Archive | August, 2017

HRC

August 26, 2017

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NYT Sunday Review 8/20/17 provides a platform for reflection. Roxane Gay wonders how much better we would be if HRC had won and wishes she had worked harder on her campaign. She admits she was “wildly overconfident” on HRC’s election. She still cannot understand the popularity of Bernie Sanders since so many people she respected supported him […]

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The Monument Debate – contd’

August 26, 2017

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The NYT 8/19/17 page 1 carried a long article on the “monument debate”. It argues that “some” say that the monuments represent “heritage” not hate. Sounds harmless when a neutral word is attached. Heritage, however, means something passed from preceding generations, tradition. So what has been passed down? History of slavery, of Jim Crow Segregation, […]

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Watershed

August 26, 2017

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Watershed–a critical point that serves as a dividing line. Charlottesville has become that line. Trump is building his Brown Shirts–vigilantes that attack all that is fair and decent. Better know as storm troopers, the alt-right has declared war. They claim to demand their country back. As far as I can tell, they want to go […]

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‘The Q’ of the Matter!

August 26, 2017

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The Q for progressives is whether Charlottesville Virginia is a watershed event? If so, then progressives must push forward with a clear strategic agenda. The alt-right obviously believes that Charlottesville is an event that can be used to build their movement especially given Trump’s clear but unspoken support of them. For progressives, the Q of impeachment […]

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Working Class Power

August 26, 2017

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The Trump/Republicans are running for cover and I presume the same is true of those who decided that he was preferable to HRC. The Trump/Republicans are now seeing the culmination of 50 years of promoting hatred as an election strategy. They have silently built a movement of hatred and now deny their history. The NYT […]

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…Continued Myths w/ explanations

August 12, 2017

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On 8/2/17, I made a list of myths that influence our discussion. Myth-a fiction or half-truth that forms a part of the ideology of a society such as the myth of racial superiority.Having written on the first 3, the 4th myth is that the ruling class is monolithic.It is true that all within the ruling […]

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…Myths Continued

August 12, 2017

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On 8/2/17, I listed 5 myths that the ruling class uses to manipulate the political discussion. The first myth (8/4/17)is that Trump/Republicans are elected by the white working class when in fact 54% make over $50000.00 per year, basically, the middle class or petite bourgeoisie. The 2d myth that there is a direct and proportional […]

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‘Ology’ & Myths continued…

August 12, 2017

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On 8/6/17, I listed 5 myths that are used by the ruling class to manipulate political discussion in this country and promote cynicism and pessimism. Yesterday I discussed Myth #1. To repeat, a dictionary definition of myth is a fiction or half-truth that forms part of the ideology of a society such as the myth […]

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‘Trump *ology’ & Myths

August 12, 2017

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The third definition of myth in the American Dictionary provides the following: “a fiction or half-truth especially one that forms part of the ideology of a society such as the myth of racial superiority.” I think that definition is appropriate for current discussions. In the next posts, I want to discuss 5 myths. Each would […]

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The ‘TRUMP’ Handlers*

August 5, 2017

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I always refer to Trump/Republicans. The corporate media continuously attacks Trump as if he functions as a individual. The Republican Party created him starting with wedge issues, Reagan pushing states’ rights and the war on drugs, and of course suppressing the vote. Basically, The Republican Party is opposed to democracy and that position allows tax […]

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