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Name: Ernie Ferguson
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Hometown: Plano, TX
Home country: USA
Current location: Plano, TX
Member since: Thu Apr 30, 2009, 11:22 AM
Number of posts: 981

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Nice rant!

And spot on!

Posted by Moral Compass | Thu Feb 27, 2020, 04:21 PM (0 replies)

I'm also perplexed by what's going on

I’m with you on this one.

The problem seems the socialist label and that so many seem to desire a conservative, stay-the-course centrist Democrat like Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, or Amy Klobuchar.

I almost feel like I’m watching a replay of WWII and the British and French generals complacently sitting behind the fortifications of the Maginot line. The fortifications the German armies just went around.

Our political pundits and conservative Democrats are fighting the last war.

The electorate wants big systemic change. In fact, I don’t think they will accept anything less. So, the candidates listed above will not cut it and that’s why they’re losing so badly.

Who you want to take Trump on is not your choice, the choice of the Democratic establishment, or James Carville. The voters are speaking.

I’m for Warren. But I’ll vote for anyone with a D by their name. But I think it is critical that we nominate a candidate that will fight this war.

Whether you like it or not we are at war. Trump will not leave office peacefully. We have to win first to start the process of expelling him and his radical coterie.

Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 24, 2020, 01:13 PM (0 replies)

Just voted for Senator Warren in the Texas Primary!

Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Feb 22, 2020, 01:09 PM (0 replies)

Where did you hear this one?

Jimi Hendrix died of a barbiturate overdose. Not from injecting LSD into his temples.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Feb 21, 2020, 11:35 AM (1 replies)


Wonderful. You have talent.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Feb 19, 2020, 01:57 PM (0 replies)

A gutless wonder

This is a term my father used for showboating loudmouths that had no honors and were all talk and no action.

30 years in the Army meant he knew a lot of gutless wonders.

Bolton is the worst I’ve seen since Rumsfeld.

He is the reason we’re where we are with North Korea and was the leading edge of hyper aggressive confrontational non-diplomacy that gave NK, Iran, Libya and others no incentives to sit down at the bargaining table. Pompeo continues to operate that way and we now essentially lost our primary European allies and fanned the hatred of the US in the hearts our enemies.

The US is bully of the world now—unable to claim any moral high ground.

This started with Bolton and other right wing, neoliberal regime change freaks—who are unable to glean from history that NONE of the US forced regime changes were anything but catastrophic. That they thought and think that regime change in NK, Iran, Syria, Venezuela would somehow now create a positive result underscores their ignorance, arrogance, and simple stupidity.
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:30 PM (0 replies)

What has the author of this piece convinced that we are or ever have been a democracy?

The quote from Montesquieu sounds very good and squarely places the blame on a disengaged citizenry. This is even a bit more ironic given how engaged the citizens of France became in 1781. But I digress.

The author wants to place the blame for the current tyrannical mess at the feet of a passive, apathetic public—implying that a democratic government is dying before our eyes while we do nothing. The implication is that we are allowing the birth of an oligarchy through our inaction.

Like all good organs of the oligarchy The Washington Post and the New York Times (full disclosure—I am an online subscriber to both—I feel it it is important to know what the bullshit du jour is…) work diligently to obscure why the general populace is apathetic.

When, of course, the real reason the populace is disengaged and apathetic is that America has always been an oligarchy. The game has always been rigged. Our very founding document, the constitution, has in it clauses and wording that created the original oligarchy. The 3/5s clause in and of itself tells you that the constitution was never a democratic document.

It is hard to read the History of the revolutionary war without seeing that the revolt was by the wealthy and for the wealthy. That is why the drama played out in Valley Forge where the common soldier was poorly clothed and poorly clothed while the officers ate well and we’re very comfortable. That Washington was such an orator that he was able to get his army to stay put even as they were dying of hypothermia is a testament to his oratorical skills. But his oratorical skills were very much a product of the upper class.

Once our country was founded only those who owned real property, were white, and were male were able to vote. This didn’t change for quite some time.

So, when reading this kind of revisionist nonsense please feel free to call bullshit. This is not our fault. This is the fault of a system that has suddenly gone from an implicit tyranny to an explicit tyranny.

Over the last 40 years the unthinkable has become normal. The Renquist court legalized extreme police violence without fear of retribution. The Roberts court has turned corporations into citizens and made money equivalent to speech.

This only enshrined into law what had already been enshrined into custom.

It is no wonder that the poor don’t vote. They are poor, but not stupid. They know the game is rigged and always has been.

Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 01:23 PM (0 replies)

Just like his daddy

Eric learned the art of the big lie at his abusive daddy’s knee.

Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 12:01 PM (0 replies)

Utter blasphemy

Just saw that its a prank. So, much for my oh so serious post.
Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 11:26 AM (0 replies)

I count 11

That’s a lotta doggies in one house. Damn!

Posted by Moral Compass | Mon Feb 17, 2020, 09:58 AM (0 replies)
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