Apartheid, proto-Fascist Government on the planet. He is a Traitor. He serves another Master, not America.

    3. Sanders apparently, had no recorded means of employment for the first 40+ years of his life.

    4. How many times has Sanders been married? What is the significance of this?

    5. Sanders said nothing: Who is the Zionist Military Hero General Woman who is blocked from the debates by the UNDEMOCRATIC DEMOCRAP GANG??? Gabbard? I recall Hollywood (we must pass the $Bailout) Obomber did not allow former President Carter to address his Democrap Convention. Not very Democratic – are they?

    Memories (I’m humming the lines as I vent).

    Once it is understood that the United States is an Occupied Puppet Nation, utterly/completely controlled by the Rothschild & other Zionist Financial Oligarchs, their Entity, and its Secret Police, MOSSAD & its CIA-FBI Puppets, one may understand (and appreciate), the Theatre we are witnessing. This Theatre production is not very polished. It is 3rd rate. But it does not take much to misdirect folks who do not want to face the truth. Who do not want to RESIST.

    It is Lawful

    that approved articles will appear, here, and on other ‘alternate News sites’ pumping, in one fashion or other for a slavish admiration for, and false hope of deliverance, for the mere effort of pulling a lever, or putting a check mark, as the 2020 electoral Show is upon us now. Anything is easier than designing a Goal for the recovering of our Liberty & Sovereignty, and following it through to the Rebirth of Our Republic.

    Freedom is not Free. It must be paid for!

    Durruti – alias Peter J. Antonsen

    • Replies: @Johnny Walker Read
    , @anon
  63. The demon-rat party has become the bolshevik aka communist party, finally there is no pretense, they are full blooded communists, and the republi-con party has become a gutless charade of a party and both of these abominations worship at the feet of the zionists!

    God help America!

  64. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
    @lysias

    Maybe , tovarisch ……

    CCCAP ? A for amerikanski ? we will see …….

  65. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @DR3

    > single payer

    Heh, right now, that’s you, when you get a bill from an out-of-network doctor from your allegedly in-network hospital. And it seems these days that they only have to walk by your hospital room door, peek inside, and say hello, to charge you five figures.

  66. @anon

    I’ll admit I voted for him on a single issue, the good ol’ 2A, on which I figured he’d be the lesser evil over Hillary.

    Same here, and it look’s like he is about cave like I always feared. What’s a constitutionalist to do?

    • Replies: @anon
  67. @Durruti

    I stopped short of reading the comments, which sounds like that was the right thing to do. I totally agree with your closing comments!!

  68. A123 says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    😆. The image was intended as humor. The chances of Yael “Ivanka” Trump running are slim to none.

    The only even faintly plausible scenario I have heard is — Public opinion demanding “new blood” yields an AOC vs. Ivanka matchup.

    PEACE

  69. @Will

    Time to shake off that closet Bolshevist, Marxist economist costume and recognize the state isn’t the solution to all man’s problems.

    No one here is trying to solve all the problems of the world. It’s just that the state is far too powerful a tool to leave in the hands of our enemy.

  70. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    > …Munster in 1534….polygamy…

    Q. What does it take to satisfy an Amish girl?
    A. Two Men-o-nite.

    I fish with an Amish fellow from time to time, and remind him of those three iron man-cages hanging from St. Lambert’s church spire in Münster. Which reminds me of another caution about those Amish, Mennonite, and even Baptist fellows:

    Q. Why do you always take two re-baptizers [Amish/Mennonites] fishing with you?
    A. If you take just one, he’ll drink all your beer.

    🙂 Joking aside, the Deus Vult! Crusad’o’LARPers never seem to grasp that the invasive middle-eastern cult of Christianity was the most well adapted to European societies when the reading, owning, or printing the Holy Hook was banned, and those who popularized the damn thing were roasted with fire, like William Tyndale and John Wycliffe. Those promoting medieval style Christianity as the cure for modern Europe better start planning to go medieval on Bible-printers’ hineys, and grandma too, if she bitterly clings to her Bible.

  71. mushroom says:

    It’s all a meaningless distraction.

  72. @anon

    Here is some science for you then, since you insist on it. Here are two charts of galactic cosmic radiation bombarding the earth. Cosmic rays form condensation nuclei. The more cosmic rays the greater the cloudiness of the earth and the cooler it is. You will notice from the first graph that the 20th century has had far fewer cosmic rays than occurred during the previous 500 years. You will notice from the second chart that number of cosmic rays has begun to slightly increase again. The change in cosmic ray intensity could account for all of the temperature increase since the little ice age. If cosmic ray bombardment continues to increase, we will probably have cooling again in spite of CO2 levels.

    http://cr0.izmiran.ru/scripts/nm64queryD.dll/thul?PD=1&title=Thule&dt=0&base=4800&Res=1_month&y1=1957&y2=2019

    • Replies: @anon
    , @anon
  73. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    First, realize the 2A Swiss-style Militia was designed primarily to prevent raising permanent, standing Armies—which the Constitution limits to a temporary term of two years*—and has already failed miserably; the War of Northern Aggression cinched that failure long ago. Nonetheless, even the vestigial positive effects of it as defined by the average gun nut I still appreciate; I carry concealed and it once saved me from getting mugged while visiting in one of America’s diverse shitholes.

    Second, what to do? I don’t know, I used to think we could shoot our way out of our problems, but I perceive all of humanity has got bigger problems now. I have friends who farm, and have watched them go through 2 severe droughts in a few years and then a wet-n-wild #noplant19 this spring. After careful study of the climate science, I’ve stopped pretending that I or anybody can “survive,” and have switched to a “hospice-care” mode of thinking. No, that doesn’t mean suicide, it means ensuring the comfort and safety for one’s clan, as long as possible into oblivion, and an AR-15 will come in handy from time to time.

    And if the Democrat party breaks up, it may well be over their response to climate change. Those two hyperlinks above to liberal NY rags? Both of those authors have been severely attacked for writing those articles. David Wallace-Wells was attacked for being too “alarmist,” he responded by annotating his article with scientific references, which nymag was kind enough to publish. Jonathan Franzen has been told in an article printed by Scientific American to “SHUT UP, FRANZEN!”

    I think it would be nice if the Right could actually Get Smart enough to understand the science and apply it to political policy making decisions better than these squabbling Leftist children. But until the Stupid Party gets smart, which isn’t likely, it’s going to be a goddam mess. But it always has been, right? 🙂
    _____

    *Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 12 “…Armies, no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years…”

  74. @DanFromCT

    These educated lemmings believe what they’re spoon fed by CNN or Fox News. They cannot possibly accept that they’re immune to facts and disproof of their cherished assumptions because they’ve been emotionally conditioned on a subconscious level, after which facts and reasoning are emotionally reacted to like they were personal attacks.

    Correct, but a little more detail on “how” it is done is needed. The trick is to hypnotize the viewer.
    This is done by using motion on the screen–left motion, right motion, left motion, right motion seems to be the most effective technique, but getting the viewer dizzy by constant screen motion and short cuts seems to work as well.

    While the conventional wisdom was that advertising used such techniques (auto ads are the most blatant–cars heading left, then cars heading right, then cars heading left, etc.) to sell product, it appears that the ads are actually “prepping” the viewer to believe the “news” that follows.

    In addition, there is a lot of research out there demonstrating that “news” commentators most important attribute is their ability to persuade others by appearing to have integrity. This is tested using focus groups (test subjects). It is on this basis that they are hired–and if they lose the technique or refuse to employ it–fired.

    In America, TV programs you!

  75. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    Your depicted record of Greenland ice-core proxy temperature data has been falsified; note the yellow foreground over a white background with the falsified dating. The GISP2/DYE3 Greenland ice-core data ends in 1885, not 2000. The creator of that chart is trying to hide the last 164 years of rapidly increasing global warming. Your falsified chart, promoted by a science-denier”Eastbrook,” is debunked well here:

    [MORE]

    Easterbrook plots the temperature data from the GISP2 core, as archived here. Easterbrook defines “present” as the year 2000. However, the GISP2 “present” follows a common paleoclimate convention and is actually 1950. The first data point in the file is at 95 years BP. This would make 95 years BP 1855 — a full 155 years ago, long before any other global temperature record shows any modern warming. In order to make absolutely sure of my dates, I emailed Richard Alley, and he confirmed that the GISP2 “present” is 1950, and that the most recent temperature in the GISP2 series is therefore 1855.

    This is Easterbrook’s main sleight of hand….

    Confusing Greenland warming vs global warming
    https://skepticalscience.com/print.php?r=337

    > cosmic rays

    The typical cosmic ray excuse-making of science-deniers is debunked here: What’s the link between cosmic rays and climate change?

    It doesn’t do the Right any good to keep spreading easily-debunked lies. Stop, please. Nobody likes a liar.

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  76. Exile says:

    “…steadily following the Republican Party’s march rightward”

    Everyone to the right of the Bush fam that I know thinks the country has been marching leftward.

    This shows the “right-left” axis is wholly misleading. The country is undoubtedly marching toward interests undesirable to both the base voters of both parties and the majority of proles who don’t even bother voting anymore, but “right” or “left” doesn’t describe it.

    The united interests of neo-lib-con-Davos globalism is closer. An elite fusion of shabbos goy plutocrats and (((self-Chosen tribalists))) is right on the mark.

    Anyone following these kabuki horseraces from a right-left perspective is fighting yesterday’s war.

    Ethnicity > Culture > Class > Ideology > Economics. The increasingly archaic “Lib-Con” divide is almost entirely economic with a sprinkling of ideology, and misses several root layers of motivation and interest that those more “deeply rooted” would prefer to remain buried and unheeded by distracted or disinterested proles.

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
  77. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    [Too much off-topic Global Warming nonsense. Such remarks should be restricted to Global Warming threads.]

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  78. I’m assuming this article is a paid political announcement by the Bernie Sanders for President PAC:

    • Voters basically want what Bernie Sanders is promising: a basic right to Single Payer health care and a retirement income.
    • I hope that the candidate who is clearly the voters’ choice, Bernie Sanders, may end up as the party’s nominee. If he is, I’m sure he’ll beat Donald Trump handily, as he would have done four years ago.
    • The DNC easily solved this problem in 2016: When Bernie Sanders intruded into its space, it threw the election.
    Sanders rightly blames Wall Street and the One Percent for the economy’s financial mess.
    • When Bernie says he will take on Wall Street, people believe him.
    • Most Democratic voters have decided not to back Biden or Harris (but Biden leads in every poll)

    Another tell: the author mistrusts both political parties, Wall Street, Big Corporations, Big Pharma and even the voters, but LOVES Big Government as an all-purpose corruption-free Problem Solver.

    Which is a shorter way of saying, give us more of your money. This time we’ll get it right, we promise.

  79. TKK says:

    Although Democratic politicians presents themselves as the only alternative to Republican corporate lobbyists, the DNC is a smoke-filled room of donors, packaged in identity politics – every identity except that of indebted wage earners

    Well stated and that’s where Trump fooled us.

    He tweeted and spoke about securing the border and forcing US Corporations to stay here and pay their taxes, and provide a living wage.

    The white working class is so starved for representation, we elected him solely on those crumbs he gave us.

    No one can resist the Corporate Goodie Room. Because he did have some cash and clout, he didn’t seem as desperate as the Clintons- perhaps would be immune to the siren song of Wall Street.

    He hasn’t made good on any promises except to that of Israel, best as I can decipher.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
  80. Corvinus says:

    “But most Americans, as the Irish say, vote with their backsides…”

    Actually, most Americans vote with their head brain and their heart.

    “…belonging to the informal but dominant party of non-voters who choose not to be sucked into legitimizing the bad choices put before them.”

    According to Who/Whom?

    • Replies: @anon
  81. @anon

    See post 75 right above you and I voted Democrat for years till 2016 until I voted green as a protest vote. A few on the left are beginning to realize that CO2 likely produces much global warming. On the other hand I strongly believe that overpopulation is our biggest environmental concern and I am damn serious about saying countries need to get a control on their population. I am 69 years old and from when I was a boy, we have reduced the population of most large animals by half and have out many on the brink of extinction. Plants need animals and vice versa. And humans are not very good substitutes for the animals we are replacing.

    And I am also a very strong proponent of molten salt reactors, which are small, modular, can be produced on an assembly line like airplanes and ships and are extremely safe. In the event we do continue to have global warming, these molten salt reactors, especially those using thorium as a fuel, are our best hedge against it.

    https://www.thecommunityforum.life/post/thorium-nuclear-power-using-molten-salts-as-a-coolant-rather-than-water-the-nuclear-power-9951571?pid=1306539308

  82. @Stephen Paul Foster

    Exactly, the “left/right” terminology just doesn’t work anymore in helping us understand what the ruling class is doing to us.

    City/countryside? City/hinterlands? Map [1] seems to say that’s the division.

    Or maybe Whites vs. POC?

    Or maybe Yankeedom and New Netherlands+ Left Coast coastal colonies of Yankeedom +POC vs. rest of US nations [2]?

    It surely isn’t the urban proletariat vs. the aristocrats and the rich anymore.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] https://brilliantmaps.com/2016-county-election-map/
    2] http://www.colinwoodard.com/files/ColinWoodard_AmericanNations_map.pdf

  83. Today the rich have trained the voting class like Pavlov’s dogs to bark on command. Economic hit man Hudson continues his important work in propaganda – guiding the morons into a debate over the merits of indentical parties and candidates. If you vote (for anyone) you support endless wars and pay most of your taxes to the Military Industrial Complex, a complex of thieves owned by creatures in a kleptocracy.

  84. Ace says:
    @follyofwar

    An awesome candidate for the Dems is staring them in the face — Tulsi. But, as follyofwar observes, she’s a leper in those quarters. She’s pretty awesome to me as well but I worry about her ultra-Hawaiian lefty ideas. Probably, she has to lean that far left on such matters to even get an internet connection but it’s a big risk. The rest of the field are just clowns and dropouts from clown school.

    • Replies: @anon
  85. @anon

    Those promoting medieval style Christianity as the cure for modern Europe better start planning to go medieval on Bible-printers’ hineys, and grandma too, if she bitterly clings to her Bible.

  86. @anon

    I did not bring up the topic and my response was very short. Moreover CO2 and global warming are some of the major issues Democrats raise and this thread is about Democrats and there already are major differences in opinion within the Democratic party on this as there are many doubters about CO2 who remain silent but are beginning to speak up.

  87. @anon

    Those promoting medieval style Christianity as the cure for modern Europe better start planning to go medieval on Bible-printers’ hineys, and grandma too, if she bitterly clings to her Bible.

    The whole horrible picture you paint is starting to look a good deal better than our current situation, and a heck of a lot better than you. And those weren’t jokes by anybody’s standards — they were raw hatred.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @anon
  88. Ace says:

    ** Steadily following the Republican march rightward **

    El oh el on that one, good buddy. Made my day.

    Oh, and regulating the excesses of free markets is what government is supposed to do. That’s why we have contracts enforceable by the courts, laws against fraud, anti-trust laws, laws against fraudulent transfers and unfair competiton. Pointless, excessive regulation, taxes on meat and drink, contumacious officials, confiscation, massive redistribution are socialist. The people may love the redistribution part and will no doubt get it from scumbag political opportunists but eventually the iron laws of arithmetic kick in. But that’s another issue altogether.

  89. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    > And those weren’t jokes by anybody’s standards — they were raw hatred.

    Told by a Amish man, “Self-Hating,” I assume; you seem to be able to read thoughts, so let us know exactly what was his state of mind, Spock.

  90. I have no idea what will happen in the upcoming elections. But if Trump is reelected watching the Democrats will make every day like Christmas.

  91. @anon

    This chart is about cosmic radiation not temperature. Debunking claims about temperature data does not debunk cosmic radiation data.

    Cosmic radiation creates Beryllium 10. So Be10 is a very good proxy for cosmic radiation. And cosmic radiation causes cloud condensation nuclei. And a cloud increase cools the earth.

    • Replies: @anon
  92. @Biff

    That may be true, but as Dutch Boy said, Warren is the more likely choice than Sanders. Neither will win of course as the article addresses.

  93. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @Durruti

    TWEETs from Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

    7:57 AM – 14 Sep 2019

    I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and Israel, that would further anchor the tremendous alliance….
    ….between our two countries. I look forward to continuing those discussions after the Israeli Elections when we meet at the United Nations later this month!

    • Replies: @Davidson20
    , @Durruti
  94. Had Warren run against the wicked witch of Westchester instead of avuncular socialist, I would have voted for her but this time around, it has to be Uncle Bernie, if not for anything but his steadfastness in declaring health care to be a human right.

    • Replies: @Republic
  95. I agree with Michael Hudson’s overall critique of Neo-Liberal Economics…everyone should read his books…and listen to all interviews with Michael Hudson on You Tube…..However, at the end of the day, Michael Hudson is an enthusiast for Neo-Liberal Post-1965 Immigration Policy=LET IN ALL THE HINDU-CHINESE LEGAL IMMIGRANT SCAB LABOR=WHITE GENOCIDE……..Post-1965 Immigration Policy is a massive SCAB LABOR subsidy to the White Liberal Greedy Cheating Class…..and this class of creepy creatures includes Mike’s very good friend, OLD LIVER SPOTS GARY NULL…….

    Michael…you need to come over to the ALT RIGHT SIDE…..

  96. Agent76 says:

    Who’s Afraid of an Open Debate? The Truth About the Commission on Presidential Debates

    The Commission on Presidential Debates is a private corporation headed by the former chairmen of the Republican and Democratic parties. The CPD is a duopoly which allows the major party candidates to draft secret agreements about debate arrangements including moderators, debate format and even participants. The result is a travesty riddled with sterile, non-contentious arguments which consistently exclude alternative voices that Americans want to hear.

    The 2012 Debates – Memorandum of Understanding Between the Obama and Romney Campaigns

    https://publicintelligence.net/obama-romney-debate-mou/

  97. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    In 2016 the plurality of eligible voters did not.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  98. @anon

    Now I figure you’re White, but I bet you’re a member of one of the Below-Average-IQ religious denominations

    Is Mensa on the list? Don’t tell them– they’ll pull my card.

    You voice the same paranoia about the intent of smarter people putting the dumb man down

    Almost all the major evil of the last two centuries started with “intellectuals”. The original best and brightest– and “incorruptible”– leader was Robespierre. Whose team killed Lavoisier, and eventually him as well.

    It’s not paranoia if they’re really after you.

    the same behavioral trait of low time preference

    The ecoparanoids talk in terms of decades. I was talking about billions of years. The earth will still be here then. Let George do it:

    • Replies: @anon
  99. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ace

    Tulsi stands for inclusion and compromise. She doesn’t lean.

    Tulsi Gabbard LIVE on the road – Tulsi Town Hall – Cedar Rapids, IA

  100. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @davidgmillsatty

    Even though the moderator allows you to post about climate, he stated that I can’t, and I’ll honor that. If you want to discuss climate topics further, bring it to this comment section:

    Global Warming and U.S. National Security Diplomacy
    http://www.unz.com/mhudson/global-warming-and-u-s-national-security-diplomacy/#comments

    I’d be happy to discuss it with you there, and clarify your misunderstanding.

  101. @anon

    The first time I saw “Trumpstein” … I thought it was a joke … and then I saw that it was serious

  102. Wally says:
    @Realist

    Considering the uproar that the losers of 2016 are making about the popular vote vs. the electoral vote, your vote will matter.

    So who will you vote for then if not Trump?

  103. @Nicolás Palacios Navarro

    While I broadly agree with your fears for the future, the parallel with Japan fails because Japan’s internal problems then (while serious enough in their own way) had nothing to do with the main issues of our times, namely globalism and ethnic dispossession. However crooked and greedy the owners of Mitsubishi (or whatever) might have been, they weren’t trying to move all jobs out of Japan and all of Africa into it. The social conflicts of the day were over economic issues in a very homogeneous nation-state notable for an excellent work ethic and high social trust. The Japanese of the 1930s neither feared nor had any need to fear what is coming to our generation. Even the “American” occupation after the war, horrible as that was in so many ways, fell considerably short of what “our own” governments are doing to Americans and the European peoples today.

    The search for a strong leader is simply a natural human impulse in times of stress. It could be seen in Japan during the Depression; it could also be seen in Germany at the same time, or in the US for that matter. (The cult of personality of FDR, though thanks to stronger institutional safeguards he never managed to become a literal dictator.) We see it today, and we will see more of it as things get worse, but we will need to look for quite different solutions than what worked for the Japanese. Our situation is just too far removed from theirs.

  104. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    > Almost all the major evil of the last two centuries started with “intellectuals”.

    So you wanna kill Whitey, huh? Gotcha, bro!

  105. Durruti says:
    @anon

    TWEETs from Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

    Thanks for the info. At first I thought you were putting-me-on, but apparently, this is a Tweet from Casino (God) Trump-itself.

    In the Tweet, Casino trump explains that he (and his Controllers) favor

    moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and Israel, that would further anchor the tremendous alliance….
    ….between our two countries.

    Careful attention needed:

    There is no formal “tremendous alliance between” America, and the Entity. That is incorrect. The Entity is not even a member of NATO. Unfortunately, there is a Subject-to-Master relationship between the Zionist Oligarchs, (with their military and psychological base in Palestine), and our slave nation, The United States of America.

    For a Constitutional American President to utter such a Major Lie, would constitute grounds for impeachment. A Constitutional President, and Congress, and Judiciary, are sworn to serve only One Country, Ours, (not theirs, or any others).

    So We-the-Subject-Slaves are informed that there EXISTS a “tremendous alliance between” – as if to prepare us for an Alliance that openly-clearly places the Subjects in Chains.

    The best is saved for last. More careful attention here: Casino (God) Trump discusses the Israeli Elections, as if they are more his elections, than the upcoming 2020 Circus in Occupied USA.

    Read!

    I look forward to continuing those discussions after the Israeli Elections

    As if Casino (Yahweh) Trump is participating in the Israeli elections. Have we witnessed a Freudian (as we say) slip? There is no mention of the upcoming (actually ongoing American electoral Circus), which has Televised -Democrap Primary- debates taking place.

    Key Point: Is what Casino Yahweh Trump did not say.

    Casino Trump did not say, -let us hold the discussions – after our American Elections.

    We are an Occupied & Enslaved Nation. They have so little respect for us that they have retired their expensive Shadow Government (Epstein, Maxwell, Barak, Bolton, etc.), before our very eyes, as, concurrently, they implanted 72 more Legislative Puppets.

    They Trust their American traitor Government, replete with implants and passive citizenry, to do their complete bidding. Those who wish to debauch little girls & boys, will have to do so on their own time. You do not have to blackmail, or even bribe – Slaves.

    The Zionist New World Order Oligarchs are omnipotent. They believe-They control all. They are all.

    Freedom is not Free. We must Pay for it!

    Durruti

    • Agree: DESERT FOX
  106. Corvinus says:
    @anon

    “In 2016 the plurality of eligible voters did not.”

    Actually, they did vote with their head and heart, whether it be Shitlery or Trump or some other candidate.

    • Replies: @anon
  107. Republic says:
    @follyofwar

    looks like the US is following the path of the Soviet Union when it was ruled by a Gerontocracy just before its demise

  108. Republic says:
    @Sean

    Well on the bright side he does look better than Brezhnev ,Andropov or Chernenko did. All three died while holding office in the last days of the USSR. They all looked like death warmed over.
    Biden probably has better make up artists to hide his obvious infirmities.

  109. Ruprecht says:

    Oh, please, Mr. Hudson.

    Bernie Sanders is every bit the establishment hack as the rest of them.

    He proved that in 2016 when he rolled over like a lap dog and told his supporters to vote Clinton (they booed him) despite the fact that everyone knew Clinton and the DNC stole the nomination from him.

    Sanders is a stooge who talks a good talk but it a spineless whore like the rest of them.

    • Agree: AnonFromTN
  110. Republic says:
    @Anonymous Snanonymous

    wicked witch of Westchester

    That is a very good characterization of her.

    like the Golden Golem of Greatness for Trump

  111. @anon

    Like you I have no answers. All I know is I will never surrender my weapons. In a mad world going madder, I will do all I can to protect me and mine. Trump is proving to be the traitor I always feared he was, and lets face it, the Democrats are just plain f*cking nuts.

    Thank God I’m an old guy, as my pain should not last to long. It is up to the youngsters now, and I wish them all the luck in the world. Is all this my generations fault? I don’t see how we boomers can not take much of the blame.

    We lived in a very special time in America, a time where all was good. All we had to fear were those evil G-damn communist. It was a safe and warm time in America, where you left your front door unlocked and the keys in your car.

    We never realized there was a special kind of evil lurking around every corner. Never even aware of the plan for the sell out of this country. They say happiness breeds inattention to ones surroundings, and it is only now I realize what they meant.

    So here we are. What lies ahead one can only guess. At this late stage I do my damnedest to awaken the sleeping masses. What can be done to save the Republic? I have no clue, but I cannot believe it is to late to change the path we are on.

    • Agree: TKK
    • Replies: @TKK
  112. For those who have forgotten what it it means to be a free man..

    • Replies: @redmudhooch
  113. I just don’t get one thing: what’s so good about the “Democratic” party that it should be saved? That lying monster deserves to die. I also don’t get another thing: what’s so good about Bernie that he deserves nomination? He was cheated in 2016, cucked, and supported the cackling hyena. If enough people are credulous enough to vote for him again, he’d be cheated again, cuck again, and support whatever piece of shit DNC appoints. From my perspective, both the “Democratic” party and the cuck Bernie should be buried. Without honors.

  114. After hearing pencil necked twit Jorge Ramos gotcha question to Sanders on Venezuela its clear why they had to keep Tulsi out:

    Its sad that Sanders just goes along with the narrative, he used to be better. Tulsi would have hit back at this litle shit with facts. Sanders really seems to have lost his spine, he should have stood up, fought back with the truth. Beto should be put in a strait jacket in a padded cell. The DNC as well as the RNC are totally corrupt undemocratic institutions and should be done away with. As should the MSM-CIA media hosting these “debates”, no one under 40 takes the MSM seriously anymore, probably very few under 60 do.

    It should be perfectly clear after these “debates” to anyone with half a brain that the “liberal” or “leftist” media is actually very right wing, very anti-socialist, very pro war. Its clear they would rather have Trump reelected than have Sanders or Tulsi win. Same with the DNC. In fact I would say they are working to get Trump reelected, whether they realize it or not, more than likely they do. This is 100% proof that both parties “leadership” is totally owned by the same corporate interests.

    Its pretty embarrassing that America is still going on this way. Banana republic 100%. The world is laughing at us.

    Still, I think healthcare will decide the next election, so unless Trump and GOP get that fixed, Trump screwed, single payer would be the smart thing to do. But if things don’t go their way, I’m sure we’re at the point now where they will just change votes, or cancel votes to get the desire they want, or let the corrupt supreme court decide. So fuuuck it.

    There still seems to be some retodds here that believe Trump and the GOP are against immigration, I’ll repost these Trump quotes to remind them, also I live in Ga, a very red state and I can tell you for a fact that the illegals are still packed deep on construction sites, landscaping as well as in restaurants here. So yes, the GOP is just blowing smoke up your ass about deporting illegals.

    “I want people to come into this country in the largest numbers ever.”

    “We need people in our country because our unemployment numbers are so low and we have massive numbers of companies coming back into our country — car companies, we have seven car companies coming back in right now and there’s going to be a lot more — we’ve done really well with this, and we need people.”

    “I need people coming in because we need people to run the factories and plants and companies that are moving back in. We need people.”

    “H1-B holders in the United States can rest assured that changes are soon coming which will bring both simplicity and certainty to your stay, including a potential path to citizenship. We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S.”

    “We want to allow millions of people to come in . . . We have to have legal immigration, not illegal immigration.”

  115. JRB says: • Website
    @Altai

    Completely agree that what you describe is the most likely scenario.

  116. @Johnny Walker Read

    LOL, None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free

    Well according to you d-bags, theres a white genocide in progress and an invasion taking place, your middle class jobs have been shipped to the 3rd world, suicide epidemic among whites, drug epidemic, you’re literally being robbed blind white boy, so what the fuck are you waiting for?

    Go outside and light up a joint and see how free you are. Ask Julian Assange, Snowden or Manning how free you are. Ask the 3 million people sitting in jail or prison, often for petty shit, while the ruling class plunders trillions in wealth, exactly how free you are. Or one of the millions who have gone bankrupt, lost everything they own because they got sick. While billionaires pay nothing in taxes.

    Heres some data for you patriot.

    U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights in the United States found about 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions.

    We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force and number 4 in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies

    The vast majority of the American middle class is only one missed paycheck away from poverty. About 78% of workers in the United States are living paycheck to paycheck

    Only 39% of Americans actually have enough money to cover a $1000 emergency. Nearly 3 in 4 workers say they are in debt and of those, more than half think they always will be, according to statistics posted by Forbes. Any rise in interest rates or the cost of food could leave some Americans with the tough choice of eating or paying the car payment to get to work.

    69 percent of Americans had less than $1,000 in total savings and 34 percent had no savings at all. That means many Americans would have to put an emergency expense on a credit card or borrow money another way just to cover the cost of a $1000 expense.

    2017 Report on the Economic Wellbeing of US Households stated that, when asked how they would cover an emergency expense of $400, only 59% of Americans said they could easily cover the expense using entirely cash, savings, or a credit card paid off at the next statement. But “four in ten adults would either borrow, sell something or not be able to pay” if faced with a $400 emergency expense.

    The monthly income for the average family of four is less than what the average member of the Forbes Top 20 made in one second at the office. One in five (22%) can’t cover all their current month’s bills, and one in four skipped a medical treatment in the past year due to an inability to pay. Some of those use credit cards in between paychecks to scrape by and many know that they will be unable to pay back the money they have already borrowed.

    The country’s three richest individuals—Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos—collectively hold more wealth than the bottom 50% of the domestic population, a total of 160 million people or 63 million American households. Roughly a fifth of Americans have zero or negative net worth.

    Billionaires whose ranks swelled from 322 in 2000 to 1,826 in 2015. Billionaires control the vast majority of the world’s wealth, 67 billionaires already own half the world’s assets; by 2100 we’ll have 11 trillionaires, while American worker income has stagnated for a generation. For the vast majority of the world, capitalism is a failure. Billions live on less than two dollars a day. If you could gather together the world’s 200 richest individuals, ask each one his or her net worth, get the actual numbers from Forbes, and then add it all up, the total would be more than the total wealth of half the population of the world, 3.5 billion people.

    • Replies: @TKK
  117. TKK says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    Well said.

    These kids today ( I know it sounds a tired cliche) but their phones and constant electronic hypnosis have made their brains like pudding.

    Small example: I went to a meat/butcher shop. There was a group of young girls working the register, all overweight. All acted annoyed when they had to stop chatting to check me out.

    I was buying $100 worth of organic, farm raised beef. But, what I really wanted was raw meaty bones for my rottweilers and other assorted goof balls I take in that people throw out.

    I asked if she had soup bones. This is a meat store. All three of them put their heads together and then one said, utterly perplexed:

    Soup bowls? Soup bowls? What’s a soup bowl???

    A lady behind me, who was also flabbergasted at their stupidity, shouted out B-O-N-E-S!!! BONES!! We are in a meat store!!!

    They told me no, they didn’t have them. Miffed. Defiant.

    Then, a Mexican butcher came from out back, walked over to a cold case 3 feet away from the register and handled me a huge pack, from many, labeled PET BONES. He was humble and respectful and then asked: Do you have everything you need?

    Their stupidity was only matched by their arrogance. At that age, I would have been ashamed to be so dumb at my job. They were unfazed. And I couldn’t help but notice who the respectful, responsible employee was. Sad facts.

    It’s one of many incidents, either out doing errands or representing them, where I gage their intelligence and get worried.

  118. re this article and its author:
    Everything you say about Trump is wrong.
    Everything you say about Sanders is wrong.
    Everything you say about American voters is wrong.

    The trouble with socialists is that your thinking is flawed from the outside by fantasies, including especially equality. Every conclusion you make after that will inevitably be flawed as well. And after living with fantasies for so long, coming back to reality is almost impossible.

    Good Luck with All That.

  119. TKK says:
    @redmudhooch

    Just because he has hope, does not a d-bag make. Loss of hope leads to despondency.

    Everything you cited is true, and it is well received.

    So, what should people do? I have suggested a mass middle class worker shut down. No trash pick up, no nursing care, no massages, no day care, no teachers, no food transported in trucks, no one to stock the shelves, a refusal to fill the tanks at gas stations. Not sure that would affect the elites. Gates, Buffet and Bezos would disappear if a dystopian America emerged.

    But, the real question is, in the extremely minuscule event that the working class decides to stop working to protest the obscene distribution of wealth, will the police and military force us to work and comply at gun point?

    Another point: The facts you state are one of the reasons I ABHOR Dave Ramsey. He humiliates the working class and advises them to eat rice and beans to pay back credit cards- corporate thugs who were bailed out by tax payers. His contempt is reserved for the indentured wage slave, not the Wall Street thieves who pre mediated the act of gambling on sub prime mortgages and were rewarded with billions while Congress shrugged.

    Gains are privatized, losses socialized.

    If the heads would roll, a la Robespierre, I want Dave Ramsey to be at the front of the line.

  120. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @Corvinus

    “Actually,” now it’s clear why GeoKat & Co. call you a liar.

    More eligible voters [38.6%] did not vote than voted for Orange Man or The Clit. i.e. –

    In 2016, 61.4 percent of the citizen voting-age population reported voting, a number not statistically different from the 61.8 percent who reported voting in 2012.
    https://www.census.gov/newsroom/blogs/random-samplings/2017/05/voting_in_america.html

  121. Patricus says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Wow. Another who believes Sanders beats Trump or even gets nominated. How many people do you know who are in favor of socialism? Maybe some of the duller college students.

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