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An equal midwife to the birth of mainstream extremism

The Wall Street faction currently in control of the Democratic Party is faced with two political choices.

1. Confront and attack the economic and military policies shared with the Republican party, such as the neo-con war strategy advanced by Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, or the outsourcing of US jobs to low wage labor in Mexico, Vietnam, India and China embraced by Pres. Obama and Hillary Clinton, or the hands-off approach to Wall Street fraud by Eric Holder, or the privatization of public health policy endorsed by Pres. Obama and key Democrats in the house and senate (who are now lobbyists for PhRMA).

2. Keep Wall Street conservatives happy and give lip service to some hot button social issues in order to appear relevant to a constituency for (some limited) financial support. Of course, we've seen lately that some candidates don't really need nor care to develop viewpoints that represent the financial interests of individuals, or even Americans. (We're one big happy corporate planet.)

With every concession and olive branch to the conservatives *in both parties*, Democrats have created an environment that allows extremists and their rhetoric to go unchecked. By letting the Republican blowhards do the rhetorical dirty work, we've made it easy to stay to the left of any issue. When you have batshit crazy, dumbshit stupid seems like a move in the proper direction.

Democrats in Congress and the White House are coddling these nut jobs like small children: "We hear you, and we believe you are important. So we're willing to advance the policies you want, but we need just a bit of sugar to hide the obvious treachery to our own stated constituency."

Over and over we hear the President and Democratic leadership legitimizing batshit crazy Republicans on issues of climate change, outsourcing to Asia, deregulation, military strategy, tax policy, etc. But the reality is, as measured in quality-of-life for the majority of Americans, we are not making progress. If you've got yours, fine. But enjoy it while you can because eventually, our degrading infrastructure and minimum wage/poverty based economy will catch up to you - whether its in the public or private sector, you will see service and the environment degrading and it will eventually impact you as well.

During the last thirty-five years, so much energy has been spent by the Democratic Party trying to convince right wing radicals that "we're just like you and we want to get along" we don't recognize anyone or any issue "from the left". Instead we have two directions - pragmatically conservative and batshit crazy conservative.

So, what happened to liberals? We were blamed for Reagan and quickly purged from and silenced by our own party (FDR has been literally demonized). Now dealing with the consequences in the form of:

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, et al.

Some of us saw this coming decades ago and we continue to be dismissed as unicorn loving whiners.

I seems ridiculous that Mussolini-like blowhards could gain so much power over our political process. But they have. And that's the fault of the Democratic Party for refusing to take a STRONG stand FOR science and public health and education, FOR separation of church and state, FOR Wall Street regulation, FOR increased minimum wage, and for refusing to promote this simple fact:

Liberal policies (not third-way or conservative polices) gave the US the best quality of life in the world - our debt was low, our wages were high, our achievements unparalleled.

Instead of promoting this fact, Democrats used their political savings account to purchase "friends" on Wall Street. Now that the money is gone, all we've really accomplished is help finance and legitimize Donald Trump and Ted Cruz as mainstream.

It's time to fight back against the power that holds us (and large parts of the developing world) in chains. If you're reading this in your McMansion, enjoying a quiet weekend before returning to work on Monday to manage some low-wage workers in India, Mexico, China, etc, good for you. Just be aware that we are out of equilibrium and this model cannot be sustained. If Trump is making you uncomfortable, perhaps you should consider your role in his rise to mainstream. You've helped create this problem, it's time you take some responsibility for fixing it. A bit of guilt would do you good. We need a correction to move the pendulum back towards the middle.
Posted by whereisjustice | Sun Jan 31, 2016, 03:30 PM (3 replies)

Hillary's pragmatic, data driven campaign is just a logical mix of ones and zeros...

so far, the latest data says this:


Wall Street has purchased a majority ownership of Hillary, Inc.

Posted by whereisjustice | Wed Jan 27, 2016, 12:48 AM (11 replies)

Too tough to win.

The media sponsored front runners are in a toughness campaign. Let's see how it's playing out so far...

"Donald says he's tough."

"No problem. Hillary supported bombing the hell out of Muslims in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya."

"Donald wants to ban all Muslims and send Mexicans back to Mexico"

"Big deal, Hillary supported sending kids back to Honduras after an unopposed right-wing coup unleashed waves of violence against poor factory workers"

"Well, Donald doesn't want to raise the minimum wage"

"Yawn. That coup was unopposed by the Hillary's State Dept. because Honduras wanted to raise the minimum wage. This angered US corporations."

"Donald wants to cut welfare"

"Check the record. Hillary supports "tough on crime" prison sentencing for minor offenses that target the poor"

"Donald wants to deregulate Wall Street"

"Hillary just said, literally, if we regulate Wall Street the terrorists win"

"Donald says he doesn't support gay marriage but is evolving"

"Been there, done that. Hillary's already evolved."

"Trump made millions pulling himself up by the bootstraps as a brilliant businessman who formed a complex web of tax-sheltered enterprises around the world."

"Yeah, well in case you didn't know, Hillary made millions after leaving the White House dead broke by selling her influence to Wall Street banks and foreign investors, dispersing the proceeds through a complex web non-profit enterprises."

And so on.

Tired of this testosterone fueled "toughness" death spiral? There is one candidate who isn't interested in beating up the poor or bombing Muslims or protecting the ill-gotten fortunes of Wall Street CEOs.

There's another way to win. We can stop the madness. We can make a difference. Really. We can.

Posted by whereisjustice | Tue Jan 5, 2016, 11:21 AM (6 replies)

About Rahm Emanuel, we told you so. Now he must go.

We warned that he was a slave to entrenched, entitled Wall Street interests and that he could not be trusted with the best interests of the middle class and below.

The Laquan McDonald cluster-fuck has a stench that can be traced right to Rahm's office. It is inconceivable that he was not an active participant in the cover-up.

It should be no surprise that Rahm has apologized for this killing like a CEO who just fucked a teacher's union out of their pensions by shorting the funds he sold to them the day before. It's who he is. He's the cold, calculating embodiment of the Third Way.

Unfortunately, Rahm's cluster-fuck isn't a lone-wolf event within the ecosystem of Third Way organisms feeding on the middle class and below. Take Debbie Wasserman Shultz, for example.

Rahm needs to go. We were right about him then, we are right about him now.

Simply put, the Third Way cannot be trusted. With the right choices, we can end the madness. Keep this in mind when choosing a local, state or national candidate to support. Find out if they are adherent to the Third Way.

If they are, just walk away.

Posted by whereisjustice | Mon Jan 4, 2016, 01:50 AM (12 replies)


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