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Dumb & Dumber…

Before graduating from Wayne State University in Detroit, I had to pass courses in American Gov’t and English proficiency. All accredited universities require certain knowledge in these areas (math and computer literacy have since been added). Sometimes I wonder…

I still can’t figure out why any social progressive (including so-called Libertarians) could actively fail to understand at the minimum the basics of a civil republic and the long-term advantages of a representative democracy with constitutional guarantees for individuals and minorities.

Think of it as a transitional program…certainly the corporatist enemy does… more…

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Obama’s Moral Vision?

All contributions by corporations to any political committee or for any political purpose should be forbidden by law.”  

This comment was made over a hundred years ago by T. Roosevelt to Congress.  Try to find a politician today to make this statement.  If such were to come to pass, the Republican Party for one would cease to exist—at least in its incorporation today. more…

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Corporate Parlours & Batmen…

I recall well when Big Bubba Clinton won the presidency back in ’92.  I was in my third year of federal prison (of a 25-yr bit) at FCI Schuylkill, PA.

Class resistance, not class collaboration...

There was a lot of interest and excitement by prisoners in Clinton’s candidacy.  They hung on every word that The Man from Hope uttered, believing that he would bring change to the prison conditions we lived under.  Well, he did that alright…

Staff grew more and more quiet and wary.  There was definitely a greater sense of respect in their treatment of inmates, perhaps in anticipation of change.  Clinton alluded to an out-of-control imprisonment system and the need for downsizing.

It wasn’t long after the election that Bubba showed his true allegiance.  If not outright conservative, he was the next worst thing.  He lost no time abandoning his mass, working-class base. more…

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Obama’s Corporate Nemesis…

(Prelude…)   There was an audible gasp in the private room by several of the Republican gubernatorial candidates.  Tim Phillips, director of Americans For Prosperity, a front for the multi-billionaire Koch Brothers, continued,  “You heard it right.  This is a capitalist nation, not a nanny-state for lazy and homeless bums.

Obama, Inc?

The Democratic Party represents the interests of welfare cheats and surplus laborers.  They’re propped in power by unions that have usurped their role from honest, hard-working entrepreneurs.

   “It’s time we take that power back.  Starting after this election, we will crush the financial backbone of the Democrats…the unions.  There are only two parties that we need in America:  Those that earned it, the corporations, and you, their Republican representatives.”

Voice in the audience:  “And what if they stir up a strong backlash, like we see in the Mid-East?”

Phillips:  “No problem.  Then the Democrats can fulfill their true role…compromise and surrender.  Either way, we win!”

(Laughter…and so it is…   Source:  NikiLeaks, Dateline: [redacted]…) more…

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Compromise & Surrender…

Is the President of the United States, Barack Obama–with a history of some street/community organizing creds–really that stupid?

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I realize that, at heart, he’s a neo-liberal ideologically not much removed from the conservative flunkies in the Republican Party.

On the issue of corporatism, he’s somewhere to their left, which to them puts him off-the-table next to the dog-dish.

Next to the dog-dish or not, I guess he figures that he’s still in the House…beats being with the rest of us in the Fieldsmore…

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